We believe in providing our staff with a work environment that is happy & harmonious. One that helps them become their best professionally so that they can achieve their professional goals. Here are just a few of the things that we do:

Educational Assistance

Taikura Trust will support identified courses of study, which may change from time to time.

Currently these include:

  • Graduate Diploma in Education - Disability Support Specialisation
  • National Certificate in Disability Support Assessment, Planning and Coordination; Level 5
  • National Certificate in Community Support Services; Level 3


For all other study, one paid study leave day may be approved for examination attendance, for approved courses. Approval Criteria: relevance to Taikura Trust services; success in previous study; relevance to current position

External Professional Supervision

This is a service for all employees who wish to attend. It is a confidential and safe way to sharpen your skills and thinking in relation to work.

We have a number of external supervisors with various backgrounds; please talk to your manager for more information.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

EAP is part of the Trust’s health and safety strategy. The EAP programme assists employees who may have personal or work problems that may be disrupting their lives at work and or at home. The service provides professional and confidential counseling. Employees can access the programme for 3 hours of support per year of employment.

Diversity of Our People

We approximately have 75-80 employees. Of those employees, our current employee ethnicity includes 10 ethnic groups: NZ European, Maori, Cook Island, Samoan, Fijian, Other Pacific Islands, East Asian, South & West Asian, African, and Other.

Between all our employees there are 24 different languages spoken ranging from Te Reo Maori, Hindi, and Samoan through to Afrikaans.