Nāku Ēnei Tamariki (Māori Section)
Nāku Ēnei Tamariki Inc. is a pro active intensive early intervention home visiting support service for young parents and their pepe in stressful circumstances. Established in 1993, NET operates three cultural units – Māori, Pacific Island and Pākehā. All services are confidential and free to the client.
The Māori Section of NET has been based at Kokiri Marae in Seaview since its inception in 1993. NET Māori Section operates the following services:
Each cultural unit of NET is managed by a committee made up of members of their community, whilst the elected Governance Board of Nāku Ēnei Tamariki Inc. is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation.
Current Māori Section Committee members are:
Early intervention is based on the principle that the first years of a child’s life are important. The Nurture, Enjoy, Teach programme is an intensive long-term home visiting programme that:
PAFT is based on the philosophy that parents are the first and most important teacher of their tamariki, and offers support and guidance to parents in this role. It is a three year home visiting education programme targeted at babies from aged 0 – 3yrs. Trained Parent Educators provide:
What sort of information will parents get?
Family Start is an early intervention programme that involves identifying whānau in need of support around the time of the child’s birth and provides a whānau worker to assist where social and family circumstances may put at risk good health, education and welfare outcomes for tamariki. Family Start is based on building strengths within whānau to ensure their tamariki have the best possible start in life and offers a service that will:
Is a Māori parenting skills programme that gives Māori parents understanding of, and learning in, effective parenting skills. The programme focuses on the parent's own attitudes to children and parenting by allowing them to explore the way they were parented and how this influences the way they parent their tamariki.
The programme consists of the following components:
Underpinning Haakuitanga Haakorotanga is the principle that all parents desire the best for their tamariki and whānau. Lack of knowledge and understanding about parenting and child development, and shortcomings in effective ways of parenting often prevent the positive development of many whānau.
Haakuitanga Haakorotanga sets out to address those shortcomings by guiding participants through a learning process assessing themselves and the parenting role they undertake with their tamariki1.
The outline of this programme was developed by Te Kōmako, the Māori training and support unit within Early Childhood Development (ECD) and has been made available for further development and use by Nāku Ēnei Tamariki (Māori Section).
This is a free service which can help liaise and broker relationships between whānau, ECE and school services. We assist whānau to get the best and most suitable early learning opportunities available within their communities.
What can you expect from our service?
Who can access our service?
Mum4Mum is a breastfeeding education programme designed to help and support you and your whānau to breastfeed your pepi/baby.
We deliver this programme to pregnant mums, new mums, experienced mums and whānau who want to support breastfeeding.
The programme has free courses availaible in local communities and runs over 7 morning sessions.
The programme consists of the following:
The objectives of the programme is to improve health and well being of mums, pepi/baby and whānau, support mums to breastfeed and to offer practical advice, support and information.
We provide free, supportive, fun and educational playgroups in the Stokes Valley, Pomare and Taita areas.
Who can access this service?
What can you expect from our service?
NET Referral Form (PDF 63Kb)
HHM Parenting Programme Enrolment Form (PDF 73Kb)
Contact: Kerry Dougall
Phone: (04) 939 2232 or (04) 939 4630
Fax: (04) 939 4640