Women's Centres in New Zealand

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Auckland Women's Centre

4 Warnock St
Grey Lynn
Phone: (09) 376 3227

Auckland Working Women's Resource Centre

35 George St, Kingsland
Phone: (09) 379 7906

Christchurch Women's Centre

Level 1, 573-579 Colombo Street
Phone: (03) 371 7414

Cromwell Women's Support Group

PO Box 149
Cromwell 9191

Helensville Women's Centre

1 Porter Crescent
Phone: (09) 420 7992

Heretaunga Women's Centre

Women's Rest Building
Cnr Russell & Eastbourne Streets
Phone/Fax: (06) 878 5401,

Kapiti Womens Centre

7 Ngahina Street
Paraparaumu 5032
Phone: (04) 902 6222

Lower Hutt Women's Centre

186 Knights Rd
Lower Hutt 6301
Phone: (04) 569 2711

Napier Women's Centre & Health Centre

98 Wellesley Rd

Nelson Women's Centre

44 Trafalgar St
Nelson 7010
Phone: (03) 546 7986

New Plymouth Women's Centre

Community House
32 Leach St
New Plymouth 4310
Phone:  (06)  758 4957
Website:  Info can be found at

North Shore Women's Centre

PO Box 40 106
5 Mayfield Rd Glenfield,
Auckland 1330.
Phone: (09) 444 4618

Otaki Community Health Centre       

186 Mill Road
  (06) 364 6367

Palmerston North Women's Centre & Health Collective

53 Waldegrave St
Palmerston North 5330
Phone:  (06) 357 0314

Shakti NZ Asian Women's Centre

PO Box 24 448
Royal Oak, Auckland
Phone: (09) 625 6714
Helpline: (09) 624 3619 or 0800 742 584


Solo Women As Parents (SWAP)

Community House
70 Springfield Rd
St Albans
Phone:  (03) 366 8540

South Canterbury Women's Welfare Centre

14 Butler St
Timaru 7910
Phone:  (03) 688 9363

South Taranaki Women's Centre

6 Furlong St
(Cnr Regent and Furlong Sts)
Hawera 4610
Phone:  (06) 278 3260

Te Awamutu Women's Centre and Women's Refuge

PO Box 399
Te Awamutu 3840
Phone: (07) 871 8152

Thames Women's Centre

207 Richmond St
Phone:  (07) 868 9797

Upper Hutt Women's Centre

6 Sinclair Street
Upper Hutt
Phone: (04) 527-0017

Wairarapa Women's Centre

41 Perry St
Phone:  (06) 378 2453

Wanganui - The Women's Network

Phone:  (06) 345 6833

Women's Centre Waitakere

111 McLeod Rd
Waitakere 0610.
Phone: (09) 838 6381

West Coast Well Women's Centre

52 Alexander St
Phone: (03) 768 7192



Violence Support Groups

Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation

Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP is a community counselling agency in Mt Eden offering support and therapy for women, young adult women and children who have experienced sexual assault.

Expect Respect - young women and healthy relationships

A site that every young woman should visit before thinking about going out with a boyfriend or partner.

Family Violence Clearing House

The New Zealand Family Violence Clearing House is a national centre for collating and diseminating information about family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to provide access to quality information for a wide range of users, including those working towards preventing and eliminating family violence.

Great Mates

A website for teenagers supporting friends who have had an unwanted sexual experience.

Hestia Women’s Refuge – Rodney

Safe accommodation and outreach support in the community for women & children who want safety from or information about their abusive domestic relationships. 24 Hour crisis assistance, advocacy, education, information & linking with other refuges.
PO Box 580,
Orewa 0946 
Phone: WW(09) 425 0452 / HBC(09) 427 5154 / HNSVL(09) 420 6083
Mobile: 021 0811 7790 / Northern Outreach Advocate 021 243 6966 
24 hour crisis pager: 0800 321 361
Refuge office hours: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Advocate for children and young people who are witnesses of family violence – Hibiscus Coast Service.

Provides an independent voice for children & young people (up to 17 years) to ensure their views are represented.
Phone: (09) 427 6334

Hibiscus Coast Victim Support

Practical & emotional support for victims of crime, accident & emergency. Confidential service, 24 hours, 7 days a week.
PO Box 284,
c/- Whangaparaoa Police Station.
Phone: (09) 424 6515
Crisis phone: 027 497 1956 / 0800 VICTIM / 0800 842846

National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

The National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges is a women-run organisation for women and children, supported by local communities. They operate over 50 safe houses throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Women's Refuges provide 24 hour support, advocacy & accommodation for women and their children experiencing family violence.

Preventing Violence in the Home

Preventing Violence in the Home, formerly the Domestic Violence Centre, provides an extensive range of services, including a national 0508 Family Violence Helpline; 24 hour crisis and advocacy for adult and child victims of family violence; a stopping violence programme for abusive people; a Child Crisis Team intervention service for children who have witnessed family violence; coordination of SAFTINET, an interagency network; and also many different training programmes.

Rape Prevention Education Auckland

Rape Prevention Education Auckland - Whakatu Mauri

 Rape Prevention Education (RPE) provides information around crisis and sexual abuse issues via their website. The website can link you to Rape Crisis Centres around NZ that can provide free support, counselling (both phone and face-to-face), practical assistance, advocacy, and resources for people who are survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse. RPE also provides education and training for young people, parent groups and the wider community, especially in the Auckland region on preventing sexual violence and dealing with disclosures of abuse.


Sex'N'Respect talks about how to heal after experiencing abuse, how to help a friend, how to step up and be an active bystander if you see something dodgy, consent, what to do if you are being sexually harmful and much more! We also have a great "Where to get help" page with heaps of links to other great websites and resources for young people in need of assistance with a variety of issues.


