Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence
Work Programme


Uawanui Sustainability Project

The Uawanui Sustainability Project is a community-led initiative that aims to achieve long-term economic, environmental and social benefits. Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and the Uawa community work with environmental scientists to explore opportunities for an integrated approach to sustainable land management and restoration across the Uawa River Catchment. Learn more →


Community Led Development

Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti Centre of Excellence has a Community Led Development Programme (CLDP) Partnering Agreement with The Department of Internal Affairs. This partnership is a commitment of Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti Centre of Excellence, the Uawa Community and the Department of Internal Affairs to collaborate in support of Community-led Development for Uawa within the Tairawhiti Region. Learn more →


Te AHikā - Our Story, Our Voice, Our Place

Te Ahikā celebrates the story of our arrival and settlement in Uawa. Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and the Uawa Community will host a suite of Te Ahikā commemorations and events that align with national celebrations of voyaging. These events will be a symbol of heroic privilege and prestige that will unite all sectors of the community through the telling of all our stories. Learn more →


Mentoring and Whānau Ora

Mentoring | We work alongside the Ministry of Education to provide a local Mentoring Service aimed at supporting school students to successfully achieve NCEA. Our Mentoring Service is currently provided at Tolaga Bay Area School & Kahukuranui, Ngata College, Te Karaka Area School, TKKM o Horouta Wānanga and Lytton High School.

Whānau Ora | Come in to our office and see our friendly Kaiarahi (Whānau Ora Navigator) and develop your Te Kaharoa Whānau Plan. It is so quick and easy!


Supporting local organisations and initiatives

These organisations include:

  • Uawa Tiaki Tai - Tolaga Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

  • E Tipu Kohanga Reo

  • Uawa Youth Advisory Group

  • Nga Kapa Haka o Te Aitanga a Hauiti

  • Tolaga Bay Area School & Kahukuranui Dux sponsorship

  • Te Whare Tū Tauā o Kahukuranui

  • The Incredible Years Programme


Hauiti Tangi Tirarau

Hauiti Tangi Tirarau is an online repository of Hauiti oral histories, waiata, mōteatea and haka. It is accessible worldwide so that those who care may listen and learn. Check it out →


Administrative services

  • Our friendly office staff provide various administrative services to the local community i.e scanning and printing services.

  • A computer suite is located inside our Pataka with WIFI access, this is open to the public within our operating hours.

  • Meeting room spaces and hireage.

    For more info contact us →


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