About Us and Our History

Te Kahui Atawhai O Te Motu Inc is the national body for lwi and Maori Social Service providers in New Zealand. We provide a range of services to our members located throughout New Zealand.

We offer a collective Maori voice within the Social Services sector representing lwi and Maori Social Services interests at local and national government level.

The idea for a Maori Social Service gained support at a conference held at Wahiao Marae, Rotorua in 2000 and was further endorsed at a National Hui at the Department of Child, Youth and Family’s ‘Future Search’ conference in 2001.

In 2002 a feasibility study was conducted to consider the practicalities of setting up a national body for lwi and Maori social services. Followed by a hui at Turangawaewae marae attended by over 100 representatives and from there Te Kahui Atawhai O Te Motu was born.

Capability Mentoring

Te Kahui Atawhai O Te Motu (TKATOM) has over 5 years experience in delivering organisational capability building support. This includes facilitating 60 Organisational Assessments, implementing development plans, monitoring and supporting. We provide nationwide Capability Mentoring, from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South Island.

TKATOM will work alongside your organisation to complete an organisational capability self-assessment and/or develop an organisational capability development plan. Working together we will develop the organisational capabilities characteristic of strong, adaptable and integrated social sector organisations.

Organisational capability self-assessment and/or development planning work supported by TKATOM as the Capability Mentor may include:

• working through the MSD Organisational Capability Self-Assessment Tool with the chief executive/manager and senior staff
• working with your organisation’s Board
• working with your staff
• talking with clients and community representatives
• utilisation of Maori analogies
• understanding Maori context and environment
• this work could also include kaumatua

Services We Offer

Advice & Support

Advocating on Behalf of Members

Business Planning

Capacity & Capability building

Distribution of Social Service Information

Influencing Crown Agents

Networking & Capacity Building

Policies & Procedure

Provider Development

Strategic Planning

Succession Planning

Quality Management Systems

Contact Us


2nd Floor,
Old Post Office Building
51 Willow Street,
Tauranga 3110


(07) 578 4002
(027) 654 6878



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