Kowhai Tamaraki Trust was founded on the belief that change starts at home. The journey began with running our Family Start program, a home visiting program focused on improving the health, growth, learning, safety, and environment of children. The program was designed to address the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage and support families in their journey to success. Our focus has since expanded to the larger community, and we are now working towards creating a healthy, connected community where families feel a sense of belonging and can invest and give back. We believe that by focusing on better education and working together as a community, we can make a real difference and interrupt the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.
Kowhai Tamaraki Trust is built upon a foundation of strong values that guide all aspects of our work. At the center of all we do is Aroha, the feeling of love and compassion that drives us to help those in need. We believe in treating others with kindness and respect, and we are committed to always being open and honest in our dealings with those around us. Our work is guided by a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and valued. Lastly, our focus on excellence in delivery is the hallmark of our commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.