Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Taupo Women’s Refuge is committed to honoring Te Tiriti O Waitangi, the Treaty of Waitangi.
Te Tiriti O Waitangi is New Zealand’s founding document. It takes its name from the place in the Bay of Islands where it was first signed, on 6 February 1840. This day is now a public holiday in New Zealand. Te Tiriti is an agreement, in Māori and English that was made between the British Crown and about 540 Māori rangatira (chiefs).
Taupo Women’s Refuge offer culturally appropriate services: we recognise that differing and appropriate support and advocacy is needed for the ethnically diverse groups of women and children in New Zealand.