Our services

We provide social services to whanau throughout the Marlborough region.
All our services are free of charge.

Our philosophy

All of our social services are based on Te Whare Tapa Wha – The four cornerstones of health

Te Taha Whanau 


Te Taha Wairua


Te Taha Hinengaro

Mental health / emotions

Te Taha Tinana


Our approach

Maataa Waka ki te Tau Ihu Trust will ensure that services will meet the specific needs of service user(s), whanau, hapu and iwi by recognising, understanding and providing a culturally safe environment. Our service delivery uses a holistic based approach. To do this Maataa Waka ki te Tau Ihu Trust services will:

  • Provide services that are consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Educate and train staff in this policy, procedures
  • Actively involve whanau, hapu and iwi in our services (inviting people to AGM’s, communications and consultations)
  • Encourage participation by service user(s) in a culturally safe manner
  • Encourage ongoing participation in cultural activities.