Te hira tangata ki Waikato, ki Raukawa ki Maniapoto, ki Hauraki


Hauraki Refuge


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Tania Weidenbohm is from Hauraki and has extensive experience working with communities and supporting whanau to develop and implement their healing and transformation plans.

Tania Wihongi is a Social Worker with Te Whariki Manawahine O Hauraki and is from Ngati Pukenga ki Waiau.  She has worked in the area of domestic violence for several years and is  an experienced kaupapa Maori practitioner.

Denise Messiter is the General Manager for Te Whariki Manawahine O Hauraki.  She has developed a kaupapa Maori approach for supporting whanau to recover and heal from domestic violence.  She has a background in indigenous and community development and has worked with the Xhosa people from South Africa, and First Nations Australian communities in Kalumburu and Wadeye on traditional indigenous approaches to healing domestic violence.