7 Jul 2020

New Māori domestic violence service opened in South Auckland

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 7 July 2020

A new kaupapa Māori domestic violence initiative has opened in South Auckland.

Te Taanga Manawa is a joint venture between Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri Trust and Counties Manukau Community Police. 

The Trust says there is a critical need in the community for family harm prevention services, with a spike in cases during lockdown highlighting the problem.

Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri Trust, chief executive, Dee-Ann Wolferstan , spoke with Māni Dunlop.