Refuge Database

Every refuge in NZ needs a group of Aunties to get them what they need. Every refuge needs financial assistance. All are run as separate charities, all get funding from the MSD. Some are partially funded, some are fully funded. Regardless, they all need your assistance.

This is not a comprehensive list, and it works fromNorth to South.

Whare Timatatanga Hou Ora Inc:  Kaitaia

Dianne Smith
t: 09 408 2946
9-4 Mon-Fri

On going need for toiletries, and accept furniture.

Mid North Womens Refuge

Leonette or Sailor
t: 09 401 1030

Good pots and pans, toiletries.  Food is another ongoing need.  Also new underwear is always useful.

Accept large items, furniture on a case by case basis. Limited storage.

Te Puna O Te Aroha Whangarei

t: 09 437 2127

Food, towels, bedding, nappies, women’s sanitary items, toiletries, women’s and children’s clothing (all sizes) although we do accept men’s clothing as well for larger boys, household goods, furniture, appliances/whiteware, food vouchers (supermarkets and Mad Butcher are always handy) and of course monetary donations

Also accept furniture and are able to pick up.

Hamilton Refuge Te Whakaruruhau

Amanda, Jo or Taina
t: 07 8551569

Mens and childrens clothing

Accept furniture.

Waitomo Waipa Womens Refuge


Linen & crockery

Accept furniture on a case by case basis. Limited storage.

Whanau Awhina Womens Refuge Whakatane

Bridget or Trish
t: 07 308 5531

Furniture for safehouses, storage is limited.

Napier Womens Refuge


Ongoing need for linen, do not accept large items/furniture.

Hastings Womens Refuge

t: 06 8789519

Linen, towels, pots and pans

PLEASE NO second hand soft toys, cheaper second hand children’s toys, left over items from garage sales fairs etc. Share an office space with Te Whare  Rokiroki, Maori Women’s Refuge and share donations between our two Refuge services.

Te Whare Oranga Wairua Ki Heretaunga Hastings

Vi Pirini
t: 06 878 2042

Linen, towels, non perishable food

Can pick up furniture but limited storage.

Whare Manaaki Inc Porirua Refuge/Te Whare Tiaki

Samara of Whare Manaaki
t: 04 2346118

or Margaret from Te Whare Tiaki
t: 042377027

All household items

Hutt City Womens Refuge

t: 04 569 1040

Practical household items; non-perishable food items; cleaning supplies; linen; children’s clothing

Accept furniture and pick up available

Wellington Womens Refuge


Food, clean tidy clothing, white ware, quality toys and books, some furniture: coffee tables, drawers etc

As with Te Whare Marama, please make sure that all goods are in reasonable condition. If it’s not good enough for you, it likely isn’t good enough for them.