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Navigate the system

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Wellness Navigator


Mauri Mate - Cultural Care


Stories Matter

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Talking Works

talking helps

Talking Works


Men's Group

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Wellness Navigator

We offer the expertise of our dedicated wellness navigator to create a personalized plan for you. We believe in tailoring our services to meet your specific needs.  We're not just about managing pain; we'll explore non-medicinal approaches that you may like to include in your care. We go beyond physical well-being too, offering comprehensive evaluations of your spiritual and emotional wellness. Together, we'll nurture and support your overall well-being.

Mauri Mate

The Māori Palliative Care Framework initiative stems from valuable conversations between Māori individuals, service providers, and researchers. Our goal is simple yet powerful: to ensure that Māori have access to the highest quality palliative care available.

  • With this framework in place, we're committed to providing excellent care throughout the entire journey towards end-of-life. We'll be there every step of the way, offering compassionate and comforting support during this time.
  • We understand the importance of whānau (family) and their role in the care process. That's why we're here to offer supportive assistance to whānau during and after the illness, as well as during the end-of-life stage. We'll provide spiritual care and support for grief, ensuring that the entire whānau feels nurtured and comforted.
  • By embracing these guidelines, we're making a promise to Māori individuals: your unique needs and preferences matter. Together, we'll create a palliative care experience that brings comfort to you and your whānau.

Stories Matter

Our team of volunteer biographers is here to celebrate and affirm your life. We genuinely believe that every life is a masterpiece, filled with remarkable moments and cherished memories. That's why we've created this special service just for you.

By taking part in this initiative, you have the chance to leave behind a priceless gift—a meaningful legacy that captures the essence of your life's journey. Our dedicated biographers will work closely with you to weave together the tapestry of your experiences, triumphs, and challenges.

It's a beautiful way to honour your life and create a lasting connection with future generations.


Come and join us for a cup of tea and morning treats. It's the perfect setting to unwind, engage in friendly conversations, and connect with fellow individuals who are on a similar journey. We've created this welcoming space just for you.

This is more than just a gathering—it's a wonderful opportunity to share your experiences, find support, and build meaningful relationships. You'll connect with others who truly understand and empathize with you. Together, we create a community where you can be yourself and feel uplifted by the connections you make.

Talking Works

Engaging in meaningful conversations with a supportive and open-minded facilitator can be an incredible tool for self-discovery and growth. It provides an opportunity to reflect on your thoughts and emotions, express worries and concerns, and take steps towards acceptance. You'll discover the power of processing your experiences in a healthy and empowering way.

Mens group TBA

Meetings are on the first Saturday of the month 1.30-3.30pm

Focus of meetings: 

To provide support.

To provide a safe space to talk.

To encourage each other.

An opportunity to discuss any concerns.

The sessions are confidential, except when there is a risk of harm to yourself

or others. 

Your rights: 

Be listened to and be supported.

To feel and be safe.

Make your own decisions.

Leave at any time.