About Us

For over 30 years Te Whare Roimata Trust  is working with Christchurch’s Inner City East and Urban Māori communities.

Our work is:

    • grassroots
    • Treaty-based
    • bi-cultural

Community Initiatives

Te Whare Roimata encourages and creates opportunities for:

    • local participation and leadership;
    • promoting well-being and social cohesion;
    • providing a voice for people to advocate for social change.

Read more about our community activities and past initiatives.


The heart of our work is to enable people to find expression for their skills and talents.  We do this through whānau development and providing tūrangawaewae – places for residents to stand tall.

Te Whare Roimata’s Current Projects are located across:

    • Smith Street Garden
    • Linwood Community Arts Centre – Eastside Gallery
    • Stanmore Road Post Office & Books
    • Under the Tin Roof Op Shop
    • Tiny Shops Village


Jenny Smith
Coordinator of Te Whare Roimata Trust