Te Kiwi Māia

Te Kiwi Māia

Providing support and respite for First Responders and New Zealand Defence Force personnel.


Te Kiwi Māia - The Courageous Kiwi Charitable Trust.

We are a charity which provides rehabilitation, recovery and respite to our people, who - as a result of their role in safeguarding and caring for New Zealanders - have physical or psychological injuries. We enable our people and their families to continue healthy, positive lives.

Our people will have have access to the support to succeed in their physical and mental wellness.

This will be achieved through the provision of facilities, equipment, services or assistance for the rehabilitation, recovery and care of such individuals, as well as their immediate families, who are in need.

Our aim is to establish a homestead and working farm designed and equipped to foster physical, psychological and emotional rehabilitation and recovery; somewhere for those who have committed to our country, and who have been injured through their work, to recuperate and refresh. This will be achieved via the provision of a supportive and inclusive environment, professional assistance, access to a variety of services, and opportunities to participate in activities that promote mental wellness; such as pottery, cooking or yoga classes, building tuition, sports and fitness, or assisting on the farm.

Ultimately, Te Kiwi Māia’s goal is to support and assist those whose role has been to safeguard and care for all New Zealanders, so they can continue healthy, positive lives.

Te Kiwi Māia’s Charitable Trust number is CC56958.

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Providing rehabilitation, recovery and respite to our people, who - as a result of their role in safeguarding and caring for New Zealanders - have physical or psychological injuries.

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Thank you for your kind donations   16 April 2024

We extend our gratitude to everyone for their support. We are still getting feedback from our “Wellness Weeks," which have been made possible thanks to your generous donations.

“The Te Kiwi Māia Wellness Week came on to my radar at a time where I was at an exceptionally low point in my career and personal life. Whilst I engaged traditional pathways for support, this initiative provided a concentrated and concerted event around which hope for change could coalesce. It seemed too good to be true: a week away at a beautiful retreat with leading wellness mentors and practitioners, and the freedom to focus on oneself exclusively. The organisers created a truly unique environment: a safe, accepting, and positive space where individuals had autonomy to engage with a variety of different approaches to help their own mental wellbeing. It was a powerful emotional experience, which has left a lasting impression on me around how I support myself, and correspondingly how we support others as leaders. I’m undoubtedly better for it, and the NZDF is extremely fortunate to have access to this avenue for support.” - NZDF PERSONNEL

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Naidene 1 day ago
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Vietnam Veteran
Medic 1, The Neill Group (TNG) and TNG Security proudly supports the great work of this fantastic organisation. Kia Kaha.
Mike on 05 Jun 2024
Thanks for all the work you do!
Lisa on 02 Jun 2024
Absolutely critical work for this community. Proud to support the cause.

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