Waka Hourua Community Initiative: Ngāti Hine Health Trust

by Kahu McClintock


In 2012, The Raid Movement was formed as a group of young people residing in the Whangarei District who stood up to address youth suicide. The Raid Movement came under the umbrella of the Ngāti Hine Health Trust and gained significant momentum, facilitated community events, convened RAID planning meetings and presented at stakeholder forums.

Waka Hourua Project

The Raid Movement Parent Branch Initiative

The Raid Movement wanted to extend their work with the creation of a Parent Branch and Ngāti Hine Trust was keen to ensure The Raid Movement’s vision remained youth-led, youth-driven and youth-centred.

This Ngāti Hine Parent Branch is a youth development-community action designed to:

  • Broaden and enhance parents’ understanding of ‘the life of a young person’.
  • Promote ‘youth-centred’ parenting in a digital age.
  • Strengthen youth-parent relationships through involvement in Raid activities.

The aim of the RAID ‘Parent Branch’ initiative is for sustainable change, change of mind, change of action and change to youth suicide. There were key activities within the plan:

  • RAID Youth Development Workshops – with parents involving recruitment and training.
  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training – for parents, forums and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
  • RAID Activities and Events – providing parents with the opportunity to participate in planning and implementing RAID activities and events through an online RAID Parental Portal.

Publication Details

ISBN978-1-98-850149-9 (Electronic), 978-1-98-850150-5 (Print)
CITATIONMcClintock, K. (2016). Waka Hourua Community Initiative: Ngāti Hine Health Trust. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Kīwai Rangahau, Te Rau Matatini.