Te Roopu Taurima (TRT)

Organisation Details

Te Roopu Taurima (TRT) is the largest kaupapa Maori service provider for intellectually disabled people and is an accredited and certificated service provider.

We aim to provide our Tangata (people TRT supports) with a quality of life so they can live as individuals with a range of choices that lead to self-empowerment or rangatiratanga through tikanga Maori values and principles.

Cultural support is provided by our kaumatua, whaea and kaimahi, and through local kaumatua and kuia.

Whanau contact and participation in decision making is actively sought, encouraged and maintained and tangata lives are enriched through involvement with whanau and the community.


Name: Karen Smith
Address: PO Box 22 346, Otahuhu 1640
Phone: 09 276 6282
Email: karen.smith@terooputaurima.org.nz
Web: www.terooputaurima.org.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/terooputaurima/

Disability Types

  • Cognitive/Intellectual
  • Multiple Diagnosis


  • Auckland/Northland
  • Canterbury
  • Nelson/Marlborough
  • Waikato

Services Provided

  • Community Participation
  • Employment/Vocational/Training Support
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Residential
  • Respite