Nōku Te Ao – Education for Social Change

“Kia tū kotahi tātou kia purea ai tātou e ngā hau o Tāwhirimātea”

We stand in unity for our future wellbeing and health solutions

Nōku Te Ao – Education for Social Change

Nōku te Ao is a social movement to end prejudice and discrimination and increase inclusion for people with experience of mental distress.  It is a multi-level programme, based on kaupapa Māori principles, with national campaigns and communications, media monitoring and community-led social movement activities, education, and social action grants. 

Te Rau Ora, in partnership with Te Kete Pounamu, have been selected as the lead agencies to design, develop, and implement the Nōku Te Ao Education for Social Change approach.   The work commenced in September 2021 with the completion of a discovery phase and engagement with networks of people living with experience of mental distress.   The development of educational resources and materials is underway.

For more information

  • Call the Te Kete Pounamu team on 0800 POUNAMU (0800 7686 268)
  • Join in the weekly Kotahitanga Zoom session held every Thursday from 1 pm. 
    •  Meeting ID: 945 8903 7133
    •  Passcode: TKP

2 Cameron Street, Kaiwharawhara

+64 4 473 9591 or 0800 628 284


About Us

To improve Māori Health through leadership, education, research and evaluation, health workforce development and innovative, systemic transformation. We strengthen Māori health and wellbeing through nationally navigated and locally led solutions.