About Us

Te Puna Taiao is a cost-effective intervention to reimagine, transform and better use our nation’s high-use outdoor spaces, with a focus on schools in the first instance.

 
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Te Puna Taiao – About Us Overview

We help create natural, interactive and culturally-connected spaces. These spaces allow tamariki opportunities for creative play, risk-taking, and the chance to forge greater connections with others and their natural world, in order to build resilience and hauora and help them lead happy and productive lives.

The kaupapa has been designed to provide children with the right opportunities to flourish, both as individuals, and as members of whānau, communities and Te Ao Tūroa.

In August 2018 we developed the Te Puna Taiao Charitable Trust to give our mahi the legal entity to enable us to share our learnings more widely, advocate for the better use of outdoor spaces, collaborate with others, and to support schools, communities, iwi and hapū to implement change for the benefit of our kids.  We are a registered charity, registration number CC56569 which means donations to our work are tax-deductible.  

 

 
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Vision & Mission

 
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Whakatauki

 
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Values/Operation

 
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Development/Why

 
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Our Role

 
 
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WHAKATAUKI

"Mā ngā pakiaka e tū ai te rākau"

With strong roots a tree will stand

 
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