top of page

About Us

Taeaomanino Trust (TT) is a Pacific social service and health provider based in Porirua.

We are a non-government organisation that provides social and mental health services as well as counselling support to Pacific families and people mainly in the Porirua and greater Wellington Region. A service that also operates in Manawatu, Wairarapa and Hutt Valley. You can visit the trust by ringing or going in, or you might be referred by the schools or courts.

The organisation was registered as a charitable trust on 3 December 1993. Since then, Taeaomanino has grown to be the biggest Pacific provider in the Wellington region and one of the biggest employers of Pacific people.

White Structure


The principles that are important to us are:

  • Celebration of ourselves as Pacific – we embrace and celebrate the learnings, experiences and knowledge that comes from our cultures, and these are an integral part of our organisational approach to serving all people.

  • Integrity and reliability – having a reputation as a credible and well-functioning Pacific organisation is important to us, and important for the credibility of Pacific organisations generally. We acknowledge the importance of being accountable for our actions.

  • Collaboration and inclusiveness – we recognise that we will need to have strong strategic relationships in order to be successful, as we cannot achieve our mission on our own.This also acknowledges that while our top priority is Pacific people, we will strive to be as inclusive of others as possible.

  • Evidence-based innovation – we want to be able to clearly demonstrate our effectiveness and the difference we are making, so it is important that we have the evidence available to support this.

bottom of page