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Awhina Whakatau Trust and Awhina Homes: A New Start

Who We Are

The Awhina Whakatau Trust is a non-profit organization committed to embracing and empowering refugee and immigrant families as they make New Zealand their new home. Rooted in the spirit of 'Awhina'—the Māori term for help and support—our Trust aims to provide holistic assistance to these families, alleviating the challenges that come with resettlement and integration.

Our Programme: Awhina Homes: A New Start

We are proud to introduce our cornerstone initiative—Awhina Homes: A New Start. This program aims to provide comprehensive property services, from finding secure housing to aiding in home maintenance, to ensure a seamless transition for families new to our shores. We believe that a stable home is the foundation for a successful new beginning, and it is our mission to deliver that stability to families in need.

Multicultural Focus

Understanding that New Zealand is a tapestry of cultures and backgrounds, we extend our services to families of all ethnicities and religions. Our multicultural focus enables us to tailor our assistance in a culturally sensitive manner, making the resettlement process more comfortable for everyone involved.

Why We Do It

New Zealand's diversity is its strength, and every individual deserves the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from this wonderful country. However, the journey to a new life can be daunting, filled with uncertainty and challenges. Awhina Whakatau Trust exists to ease this journey, offering a helping hand as families navigate through these challenges and move towards a promising future.

How You Can Help

We invite you to join us in our mission to make New Zealand a welcoming home for all. Your support—be it financial, in-kind, or through volunteer service—can make a profound difference in the lives of these new families. Together, we can turn a new start into a bright future.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

The Awhina Whakatau Trust aims to empower refugee and immigrant families in New Zealand by providing comprehensive property services, thereby facilitating their transition into stable, secure homes and contributing to a diverse, inclusive community.


Our Vision

To make New Zealand a haven of opportunity and stability for all, where every family, irrespective of their origin, has a safe and welcoming place to call home.

Our Commitment

Inclusivity: We are committed to serving families of all ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and religions.
 Integrity: We pledge to operate with full transparency, ensuring responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.
 Quality: We are devoted to delivering high-quality services, from housing to community resources, that meet the specific needs of the families we serve.
 Empowerment: We commit to not just providing immediate aid, but also tools and resources that empower families to achieve long-term stability and success.
 Community: We are dedicated to building strong relationships within the community, fostering an environment where everyone can contribute and benefit.

We Need Your Support Today!

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