Providing support and respite for First Responders and New Zealand Defence Force personnel.Nationwide
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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May Update 23 May 2021
Just like that we are already in May!
We started the year off with a bang and were part of 'SeePort – Ports of Auckland' where we teamed up with the New Zealand Defence Force. Meeting crowds of thousands, we introduced them to who Te Kiwi Māia is and sold our cool merchandise. We were located in a side opening container, which we decked out with our merch, house plants and Harry & Larry (our Tactical Solutions models). Our favourite part was our photo wall where we had a variety of NZDF and first responder uniforms for children to dress up in.
In March we held our second wellness workshop with our affiliated organisations, returning to the stunning Huntly House. It was great to have everyone back with some new faces involved as well (Auckland Rescue Helicopter joined us this time!). We were able to have an informative debrief about how each of the organisations are faring and where Te Kiwi Māia can focus our energy to assist. We had the talented Navy Chef Dani Swart helping to feed the troops, and were surprised by a quick pop in from the one and only Buck Shelford! We will be having another two more workshops this year.
October this year will be the first ever ‘Armed Forces & Emergency Services Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition' where we are the chosen charity. Funds from the competition will be going towards Te Kiwi Māia, as well as money raised by individual competitors via personal Give-a-Little pages. We are really looking forward to supporting this event and watching everyone compete.
Our T-Shirts are selling well and we recently released our pin and a wrist band, which you can purchase on our website.
Thank you so much for all of your support for our people and their families. This year is going to be a big one for Te Kiwi Māia and you can expect to see and hear more from us in the media, raising awareness of why we have been established and what we hope to achieve in the future.
You're welcome. Enjoy 💚🌻