Mihi

Ko Ngāti Whātua mē Waikato ngā Iwi
Ko Te Waitematā mē Te Manukau ngā Wahapū
Ko Kiekie, Rei, Ōwairaka, Whau, Rarotonga, Puketāpapa, Te Pane ō Mataoho, ngā Maunga
Ko Kiwi Tāmaki te Rangatira
Ko Tāmaki Makaurau te rohe
Tamaki hereherenga ō ngā Waka.
Ngā Tai ā Rakataura ē pari nei, ē pari ana ki hea? Ē pari ana ki uta, ki te Puketāpapatanga ā Hape, ki te Ihu ā Mataoho (Ihumātao) ē pari ana ki tai, ki te puaha ō te Manukau, whakarewa atu ai ki te Tai ō Rēhua.
Ka hoki mai ki te wahapū ō te Manukanuka ō Hoturoa, ē noho nei ōna kaitiaki, ngā taniwha tūpuna, a Ruakaiwhare rāua ko Taramainuku.
Ka aro ake ki ngā toka tū moana, ē ākina nei ē ngā ngaru o te moana, ēngari ē kore ē taea te turaki, ka tū kaha, ka tū māia, ka tū pakari, mō āke.
He Tai Matakite,
He Tai Wawata / moe moeā,
He Tai Māramatanga
He Tai Aroha,
He Tai Pono,
Nā Turuki mē PARS,
Kā puta kō Te Ira,
Hei Toka Tū moana,
Mō ngā mauhere mē ō rātou whānau, mā Te Ira hei whakamarino ngā Tai, hei whakaatu I te huarahi ō te tika, te pono mē te māramatanga.
Te Ira Tū Moana,  
Haumi ē, Hui ē
Tāiki ē.

  • Mission

    Helping whanau build a better tomorrow today.

  • Vision

    Achieving intergenerational success.

  • Guiding Principles

    • Mana
    • Whānaungatanga
    • Rangatiratanga
    • Aroha ke te tangata
    • Manaakitanga
    • Mokopunatanga

Founder statement

Te Ira was founded on the joint vision and inspiration of Tui Ah Loo and Te Puea Winiata.

"We were introduced to each other by Johnny O'Connell from ProCare in 2014. We soon realised that our organisations (PARS and Turuki) worked with many of the same whanau. We also saw that we had the same dream to help these families make real changes in their lives. Out of this shared vision Te Ira was born".
— Te Puea Winiata & Tui Ah Loo

Tui Ah Loo is the CEO of PARS Inc (People at Risk Solutions).

Te Puea Winiata is the CEO of Turuki Health Care.

Not one more generation of disadvantaged will enter the pipeline to prison

Nga Kaupapa Maori

From a Māori perspective, anything that is built on kaupapa Māori ideals must refer back to, and be informed by, a traditional cultural base. It must also address Māori needs and aspirations in the present day. Finally, it must also embrace new ideas, new technologies and new strategies of leading.

Te Ira is a kaupapa Maori organisation that works with all ethnic groups.

Our Brand

Our origins were born from the combined vision of PARS (People at Risk Solutions) and Turuki Health, by CEOs Tui Ah Loo and Te Puea Winiata. Conscious of previous efforts by agencies and NGOs that had done little to stem this tide of intergenerational incarceration, they knew Te Ira needed to be revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary.

Our brand needed to not only embrace the union of PARS and Turuki Health, it also needed to embrace and explain the marriage of the minds and vision of its two founders.

Referral

Te Ira works with whānau in the Auckland area. If you would like to refer a whānau to us, please head over to our Contact Us page for contact details.