Women's Centre Rodney is run out of a warm, welcoming whare. Our facilities include:
- Community meeting space
- warm fire
- tea and coffee
- children's toys and changing facilities
- information station
From this place we meet, share, chat, learn and support each other. A full description of our services can be found on the "What we do" page.
Just as physically being together is a vital element in promoting cohesion, so is having the physical space which facilitates this. Over the past 6 years our location in Morpeth Street has allowed us to grow and improve as an organisation. This building has been the focal point, and its facilities have hugely contributed to the development of our membership and services. We would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to the Gibbs family, who have allowed us to occupy this building at a very low cost.
The Women’s Centre Rodney, based in Warkworth, was first established in 1987 by a group of Rodney women who recognised the need for a women-only space in the community. 30 years on and the charity still focuses on supporting all women as autonomous, self-determining, and inter-dependent within their families, work, cultures, and communities.
To support, empower and inform women.
We encourage community connections to reduce isolation and promote family well-being.
HOW WE WORK:
We align our work with the Māori health model developed by Dr Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere: Te Wheke.
The model acknowledges the link between the mind, the spirit, the human connection with whānau, and the physical world in a way that is seamless and uncontrived. The head of the octopus represents te whānau, the eyes of the octopus as waiora (total wellbeing for the individual and family) and each of the eight tentacles representing a specific dimension of health. The dimensions are interwoven and this represents the close relationship of the tentacles.
Te whānau – the family
Waiora – total wellbeing for the individual and family
Wairuatanga – spirituality
Hinengaro – the mind
Taha tinana – physical wellbeing
Whanaungatanga - extended family
Mauri – life force in people and objects
Mana ake – unique identity of individuals and family
Hā a koro ma, a kui ma – breath of life from forbearers
Whatumanawa – the open and healthy expression of emotion