To empower a woman is to empower her children, her family and her community.

Heretaunga Women’s Centre offers a range of self-development, healthy living and interest courses with a range of qualified facilitators. You can choose from courses aimed at developing social skills and making new friends, activities designed to promote healing and wellbeing, or support services which provide advocacy for women generally and individually. Take a look at our Events programme for details of dates and times.

Baby change, feed and play room

Monday to Friday: Clean, fully serviced facilities for mothers and infants available during Centre hours (9:00 am to 4:00 pm).

Counselling

Monday to Friday: You can access affordable and professional counselling service that is respectful to the needs of everyone. All our Counsellors are professionally supervised and are either members of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors or working towards membership. All have a high degree of competency in their specialist area before joining our team and we encourage and assist ongoing training. Appointments are essential and can be made by phone, email, website contact page, or in person at the Centre.

Groups and activities

A wide variety of low-cost courses and one-off workshops are offered throughout the year. These are regular activities which offer fellowship, fun and self-development. Bookings are essential and enrolments can be taken by phone, email, website contact page, or in person at the Centre. Please see the events calendar for details and timings.

Legal advice

Tuesdays: Free consultations with a qualified lawyer for guidance and legal advice on rights and procedures. Bookings are essential and can be made by phone, email, website contact page, or in person at the Centre.

Library

Monday to Friday: We offer a range of books on topics such as health, parenting, relationships, stress management and personal growth. Our library is a convenient and confidential service. Please pop into the Centre to borrow a book.

Lunchtimes at the HWC

Monday to Friday: Please bring your lunch; tea and coffee available – meet new friends and enjoy a break away from your workplace.

Room bookings

Our comfortable, welcoming newly refurbished and renovated rooms are available for rental by the hour, half day or whole day. We actively encourage start-up businesswomen to make use of our meeting rooms and offer a heavily discounted rate for this purpose. Please contact us through our ‘Contact’ page with the heading ROOM BOOKING.

Support and resources

We’re available all day to offer information and referrals to other agencies or organisations in our network. Resources are available for a wide range of community services able to support your specific needs.

Wellbeing

The Centre hosts a variety of low-cost alternative therapies with qualified practitioners. Please see the events calendar for details and timings. Bookings are essential and can be taken by phone, email, website contact page, or in person at the Centre.