Tuakana – Teina is founded on the role of the tuakana to awhi and tautoko their teina. This is the model of supervision that Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa implements for Kaiwhakaruruhau who wish to go on to a professional supervisory or mentoring role. The training forms part of the workforce development training programmes. Kaiwhakaruruhau as Mauri Ora practitioners require a process of supervision that aligns to Mauri Ora models of practice such as – Whakawaatea, Māherehere, Korerotahi, Whare e Rua, Pā Harakeke and Tiaki Whakapapa.
Tuakana-Teina Wānanga is made up of just one Wānanga and is held over three days.