Te pa Tuwatawata is non-mandated self management group that focuses on violence prevention supporting the tane in the whānau environment.

Te Pā Tūwatawata group sessions support tāne to strengthen their Hinengaro (mental wellbeing), Wairua (spiritual wellbeing), Tinana (physical wellbeing), and Whanau (relationship wellbeing). Sessions are once a week on Mondays for 1 ½ hours.

Below is a brief outline of session topics and content.

  • The Rubbish Bin: Managing emotions and Internal Rubbish Bin
  • Communications Styles: Words Have Power
  • Core Values: What’s Important to Me
  • Masks: How Do Others See Me and How Do I See Myself
  • Whakawhanaungatanga: Family and Relationships
  • Waka Ama: Waka Korero


Te Pā Tūwatawata is an integral part of Whai Rawatia te Oranga (Pursue the wealth of health), our holistic health pursuit initiative. Open groups create a space of papa kainga ahi kā, a pā (a place where you feel connected and comfortable) to strengthen your hauora. The groups contribute towards stregthening your Taha Wairua (Spiritual), Taha Tinana (Physical), Taha Whānau (Family and Social) and Taha Hinengaro (Mental and Emotional) wellbeing.

By participating in our program, you contribute to the enhancement of your Taha Wairua (Spiritual), Taha Tinana (Physical), Taha Whānau (Family and Social), and Taha Hinengaro (Mental and Emotional), as outlined in the Te Whare Tapa Whā health model.

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From May 20, 2024 18:00 until May 20, 2024 19:30

Te Whare Tapa Whā

Te Whare Tapa Whā, created by Sir Mason Durie, presents health and wellbeing as a wharenui/ meeting house with four walls: taha wairua - spiritual, Taha hinengraro - mental/emotional, taha tinana - physical, and taha whānau - family/social wellbeing.

Additionally taha whenua - connection to the land forms its foundation. Balancing these dimensions is crucial for overall wellness.