Te Whare Hāpai Tangata

The house which uplifts people

Te Whare Hāpai Tangata is a medium-intensity youth programme conducted in partnership with Kahungunu Health Services – Choices and Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) specifically targeting tāne aged between 19-24 serving community and prison-based sentences.


The programme is 12 weeks and combines Māori models, such as Te Whare Tapa Wha, Te Tuakiri O Te Tangata and Psychological models. The aim of the programme is to:

  • Support young men to explore their identity
  • Develop skills required to live a good life and resist offending
  • Pūrākau are used to strengthen the skills and learning developed
  • Experiential activities (outside the classroom) guide the new knowledge and skills relevant to the individual and group needs
  • Strong wraparound / reintegration component which includes whānau engagement, housing, employment, and other individual/group needs

The programme has 6 modules / kaupapa.

  • Whakawhanaungatanga
  • Wairua
  • Hinengaro
  • Whānau
  • Tinana and
  • Weaving it all together

Next step

Want to know more? Contact their Case Manager / Probation Officer for further information.