Whānau services

Central Plateau REAP is committed to supporting rangatahi and their whānau achieve their aspirations. We do this in a variety of ways, including supporting attendance at school, mentoring services and Strengthening Families. We work closely with schools, Oranga Tamariki and other service agencies to ensure that all young people of our district have an opportunity to thrive.


Our team of mentors provide one on one support to rangatahi aged 11 to 16.

The aims are to promote positive outcomes for rangatahi and to support rangatahi to progress towards their aspirations.

The service is personalised to the rangatahi we are working with.  Specific activities, structure, goals and emphasis will differ.

Please note, we are not a counselling service.

Entry into this programme is by way of referral from Oranga Tamariki. For enquiries please contact Brian Griffin by email at brian@reapcentralplateau.nz or phone 07 378 8109 or 022 064 2215


We support young people aged 17 to 24 who are transitioning out of Oranga Tamariki care into adulthood.

Our mentors help to ensure that rangatahi leaving care have the same opportunities in life as any other New Zealander and that they have help to plan for a positive future.

We work in partnership with Oranga Tamariki and collaboratively across agencies to advocate for the young people that we support.


Youth Transition Services provide supportive and robust transition support for young people aged 15-25 years who are leaving Oranga Tamariki care or a youth justice residence programme. Our mentors understand that young people moving from care spaces to independent living can face some big challenges. Our service has been designed to be flexible and is focussed on the needs of the young people.

Young people engaged with REAP will have:

  • responsive, flexible, relationship-based support
  • someone to be there for them
  • unconditional support (despite behaviour and decisions)
  • support to coordinate what they need from their communities; whānau, hapū, iwi and adult services.

Entry into this programme is by way of referral from Oranga Tamariki. For enquiries, please contact Harriet Shaw-Puha by email at harriet@reapcentralplateau.nz or phone 07 378 8109 or 027 264 1052.


We aim to meet the unique needs of each family, building on their strengths and working to achieve their goals and aspirations, with support from health, social services, education and other services working together.

Strengthening Families offers help and support before a family has serious problems requiring intensive or statutory intervention. By promoting cooperation between community organisations, social services, and government agencies, everyone involved works more collaboratively with each other, with the families involved at the heart of the process and in a decision-making position (ie things happen with the whānau, not to the whānau).

We believe that networking among the services in the community is paramount for positive outcomes for families. We run quarterly community provider networking meetings at Central Plateau REAP to provide updates on the services and programmes available.

For more information, contact the Strengthening Families Co-ordinator by email sftaupo@reapcentralolateau.nz or phone 07 348 8109 or visit the Strengthening Families website www.strengtheningfamilies.govt.nz

Whāia te Māramatanga me te Oranga

Tū Maia, Tūhono

A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society


73 Titiraupenga Street, Taupō 3330


  • Monday 9am – 4pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 4pm
  • Thursday 9am – 4pm
  • Friday 9am – 3pm
  • Saturday-Sunday Closed
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