About Tai Neke, Tai Ora

Tai Neke, Tai Ora is a new approach to whānau hauora that builds upon our successful Navigator Tinana programme. It focuses on the four aspects of wellbeing outlined in Te Whare Tapa Whā: taha tinana (physical), taha hinengaro (mental and emotional), taha whānau (social) and taha wairua (spiritual). Tai Neke, Tai Ora is here to support kaupapa that will help whānau understand the importance of nurturing all aspects of their hauora, as well as building a connection to te ao Māori.

Tai Neke, Tai Ora is open to individuals and groups who want to create an event, project or programme that will help achieve these aspirations.

Tai Neke, Tai Ora promotes a range of different approaches that help whānau to lead healthy lifestyles, and embed understanding of the importance of hauora.

Application criteria

A successful application will:

  • Address at least two aspects of Te Whare Tapa Whā
  • Align with the seven pou (see right)
  • Promote connection to te ao Māori
  • Demonstrate leadership and role modelling of healthy lifestyles
  • Create opportunities for whanaungatanga and connection


  • Te Hononga: connection to te ao Māori, tikanga me te reo Māori
  • Te Oranga: leading healthy lifestyles
  • Te Kura Huna: attaining knowledge to pass onto future generations
  • Te Tū Pakari: building confidence and self-determination
  • Te Taurima: encouraging manaaki and tautoko to peers/whānau
  • Te Whakapono: exploring beliefs and connectedness
  • Te Anga Whakamua: breaking down barriers to achieve something new

Enquire about our Tai Neke, Tai Ora fund

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