Family and Whanau Development Services

Te Korowai Roopu Tautoko Inc

Free competent professional social services to the Taupo and Turangi areas



Preventative Youth Services

• Mentoring

• Positive Role Modelling

• One on one support

• Access to Boarding School

• Ministry of Education Assistance

• Support in schools

• Access Employment and Training Opportunities 


Youth Intervention

• Care & Protection 
• Youth Justice Process
• Te Kooti Rangatahi 
• Mentoring 
• Youth Development 
• Supported Bail  
• Crime Prevention 

Social Work

• Social Work Support
• Parenting Support & Education 
• One on one support
• Regular Home visits
• Whanau Hui or Independent Facilitator 
• Advocacy, WINZ, Housing 
• Family Court Matters 
• Legal Matters
• Relationship Advice
• Hui a Whanau Mokopuna Tuatahi 

Supervised Contact

• Supervised contact with a child or children in a safe             environment
• Establish and maintain important connections 
• Court Reports 

• CYFS or Court Referrals


• Whanau Interventions 
• Suicide Intervention

• Alcohol & Drug Counselling
• Relationship Building 

• Anger management
• Individual & Couples counselling

• Whanau Therapy
• Mental Health Issues
• Hau Ora- wellbeing

• Self- empowerment and mana enhancing

Tiwhana Services

• Establish and build relationships with whanau to focus on       better outcomes in areas identified as priorities 
• Recognise and support individuals and whanau to aspire       to their dreams and aspirations 
• Connecting to other relevant services 
• Assist to establish a working plan to achieve positive             outcomes 

Shared Care Service

• Placement of children and young people referred by             Oranga Tamariki aged 0-16 years of age
• Social Work and supervision 
• Caregiver recruitment and training  
• Arranging and monitoring care 
• Provision of meeting the day to day needs for the child or       children  

Caregiver Training & Recruitment

• Provision of training and development for all TKRT &             Oranga Tamariki caregivers 
• Recruitment Drive, to inform whanau, hapu, Iwi and             establish a Kaitiaki Database   

Child Youth & Family Services

• Understanding when your child/ren are taken into care/uplifted.
• FGC – Care & Protection
• FGC – Youth Justice
• Forensic Interviews
• Child Advocacy
• Family Agreement
• CYF Act 1989 

Know your Rights

Rights of the Whanau

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Art by Theresa Reihana

• Be treated with respect and dignity
• Be consulted about your needs 
• Be involved in decisions about your assessment for services and agree       with the services provided 
• Be provided with a clear explanation of the service or services you will       receive
• Have access to and receive professional, competent services that match     your needs and are provided by appropriately skilled workers 
• Be advised of any changes to services or supports
• Have your privacy and confidentiality respected regarding client records     or any personal information 
• Be free to complain or express grievances about any aspect of TKRT’s         services  


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Art by Theresa Reihana

Mission Statement

To empower whanau living in the rohe of Tuwharetoa and Aotearoa in providing for their own development

Aims and Objectives

To actively support and promote children and their whanau in the greater Taupo and Turangi area

To Promote

Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the foundation for the development of all its programs


TKRT have an obligation to ensure the wellbeing of children and are committed to prevention of child abuse, and the protection of children

The following kaupapa tuku iho practice standards underpin the way in which TKRT deliver a service of excellence.  This includes but is not limited to:

Matauranga Maori       -      Maori Knowledge 
Tikanga      -      correct practices and procedures 
Mana Motuhake          -      Self-determination 
 Whakawhanaungatanga       -     Relationships 

Manaakitanga              -               Kindness 


Te Korowai Roopu Tautoko Inc


Opepe Kokiri, 63 Waikato St, Taupo 

(07) 378 3335

0800 857 839 (0800 TKRTEW)


Shop 4, Taupahi Building, Towncentre, Turangi

(07) 386 8965

0800 545 396

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