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A Tower of Stones



We offer safe, supportive, low-cost individual sessions with a trained therapist.  Our resident counsellor, Bridget Farmiloe is available to see clients at the Centre. Six free sessions are offered to women with dependent children.  Subsidised counselling also available for women who don't meet this criteria. Appointments are necessary.


Drop-In Services

We offer information, education and support in a safe environment which is comfortable, warm and welcoming.


Telephone Support

Confidential support, information and general enquiries. We have an 0800-number for your convenience: 0800 2 DROPIN or 0800 237674. Or you can email the Women's Centre through our Contact Us page.

Information & Referrals

We offer a variety of resources, including pamphlets, booklets & flyers which give up-to-date information on community groups & services, health issues, legal issues such as protection orders or custody, budgeting, employment, WINZ & IRD. We can also refer you to a community law office or counsellor.

Legal Clinic

We run a free legal clinic every third Friday between 9.30am and 10.30am.  The clinic is held either at the centre or at Homebuilders and is staffed by local lawyers. To book or for further details please contact the centre.



Take time out to relax and allow yourself some nurturing.  Experienced practitioner Heidi Downey offers holistic pulsing by appointment on Mondays at the Centre.  This is a gentle non-intrusive bodywork that activates your body's natural healing mechanism.  $65 per hour.  Bookings essential.


Our noticeboards are the place to find information about what is happening in our community; events coming up; educational opportunities; current health information and items of general interest


Pregnancy Tests & Condoms

Free pregnancy test kits and condoms are available on request.


Support & Advocacy

We advocate on behalf of women with government and non-government agencies. We affirm women and support them in making choices in their lives.

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Courses run throughout the year. Check out our Whats On page for details of current courses and to register.

We have a range of courses available. These include our creative programme, personal development, careers and also support groups. 

  • Intro to Art Therapy

  • Clay Workshop

  • Harakeke/Flax Weaving

  • Careers Support

  • Intro to Group Facilitation

  • Painting Workshop

  • Self Care Workshops

  • Sustainability Workshops

Lunchtime/Evening Seminars


We also run FREE lunchtime seminars the third Wednesday  between 12.30 and 2. AND

Third Thursday Evening 5:30-7:00pm of each month

Keep an eye out for what is on offer each Term in 2023



Groups are ongoing throughout the year.Details are available on the What's On page, in our current brochure or you can contact us for more information.

Cook and Chat

Every 2nd Wednesday we have a cook and chat morning where we share a favourite recipe with you, chat, cook and eat.

Crafty Conversations

Every Friday we meet as an opportunities to come meet, connect, chat and laugh.  Child friendly.  Check out our What's On pages for details

WOW Women of Worth - Move Up

Through this programme you will learn:

- Discover your unique worth and strengths and how to use them

- Explore ways to make the changes you want that will last

- Develop a realistic plan - a way forward to keep building a better life for you and your family.

Personal Development

Come and join our weekly support group that encourages learning, sharing, mindfulness and inner growth in a caring and confidential environment. Feel empowered, supported and resourced to face life's challenges, connect to your local community and support networks. Enjoy your relationships and meet new friends. 

Young Mum's Educational Programme

Free course for mothers up to 24 years. Explore strategies for raising healthy, happy children. Some childminding, Snacks and lunch provided.

SuperGrans  - NEW 2023

SuperGrans Rodney is a free service supporting women to develop life skills through one-on-one mentoring and workshops. The programme aims to empower women to gain knowledge and skills to improve their daily living personally and within their family and whānau.

Click the button below for a printable PDF version of our latest brochure.

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NEW 2023

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