“Tāne Takitu Ake” means “to stand up together as men”. The focus of this innovative programme is Māori men helping Māori men with high health and social needs to realise their full potential.
We believe the answer lies within our past and returning to basic yet simple life principles to help us in the future.
Connecting through culture and key teachings will provide the pathway for men to gain improved health and wellbeing.
Above all it also gives the men the opportunity to become leaders in their home, to be good partners, good fathers so that the whānau will flourish.
Tāne Takitu Ake will take participating men on a journey that is supported by the Paewhiriwhiri, their peers in the programme, and those who have previously engaged with the programme.
Through the combination of wānanga, physical activity, peer support and holistic support Tāne Takitu Ake will encourage tāne and their whānau to improve all four aspects of their health; whānau (family health), tinana (physical health), hinengaro (mental health) and wairua (spiritual health), so that they may realise and optimise their role in their whānau and their community.
Key objectives of the programme: