About Us

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.

Services We Offer

Capacity & Capability building

Policies and Procedure

Provider Development

Quality Management Systems

Strategic Planning

Succession Planning

Advice & Support

Advocating on Behalf of Members

Business Planning

Distribution of Social Service Information

Influencing Crown Agents

Networking and Capacity Building

Contact Us


123 Example Street,
Hamilton Waikato 3214


(07) 855 5555