Whanau WBF

“Te Aho Tāhuhu, tērā te tupu o te rākau”

TAT CoverThe Aho Tāhuhu is the first strain of Muka (harakeke fiber) that creates the first row of three from which a Korowai is created.

 The Weaver needs to ensure that the Aho Tāhuhu is as perfect as it can be because all other elements of a Korowai relies on its perfection.  Getting it right will set the creation of the Korowai in the right direction.

We would like to acknowledge everyone that has been on the journey with us to develop Te Aho Tāhuhu - Whānau Mental Health & Addiction Wellbeing Framework, thank you.  For all feedback provided from the wānanga and consultation process can be accessed below.  Please click here or the image for Te Aho Tāhuhu - Whānau Mental Health & Addiction Wellbeing Framework document.

The Purpose

The purpose of Te Aho Tāhuhu is to articulate the aspirations of Midland whānau to ensure their future survival, development and prosperity through a Whānau Wellbeing Framework.  The 2018 He Ara Oranga Report states that current services are failing to meet the mental health and addiction needs of the community.


Wellbeing is improved through the targeting of dedicated resources to meet identified whānau needs and aspirations. Whānau will be supported to engage in activities that enhance their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

  • Whānau is important to us
  • Identity, connections and belonging is important to us
  • Whakapapa / heritage is important to us
  • Listen to us…. hear what we say
  • See us as us

Key Influences

Te Aho Tāhuhu: Whānau Wellbeing Framework provides detailed and relevant information about the current circumstances, needs and aspirations of whānau.  We believe that the human resource potential of whānau is largely untapped which has resulted in the youth health and wellbeing status remaining low.  The current way we provide services to whānau is failing them.  For whānau wellbeing that encompasses spiritual, mental and physical health is essential.  Whānau need to be firmly in the center of any whānau development phase to ensure a sustainable future.

Our Challenge Going Forward

The whānau challenges identified in each of the Aspiration sections do not require significant investment but does demand a change in behaviour and a change in the way we currently do things.

Lived Experience - Wānanga Feedback 

         Identity            Values          Addiction        Role Models         Safe Talk
LE Addiction LE Values LE Addiction LE Role Models LE Safe Talk
Whānau - Wānanga Feedback
         Identity            Values          Addiction        Role Models         Safe Talk
Whanau Identity Whanau Values Whanau Addiction Whanau Role Models Whanau Safe Talk

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