Vocational Programmes and Participation Opportunities
Te Whare Ti Rākau, Te Whare Pūeru
We currently provide two vocationally based services from our Village site. These programmes
enable people to gain confidence through participating voluntarily in learning activities using either
horticulture or clothing and textiles workshop skills as the medium. They can explore a range of
skills and look to enter into associated training. There is a real team focus to these programmes and
people develop immense commitment to the projects that they are involved in.
Horticulture - Te Whare Ti Rākau
The Horticulture team, with anywhere from 4 - 8 places, undertake small scale voluntary garden work
and maintain a large vegetable plot at the Village. They collect seed and raise seedlings for
We have also provided small scale work opportunities for Turning Point members in the past where
they could undertake projects on and off site for real wages.
Clothing and Textiles - Te Whare Pūeru
Our Clothing Team with anywhere from 4 – 10 places collects and upcycles discarded clothing
destined for landfill to onsell to the public and for use by our tāngata whai ora and
Kitchen Opportunities - Te Whare Kai
We have a few limited roles for tea and coffee and kai preparation, kitchen skills, baking and
daily upkeep in our tāngata whai ora client kitchen. Open for morning Tea and weekly free lunch
on Tuesday for members.