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WHAIORA SV Services Inc

Sexual Harm Service


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


Immediate 24-hour crisis support for survivors of rape or sexual abuse.  Counselling services for recovery and support following sexual harm.

Call our 24-hour Helpline (06) 867 9967 

Ages: All ages and genders

Region: Gisborne, Tairāwhiti, Wairoa and East Coast


We offer confidential, immediate support and counselling services for people who have experienced rape, sexual abuse or violation, recent or historic.

This service is immediate, FREE and available 24-hours.  Counselling sessions are not limited and there is no assessment process.

Other services:

  • Community Sexual Violence awareness programmes
  • Community support groups for those affected by Sexual Violence

How to Access:

Contact us 24/7 on (06) 867 9967 

Email:  info@whaiora.Māori.nz


Please see our website where staff bios are located


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in

Fees and Charges Categorisation



12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sun midnight – midnight

Our Crisis Line operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, including public holidays. Call our landline and your call will be diverted to our on call Counsellor/Support person

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri  9:00AM - 5:00PM 


Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Services Provided

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

Immediate help, Kaupapa Māori, Support and counselling, Groups and programmes

  • Immediate help
  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Support and counselling
  • Groups and programmes
Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development
Sexual harm - Kaupapa Māori services
SV Court support

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Mobility parking space, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Speak with women / wahine, Child / Tamariki friendly, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Public Transport

There is a public bus service that stops right outside our Counselling services on Ormond Road.


Our office is on a public road where there are lots of free parks. For those with disabilities you can come around the back (on Railway Lane) and park at the back of our office next to the ramp.



Contact Details

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Tel:  (06) 867 9967 or 0800 044 344

PLEASE NOTE:  If you call our landline number you will go straight through to our SV Crisis Counsellor

Postal Address

Rape Crisis Gisborne Incorporated
PO Box 1398
Gisborne 4040

This page was last updated at 11:14AM on March 7, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by WHAIORA SV Services Inc.