Tūmanako Creatives Network

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

We stand in unity for our future wellbeing and health solutions

Tūmanako Creatives Network

Tūmunako is a space to ignite the voices and experiences of whaiora Māori.   The programme provides a vehicle for whaiora Māori to share their own personal journey to health and wellbeing through creative expression, culture, and music.   

Tūmunako was developed by Te Kete Pounamu in partnership with Mana o Te Tangata.  It started with the formation of an audio collection comprising of karakia, waiata, original songs and spoken word.  The collection was launched during 2020 New Zealand Music Month in a special concert to signify the achievement.   Following the collection has been made available through a dedicated digital portal and through music sharing application – Spotify.

Te Rau Ora and Te Kete Pounamu have committed to continuing the momentum of Tūmanako by continuing to cultivate the talents of Māori with lived experience.

To find out more about Tūmanako visit http://tumanako.maori.nz/

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.