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Tamariki Pakari

Child Health and Wellbeing Trust

Tamariki Pakari means healthy, self-assured youth that are fully active


Tamariki Pakari Child Health and Wellbeing Trust is a non-profit organisation.


Our Vision


To work to improve the health and wellbeing of tamariki (children) and rangatahi (youth) in Taranaki and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

The Trust achieves this through supporting a research programme that:

  • strives to undertake research by communities, for communities,

  • works towards achieving health equity, and 

  • continues to build on existing research in this area to date.

Our long-term goal is to establish Tamariki Pakari as a successful centre for Paediatric research excellence.

Our Core Values

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Curiosity and a passion for life-long learning

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Respect for self, for others, and for our environment

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Openness – to people, ideas and perspectives

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To act Justly

Our Purpose


To generate solutions that accelerate health systems change, underpinned by quality research, supported by genuine and meaningful partnership with community stakeholders.