Here to help our community!

Whangamata Community Services Trust is a one-stop social services shop providing whanau support, social work, domestic violence intervention, counselling, budgeting services, medical transport, advocacy, food bank, a weekly community meal, youth support, and an OSCAR after school and school holiday programme for our local area.

We have recently launched a Community Vehicle initiative and are offering trips in the local region for elderly and others who would like to build social Connection.

We are the only local agency of its kind covering Whangamata, Tairua, Pauanui, Hikuai, Onemana, Opoutere and Whiritoa.

Clients can self-refer, or referrals can be made by the local schools, GP’s or other Social Service agencies.

For further information please contact the Manager Sarah Halliday on Ph 027 292 3999 or [email protected] Or visit our website:

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Whangamata Community Services Trust (formerly known as ‘Te Whare Iwi’) started in someone’s backyard in the early 1980s. For over 30 years the Trust has worked hard to meet a range of social needs within Whangamata and the surrounding areas of Onemana, Opoutere, Hikuai, Tairua, Pauanui and Whiritoa.


We envision a community where individuals and families experience superior support and guidance on their journey to building resilience and self-reliance, now and into the future.


To meet the social needs of our community by providing a safe, caring, and confidential service, seeking to empower people to become resilient and self- reliant.

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