[Please note that Te Pou is no longer involved in this work. The Takarangi Framework resources available on our site are for legacy reference purposes.]
The Takarangi Competency Framework (TCF) was initially a Māori practitioner competency framework. Starting from work for the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) by Ngā Manga Puriri in Te Tai Tokerau it was carried on beyond the contract by those involved. Ongoing discussions and hui in 2004/2005 between members of Ngā Manga Puriri, Dr. Paul Robertson (National Addiction Centre), Te Puea Winiata (Auckland DHB Māori Mental Health), Moe Milne and Terry Huriwai led to the evolution of this framework based on the expression of mātauranga Māori within a context of practice. These individuals were the first Roopu Kaitiaki. They developed the framework, its systems and structure and now maintain its intellectual and cultural integrity.