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Te Wheke is an initiative of Destination Westland Ltd made possible with the support of Development West Coast and the Provincial Development Unit. 

The concept of an ‘Outreach Hub’ requires an innovative approach. A fundamental part of this approach is partnership with local community.


te wheke = the octopus

Behind The Name

Te Wheke is a model developed by Rangimarie Rose Pere that has been applied to many training and educational programmes throughout New Zealand. In this context, each of the eight tentacles represent values that align with the vision of the hub. 

Mohiotanga

Sharing of information

Whakakotahitanga

Unity

Whanaungatanga

Relationship, kinship, and a sense of belonging

manaakitanga

Hospitality, kindness, and support

TURANGAWAEWAE
MARAMATANGA

A place to stand with confidence and independence

Enlightenment, insight, and understanding

KOTAHITANGA
AUAHATANGA

The concept of togetherness/collaboration

Learning and embracing new ideas

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