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Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust
Support for the Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust will transform lives through music.
Raukatauri was established in March 2004 by singer and songwriter Dame Hinewehi Mohi, who named it after her daughter Hineraukatauri who has severe cerebral palsy. Hineraukatauri, and thousands of other New Zealanders, have found a way to express themselves through music therapy, at the centre named after her.
As the operator of New Zealand’s only music therapy centres, their mission is to offer a quality, accessible music therapy service to all people, no matter their needs.
They work with more than 1,000 individuals every week, aged from one-year-old to 94 years old.
Their clients have a range of needs, including developmental disabilities such as cerebral Palsy, autism and Down syndrome, complex medical conditions, traumatic brain injuries, mental health diagnoses, dementia and exposure to family violence, neglect and addiction.
Services are delivered by their talented team of music therapists, all of whom have Master's Degrees in Music Therapy, are registered through Music Therapy New Zealand, and have had extensive training in music, psychology and human development.
They deliver services across the Upper North Island (Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay) at their dedicated centres as well as at satellite locations and in partnership with outreach organisations. They currently work with more than 70 outreach partners, including schools, rest homes, palliative care services, kindergartens, prisons and many others.
Raukatauri offers a unique and life-changing service to all New Zealanders in need with weekly music therapy sessions offering a rare opportunity to engage and communicate with others.