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155 Community Law Taitokerau

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 120 926
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  • Address 89 Bank St, Whangārei & 119 Broadway, Kaikohe
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Far North
Overview
155 Community Law Taitokerau provide free and confidential legal services and advice across Taitokerau Northland.They have a virtual drop-in clinic on Tuesdays from 9.30am – 11am by phone.

155 Open Arms

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 437 0185
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  • Address 102 Robert St, Whangārei
  • Regions Served Whangārei
Overview
155 Open Arms is a day centre is in the heart of Whangārei, providing anyone with space to rest, have a kai and seek support

155 Whare Awhina Community House

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 437 0185
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  • Address 155 Kamo Road, Kensington, Whangarei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North
Overview
155 Whare Āwhina is a place where you and your whānau are valued, respected and accepted for who you are. They are community advocates, lawyers and social workers, there to help you and your whānau. They provide free legal advice through their 155 Community Law centres in Whangārei and Kaikohe, can help with whānau support, WINZ, housing, and are there to support anyone who is homeless with shelter at their 155 Open Arms day centre. Their food bank provides free food parcels twice a week, and 155 Open Arms serves free meals twice a day, six days a week.

Anglican Care Centre

  • Cost of Service Free, Other
  • Telephone (09) 437 6397
    027 750 0246
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  • Address 1 Mill Road ,Regent, Whangārei
  • Regions Served Whangārei
Overview
The Anglican Care Centre provide free and confidential budgeting advice with a trained Financial Mentor; where you can be assisted with building financial capacity and aspects of your personal budget.They also offer Money Mates - a 5-6 week, two hour block course on money management. This course is for anyone who wants to learn to gain greater control over their finances alongside others. It’s fun, informative and FREE.

Bald Angels

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Bald Angels believes that every child deserves the right to thrive and that through working together, we can make a difference.They support agencies to awhi families in need via a referral process from Police, social and health workers, Plunket, Women's Refuge, iwi organisations etc.Please visit their website for more information.

Bay of Islands Budgeting Service Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 404 1582
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  • Address 9 Wynyard Street, Kawakawa 0210, Far North
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
Bay of Islands Budgeting Service offers:• Building Financial Capability: Free confidential financial advice and support to help individuals and whanau achieve their financial goals.• Taiohi Ararau - Passport to Life: Supporting young Māori aged 15 - 24 to get their essential documents as they work towards furthering their education, training or employment.• Matihiko O Pokapu - Digital hub: Providing banking education (this includes educating users to have a greater understanding of internet security and safer practices) and support.Their hours are 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday to Friday. All services are free of charge. No referral required.

Building Safer Communities

Overview
Building Safer Communities provide support and services for those wishing to gain their drivers license in the Far North (Kaitaia and surrounding areas). This includes financial support, driving lessons, assistance obtaining ID documentation etc. Their organisation runs regular Learner, Restricted, Defence Driving Courses and Driving lessons.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0508 227 111
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  • Regions Served Whangārei, Far North
Overview
CAP works in partnership with local churches to assist people out of unmanageable debt. This is a free service. Their local churches provide the community support and works with them to provide expert budgeting, insolvency support and advocacy for their clients. Phone their helpline or visit their website.CAP Money courses online. You can join these courses from anywhere.

Combined Beneficiaries Union (CBU)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 376 4760
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  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
The Combined Beneficiaries Union can provide advocacy services to beneficiaries, to ensure they receive their entitlements from the Ministry of Social Development / Work and Income.If the client has issues regarding their benefit they can contact CBU. With their signed authority the advocate can negotiate with Work and Income on their behalf.• Service is free• Service is available nationwide

Dignity Limited

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 021 175 9454
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  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Dignity provide free period products through their two impact initiatives for people without access to these products.

Family Support Services Kaiwaka/Mangawhai Inc.

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 431 2661
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  • Address 1960 State Highway 1, Kaiwaka, 0573
  • Regions Served Kaipara
Overview
Family Support Services Kaiwaka/Mangawhai Incorporated ‘Kates Place’ are a community centre based in Kaiwaka.They offer:• A community employment service• Advocacy services• Access to free legal advice• Free healthcare services• Employment & life courses• Food parcels• Mental Health Support Group • Family Services

Far North Community Foodbank Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
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  • Address 6 South Road, Kaitaia 0410, Far North
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
Their purpose is to supply emergency food and household items to vulnerable individuals and families within the Far North Region. They have been doing this for almost 22 years. Their Community Foodbank is part of a network that brings support to the social services of the Far North Community. These Agencies can provide a referral: Te Rarawa Anga Mua; Kaitaia Family Budgeting Services; Ngati Kahu Health & Social Services; WINZ; Salvation Army; Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri Trust; Women's Refuge.

He Korowai Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 567 6924
    (09) 408 4844
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 25 Commerce Street Kaitaia 0410
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
He Korowai Trust provides the following services: • Budgeting• Financial Mentoring• Transitional Housing• Bail Support• Wahine Integration• Sustaining Tenancies• Housing First and COVID Isolation unitsOpen 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri. Referral required through either MSD, Corrections or local services.

Kāinga Ora: Healthy Homes

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 801 601
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Kainga Ora Healthy Homes is a free service which aims to support low income families to have warmer, drier and healthier homes. This can be in the form of education, supplementing social housing applications or minor housing repairs. Interventions are delivered through a mixture of social work and interagency collaboration. Families in all housing tenures (social housing, private rental, boarders) are potentially eligible.

Kāinga Ora: Homes and Communities

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 801 601
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  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Kāinga Ora provides New Zealanders on low income or with special housing needs, including migrants and refugees, with access to good quality, affordable homes.

Kaipara Budgeting Service

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 439 8592
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  • Address 80 Normanby Street, Dargaville 0310
  • Regions Served Kaipara
Overview
Kaipara Budgeting Service provides free budgeting and community education programs for people and families in Dargaville and the larger Kaipara area.

Kairos Connection Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 407 9610
    021 881 568
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  • Address 41 Hobson Ave, Kerikeri
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
Kairos Connection Trust includes: • The Kairos Foodbank, open 9-12.00pm weekdays from Kerikeri Baptist Church at 41 Hobson Ave, Kerikeri• Kairos Busy Bees, they provide knitted garments and mattress covers for new-born babies throughout Northland.They also apply for funding to transport young people to camps during the school holidays.

Kaitaia Community House and Family Budgeting Service

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 408 0026
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  • Address 12 Puckey Avenue, Kaitaia 0410
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
Kaitaia Community House is managed by Far North Budgeting Management Inc. The house's kaupapa is to provide information, advocacy and a welcoming space, while the budgeting service provides free, confidential and culturally sensitive financial advice; educating people to better manage their finances.Open Monday - Thursday 9am- 4pm. FRIDAY 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Kaitaia People's Centre - Nga Hoa Awhina Inc

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 408 3378
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  • Address Pioneer House, 6 South Road, Kaitaia 0410
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
Kaitaia People's Centre - Nga Hoa Awhina Inc provides information and advice on:• NZ Laws• Family Court• Consumer Rights• WINZ• Employment• Human and Disability Rights• Maori Waitangi Tribunal information. They offer free legal clinics with their lawyers on a fortnightly basis. When necessary, their staff support clients in out of office advocacy. They also provide free and confidential social services to anyone who requests them. They are open Monday - Friday 9:00am - 2:30pm. No referral required.

Kaiwaka Foodbank

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 431 2188
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 1 Kaiwaka Mangawhai Road, Kaiwaka 0573
  • Regions Served Kaipara
Overview
Kaiwaka Foodbank feeds the people in need in Kaiwaka.
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