Māori Youth Led & Youth-Centred Approaches

There are many rangatahi throughout Aotearoa leading projects in their communities, to create better outcomes and opportunities for rangatahi. The core kaupapa of Rangatahi Ora is youth leadership and wellbeing, suicide prevention and health promotion.

Check out some of the rōpū and mahi happening below!

Rangatahi Ambassadors

The National Rangatahi Ambassadors promote an authentic rangatahi voice in leadership and connectivity to build resilience against rangatahi self-harm and suicide in New Zealand. The rōpū represent the voices of rangatahi in finding the solutions and strategies needed to build resilience among rangatahi, parents, and their whānau to prevent suicide and respond appropriately.

Key strategies include:

  • Building rangatahi peer capacity and capabilities
  • Identifying key areas of focus and initiating action
  • Contributing and supporting rangatahi led projects in communities, events, conferences and summits

If you are interested in engaging with the National Rangatahi Ambassadors, contact us at: communications@terauora.com


Au.E! is a free event that aims to raise suicide awareness and build resilience amongst rangatahi between the ages of 12-18. Funded by Te Puni Kōkiri and led by the Rangatahi Ora Team, Au.E! provides strength-based workshops that support rangatahi in enhancing their well-being. 

Check here to see when the next Au.E! event will be in your area.  


Ngā Uri Whakatipu, rangatahi, creatives and health professionals have worked together to develop a variety of kaupapa Māori resources, focused on building and empowering rangatahi Māori.

Explore our resources and share them with your friends!


We want to let you know about the amazing Manaaki Ora app.