Who we are
Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora (Maori Women’s Welfare League Inc), is a prominent, reputable Maori organisation in New Zealand’s social and commercial environment.
Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora (Maori Women’s Welfare League Inc), is an organisation that adheres to Maori traditional values and concepts which are reflected in management principles and practices to aspire to a vision while achieving set goals and objectives.
Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora today continues to be a formidable voice for Maori people throughout New Zealand with branches well established in Australia, and formerly, London and Hawaii. There are more than 3000 members of Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora today who operate on the same kaupapa (basis) as those who started in 1951. Namely, to improve the wealth of Maori, be that spiritually, social wellbeing or economically.
Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora has initiated many programmes and plans to assist Maori to reclaim their tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty) as a people taking control of their own destiny. This organisation, through its high quality members and leadership has provided a model to guide Maori people to succeed in the future. An accomplishment of Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora is ongoing recognition as a credible organisation at many levels of New Zealand’s society. This includes the NZ Government, private and public sectors and organisations, iwi and hapu entities throughout the country.