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Tauawhi Men's Centre

Positive change for men and their whānau

NAU MAI HAERE MAI

Welcome to Tauawhi

Ahakoa no hea koe, Ahakoa ko wai koe, Ahakoa he aha te raru
Ka kitea e koe he awhina i konei

No matter where you’re from, No matter who you are, No matter what the problem is
You’ll find support here

The Tauawhi Men’s Centre opened on the 2nd of July 2010 to provide a “one stop shop” specifically for men, who are often reluctant to ask for help. The vision for the Centre is to provide an obvious place for men to access help and contribute to positive change for men and their whānau.

We have trained and experienced staff members who offer free and confidential services. We work to acknowledge and protect mana tangata. This means that we will respect rights of choice, self determination and tino rangatiratanga.

These values inform our approach

Truth
Whakapono

Telling it how it is and was, the way you want to tell it, and an ability for staff to appreciate your reality

Mercy
Whakaaroha

A chance to change and an acknowledgment that this is a long term process

Forgiveness
Murunga hara

We are non-judgemental and are mindful that people are not their behaviour

Justice
Tika

Accountability in behaviour change is fully evidenced, recognised, and acknowledged by those who know (whānau)

Peace
Rangimarie

Can be found when the other elements have been fully worked through

Ten years of Tauawhi

Creating a community of caring men

Supporting men and their whānau

Our key services are counselling, social work, and programmes, and we also provide information or advice where needed.

Counselling

Our counsellor has experience in working with anger management, relationships, abuse, addictions, and depression, as well as grief and loss issues.Our approach is to work alongside you, so that you are better able to understand what is going on for you and to make your own decisions for your future.

We offer counselling to men individually.

Programmes & Group Work

We deliver Non Violence Programmes for Department of Corrections clients and Ministry of Justice Protection Order Respondents.
Tomorrows Men Today is an Innovative Youth Programme focussed on social wellbeing
We also hold an Open Men’s Group each Wednesday starting at 6.30pm. All Men are invited to come and listen and/or share.

Parenting

We deliver the Building Awesome Matua Programme as part of Breakthrough Parenting targeted specifically at fathers

Social Work & Navigation Support

We offer Social Work support for men and their whanau to overcome the challenges of creating a safe environment for their Tamariki, including navigation through the Family Violence Intervention Court.

Advocacy or Advice

Our team can assist, if you need help with any issues and challenges in dealing with services and agencies.

...and a place to talk to other men

Contact the Tauawhi Men’s Centre:
Contact us by using the online form, giving us a call, or come and visit us.
Phone
06 868 8278 or after hours 06 868 1399
Address
71 Peel Street (upstairs)
Gisborne, 4010
New Zealand
Hours
9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Contact the Tauawhi Men’s Centre​ by giving us a call, or come and visit us.

Phone 06 868 8278 or after hours 06 868 1399

Address
71 Peel Street (upstairs)
Gisborne, 4010
New Zealand

Hours
9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

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“It was extremely helpful for me – helped me navigate one of the most difficult times of my life.”
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“Showed me tools to deal with life situations I’ve never known how to cope with. It’s helped me more than anything else I’ve ever done.”
Family Works client
“The non-violence programme helped me realise how much I needed to change my ways and to control my frustration. It’s also helped me bond more with my kids.”
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“Great safety programme – learnt a lot about how to keep myself safe now and in the future. Recommend it to other women in a domestic violence relationship.”
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