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Community Information & Resources - General

Community Information & Resources - General

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.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone [Whāngarei]
    (09) 438 8046
    0800 367 222
    [Kaipara]
    (09) 439 6100
    0800 367 222
    [Far North]
    (09) 407 9829
    0800 367 222
  • Email [Whāngarei]
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    [Kaipara]
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    [Far North]
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  • Address [Whāngarei]
    Floor 2, 69 Bank St Whangarei 0110
    [Kaipara]
    37 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
    [Far North]
    Mid North Masons Building, 6 Cobham Road, Kerikeri 0230
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
CAB helps people to know and understand their rights and obligations, and how to use this information to get the best outcomes. Providing people with the confidence and support they need to take action. The service is free, confidential and independent. In simple language this means they will answer any question, or help with any problem you may have.Please phone 0800 377 222 to locate your nearest CAB or visit their website www.cab.org.nz/find-a-cab/

Civil Defence - Northland Emergency Management

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 002 004
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 36 Water Street, Whangarei,0110
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Northland Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) is a part of Northland Regional Council and works in partnership with local council, emergency services, iwi and other organisations with the aim of:• Understanding Northland's hazards and risks• Coordinating all planning activities related to hazard and emergency management• Encouraging cooperation and joint action within the region• Assisting communities in becoming more resilient to hazards and prepared for emergencies.• Supporting individuals, whānau and communities during emergencies.

Crimestoppers

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 555 111
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Crimestoppers is an anonymous line to Police for reporting any suspected crime other than emergencies.

Dargaville Community Corrections

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 439 3696
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Kaipara
Overview
Dargaville Community Corrections works with Sentence Management, court work and home detention. They provide community work groups for non profit organisations.

Disability Connect

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 636 0351
  • 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
Disability Connect provides: • Direct information and advice by phone and email• Seminars and workshops• A Monday night Parents Support Group via Zoom. Please visit their website for more information.

Far North REAP

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 408 1380
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 33 Puckey Avenue, Kaitaia 0441
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
The Far North REAP's Community Learning Centre provides education and support in the following areas, to encourage lifelong education in rural communities:• Schools• Adult & tertiary education• Early childhood• Road safety• Parenting• Community support• Youth development

Hearts & Minds

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 468 288
    09 441 8989
  • 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
Hearts & Minds NZ is a community development agency with an integrated focus on wellbeing.Their purpose is to inspire stronger, healthier communities by connecting people to resources and support that transform lives.

Kaipara Budgeting Service

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 439 8592
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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.

Netsafe

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0508 638 723
  • 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
Netsafe provide information and advice on all online issues: online security, possible online crime and online safety. They also provide resources for schools regarding online safety for young people.

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 923 4640
  • 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
The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse is the national centre for research and information on family and whānau violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. NZFVC provides information and resources for people working towards the elimination of family violence. NZFVC offers a monthly newsletter, news and events alerts and library and information services.

Northland Rural Support Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 787 254
  • 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
The Northland Rural Support Trust is a charitable organisation set up to work with rural communities when times get tough - ranging from biosecurity and employment issues to financial, animal welfare, and health and wellbeing challenges.

Rerengātahi

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 022 174 3511
  • 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
The Rerengātahi project works within our community to support small businesses, organisations, and community groups: • They provide a platform to promote your group, sell goods and services locally, and connect with your community • They connect you with services that will help you grow your business, organisation or community group • They work within their community to make it easy to buy local and support local

Te Roroa Development Group

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 439 6443
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 1 Waipoua River Rd, RD 6, Dargaville 0376
  • Regions Served Kaipara, Far North
Overview
Te Roroa provides social services, including:• Iwi liaison • Support and information• Advocacy• Service referral• Food delivery• Firewood delivery• Accommodation for displaced people in emergencies

The Giant Drop in Choir on Monday Nights: Whangarei SING!

Overview
The Giant Drop in Choir is a weekly drop-in choir led by Zoe Booty and hosted by Company of Giants at 116a Bank Street. 6pm - 7.30pm Monday nights. You don’t need any singing experience and they sing all sorts of songs from all sorts of places. All welcome. Come along, bring your children, your parents, your grandparents and your neighbours. Feel free to bring something to share for supper afterwards with cups of tea.

The Peace Foundation

  • Cost of Service Free, Other
  • Telephone 09373-2379
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North
Overview
The Peace Foundation offers innovative and quality programmes, services and resources for schools, homes and communities to encourage better communication, co- operation and peaceful conflict resolution. Key programmes include: • Peaceful Family Communication (A Free 15-hr course for parents and teachers to increase their effectiveness with kids and teenagers)• Cool Schools Peer Mediation (Primary schools)• Leadership through Peer Mediation (LtPM) (Secondary Schools) • Kia Tau Te Rangimarie – their Māori programmeAdditional services may incur a cost.

Utilities Disputes (UDL)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 223 340
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Level 6 , 26 The Terrace, Wellington CBD
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North
Overview
Utilities Disputes (UDL) resolves complaints about electricity, gas, water, and broadband installation on shared property. Their service is free, independent, and fair. They're here to help! UDL can help you stay connected.

Waitomo Papakainga

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 408 0900
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 10 Bank Street, Kaitaia 0410
  • Regions Served Far North
Overview
Waitomo Papakainga is a Social Service agency that has been operating in Kaitaia for more than 20+ years. Some of the services offered to the community are E-housing, Budgeting, Community Meals and Food Parcels.

Whanau Focus Centre

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 439 7009
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 61 Victoria St, Dargaville 0310
  • Regions Served Kaipara
Overview
Whanau Focus Centre identify concerns and needs in Kaipara families. They provide support with:• Youth mentoring and advocacy• Abuse prevention• Homelessness• Confidence building• Positive parentingThey incorporate services previously coordinated by Kaipara Sages and Strengthening Families. They have an advocate available who can attend meetings with beneficiaries at WINZ.

Whangarei Accessible Housing Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 027 920 8875
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei
Overview
W.A.H.T. builds accessible homes and these are rented to qualifying tenants (when homes are available) who mobilise with the aid of a wheelchair. Please apply via the website on the forms provided (Housing Enquiry Form and Eligibility).
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