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Te Wā Kōrero

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti aroha o tātou mahi
Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

Te Wā Kōrero is an eight-week youth engagement programme that aims to equip rangatahi (young people) with tools to enhance their confidence and resilience.

The kaupapa is driven by Māori principles and values that focus on connection, identity and belonging.

The programme is active in four schools in South Auckland, and works with rangatahi across six one-on-one sessions and two group sessions per term.

In 2020, All Black Anton Lienert-Brown came on board as the Te Wā Kōrero programme ambassador. Anton has further embraced his passion for supporting rangatahi by using his platform to raise awareness.

“A lot of our programmes in school are group based. I love that the Te Wā Kōrero programme focuses on students individudally as it gives them that time just for them, which is powerful.” – Deputy Principal

Te Wā Kōrero fact file

Where is Te Wā Kōrero located?

Te Wā Kōrero is located in four schools in the Counties Manukau District Health Board area.
See where the Counties Manukau DHB area is.

How do rangatahi access the Te Wā Kōrero programme?

Rangatahi can access the programme through self-referral, school referral or whānau referral.

Do rangatahi have to be enrolled with a National Hauora Coalition general practice?

No. Rangatahi need to be enrolled in a school where Te Wā Kōrero operates. These are:

  • Roscommon School
  • Waimahia Intermediate School
  • Edmund Hilary School
  • Manurewa Intermediate School

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