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At the Rautāpatu Foundation, we are dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and sustaining action that nurtures the development of whanau and hapū towards

a more just and equitable Aotearoa.

Grounded in Kaupapa Māori we use a strengths-based approach, systems thinking and critical analysis to support kaupapa that address the biggest challenges of our time to build whanau, hapū and community resilience. 

Our focus is on mobilising communities through culturally appropriate education, training, mentoring, and impactful events. Together, we strive to create a brighter future where every individual and whanau can thrive and succeed.


Our Story

Our Foundation story began in 2022, but our charitable mahi and community & hapū development focus extends decades.
Each of the Trustees shares a passion for hapūtanga, whakapapa, and strong intergenerational roots extending around Maunga Taranaki.

Professionally, the Trustees bring a wealth of talent, skills and experience to the governance table, including commitment to high trust relationships, transparency, accountability, and collaboration.
As visionaries, artists, writers, 'hands in the whenua' and 'whanau-first' people, we value our group ability to plan and navigate the polycrises facing society with deep compassion. Our charitable focus enables us to think creatively & strategically to support transformative change at
whanau, hapū, and community levels.
The Co-Chairs, Bry and Glen established the foundation to provide a distinct charitable focus to their immense vision which includes leading a comprehensive Te Taiao Strategy, a regional Kai Strategy and activating a Circular Economy. Fundamentally the Foundation is committed to building resiliency in local communities and has developed a ground-breaking healing framework He Kawa Ora, a Hapū Toolkit, designing an Indigenous Founder Programme and running the inaugural
He Kāhui Mano: Tribal Summit activating a circular future 2024.
We cannot do this mahi alone and invite those with similar passion for change to join our movement and make contact with us to explore ways to collaborate or support this kaupapa.

Who We Are


93 Gover Street


Ngāmotu 4310




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