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Things To Know

Te Ara Moana is based in Titahi Bay, on the edge of Porirua Harbour, New Zealand.

We offer water activities, with a particular emphasis on water safety and social and personal responsibility. Our goal is to help improve the problem we have in NZ with drownings and water-related injuries and improve mental health outcomes for young people.

We teach school students, so when they are old enough to own boats they will have developed some wisdom around water.


We don't charge participants, courses are funded by our generous sponsors and donors.


We use a teaching methodology called TPSR (Teaching Physical and Social Responsibility). This method uses physical education to teach life skills.  We couple this with traditional Māori values demonstrating respect, generosity and care for ourselves, the environment, belongings and the kaupapa principles.


The students have fun, and we challenge them too. We hope they will go on with challenging sports and activities with a great set of abilities and behaviours to help them.

That's because we want a vibrant and active community.

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All The Details

For the parents: All the info you will need to know about the courses and what the students need to bring.

For the students: Find out how much fun you will have while getting wet and learning heaps.

For our supporters: We can not operate without the support of our generous sponsors. Learn more about who they are and how you can join them in making this happen.

Our Courses: All the details about the courses.

Our Team

Our team is a bunch of talented people dedicated to the Te Ara Moana Mission.

Meet the people that make it all happen

Our Schools

Titahi Bay School

Titahi Bay North School

St Pius School

Ngati Toa School

Porirua School

Rangikura School

Russell School

Holy Family School

Glenview School

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Safety is our number one priority.

Its how we work!

Safety is everyone's job at Te Ara Moana.

Learn about the risks and how we manage them

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