Strive Community Trust was formerly known as Tamaki Ki Raro located at Te Puea Marae. Tamaki Ki Raro Trust was incorporated as a Charitable Trust on 20th January 1986 when the Tainui Maori Trust Board formed eight legally structured management committees. Tamaki Ki Raro, meaning the lower boundary of the Tainui Rohe (Waikato Area), was thus formed to assist with the social and economic development of local Marae and to awhi (support) Tainui whanau living in the rohe.
Tamaki Ki Raro Trust originally set out delivering holistic programmes that provided social and cultural stability for Tainui people living in the Manukau rohe, directly utilizing Marae facilities and local whanau. Over time, Marae were empowered to manage their own affairs and encouraged to determine their own direction in accordance with Tainui kawa (protocol) and specific needs within the Rohe.