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Te Whare Oranga Wairua - Māori Women's Refuge

Social Service, Kaupapa Māori


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.


Our Kaupapa is to empower and support whānau-ora (wellness) for those who choose to live free from violence and abuse in all its forms.

Te Whare Oranga Wairua Māori Women's Refuge provides free and confidential services as listed below-

  • Intervention Services: Community Support and Advocacy - with Courts, Police, Immigration, Government social agencies such as Oranga Tamariki (OT); and Work and Income (WINZ) - Counselling - Alternative Healing
  • Crisis Intervention Services: - 24/7 Information & Advice - Assessment for entry into safe housing escaping or witnessing Domestic Violence - Residential Safe Housing 
  • Domestic Violence Education Programmes for Wahine, Tane & Tamariki
  • 24/7 Crisis Line: 0800 Refuge - 0800 733 843 - Prompt response


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

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


No charges apply.


12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Mon – Sunmidnight – midnight

Our Crisis Line operates 24/7: Call 0800 Refuge - 0800 733 843


Office hours

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Services Provided

Abuse and violence

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


Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Māori

Kaupapa Māori

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

  • Crisis Line

    0800 REFUGE operated 24 hours 7 days a week

153 Tamamutu Street
Taupo 3330

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Street Address

153 Tamamutu Street
Taupo 3330

Postal Address

PO Box 1195

This page was last updated at 11:59AM on September 8, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Whare Oranga Wairua - Māori Women's Refuge.