Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga

National Network of Stopping Violence Services

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About Us

Who we are

Established in 1988 as a national body, Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga – the
National Network of Stopping Violence – is a bicultural membership-based
organisation based on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Te Kupenga

  • supports the development of member agencies engaged in providing
    specialist family violence prevention and intervention services throughout Aotearoa;
  • provides a national platform for the sharing of best practice in the
    development and delivery of family violence prevention and intervention
    programmes and services;
  • harnesses the insights and experiences of member agencies to inform the
    development of a responsive, accessible and effective family violence
    system.

Member agencies elect representatives to the Māori Executive Committee and the
Tauiwi Executive Committee. The combined weight of both committees comprise
the Partnership Rōpū (Governance Board) which ensures effective communication
between the two sides and is likened to the two walls of a wharenui (meeting
house) – each needing the other to ensure that the whare (house) stands. The
kaupapa (mission) forms the foundations and the roof is the overarching vision.

The Māori Executive Committee has responsibility for the development and
oversight of the kaupapa Māori services of Te Kupenga which includes member
agencies or associated agencies that have Māori kaimahi (workers) while the Tauiwi
Executive Committee has responsibility for the tauiwi services of the network.

The day to day operations of Te Kupenga are undertaken by kaimahi (staff) within
the National Office. The office exists virtually with kaimahi utilising technology to
work remotely throughout Aotearoa. Funding for our mahi (work) is provided by
government ministries and departments (most notably Oranga Tamariki and the
Ministry of Social Development), philanthropic trusts and membership
contributions.

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Kaiarahi

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+64 03 3910048

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027 6941051

email Email ITHelp@nnsvs.org.nz