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Te Waiariki Purea Trust

Social Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Rangatahi & Whanau Support Services : Whare Manawa Ora

  • Whanau Ora

Working with 13 to 24-year-olds and whanau to plan and support them to achieve their goals and aspirations.

  • Mentoring

Matching a mentor with a person to support and upskill. This service is linked to Oranga Tamariki & the Family Harm Initiative.

  • Children's Team

Bringing together the child, their whanau and professionals involved in their care, agree on a plan and to deliver support to improve the well-being of children and their whanau.

  • Safer Families

Co-ordination of Rotorua Safer Families Project networks assist with activities, meetings and events i.e White Ribbon & E Tu Whanau with communities and agencies.

  • Whanau Wellness Services

In partnership with the Police offering the whole whanau interventions, support and links to required services.

  • Transition to Adulthood

Supporting young people from Oranga Tamariki care to adulthood with a full wrap around service.  


Events & Activities : Whare Manawa Wera

  •  Okareka Outdoor Centre

The Okareka Outdoor Centre is based at Boyes Beach, Lake Okareka and offer team building activities, waka, kayaking & paddling for schools, corporate and international visitors.

  • Waka Ama/Waka Tete

Paddling events and opportunities to suit all ages and experience.

  • Breakaway Holiday Programme

A free school holiday programme for youth aged 11 to 17 years, who would not normally be given the opportunity to attend.

  • Te Arawa Journey

A programme held over 6 weekends offering strength based experiences and activities - mai Maketu ki Tongariro for youth aged 10 to 15.


Youth Services : Whare Manawa Toitoi

  •  Youth Payment

Providing mentoring and financial assistance to youth 16 to 18 years.

  • Young Parent Payment

Providing mentoring and financial assistance to young parents 16 to 19 years.

  • NEET

Voluntary service working with youth aged 16 to 17 to support engagement in education, employment or training.

  • Drivers Licences

Drivers licencing programme available for those on Youth Payment or Youth Parent Payment.

  • Budgeting/Parenting Programmes

We provide budgeting and parenting programmes that are to be completed as part of the payment obligations.


13-17 years old

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Service Types

Abuse and violence

  • Family violence intervention
  • Information & support
  • Support groups

Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Māori

Kaupapa Māori

Mentoring and Youth Work

Education and training



Social work


No fees apply.

Languages Spoken


Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:54PM on December 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Waiariki Purea Trust.