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.
Sharing of information
Relationship, kinship, and a sense of belonging
Hospitality, kindness, and support
A place to stand with confidence and independence
Enlightenment, insight, and understanding
The concept of togetherness/collaboration
Learning and embracing new ideas