Rōpu iti – kāpō support groups

Rōpu iti is a nationwide peer support program for Kāpō Māori Aotearoa members to come together in local community groups. Rōpu iti groups determine their own pathways to attain whānau ora.

Call us on 0800 770 990 for more information,
or download the Ropu iti brochure.

There are kāpō support groups throughout New Zealand. We can help you to join a group, or form and facilitate a new group. We can also connect you with other Rōpu iti groups in your community.  The following is a description of one of our groups.


Te Ora o Waihopai

This rōpu meet monthly on a Saturday at a whare (home) of the members' choosing.  They were formed in 2012 and are made up of five members who have lived in Invercargill for many years.  


The group meet to catch up with each other and offer support, from technology to accessing services within the community.  They have shared many occasions together including: birthdays, linking through iwi and also learning Te Reo Māori including whakapapa and waiata known to Ngāi Tahu.


In 2017 the rōpu are excited to welcome the Kāpō Māori Aotearoa nationwide whānau to the deep south to host the Biennial Conference in Invercargill.  They look forward to sharing some of the local customs and kai as well as showing off what Southland has to offer.