North Shore Family Court Counselling & Mediation Services

Offers counseling & information service for couples at no cost. Marital/relationship, separation,custody,access & domestic violence issues are part of the service.
Corner of Don McKinnon & Corinthian Drives,
Phone: (09) 916 5894 / (09) 916 5895
Court Services for Victims: (Court advisor at North Shore Courts)

Abuse Prevention Services

Offering programmes and counseling for women, men & children in the Hibiscus Coast and Warkworth areas.
Phone: (09) 425 8130

Te Korowai Aroha O Ngati Whatua Inc - Wellsford

Professional Maori counseling, whanau support & budget service. Hau ora management stopping violence men’s group, women’s group, children’s group & individuals.
PO Box 57, 
241-243 Rodney Street,
Phone: (09) 423 9481
Safehouse: temporary safe housing for abused women & children who have been/are victims of or witness to abuse & violence.

Tu Wahine Trust

A confidential counselling service for Maori women, children and their whanau who have been affected by sexual abuse and related violence.
PO Box 83 230
Te Atatu South
Phone: (09) 838 8700

Victim Support North Rodney

A 24 hour, 7 days a week agency working with victims of crisis & trauma. Provides advocacy, court assistance, support for victims of homicide, family group conferencing, restorative justice, referral to specialist organizations and victim impact statements. Covers Puhoi through to Kaiwaka, & Mangawhai over to part of the Kaipara area.
Phone: (09) 425 8109 (Warkworth Police 24 hours) / 0800 VICTIM.

Community and Government Organisations

Parent Port Warkworth

Free home help & child care for families in need due to illness, stress, exhaustion or crisis. Puhoi to Paparoa, coast to coast. There has to be a pre-schooler in the family.
C/- Homebuilders
5 Hexham Street,
Phone: (09) 423 8830
Mobile: 027 280 5093

Pregnancy Counselling Services Inc

A free, confidential, 24 hour counseling & practical help service for anyone involved in a worrying pregnancy or those distressed after an abortion. Face-to-face counseling by arrangement. Help to solve problems of accommodation, home help, transport, medical care, legal advice. Free pregnancy testing & baby gear.
Phone: (09) 307 6745 / 0800 NEED 2 TALK (24 HR) 0800 633 328

Hearts and Minds (formerly Raeburn House)

A community-based mental health promotion organization providing community development expertise, support, resources & information to individuals, whanau, community. Non-government organizations & statutory agencies.
138 Shakespeare Road,
North Shore 0622
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Phone: (09) 441 8989

Support Services Directory:

Relationship Services NZ – Rodney

Relationship counseling for families, couples, individuals & families. Courses available for couples & individuals. Counselling available in Orewa & Warkworth.
3A Gibbons Road,
Phone: (09) 489 8349
Counselling for teenagers: 13-25 years old
Phone: (09) 422 6143

The Asian Network Inc (TANI)

TANI is a pan-Asian community organisation working for the betterment of Asian community's life and well being. TANI believes in empowering the community to respond to their emerging health & wellbeing needs and acts as a bridge between the mainstream service providers and Asian communities.  They offer educational programmes and social activities.
Phone:  (09) 8152338 / (09) 8152331

The Practice - Counselling & Psychotherapy

A team of qualified & experienced counselors & psychotherapists, with a broad range of skills & expertise to meet the needs of different clients. Helps people with such issues as depression, anxiety, low self esteem & confidence, relationships, parenting & family struggles, trauma & sexual abuse, stress & life changes. Works with individuals, couples, children & families.
Orewa House,
498 Hibiscus Coast Highway,
Phone: (09) 426 1622

Te Ha O Te Oranga O Ngati Whatua

Provider of Maori Health services which focuses on individual families’ total well-being. Wellsford: 158 Rodney Street.
Tamariki Ora mobile nursing, public health promotions, Community Health Worker, alcohol & drug counselling, Quit Smoking support, disease state management, car seat promotion, and doctors clinics. Sexual health clinic every Monday. Dietician services once a month. Breast screen & health promotion.
Phone: (09) 423 8538

Helensville: 53 Commercial Road.
Mobile Nursing Services, c/- Te Puna o te Ora.
Phone: (09) 420 7235

Dargaville: Awakino Street. Mobile Nursing, community health workers, car seat promotion, doctor’s clinics & outreach clinics.
Phone: (09) 439 1690

Children's Action Plan

NZ's Minister for Social Development, Hon. Paula Bennett released the White Paper for Vulnerable Children on 11/10/2012 with the Children's Action Plan. The Children's Action Plan responds to the White Paper and is based on nearly 10,000 submissions promoting the safety and wellbeing of children.
Call a helpline for free, confidential advice and support:
•Parent Help – 0800 568 856
•Child, Youth and Family – 0508 326 459
•Are You OK – 0800 456 450 (Family Violence Information Line).

Alcohol and Drugs


Policies and Political

Association for Women Rights in Development

AWID, the Association for Women's Rights in Development, is an international membership organisation. Their goal is to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere.

Auckland Women's Health Action

The first place to look for women's health issues

Coalition for Equal Value Equal Pay

The campaign for pay equity in New Zealand.

Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry

This website outlines the Ministerial Inquiry into the under-reporting of cervical smear abnormalities in the Gisborne region.

Ministry of Women's Affairs

The New Zealand government’s source of advice on ways to improve the lives of women.

Miscarriage Support Group

For miscarriage support phone the supportline (09) 378 4060 or check out the website

United Nations Development Fund for Women

UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality

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