Ngāi Tahu Pēpi Packs is an initiative developed as an approach to whānau ora and tamariki ora. The wahakura is designed to encourage safe sleeping for our pēpi under 6 months old and also represents weaving in the latest strands of Ngāi Tahu – helping newborn Ngāi Tahu pēpi to grow a strong cultural connection to their iwi.
Please note, customs restrictions for our whānau abroad require a variation to the pēpi pack from the domestic pack (particularly in relation to the wahakura).
The application form below is for expectant parents ONLY. If your pēpi is already born and within his/her first 6 months, please submit a whakapapa registration to Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa.
For more information on the packs, please contact the grants team: [email protected]
Expectant Parents (pēpi on the way)
Pre-register for a pēpi pack
For pēpi already born
Pēpi needs to be registered with Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa
Please note that the whakapapa application form must be submitted to Whakapapa Ngāi Tahu within pēpi’s first 6 months of life to be eligible for a pēpi pack.
For more information, please contact the grants team – [email protected]