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Takitimu Whānau Support Services

The whānau at Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu has provided whānau ora solutions for whānau since its inception in 1983 through the arts.

Māori Performing arts is the vehicle that has provided positive solutions and opportunities for whānau to address whānau needs. We are more than an education provider, we are a provider of positive whānau ora solutions through arts, culture and heritage.

Today, Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu is part of the Takitimu ora collective inclusive of Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, E Tū Whakatū, Ngā Marae o Heretaunga, Waimarama Marae and Flaxmere Wharariki Trust.

Takitimu Ora collective enables us to provide further support to all whānau at Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu as part of the Whānau ora & Ngā Tini Whetu initiatives.

The on-site Whānau ora coordinator is accessible to all Takitimu whānau and is there to help navigate the whānau as you transition to and through Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu.

The Takitimu whānau is here to support you on your journey! It is a journey and not a destination, so its important to us that you have an enjoyable journey where you are supported along the way……


Takitimu enrollment team on site at Takitimu can help you with your enrollment needs.

Our team will process your enrollments and assist with the Student Loan and Allowance applications. They can advocate on your behalf with Studylink and assist with scholarships processes.

For assistance contact our enrolment team directly by;

emailing: [email protected] or

call: 0800TAPERE.


Takitimu has a full-time Whānau ora Coordinator on site at 706 Albert Street, Hastings. The whānau ora coordinator will help you develop your own whānau ora plan and navigate you through this plan to help realise your aspirations.
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  • Te Hau Oranga Taha Hinengaro
  • Te Hau Oranga Taha Wairua
  • Te Hau Oranga Taha Whānau

For assistance contact our Takitimu Whānau ora coordinator directly by email: [email protected] or Cellphone: 027-2370966


Our Academic team can help you on all aspects of your study. They are dedicated to helping you succeed in your studies.

For assistance contact our Academic Team directly by;

emailing: [email protected] or call: 0800TAPERE


Kainga Noho provides a safe, secure, and central boutique accommodation located in the Hastings CBD. There are single or double spacious modern rooms with shared newly refurbished facilities. Kainga Noho is a 10-minute walk away.

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NOTE: Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu does not take any responsibility for decisions made by the owners or management of Kainga noho.


Te Kōhanga Reo, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori and Te Wharekura o Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu are located onsite where you can ensure your tamariki are safe and nearby. It provides a stimulating kaupapa Māori learning environment where the development of the child is at the upmost centre. Advanced bookings are essential.


Student support is available through the Takitimu ora program.

Student feedback is important and students are entitled to have their voice heard at Te Wānanga Whare Tapere o Takitimu.

Student representation is encouraged as part of the Quality assurance group and the board of studies.

For information is available on request and is outlined in the Student handbook.

Email: [email protected] for an electronic copy of the student handbook (this is for enrolled students only)