Paiheretia Te Muka Tangata

Paiheretia Te Muka Tangata is an intense reintegration support service for both Ngā Tāne and his whānau.

Our Paiheretia Kaiarataki will support you with:

  • Your growth plan
  • Goal setting as well as achieving those goals with an extra push
  • To go that little further
  • Help build whānau dreams and aspirations
  • Guide ngā tāne and his whānau in identifying their strengths
  • Needs and issues
  • The strengthening of both whānau and cultural connections

The Referral Process

The referral process for Paiheretia Te Muka Tangata begins while tāne are incarcerated in the Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison, through Māori pathways.

Tāne must:

  • Be 30 years and under that will be residing in Kahungunu
  • Due to be released from Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison
  • Have whānau residing within the rohe of Kahungunu and agree to participation in the service

Whānau testimony

“Our journey started with my nephew, a father of four children all under the age of five years old, when he was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment. While in jail we had no support or help to understand how the system works. He wasn’t given support inside and for ages there was no contact.

Our first physical contact was one year after the sentence. Our first voice call was 3-5 months while he was in jail, as we got him an 0800 number. He did his best to stay out of trouble and he was eventually picked to do the program where he set goals. The first one was for him to build a relationship with his children and heal his relationship with family.

Being a part of the program and kaupapa has helped him to do this. The mokopuna are attending taekwondo and swimming lessons through the service and this has helped them be confident and happy. One of his goals was to make them happy and they absolutely love him more than he realises.

I am grateful as the program supports him and helps him stay on track.”

Paiheretia Te Muka Tangata is here to help you all as a whānau