Te Korowai Aroha is the perfect description of Te Roopu Taurima. It describes a refuge, a cloak under which one can shelter. Much like Te Roopu Taurima, it provides a place to rest, rejuvenate, and strengthen on a journey to good health. For many of the tangata, Te Roopu Taurima is just that.
We employ kaumatua and whaea (elders within the Maori community) to guide our kaimahi and tangata through the implementation of tikanga Maori. They make regular visits to Te Roopu Taurima whare (homes) and are always available at their regional offices to support and take care of the tangata, kaimahi and whanau.
Throughout Te Taitokerau, Auckland, Midlands, and Christchurch kaumatua and whaea also support our kaimahi and tangata when they attend:
- Hura Kohatu (Unveiling service)
- Hari huritau (Birthday)
- Korneihana (Coronation)
- Marae or place of origin
- Home visits
- Tangihanga (Maori funeral rite)
- Wananga (Tertiary education in a Maori cultural context)