Ngā Taonga Tautoko.

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Organization Name: Taonga Digital Whanau Roopu Ngā Taonga Tautoko

Person Name: Hineamaru Davies-Lyndon

Location: Tawa, Wellington

This kaupapa is to uphold the mauri of Te Ao Māori and to develop and enhance the wellbeing of our people, rohe, whenua and ngā wai. To forge a pathway that embodies the principles of mauri. Kaitiakitanga, and te reo Māori with culture initiatives through the use of digital technologies.

Taonga Digital are developing a kaupapa hub – a digital repository platform in Te Reo Māori and English as a pilot for Te Rau Ora Māori suicide prevention. This is  to build the capacity of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi in the prevention of suicide and to ensure that vulnerable communities and workplaces are able to respond effectively if, and when a suicide occurs.

The purpose of this initiative is to assist the group in planning, testing, developing, and establishing this large scale kaupapa which will be used as a benchmark and a baseline for all hāpori, Te Tai Tokerau, Waikato, Te Tai Rāwhiti and Te Whanganui -A-Tara in the future.

The Tāonga Tautoko hub has been designed and led by young innovators from Te Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Rāwhiti. 

  1. This initiative intends to facilitate the merging of traditional knowledge taonga with contemporary digital technologies
  2. The team includes Te Reo capable trained Māori teachers with skills in Project Management and industry workforce expertise

Ngā Taonga Tautoko adheres to the ethical guidelines, and the privacy and confidentiality rules for the kaupapa. All communications and engagement with whānau and individuals will be respectful and culturally appropriate.

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