Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust was formed in 1995 as a result of feedback from whānau and Māori providers in the Wellington rohe. The membership consisted of the Māori asthma providers and marae in the Wellington region. It became the first Māori Asthma Society in New Zealand. Tū Kotahi was set up specifically to meet the needs of Māori by providing education, support, advocacy and resources in asthma. Over the past five years Tū Kotahi has provided Kaupapa Māori Asthma Training to whānau in the Lower North Island, and as far as the Chatham Islands.
Tū Kotahi partners with Regional Public Health, He Kainga Oranga and Sustainability Trust in the Well Homes initiative.