As part of our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, Papa Taumata offers a comprehensive bi-cultural component, embracing the many healing aspects woven through the Māori culture:
Residents acquire tools to add to their kete (basket) of knowledge through mediums such as karakia, te reo, haka, and waiata.
They re-discover some of their mana lost through alcohol and drug use.
There are five Marae noho each year, and senior residents attend these for two nights
A Kaupapa Whānau Oranga parenting group is also held once a week.
At completion of the program there is a paua ceremony. Clients who commit to and complete 90 12 step meetings in 90 days return for a pounamu ceremony to celebrate their success in early recovery.