Te Kiwi Māia
The Courageous Kiwi
Providing rehabilitation, recovery and respite to our people, who – as a result of their role in safeguarding and caring for New Zealanders – have physical or psychological injuries. We enable our people and their families to continue healthy, positive lives.
Te Kiwi Māia is a charity which provides support and respite for first responders and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel, both current and former, who have physical or psychological injuries as a result of their service to Aotearoa and our communities.
This will be achieved through the provision of facilities, equipment, services or assistance for the rehabilitation, recovery and care of such individuals, as well as their immediate families, who are in need.
Our aim is to establish a homestead and working farm designed and equipped to foster physical, psychological and emotional rehabilitation and recovery; somewhere for those who have committed to our country, and who have been injured through their work, to recuperate and refresh. This will be achieved via the provision of a supportive and inclusive environment, professional assistance, access to a variety of services, and opportunities to participate in activities that promote mental wellness; such as pottery, cooking or yoga classes, building tuition, sports and fitness, or assisting on the farm.
Ultimately Te Kiwi Māia’s goal is to support and assist those whose role has been to safeguard and care for all New Zealanders, so they can continue healthy, positive lives.
You can support us, and those who support you, by donating here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/te-kiwi-maia
The bank account utilised for fundraising is a solicitor’s trust account; this will be used until such time as a Te Kiwi Māia bank account can be opened.
Te Kiwi Māia’s Charitable Trust number is CC56958.
This album is part of a wider initiative to support first responders and NZDF personnel. The purpose of this album is to raise awareness, support and funds for Te Kiwi Māia who will receive all proceeds from NZ album sales. The Album is also endorsed by His Royal Highness Price Charles
Meet Te Kiwi Māia
Rebecca Nelson Chairperson
Megan Mashali Secretary
James Burt Trustee
Where to get help
1737, Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or online chat
Samaritans – 0800 726 666
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, midday–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.
Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.
thelowdown.co.nz – or email email@example.com or free text 5626
Anxiety New Zealand – 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389)
Supporting Families in Mental Illness – 0800 732 825
If it’s an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.
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