Te Piringatahi is a kaupapa Māori child, adolescent and youth alcohol and drug community service that aims to provide alcohol and drug education within a Te Ao Māori framework.
The programme empowers rangatahi to:
- build identity and confidence
- understand oranga principles and values
- grow knowledge to increase positive development for safe and healthy lifestyle choices and behaviours
Te Piringatahi work with rangatahi who want to change their situation in life, school, home, culture, and their future. This includes rangatahi dealing with AOD issues, alcohol and drug education, court matters from misuse of alcohol and drug use, one to one mentoring, counselling, weekly community programmes, home visits, and practical advice.