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Taupō Women's Refuge - Awhina Society Inc

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The Awhina Society operates to provide a 24/7 means of escape from domestic violence in the Taupō Community by providing support, nourishment, encouragement and advocacy for families and individuals in need.

The Taupō Women's Refuge works with women to make positive change by working alongside the Awhina Society. A safe house is also available to women and children suffering the effects of family violence. 

The Taupō Community Food Bank service is also available in Room 10 of Waiora House.


Older adult / Kaumātua, Adult / Pakeke

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There is no charge for engaging with our services but food and/or monetary donations are gratefully received and enable us to keep up with services and supplies for the food bank.


24/7 Crisis Line: (07) 377 1055

Office hours: 9am-3pm Monday-Friday

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Abuse and violence

  • Elder abuse
  • Education programmes
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information & support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Refuge
  • Victim support


Basic needs

  • Crisis assessment
  • Food

Education and training

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

129 Spa Road
Waikato 3330

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Street Address

129 Spa Road
Waikato 3330

Postal Address

PO Box 595
Taupō 3351

This page was last updated at 11:46AM on October 5, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Taupo Women's Refuge - Awhina Society Inc.