Te Whare Oranga Wairua Inc Maori Women's Refuge  

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

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger phone police on 111

Te Whare Oranga Wairua Maori 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; 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 Crisisline: 0800 Refuge - 0800 733 843 - Prompt response


  • Gemma Fore

    16 June at 14:38 from atlas

    Kaitiaki Tamariki & Whanau 

  • Mere Keane

    5 September at 08:53 from atlas

    Kaitiaki Wahine and Whanau

  • Mel Rameka

    5 September at 08:50 from atlas

    Team leader and kaimahi 

  • Aleen Henderson-Hanley

    5 September at 08:48 from atlas

    Kaiwhakaheare Whanui


Contact information

Address 153 Tamamutu Street
Taupo Taupo
Phone 07 378 5204
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Community office hours

Monday - Friday

Crisisline - 0800 REFUGE
24 hours 7 days