About Us

Who are we?


Te Waiariki Purea Trust is a Not for Profit organisation offering a wide range of youth and family services in the Rotorua, Taupo and Turangi region. We have a Youth Services team, Whanau Support Services team, Okareka Outdoors Centre team and Youth Development team, providing a diverse range of support for our community.

Our whakatauki is “E hoki ki nga maunga kia purea koe e nga hau a Tawhirimatea” which translates to “Return to the mountains to be cleansed by the winds of Tawhirimatea.”

We strongly believe that the more our young people are engaged in activities out in their communities, the more skills they are learning and the more culturally connected they become. We encourage our rangatahi to be active members of the community, developing leadership roles and therefore becoming role models to the future generations.

"E hoki ki nga maunga kia purea koe e nga hau a Tawhirimatea."