About Us


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Vision / Moemoea
Mission Statement
What We Do
Guiding Principles
Our Region
Waitangi Covenant Relationship
History
Our Logo

Vision / Moemoea
To provide a range of quality services which support recovery and well-being.

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Mission Statement:
Through the acknowledgement of tupuna and the implementation of Maori models of service delivery, Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi will be a leader in the provision of high quality and innovative services. Through united strength, vision and concerted commitment to well-being and development, Tangata Whaiora can realise their dreams and aspirations.

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What We Do
The main objective of Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi is to provide support and care for Maori (and non-Maori) who suffer from mental health disabilities.

Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi was established to meet a need identified by the founders for culturally appropriate treatment practices for people of Maori descent suffering from a Mental Health disability. Although targeted at Maori, anybody of any cultural or ethnic background may choose to enter.

Our services can be broken down into five core products:

  1. Residential Supported Rehabilitation:
    The Residential Accommodation Service provides 24-hour supervised care and rehabilitative practices appropriate to the individual. These are used within the context of whanaungatanga and are for those who have the highest need of care and support.
  2. Support Hours:
    Here Tangata Whaiora are almost completely independent but with easily accessible clinical & non-clinical support a phone call away. This care service is available for as long as required.
  3. Social Housing:
    A subsidised rental housing service in West Auckland for people experiencing a mental health status or who are in social/economic need.
  4. Planned Adult Respite:
    This is a service provided to Tangata Whaiora in times of increased mental distress.  Staff are onsite 24 hours a day to ensure that daily stressors are removed and to facilitate an environment that is conducive to rest and relaxation.


Please click here to find out more about our services.

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Guiding Principles
The service provided by Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi is guided by the 4 holistic principles essential to good health and wellbeing:

    1. Taha Tinana (Physical Health):
      Physical well-being is fundamental. Physical pain is a manifestation of emotional stress.
    2. Taha Whanau (Family Health):
      The beliefs, expectations or opinions of whanau can have a major impact on the choices that individuals make.
    3. Taha Wairua (Spiritual Health):
      Spiritual awareness is essential for health and well-being.
    4. Taha Hinengaro (Psychological Health):
      Acknowledges communicating emotions and the power of the mind to promote healing.

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Our Region
Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi operates within the Waitemata DHB catchment area.
Tangata Whaiora are referred to the services of Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi via Local Coordination Services (LCS) or, in the case of our respite services, via Home Based Treatment and Crises teams that are attached to WDHB.

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Waitangi Covenant Relationship
Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi acknowledges that the Treaty of Waitangi establishes the unique relationship between Maori and the Crown. That relationship carries reciprocal responsibilities and is based on the principles of good faith, equity, co-operation, partnership, protection and active participation.

The Treaty of Waitangi guarantees to Maori a basic right to good health and enhanced quality of life, and therefore provides a fundamental framework for Maori development and health.

Please click here to read our full Waitangi Covenant Relationship.

Tangiwairua Hieatt with her husband Bill and former CEO Michelle Cavanaugh

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History

Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi was established to respond to increasingly community-based solutions in the field of mental health and was one of the first Maori residential mental health providers.  The organisation was established in collaboration with Tangiwairua Hieatt using a kaupapa Maori model of care and became an incorporated society in 1991.  In February of 1992 operations were established in West Auckland and in 2001 Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi became a charitable trust.

Our Logo
Te Kotuku, or White Heron, is a beautiful, pure white bird that is seen to be rising up in full flight over the mountain (of life problems) into the new day, a new life, a fresh beginning, reaching to the heavens and gaining spiritual achievement over the adversity of the Tangata Whaiora’s mamae or illness. The mountain represents Mt. Hikurangi of Ngati Porou, the first place that sees the sun of each new day.

Our re-branded logo sees Te Kotuku continuing on it’s journey above Mt. Hikurangi, but with a fresh look that sees it freed from restrictive borders.

Old Logo

Rebranded Logo

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