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Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is a family-focused organisation. We’ve been working with whānau to achieve their goals and general wellbeing for more than 38 years.

We help individuals, whānau and communities by creating holistic, personalised plans of care, support and development.

Our staff include rangatahi coaches, teachers, doctors, community support workers, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers.

They’re backed up by strong administration and a progressive management team.

Underpinning it all are our organisational values – which are woven through everything we do.

  • Kaitiakitanga
  • Whakamana
  • Kotahitanga
  • Whanaungatanga 

We’re based in Hastings, but our workforce of over 480 with around 80% Māori employees who are involved with people and communities along the East Coast from Te Mahia to Remutaka, and across to Palmerston North.

We are the mandated political leader of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga.

Fourteen Heretaunga Marae are represented by the 15 elected trustees who form our board of Governance


Our Executive Management Team

06 871 5350Or contact us here.


Phone 06 8715352
Fax 06 8715353

Read our Annual Report 2023




 A visionary mixed-tenure housing development in West Flaxmere, Hastings.

1. The primary goal is to make the dream of obtaining a high-quality home a reality for inter-generational whānau Māori.

2. However, the ultimate outcome is focused on building a thriving, nurturing and safe community.



TToH is a community leader, a not-for-profit Charitable Trust, and the mandated political leadership entity for Heretaunga.

Our structures and values are kaupapa Māori.
Our purpose is the wellbeing of people and communities.

This five-year plan sets out the next steps to achieving that vision.




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