Mokopuna Ora is a partnership between Waikato-Tainui and Oranga Tamariki.

There are three priority areas of mahi.

  1. To prevent mokopuna taken into Ministry custody with the support of Iwi Advisors.
  2. Mokopuna are cared for by their own immediate whaanau if possible.
  3. Tribal members become approved carers for their tamariki and mokopuna.

To date, our Iwi Advisors have worked a number of whaanau and their mokopuna who have come into the notification process of the Ministry and Waikato-Tainui.

This process has seen many mokopuna remain in whaanau care due to advocacy, information and empowering whaanau to make necessary changes for their mokopuna.

If you would like to know more about Mokopuna Ora, then contact us through 0800 TAINUI (824684) or