About Us


Mō tātou a mō nga uri a muri ake nei

“For us and for those who will come after us”


We are a kaupapa Māori provider of a range of health, education and social services that promote the health education, culture, history and wellbeing of Māori / women and their whānau.

We have a large clinical team who take their expertise into the community in order to increase participation  for whānau in health and education services.

We hope to reduce  any barriers which may affect whānau ability to access health care or services which may aid their well-being.


Our Whakapapa

Te Rōpū Wāhine Māori Toko I te Ora

Māori Women’s Welfare League 

Tātau Tātau!

Te Puawaitanga Ki Ōtautahi Trust was formed in 2005 by the Ōtautahi Branch of the Māori Women’s Welfare League.

The Māori Women’s Welfare League was formed in 1951 and was the first national Māori organisation in Aotearoa.  The inaugural conference was held  in Wellington and attracted a large number of women who represented the founding branches of the League.  The women cared deeply about the welfare of their people and were hopeful and committed to securing a better future for Māori women and their whānau.


The Board of Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust

This photo was taken at the Te Puawaitanga Christmas function
Left to Right: Vicki Ratana, Dora Langsbury, Aroha Reriti-Crofts (Taua), Kym Hamilton (Chair), Alison Bourn (General Manager)
Absent: Jamie-Lee Tuuta