Mirror Youth Day Programme

Whakaata Tohu Tohu O Tai Tama Wahine Me Tai Tama Tane


oho mauri to wairua awaken your spirit

Te Whakaata Tohu Tohu Mirror Youth Day Programme is a therapeutic day programme for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 years old who have significant drug and alcohol issues. It runs for the length of the school term, and is based in Waitati just north of Dunedin.

The Programme embraces a Kaupapa Māori framework. However, it is our intention that the Programme offers services that are appropriate to any culture.

“I felt valued and loved and that I can achieve anything I put my mind to.”

The Mirror Youth Day Programme we are guided by seven key principles:

  1. Tu Tika Hinengaro Pai Self Belief
  2. Mana Whakahaere Responsibility
  3. Aroha Atu Respect
  4. Tika Honesty
  5. Whakatau Tika Accountability
  6. Whakapono Trust   
  7. He Putake Hohonu Integrity 

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Programme Content



Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Whakatau Mai 
ki te Whakaata Tohu Tohu o Tai Tama Wahine me Tai Tama Tane

Welcome to the Mirror Youth Day Programme

Mā te whakaatu, ka mōhio,
Mā te mōhio, ka mārama,
Mā te mārama, ka mātau,
Mā te mātau, ka ora
Discussion brings forth understanding
Understanding brings forth light
Light brings forth wisdom
Wisdom brings forth wellness.

Ngā Mahi o te Kaupapa The programme content

Manaakitanga Philosophy of Care:

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Kaupapa Tikanga/Mission Statement

Āwhinatia ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi kia eke rātou ki te taumata o te māramatanga

Support and uplift children and young people so they can ascend to the pinnacle of wisdom

Te Kaupapa/Aim of the programme

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For an assessment and referral contact any of the agencies listed below:

Mirror HQ 

03 479 2970 Extn 3

Youth Specialty Servic
03 474 5601

Adventure Development Ltd 
03 470 1691

Adventure Development Ltd 

03 218 8833

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The Aroha Ki Te Tamariki Trust wishes to thank the Southern DHB for their ongoing support.

Mirror Youth Day Porgramme
P.O. Box 76 Waitati 9069
Phone: 03 4821366
Fax: 03 482 1367
Cell: 0274 821 368
Email: mydp [at] mirrorservices [dot] org [dot] nz