Kia Piki Te Ora

The Kia Piki Te Ora programme uses specially designed activities to assist whānau and individuals to face the challenging issues and impacts of suicide.

  • Applying Maori knowledge within a constantly changing world
  • Learning environmental awareness as a vehicle to grow and succeed
  • Engaging professional support

Māori practices and learning experiences, within the natural environment, are used to increase participant’s ability to overcome social, mental and wairua issues that may be impacting them.

“Being involved with Kia Piki Te Ora has given me strength and confidence in my identity and has increased my love for things Māori.” (M. Kemp)

Kia Piki Te Ora works closely with partner organisations and ensures Māori participation in planning, decision making, and the development of resources and processes.