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MUMA - Manukau Urban Maori Authority

Manukau Urban Maori Authority has a 20 year history of community based service delivery to Urban Maori in the South Auckland Region.

Through the vision of Whānau Ora, MUMA take an integrated approach to providing services and support for all urban Māori in South Auckland. We collaborate seamlessly with other service providers and each whānau so that together, we can achieve the very best outcomes for that whānau.

Whānau and individuals are able to access a range of programmes and services. We work in conjunction with whānau to establish positive long term plans, and can help address immediate concerns and needs.


MUMA’s current services and enterprises that operate at Nga Whare Waatea include the following:

Whanau Ora

Whānau Ora is an inclusive approach to providing opportunities to whānau in need on their terms. It offers families a renewed focus on whānau self-determination and empowerment.

 Our services help build whānau resilience and strength through whānau, communities and a range of service providers.

  • Kaiarahi services
  • Solo Mums programme
  • Food bank
  • Budgeting
  • Kaitoko whanau
  • Whanau-centred services


He Huarahi Hau

MUMA provides a series of programmes and services which aim to restore safety and wellbeing to offenders, victims and members of the community.


These programmes aim to break the cycle of domestic violence, gang affiliations and troubled youth by providing culturally responsive programmes that contribute to character building, engagement with support services and communities, and providing a Te Ao Māori basis for healing and moving forward.

  • He Ara Tika Mentoring Programme: A mentoring programme for Maori secondary school aged students. The purpose of the programme is to encourage Maori students to stay in school.
  • Restorative Justice Programme: MUMA facilitates restorative justice conferences where the referrals are made from District Courts in South Auckland region.
  • Tikanga Maori Programme: Motivate change in behaviour of Maori Offenders by increasing their cultural knowledge and their confidence in te reo Maori



MUMA has developed its pathway to providing quality education programmes and services to the South Auckland community. Our aim is to provide greater opportunities for our whānau, especially our tamariki.


MUMA is the prime sponsor of Te Kura Māori o Waatea and Waatea Early Child Centre based in Māngere.

  • Student mentoring
  • Tutoring 


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Contact details

Address: 7 Shirley Rd, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
Phone: (0800) 866 862 or (09) 277 7866
Fax: (09) 277 7090
Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm Mon - Fri
Postal: PO Box 23398, Hunters Corner, Auckland 2155
Email: Send a message[email protected]
Entry criteria
Open entry
Services for
Kaupapa Maori
English, Maori