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He puna wai koropupū ko Waitara,

A place of refreshing where taiohi are woven, whole and winning


Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the official Website page of Waitara Taiohi Trust. We're a community-based organization dedicated to empowering young people and supporting them in building a deep sense of belonging, identity, and confidence.

Our mentoring and relationship programs, life skills development, and leadership training are designed to help young people thrive and succeed in all areas of their lives. Our vision is to create a community where young people are woven, whole, and winning - a place of refreshing where they can grow, learn, and achieve their goals.

We're excited to connect with you here on Facebook and share updates about our programs, events, and community initiatives. Please like and follow our page to stay up-to-date and join us in our mission to support the next generation of leaders.

Noho ora mai - stay well and we look forward to connecting with you!

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WTT Impact Report

View our latest Impact Report below

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Impact Stories

Nelly's Story

In the bustling city of Auckland, a 15-year-old named Nelly faced overwhelming odds when kicked out of his home, uprooted to the town of  Waitara. Struggling with mental health, he teetered on the edge, uncertain if he'd see the next day. But then Nelly meets a youth worker from the Waitara Taiohi Trust offering hope and a lifeline to a brighter future.

Under the youth worker's guidance, Nelly's life took a dramatic turn. With unwavering support from joining the trust programmes, his gifts were recognised, and safe spaces nurtured his growth. His resilience led to him becoming a school prefect, a testament to the transformative power of the trust's support.

Now a passionate and qualified youth worker, Nelly seeks to support others facing similar mental health battles. He rekindled his education, achieving a significant milestone in passing level three NCEA, a first in his family. His journey continues as he advocates for the well-being of the taioihi of Waitara, inspired by the trust's impact on his life.

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Donations Casual or Regular

You can easily make one-off or regular donations to our bank account (include your name as a reference if you would like a receipt).

Waitara Taiohi Trust


Charities Registration Number: CC59826

Email us ( with your details we can send you a receipt so you can claim 33% back as a tax benefit.


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ADDRESS: 17 Grey St, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand

TEL: 0223298947  |

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Big Thank You to all our Supporters

🙏 A Heartfelt Thank You to All Our Supporters! 🙌 Your unwavering support and dedication have propelled us toward empowering our taiohi and fostering positive change. Together, we're creating a brighter future for our community. Your generosity is the cornerstone of our success. Thank you!

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