Ngā Uri Whakatipu

Only rangatahi can best voice and advocate for the needs of rangatahi. At Te Rau Ora, Ngā Uri Whakatipu concentrate on ways they can best represent rangatahi in the kaupapa they lead and oversee within the organisation. Ngā Uri Whakatipu’s core kaupapa is in youth leadership, suicide prevention and health promotion.

Tū Kotahi

Standing Together for Student Wellbeing is a pilot programme in four Auckland Schools.  The aim is for young people to experience greater wellbeing and resilience, through peer to peer leaders in their school, with support from Champions, Navigator and Pastoral Care Team.  The desired outcomes  are for young people to  build their capabiliites, and to have better connections to support, resources and help when needed.  
For further information, contact Ezekiel Raui: zeek@tukotahi.org.nz


Au.E! is a free event that aims to raise suicide awareness and build resilience amongst rangatahi between the ages of 12-18. Funded by Te Puni Kōkiri and led by Ngā Uri Whakatipu, Au.E! provides strength-based workshops that support rangatahi in enhancing their well-being.

Tohu Tipu

Tohu Tipu is a pathways website to encourage rangatahi Māori in to the health sector. Māori are often reflected poorly in statistics from education, income to poverty and it’s no different when it comes to health. Who better to be the drivers of this change than Māori themselves? With our whakapapa, tikanga and mātauranga Māori only we are able to best understand our people. There are not enough Māori in the health sector, but with more Māori we can improve the health outcomes of our own people. Explore Tohu Tipu today!

Rangatahi Leadership

The National Youth Council aims to promote an authentic rangatahi voice in leadership and connectivity to build resilience against rangatahi self-harm and suicide in New Zealand. The rōpū represent the voices of rangatahi in Aotearoa in finding the solutions and strategies needed to build resilience among rangatahi, parents, and their whānau to prevent suicide and respond appropriately.
One key goal is to strengthen the National Youth Council by building infrastructure and networks to:

  • Build youth peer capacity and capabilities as a group
  • Identify key areas of focus & initiate action plans
  • Contribute and support other youth-led projects in communities, events, conferences and summits

If you are interested in joining or engaging with the National Youth Council, contact us at: communications@terauora.com

Rauemi Hauora

Explore our rauemi hauora created by our rangatahi and health professionals at Te Rau Ora.

See You Tomorrow Eh!

See You Tomorrow Eh! is a resource to support members of the public, including rangatahi Māori, to provide general help to people who may be at risk of suicide.


TechTikanga aims to inform rangatahi and whānau to take caution with who to talk to and what to send on social media. ‘Would you send it to your Nanny?’ is a light-hearted concept Ngā Uri Whakatipu believe most rangatahi Māori would relate to and encourage viewers to think about how they are using social media and technology. As social media is highly used amongst rangatahi, the video is a reminder to take cyber safety seriously, and to make the right choices when online to ensure your own personal safety.

Suicide Prevention Videos

In collaboration with Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Rau Matatini created rangatahi Māori suicide prevention videos. The purpose of the videos is to empower rangatahi Māori, raise awareness of having safe kōrero around suicide, and not being afraid to ask for help.

Tell Us About Your Mahi…

We would also like to hear about your projects and mahi. What are rangatahi doing in your rohe? Whānau, how are you being led by our future leaders and achievers?  
Let us know, we would love to connect with you.

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