Tāmaki Response

Tāmaki regeneration is about much more than building warm, dry houses. It’s about giving local families the best start in life – at home, school, and in the workforce.

Tāmaki Response was set up in 2018 as a specialist hub that puts Tāmaki whanau and tamariki at the heart of social services. Tāmaki Response leads the  design component within the TRC Social and Economic Regeneration programmes which are strongly aligned with the Government’s priorities to raise living standards and wellbeing for families and reduce child poverty. It’s about improving the outcomes for Tāmaki whānau by delivering more effective, joined-up, social services targeted at those who will gain the most benefit.

We work in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Social Development. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, (MBIE) Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Building and Construction Apprenticeships (BCITO) and Oranga Tamariki (Ministry for Children) to create social regeneration.

Tāmaki Response’s priorities are education, Jobs and skills for Tāmaki residents, supporting families with young children (0-5 years), strengthening mental health provisions and supporting vulnerable families (intensive support services).

Priorities for Tāmaki Response

  • a Tāmaki-wide education strategy
  • jobs and skills pathways focused on specific groups
  • early years support for young families
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • intensive support services to help families with high needs.

Tāmaki Response is located at a co-design hub in Panmure. The organisations involved include Ministry of Social Development, Oranga Tamariki, New Zealand Police, Ministry of Justice, the Auckland District Health Board and the Ministry of Education.

These solutions will be co-designed with community members, relevant agencies and local organisations to increase the impact of social services in Tāmaki.