Rangatahi Ora

Only rangatahi can best voice and advocate for the needs of rangatahi. At Te Rau Ora, Rangatahi Ora centres on ways Rangatahi can best represent rangatahi in the kaupapa they lead and oversee within the organisation. Rangatahi Ora: core kaupapa is youth leadership and wellbeing, suicide prevention and health promotion.

A Student Wellbeing Programme

A Student Wellbeing Programme was a One year pilot in 2019 across four Auckland Schools. The aim was for young people to experience greater wellbeing and resilience, through a peer to peer youth workforce in their schools, with support from Champions, a Navigator and the Schools Pastoral Care Team. The desired outcomes were for young people to build their capabiliites, and to have better connections to support, resources and help when needed.  This programme is not currently active.   

For further information, contact Maria Baker: maria.baker@terauora.com


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 Rangatahi Ora Team, 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 Ambassadors

The National Rangatahi Ambassadors 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 finding the solutions and strategies needed to build resilience among rangatahi, parents, and their whānau to prevent suicide and respond appropriately.
Key strategies include:

  • Building rangatahi peer capacity and capabilities
  • Identifying key areas of focus and initiating action
  • Contributing and supporting rangatahi led projects in communities, events, conferences and summits

If you are interested in engaging with the National Rangatahi Ambassadors, 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 Rangatahi Ora Team 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.

AKT – Awhi, Kōrero, Tautoko

Our AKT card provides rangatahi with simple steps they can use to support a friend or their whānau who they might be worried about. By following these simple steps – Awhi, Kōrero, Tautoko, rangatahi can show they care.

Suicide Prevention Videos

In collaboration with Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Rau Ora ( formerly 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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