Rākau Mārō

Rākau Mārō

Rākau Māro is a community workforce of Otangarei locals.  We provide opportunities for upskilling and work experience in preparation for work or further training.  Our goal is to help Otangarei people to more powerfully prepare for work.

One of our priorities is beautification and maintenance of Otangarei, our kāinga.  Keep an eye out for our Rākau Mārō team in their hi-viz and safety gear, doing their part to make our community of Otangarei look beautiful.

Interested in joining?

• Get hands on learning and support to be work ready

• Set goals with our Kaiārahi team

• Get support to gain a drivers licence

• Tap into available training or employment opportunities

• Use other services provided by the Trust: eg. budgeting, healthy living

• Enjoy working in a team

Find out more about Rākau Mārō.

Park benches

Rākau Māro's Mere Padlie, with Peter Schenker from Whangarei Men's Shed, makes park benches to place in Otangarei parks