Who we are

We support Te Rūnanga ō Ngāti Whātua with fulfilling its sacred obligation to extend manaakitanga to all people who reside within its tribal boundaries.

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

Our vision:

We are committed to achieving meaningful health and social outcomes for everyone. We advocate for equity in outcomes, seeking to influence changes in the delivery of publicly funded services.


Kahui Tu Kaha is a Ngati Whatua organisation providing social housing, mental health and other services.

Charitable Registration: CC22564

Companies Office: 1739967

Community Housing Provider Registration: RA058

Ministry of Health Certification:

Ministry of Social Development Registration