Support services in the Taranaki Region

Nau mai – haere mai – welcome. This is a locally-maintained list of wellbeing / support services in Taranaki.

Spotted an out-of-date entry, or an organisation which is missing? Please drop us an email to let us know, and we’ll sort it! Thank you:)

You can select a category below, on the left; or search for a keyword, or just browse the full directory.

Mā tōu rourou, mā taku rourou ka ora te iwi – With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

Photo of Citizens Advice Bureau New Plymouth
Community House 32 Leach Street New Plymouth Taranaki 4310 New Zealand Work Phone: 06 758 9542 Work Phone: 0800 FOR CAB (0800 367 222) Website: Citizens Advice

Biographical Info

We provide free, confidential, independent information, advice and support to anyone on any issue. Our trained volunteers take the time to listen, and aim to ensure that you get the information you need – whether it’s about your rights in a particular situation or to find a specific service, we will find a way forward. Language Assistance
Support is available.

We want to remind everyone that our service remains free – where people can pop in and visit, call us on the phone, or contact us via our website by using live chat or sending a message.

We also run a FREE legal service together with New Plymouth lawyers and have the JP Service Desk once a week.

Not sure? Ask us. Kāore i te mārama? Pātai mai.

Categories: Budget Support, Employment Support, General Wellbeing
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Photo of Ngāti Ruanui Whānau Ora
Work Phone: 06 278 1531 Work Phone: 0508 428 672

Biographical Info

We work and support whānau holistically. Tinana, whanau, hinengaro & wairua. We help whanau and/or individuals to develop a plan going forward and support them in achieving it. We work with Taiohi to Kaumatua.

You don’t have to be of Ngati Ruanui to enrol for our services. We provide budgeting support, a kaumatua group, a men’s group, child dental support and bowel screening education and support. We have connections to schools, kohanga reo, marae and employers within our community. We work with other community services that support whānau as well. Kia ora.

Categories: Employment Support, General Wellbeing, Housing Support, Whānau, Children and Young People
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Photo of Volunteering New Plymouth
Devon Centre Level 4/44 Liardet Street, New Plymouth Taranaki New Zealand Work Phone: 06 758 8986

Biographical Info

The main purpose of Volunteering New Plymouth is to assist ‘not for profit’ community groups in recruiting and retaining volunteers and to offer ongoing support to all community organisations and their volunteers. To do this we offer our service as a contact point for all volunteers and community agencies.

We provide information about opportunities for volunteering, we raise community awareness of the importance of the work that is undertaken by volunteers, we organise recognition awards, we advocate on behalf of volunteers and community organisations at a local and national level and we provide a channel where resources can be shared, particularly in the training of volunteers and their coordinators/managers.

Categories: Employment Support, General Wellbeing
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Photo of Workbridge
Toptown Complex Devon Street West New Plymouth Taranaki New Zealand Cell Phone: 029 771 2272 Work Phone: 0508 858 858 Website: Workbridge

Biographical Info

Are you looking for work?  Do you have some challenges finding new employment?  If you would love to receive FREE support from a local community organisation, then reach out to Workbridge.  We can provide free employment services for anyone who has some challenges or barriers to gaining employment.

Workbridge can help you overcome barriers that may exist in finding employment and can provide ongoing support after you have found a job.  We work on practical pre-employment tasks such as CV development, job searching, interview skills, confidence building and other pre-employment activities.  You can contact Workbridge through our website (, or directly (029 771 2272) or on our freephone number (0508 858 858) or even come in for a friendly chat – we are located in the Toptown Complex, New Plymouth.

Categories: Employment Support
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Photo of Workwise Employment Agency
Contact: Sandra Broughton
220 Devon Street West New Plymouth Taranaki 4310 New Zealand Work Phone: 06 757 3831 Cell Phone: 027 676 5988 Website: Workwise

Biographical Info

Workwise supports people who are facing personal or health challenges to find and keep a job. In Taranaki, anyone accessing adult mental health and addiction services can be referred to us at Workwise. If you’re thinking about employment and would like some support – talk to your mental health or addictions service about Workwise.

We’re here to help you create employment opportunities so you can achieve your dreams. You’ll be connected with an employment consultant. Together you’ll explore your experience, skills and aspirations, and create an employment plan to help you achieve your goals. When it comes to looking for your job, you decide how much support you would like from us. Workwise can help with everything, including the support(s) you may need to settle into your job and thrive. It’s all about what you need. We’re passionate about helping people find the right job and supporting them to be successful.

Categories: Employment Support
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