Ma te tuakana ka totika te teina,
ma te teina ka totika te tuakana.

Everyone has a responsibility to nurture the young
as well as the elders.

Ingoa: Te Whāriki Tautoko o Maniapoto – Te Whariki Tautoko has original history at Waikato University, being spear-headed by the esteemed founders Hinekahukura Aranui, Sandy Morrison, Taima Moeke-Pickering, Maria Reynolds and Hoki Purcell. Many of the hui were held at the University Marae but ventured to various marae in the Waikato. The need for cultural support arose from an influx of graduates from Te Whiuwhiu o te Hau – Maori Counselling. TWT started much earlier but impetus for growth resulted after a successful combined conference with NZAC Waikato Branch in 1999. TWT was then incorporated in 2001.

Kaputuhi Marae - 2nd Implementation of Whanau Tautoko
Maniapoto TWT came about when the Kuia, fondly known as Whaea Tuti, moved closer to her home in Mokau. Whaea Tuti continues to remain stalwart in working with whanau Maori, particularly in the education and social service of kaumatua.

Maniapoto TWT has a small membership and is supported by a unique roopū of dedicated Whaea, Koro and members.Nga Mihi te whanau.

Naumai haere mai ki Te Whāriki Tautoko o Otautahi.


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