About The Trust

The Healing Song - Pese Wairua

The Trust was birthed out of a heart to support community projects that are whānau driven; encourage social enterprise; and advocate for using models of collective wellness and healing that are underpinned by cultural and spiritual values.

The Founder

Zion Tauamiti

Zion Tauamiti is a New Zealand born Samoan born and raised in Christchurch.

He started in the community lane as a assistant chaplain in Hillmortan Hospital delivering music programmes for inpatients. He then moved into Māori suicide prevention at He Waka Tapu before taking on a youth mentoring role at Bros for Change.

In March 2019 he began setting up a wellbeing focused charity developing his own models and frameworks for healing.

This trust is the beginning.

Zion Profile


Trustees & Advisors

The The Healing Song - Pese Wairua trustees and supervisors are made up of spiritual and cultural advisors who have walked with and guided Zion through his healing and community journey. This body plays a pivotal role in holding Zion to the Trust values and models of healing.


Amy Page-Whiting [Chair], Sidney Tauamiti, Paul Hegglun, Melanie Atkinson, Roger Sutton

Cultural Advisors

Hannah Chapman, Rachael Fonotia, Sela Faletolu, David Cairns, Sala Tiatia, Jase Tiatia, Wyatt Butcher, Diane Fenika, Ivan Taula, Byllie-Jean Rangihuna, Melanie Riwai-Couch, Charlie Brown

Models & Frameworks

  • Model of Engaging Community

  • Engaging Wellness

  • The Spiritual Intersect

  • Trust Values

  • Wairua Model

  • Wellbeing Framework

  • Ministry of Learning

  • The Healing Song

Contact Details
  • +64 22 6779368

  • zion@thehealingsong.org.nz

  • 35a Gunns Cres, Cashmere, Christchurch

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