Rauora Rangatahi (Ngā Matarau Charitable Trust)

Pou Herenga Tangata Awardee 2022

For the past three years and supported by Ōpōtiki District Council, Ngā Matarau Charitable Trust has been running Rauora Rangatahi, a community initiative to navigate and foster healing for rangatahi affected by meth.

Through a culmination of both lived experience and Te Ao Maori, Rauora Rangatahi educates local rangatahi and promotes healing from the impact of meth, suicide, and trauma through weekly hui and seasonal wānanga.

With Tapuwae Roa, this kaupapa plans to facilitate a rangatahi-led National Rangatahi Healing from Meth Road Show with the aim of educating and supporting communities to establish support and healing spaces for rangatahi impacted by meth in their community.