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WISEStart Māmā & Pēpi

We are now taking expressions of interest for WISEStart Māmā & Pēpi programme. If you are a Māmā with a pēpi living in the Waikato region, register your interest below.

If you would like more information about the programme, scroll down to the WISEStart Māmā & Pēpi section.

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Coming soon

  • Meditation and movement classes

  • Learning together through workshops

  • Our seed to plate programme

  • Wellness support and services

  • A space to connect

  • Gardens and spaces to pause and reflect

  • Rongoā Māori

The community we serve

Visits to Tirohanga are by appointment only 

As we shape this wellness space, the services will be piloted first.
People and whānau living in the Waikato region will be invited to register for the programmes and services on offer.

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The history of Tirohanga

The hard work, vision and generous gift of the Houchen family laid the foundation for the beautiful wellness space you see today. While the years have passed and the site has been transformed, one thing remains constant: Tirohanga will always be a space for pause, restoration, fresh vision and wellness.

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Creating a wellbeing space that’s local and personal

WISEStart Māmā & Pēpi

The WISEStart Māmā & Pēpi programme is designed with mothers of pēpi aged between six to sixteen weeks at the time of your first visit. 

Visit One: Nurture
ou can expect to rest and sleep in one of three beautifully designed bedrooms, soak in a private relaxing bath, pause and recharge in the serene gardens, enjoy nourishing food during your stay, receive breastfeeding support and enjoy a relaxing massage if requested.

Visit Two: Nature
Learn how to make baby-safe kawakawa balms and oils, pēpi massage followed by a postnatal movement session with Brooke RS Wright. Enjoy unlimited snacks and a nutritious meal cooked by our Kai Gardener and Chef.

Visit Three: Nourish
As pēpi gets older you can enjoy a nutritionist-led baby nutrition workshop and discover the benefits for pēpi growth and development followed by a relaxing mindfulness session in the afternoon. Connect with other māmā and staff from Tirohanga over a nutritious meal prepared by our Kai Gardener and Chef, Josephine Blake.

If you would like to learn more about the programme, which includes three visits over three months, please get in touch with our team at



Mama Pepi Space exterior
A mother holding her baby tight to her chest

A place to connect with yourself and with others

Connection is critical to wellbeing. At Tirohanga we create spaces and programmes that allow people to strengthen their connections.

Two people at a table being served delicious healthy food by the cook
Four people in a meeting room
Three people relaxing on a sunny deck
Two people chatting

Wellbeing that’s right for you and your whānau

We believe that whānau should have access to wellbeing support and services that are right for them. We understand that every person is at a different stage in their wellbeing journey.

Mum dad and two kids in lush green surrounds.
Six people in a the wellness space practicing yoga
A masseuse massaging the calves of a person laying on a massage table
Three people gathered around a garden patch with the gardener pointing at a thriving plants

Restoring mauri

From the moment you step into Tirohanga you will feel the wairua of this special place. Hear the tui sing and the wind whisper through the trees. Grounded in nature, Tirohanga allows you time to pause and space to renew.

Pacifika woman sitting in a beautiful garden reading a book
A basket of luscious fresh vegetables
Family walking together


Learn more about the co-design of Tirohanga

Download the co-design report

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