Toi tu te kupu, toi tu te mana, toi tu te whenua.

Mana Tiaki is a community based whānau group in Tawa, Wellington that provides a support network for local Māori families.

It serves to culturally strengthen whānau in the region and to provide contacts for most whanau, who are urban Māori from all tribal areas of New Zealand, to support each other in a whanau environment. It also serves to empower the Māori community of Tawa to better engage with their respective schools and to consult productively with schools to improve the educational outcomes for their tamariki.

Mana Tiaki utilises the strengths and knowledge of it's resource people to grow and assist the Māori community as a whole.

Mana Tiaki - translates to mean 'caretakers of mana' The group chose this name for itself as a way of embracing their roles as parents overseeing the mana of their children in their school and in their commnity. We are charged with ensuring the cultural and spiritual safety, protection and empowerment of our tamariki..

The Mana Tiaki vision is to raise the profile of and celebrate Te Ao Māori as a whanau and in our wider community


Kapa Haka starts back at the Tawa Community Centre on Thursday, February 16th 2017. All Welcome !

Hononga Haka - The Haka Connection Series - Information here Open to rangatahi from Nga Taitamariki / Te Poutokomanawa to attend. Check it out !!!

Please note that Mana Tiaki has moved from our office at the Tawa Community Centre but we are still running Kapa Haka from the studio on Thursday afternoons.

We are looking for tutors to help in schools - please let me know if you can help.

TE MATATINI 2017 is coming !!


Mana Tiaki welcomes everyone to join in with Kapa Haka on Thursday afternoons during school terms at the Tawa Community Centre.

3.30pm - 4.15pm Nga Mokopuna

Preschoolers - Starts back February 16th, 2017

3.30pm - 4.30pm Te Iti Kahurangi

Primary School aged - Starts back February 16th, 2017

4.30pm - 5.30pm Nga Taitamariki / Te Poutokomanawa

Intermediate / Secondary School - Starts back in Term 2, 2017