Space to Breathe; Space to Gather

Nau mai; haere mai; welcome.

Thank you for your visit – it is so good to see you. We are here to support people when times are tough; rebuilding the village.
Our approach is peer-based – in other words:
Humans helping Humans: Mā tōu rou, mā taku rourou ka ora te iwi

Our Support is all about your well-being. We consider well-being holistically – the whole person, and their whole situation. Sometimes our needs about our all-round health; or what has happened to us in the past / what we’re living through now; or our life circumstances. Often is a combination of all the above!
We are here to support you with all the above; including building and enabling connections with a network of other helping services.
Are you concerned for someone? Or are you that someone?

Would some support with your well-being be helpful? Ka pai – you’ve come to the right place.

Interested in support through Buddied Journaling?

With one of our Journal Buddies alongside you, this is a safe space to share what’s on your mind.Our current journal-ers – aroha to you – we have moved our Journaling to a new and improved platform,and your journal has been migrated there.We really hope you enjoy the new set-up! Head here to get started!

Pay it forward for someone, right here:)

Ducks are $3 an entry – or you might like to sponsor a Whānau of Four or a Team of Ten?
The duck race happens on Saturday 24th February – we’d love YOU to be in it, to win it – by sponsoring a duck:) Just click the DUCK above!

Finding things tough right now?

…or are you concerned for someone who is?

Find out what’s coming up next at our Support Hub: Waimanako – browse our Workshops over the next couple of weeks.
If you see something of interest, click to register, so we can confirm your space, and keep you updated or answer any questions:) Click the + to view.

Upcoming Workshops and Groups - there's something here for you:)

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Waimanako; Our Support Hub
The smiles, the caring people – Waimanako is
AWESOME. Thank you for being there!

Space to Breathe: Our Retreat Centre
Our time staying at the Retreat has made us
so much stronger and brought back hope

Wrap-Around Care
My Support Worker and coming to the Group
every fortnight are a lifeline for me

Our Values

  • Āwhina: Collaboration, Adaptability, Advocacy, Awhi and Navigation
  • Manaakitanga: Open-Ended Mana-Enhancing Trauma-Informed Care, Freely/Abundantly Provided without Barriers
  • Tikanga: Tino Rangatiratanga, Equity, Options, Holistic (Whare Tapa Whā), Evidence-Based
  • Whakawhanaungatanga: Long-Term, Trusting, Authentic Partnerships with People / Services

Our Goals

  • Being There At The Grassroots: 
Responding to Need with Early Intervention; Listening, Learning and Reaching Out
  • Improving The Wellbeing Of Whānau Going Through Tough Times: Suicide Prevention
  • Addressing Root Causes: Improving the Landscape with Accountability to Whānau Stories; Pae Ora/Healthy futures for all New Zealanders.

People Supported

Our Team

Support Pathways

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

With immense gratitude, we extend heartfelt thanks to The Toi Foundation for their unwavering support, empowering our initiatives for positive change. Their commitment has played a pivotal role in community well-being. We proudly acknowledge Toi Foundation’s incredibly generous support, shaping a brighter future for whānau.

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to Primo for Keeping Us Connected, from the get-go – always speedy, reliable and never any fuss

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to Darrell of Move Real Estate for your regular ongoing financial support which goes towards the cost of our outreach programme – supporting members of our local community who are going through hard times.

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to Graphix for the legendary way you help us Spread the Message – you are always happy to help out

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to Tandem Group – you have always been there for us with the finest attention to detail, keeping our Financial Stewardship immaculate

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Thank you to JRI – you support us SO generously; making sure that we are properly covered in all that we do

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to Think Water – for your kindness in making sure the H2O is safe and clean

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Thank you to Todd Energy – your incredibly kind sponsorship of our programmes and sites (including our Solar Installation) is a complete game-changer

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Thank you to NPDC – your sponsorship of Waimanako, and your Community Grants Programme make it all happen – a City and Region that cares, so much

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“Health and safety is the top priority for our business. We want everyone to go home safely, both physically and mentally, to their friends and whānau at the end of each day. That’s why OMV NZ is proud to support the Taranaki Retreat billboard awareness campaign and help to promote the amazing mahi the team to do support the wellbeing of our community.”

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to La Nuova – our Guests slip into clean sheets and have beautiful fresh towels and flannels, because of YOUR awesomeness

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to Ballance – your Teams know our sites well, because you have gifted time, energy and koha to help keep them beautiful and safe

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to The Taranaki Foundation – you work so hard to make Taranaki a still-more-awesome place – and that includes grants to our programmes which are making live-changing and live-saving work happen

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Thank you to Walsh’s Autos – you have always been so generous and kind to us; and the way that you care for our vehicles so that we can care for our people, is a beautiful taonga

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Thank you to Countdown – you enable us to feed very, very many hungry people through your awesome Food Rescue Programme – our Kai for Koha and Retreat Kai are so kindly supported by YOU!

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Thank you to Piccolo-Morso – you guys SURE know how to bake, and our community LOVES the nourishment you bring

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to Wildcat Coffee – your coffee beans provide refreshment and enjoyment to hundreds every week – your support for Waimanako is EPIC cool

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to Farmlands – you care about our furry-friends at the Retreat and make sure that they are well nourished, so kindly:))

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Thank you to our friends at The Devon Hotel – you have so kindly supported us from the get-go, in so many so generous ways

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Thank you, dear Pack Centre – for your kind support for Waimanako and the Retreat, with those vital cleaning and packaging products laughing

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Thank you, VPS City – for your kindness in providing a safe and secure IT cloudness – so kind of you X

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Thank you, NZCT – not for your grant funding assisting with our Support Programmes – we don’t know where we’d be

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Thank you, Vets 4 Pets – We LOVE that you extend your care to our Retreat Companion Animals – they are so important to us all:)

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Thank you to The Lion Foundation – your sponsorship of our Programmes is a gift to SO many whānau

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

Warmest appreciation to Roofing Taranaki Ltd – your generosity, partnership and kindness resulted in a water-tight building (YES!!) – your craftsmanship and care are second to none.

Deepest gratitude to these organisations, partnering with us to make this all possible

ABMM’s ongoing support and advice is so helpful in keeping us legally “safe”. This allows us to keep doing our mahi in the community. Thank you so much to the partners and team at ABMM

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