Te tapu o te Tangata

Respect

Aroha

Compassion

Tika

Justice

Manaakitanga

Hospitality

Mana Whakahaere

Mutual enhancement

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Waipuna Puawai

Whakamana te oranga wairua o te tangata me te whenua


Wellbeing for our communities and restoration of the earth


Welcome to Te Waipuna Puawai, a thriving community development initiative, based in the heart of the Tamaki community, Auckland.

Together with the Sisters of Mercy and our community members, we build pathways of success and positive change for our whānau, embracing a collaborative, holistic, family and community-based approach.

“Working together to strengthen women, strengthen families and strengthen community”

Te Waipuna Puawai 20th Anniversary

This year Te Waipuna Puawai is celebrating our 20th Anniversary. We decided to celebrate in four different events.

TWP Becoming a legal entity in the Tamaki Community

20th Birthday celebration

15 years Celebration of the opening of Umere Crescent in Ellerslie

Mercy Foundation Day

30th April 2019

27th Sept 2019

2nd Dec 2019

12th Dec 2019

For more information or would like to attend these special celebration please contact our reception on (09) 571 2098 or email to info@twp.org.nz

Our work in the Tamaki community


Through education and self-development programmes and family support services, we play an active role in the community, fostering well-being for people, families and the community as a whole.

Learn more about our work in Tamaki. 



Get involved


Te Waipuna Puawai wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the support from our community members. You can get involved with our mission in many ways, from volunteering, to donations, to funding.

Find out how you can make a difference today. 

Our Story


For over 20 years, Te Waipuna Puawai has been helping whānau in the community. Learn more about our story, find out about our vision and get to know the people at the heart of our mission.