Our Organisation,

Our Strategy

Meet our Tangata Whenua
board members

Hurimoana Dennis
Chair, Tainui Representative Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu, Rongowhaakata

Experience – justice sector, leadership for Māori, Māori-lead community development, innovation.

Eruera Lee-Morgan
Ngāti Naho, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Tūhourangi

Experience – Māori development, media, governance, Māori language revitalisation.

Professor Tracey McIntosh, MNZM
Ngāi Tūhoe

Experience – Academic, Māori studies, research, education, justice sector.

Graham Tipene
Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Manu

Experience – Te Ao Māori designer (tā moko, civic structures), governance, cultural advisor, health and education.

Meet our Tangata Tiriti
board members

Peter-Paul Barker
Auckland Hebrew Representative

Experience – Art collector, student of the art and culture of Africa, Oceania and Asia, and consultant for more than thirty years. Experienced in the complexities of rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners.

Lesley Young 
Quaker Representative

Experience Health sector, counselling, social services, and family violence.


Liz Caughey 
Anglican Representative

Experience – Youth development, community networks, justice reform, advocacy.

Our Mareikura & Kahurangi

Janet Hepi
Te Pā Māreikura/Patron

Experience – Former board member as the Hebrew representative.

Vivi Lee
Ngāti Ruanui  

Experience – Over 40 years of loyal service to Te Pā tangata and whānau.

Meet our
Executive Leadership Team

Tui Ah Loo
Chief Executive Officer
Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Kahungungu ki Wairoa, Tūhoe oku iwi

Experience – Strategic relationships, justice sector leadership, Māori development.

Jade Stevens
Poutoko Pakihi – General Manager Business Development
Whakatohea, Ngāi Tai, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Ruakawa, Ngāti Porou, Rarotonga

Experience – Senior management and leadership in Tertiary Education and Compulsory Education sectors, governance, Māori leadership, Pūkōrero, ITC and data analytics.

Vinod Pratap
Chief Financial Officer

Experience – Chartered Accountant, entrepreneur, and property investor.

David Grear
General Manager Housing & Operations

Experience – Public sector leader, rehabilitation and reintegration background. Specialist risk management, health and safety, and staff management.

Josh Piripi
Kaihautū People & Culture
Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa – Ngā Puhi ki Whaingaroa

Experience – Māori development, thought leadership, systems thinking, educationalist.

Te Pā’s services are delivered by a skilled, multi-disciplinary team

Te Pā is committed to improving the lives of tangata and whānau who are in the justice system, and are inspired to disrupt the pipeline of disadvantage for the next generation.

In line with Te Pā’s one-size-fits-one philosophy, our staff creates bespoke solutions to best meet the needs of each tangata and whānau.

The Te Pā team includes staff skilled in kaupapa Māori principles and practices, staff from diverse Pasifika backgrounds, qualified social and health workers, and graduates in criminology, education, and other disciplines.

Our Strategy

Te Pā Tūwatawata o Ngā Tangata Ora

This tohu is a visual manifestation of the five pou that make up our strategic direction,
coming together as one.


Mana Motuhake

Building interdependent and transformational partnerships to
ensure increased collective impact for whānau.

Mana Tangata

Enhancing the mana of our people through connecting to one’s
whānau, hapū, iwi, marae or waka.

Mana Whānau

Whakamana te whānau by established meaningful, reciprocal
and familial relationships.

Mana Ōrite

Unrelenting pursuit of equal power, control and authority to deliver transformed status quo and equitable outcomes for Māori.

Mana Ūkaipō

Belonging and contributing to your whenua, kainga,
turangawaewae and Te Ao.

Mahi Tahi –
Our Partners

Te Pā works collaboratively with multiple local, regional, and national partners across Aotearoa. Our partnerships enable us to deliver a wider range of services to whānau than we would otherwise be able to do on our own. Our partnerships also help us to maintain our relevance and allow us to contribute to macro strategy and policy. Together with strategic partners, Kāhui Tū Kaha, Ngāti Hine Health Trust, Turuki Health Care, Taumata Kōrero, Shea Pita & Associates, Share My Super, Te Awhero Nui Trust, and others, we are working towards transformational outcomes for our people to live in wellbeing with their whānau.


Strategic partnership with Kāhui Tū Kaha


In 2018, Te Pā formed a strategic partnership with Kāhui Tū Kaha to deliver ‘Creating Positive Pathways’ (Hiki Mana, Hiki Ora) to maximise the knowledge of our two organisations and to provide consistency in service delivery in applying Housing First principles to tangata being released from prison.

The aim of Hiki Mana, Hiki Ora is to:

  • Secure sustainable and suitable public housing for tangata
  • Work with them inside prison to plan and prepare for their reintegration into the community
  • Work with them during the transition period from prison or homelessness to housing
  • Support them to retain their tenancy
  • Facilitate access to other services available
  • Provide support to rebuild their whānau connection and networks of support
  • Adhere to the principles of Housing First.

Te Hokinga Mai – Raki Consortium


Te Pā is an expert provider of reintegration and resettlement services for tangata who have been released from prison, deportees, at-risk youth, and their whānau in the Northern Region. This expertise was recognised when a Te Pā-led consortium was contracted to deliver Out of Gate, a service funded by Ara Poutama Aotearoa Department of Corrections that supports tangata and their whānau to return home and thrive in the Northern Region. The consortium’s innovative service solution is Te Hokinga Mai – Raki.

Te Hokinga Mai literally means “to return home” and encompasses the collective ethos of the consortium partners of supporting tangata to return to their whānau and thrive; while Raki refers to the Northern Region (Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau/ Northland).

Turuki Health Care


Te Pā is subcontracted by Turuki Health Care to deliver assessment and triage services funded by Ministry of Health.

Partnership with Shea Pita & Associates


Te Pā partners with Shea Pita & Associates in the delivery of Manawaroa, a Māori approach to building rangatahi and whānau resilience that was designed by Shea Pita & Associates. Manawaroa draws upon universal and kaupapa Māori research and insights from whānau and practitioners about resilience and Māori culture. Manawaroa is a living model and will continue to develop over time.

Partnership with Share My Super

Te Pā was privileged to have been chosen to be a Share My Super partner in recognition of the work we do towards stopping the pipeline of intergenerational incarceration of the tamariki and rangatahi of prisoners. 

Our Annual Reports

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2023 Annual Report

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2022 Annual Report

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2021 Annual Report

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2020 Annual Report

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2019 Annual Report

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2018 Annual Report