Who we are

 Me akiaki i te mana o ngā tāngata i te rohe o Ngāti Whātua.

We seek to enhance the mana of all people who reside within the rohe of Ngāti Whātua.

 

Our vision and our purpose:

We are a Ngāti Whātua organisation, characterised by diversity and committed to achieving meaningful health and social outcomes for everyone. This identity gives us both our purpose and our vision.

Our history:

In 1973, we established community residential services for people leaving psychiatric hospitals. We were first known as Baptist Health, then Baptist Action, and later as Te Korowai Aroha.

In 2006, the services of Te Korowai Aroha were transferred to a new and independent charitable company, Affinity Services.

In 2016, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua were given sole authority to appoint the Trustees to Affinity Services Charitable Trust, who are the parent body and appoint the Directors of the charitable company.

Our name:

In 2017, the name of the charitable company changed from Affinity Services to Kāhui Tū Kaha.

In the context of our work, our name means ‘working together – standing strong’.

Our values:

Manaakitanga: enhancing the mana of others

Rangatiratanga: supporting people’s self-determination

Whakawhanaungatanga: establishing relationships, a sense of belonging, family connections and kinship.

 

Naida Glavich and Glenn Wilcox signing our new Trust Deed, October 2016