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Tu Wahine Trust

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Kaupapa Maori counselling, therapy and support for survivors of sexual harm (mahi tukino) and violence within whanau.

Age: All Ages and Whanau

Region: West Auckland 


Tu Wahine Trust is made up of both Maori and mainstream qualified professionals whose approach is informed by the Maori world view and applied in a contemporary context.  We provide services for victims of all forms of violence and abuse within the whanau including specialist mahi tukino/sexual harm services where the victim/survivor has experienced mahi tukino within the whanau, in other relationships, and stranger sexual harm. 

Tu Wahine Trust provide:

  • Korero Awhina (counselling, therapy and support) in a safe-space by qualified kai mahi, centres around the strengths of individual victims/survivors and their whanau who have been affected by mahi tukino/sexual harm, both separately or as agreed by the survivor.
  • Education and Awareness in relation to the impact of mahi tukino on the individual and whanau and ways of restoring and building Mana Wahine, Tu Wahine, Tutangata, which has been diminshed due to mahi tukino.
  • Advocate on behalf of individuals and whanau to ensure opportunities for tamariki, wahine and whanau affected by mahi tukino are accessible.
  • Primary prevention for Maori through Maori media - Radio Waatea's weekly programme encourages individuals and whanau to start conversations about mahi tukino.  Development and dissemination of resources such as whakatauki, purakau and waiata with messages of well-being that lead to the elimination of mahi tukino and acts as signposts to what and how this is achieved.
  • Support victims and whanau to achieve living life free from mahi tukino. 

Other services:

  • Korero Awhina for victims of all forms of violence and abuse within the whanau.
  • Programmes for tamariki/rangitahi and whanau that encourage safety planning, behaviour change, personal growth and relaionship building.
  • Programmes for wahine and whanau which asist them to co-construct a cultural healing pathway that best suits their needs.

All services are FREE

How to Access:

Call (09) 838 8700 or drop in and see us.

If you are an agency wishing to refer someone, please request a referral form.

We are always happy to talk by phone if you have any questions.

Email admin@tuwahine.org.nz


1-4 years old, 5-12 years old, 13-17 years old, 18+ years old, Older adult

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Referral, Walk in


Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

English, Maori

Service Types

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Support and counselling

Sexual harm - Kaupapa Māori services

Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development

Abuse and violence

  • Counselling
  • Family violence intervention
  • Victim support


Kaupapa Māori


West Auckland

Contact Details

247 Edmonton Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 0610

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Street Address

247 Edmonton Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 0610

Postal Address

PO Box 83 230

This page was last updated at 2:49PM on August 10, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Tu Wahine Trust.