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
Tamariki Tū Tamariki Ora
Aronui ki nga Tamariki Aronui ki te whānau
Tiakina te rito: Child/Children focused
Whakapiringa: Whanaungatanga-Positive Relationships
Kia tū tika: Taking accountability for our actions
Tukanga auahatanga: Reflective practices – Innovation