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Whakapapa of KFST

Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust (KFST) - has been in operation since 1999. 

The service was established by the Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust who continues to govern as KFST.  The Trust was a result of the tripac partnership formed between Maatua Whangai o Kirikiriroa, Specialist Education Services and Te Kohao Health to provide the Family Start programme in Hamilton City.

The Trust membership has now changed to the following representatives:

Hagen Tuatari (Chairperson), Toni Welch, Denise Kingi & Hinemoerangi Ngatai Tangirua. 


The partnership was formed because of the shared belief that 

Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust was a means to:

Empower and strengthen individuals, and through individuals their families and whanau and communities. Provide a programme that endorses the kaupapa of Tino Rangatiratanga. Provide intervention to those in need at the earliest possible moment

through strength-based activities.


Hence the recording of KFST’s primary kaupapa–philosophy/value base as being:

Ka hiki te tapu o te tangata

Ka hiki te tapu o te katoa

When one is enhanced

All are enhanced

Our Vision


Tamariki Tū Tamariki Ora

Our Mission

Aronui ki nga Tamariki Aronui ki te whānau

Our Values

Tiakina te rito: Child/Children focused
Whakapiringa: Whanaungatanga-Positive Relationships
Kia tū tika: Taking accountability for our actions
Tukanga auahatanga: Reflective practices – Innovation

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