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Taupo 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 Taupo Community by providing support, nourishment, encouragement and advocacy for families and individuals in need.

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


18+ years old

How do I access this service?

Contact us


24/7 Crisis Line: (07) 377 1055

Office hours: 9am-3pm Monday-Friday

Service Types

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


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.

Languages Spoken


Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

Waiora House
129 Spa Road
Taupō 3330

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Street Address

Waiora House
129 Spa Road
Taupō 3330

Postal Address

PO Box 595
Taupo 3351

This page was last updated at 3:39PM on January 22, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Taupo Women's Refuge - Awhina Society Inc.