Te Kotahitanga E Mahi Kaha Trust is a registered charitable trust providing education and training services from its premises in Kaikohe as part of a wider programme of development services for Maori within the rohe of Ngapuhi.

The Trust was established in 1986 and registered as a PTE with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in 1991. TKEMKT is also an approved CYFS Level 2 Service Provider. 

Te Kotahitanga E Mahi Kaha Trust has three operating activities:

  • Education and training;

  • Youth and whanau support services;

  • Health and Fitness

Over the past two decades TKEMKT has attempted to provide a vehicle for the aspirations of our Learners - predominantly Maori with low or no qualifications and multiple barriers to successful employment or further progressive training.  All current Learners, a mix of young people and adults are Maori.

Te Kotahitanga E Mahi Kaha Trusts existing education and training programmes focus on building the core foundation and generic skills our Learners need to enhance their ability to participate in the general flow of society through employment, further education, voluntary work, whanau and sport.

Our continued existence and recent 3 year NZQA audit outcome are testament to the Trusts resilience, adaptability, and commitment to ongoing development and quality. 

Our mission

Te Kotahitanga E Mahi Kaha Trust seeks to contribute to Tino Rangatiratanga within Ngapuhi by building reasonable human beings capable of participating actively in society:

We do this by:

  • Provision of quality, effective education and training

  • Operating a financially viable organisation

  • Implementing a programme of continuous improvement in physical and human resources

  • Supporting Maori capacity-building through our work with Whanau, Hapu, Takiwa, Iwi and community groups

  • Upholding and implementing the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


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Telephone: 09 405 2573| Fax: 09 405 2632
Email: info@tkemkt.co.nz

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Author: Hayley Rauahi
Page Last updated: 15 September, 2005