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We are a registered foodbank, WINZ and other agencies can send a referral on your behalf if you require food support. Our focus is on creating kai that is healthy and cost-effective. We take unsaleable food from a variety of sources, food that cannot be sold but is good enough to eat, and repackage and redistribute it to the people who need it.



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The Tangata Hauora programme is for whānau who struggle financially. It is a holistic approach that provides practical tools to support you to flourish

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Working on whānau goals with a social worker, we provide one on one support to help you reach your goals.


We offer some great free courses to get you upskilled, below you can register for one of our courses or feel free to get in touch to know when our next available course is.

Need Assistance?

If you are in need of a kai parcel and are registered with WINZ please ask them first if you are eligible for Food Assistance through MSD. If you have used up your entitlements you can ask them to send a referral on your behalf.


If you are not registered with WINZ, you can request a referral through other agencies such as Plunket, Turanga Health, Ngati Porou Hauora, Barnardoes etc


If you are not registered with any of these service providers please call us on 06-8683571 so we can see how we may be able to help you and your Whānau.


If you are living in hardship and need support in other ways household goods, budgeting, vegetable gardens please get in touch with us.

Are you self-isolating with COVID-19?

Our Community Connector, Heron Tangohau, is able to support whanau whilst you are in isolation and once you have completed isolation she able to support you back into the community. Advice and advocacy are available too. For example, some whanau may need extra support regarding employment matters. Heron may have the capacity to provide that support.

We can connect you to services from multiple providers, and this is a free service available for anyone. In addition to this, extra support is now available as part of the COVID Community Welfare Response to assist families/individuals isolating as a result of a positive test. There is also provision for people who self-isolate for health reasons. Funding has been allocated to help out with basic needs and hardships during isolation. For instance, the pantry might be getting a bit bare. She can also help with contactless delivery.

To access this service, phone (06) 868 3571 or 027 214 9734, email

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