Arohaina means "Love in Action" or "Compassion", and this is reflected in The Arohaina Centre Mission Statement: "Full quality of life and independent living for older people in the Gisborne District" Our Coordinators work with a team of volunteers to provide help and support to elders in our community.
Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti provides information, advice and support for people diagnosed with dementia and their families. A centre operates 3 days a week for people with dementia to engage in social activities, exercises and encouragement to live their lives to the full.
Barnardos is New Zealand's leading children's charity, doing more for Kiwi kids.
For more than 60 years, we have been helping children, families and whānau in need. Today, we continue to support, protect and educate thousands of New Zealand children.
Meet Our Member Organisations
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CCS Disabilty Action
CCS Disability Action’s vision is to see every disabled person included in the life of their family and community. As well as providing direct support and advocacy, we have a wider role in shaping society’s attitudes towards people with a disability. CCS Disability Action is the largest pan-disability support and advocacy organisation in New Zealand.
Citizens Advice Bureau
CABs across New Zealand provide free, confidential, independent information and advice. We help people to know and understand their rights and responsibilities and also help people find community services they need. We don’t pretend to know everything but will do our best to find the information for you.
Epilepsy New Zealand,
East Coast Branch
Epilepsy provides a free information and support service to people with epilepsy, their whanau and communities .
We are committed to community awareness and provide talks and educational sessions to the community.
Geneva Healthcare are New Zealand’s trusted experts in aged care, illness, injury & disability support - providing wraparound in-home support, nursing and rehabilitation services. We work closely with the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards, Ministry of Social Development, and with ACC as a preferred national provider.
Gisborne Volunteer Centre
“The Gisborne Volunteer Centre is a unique service that strengthens the community by increasing public awareness of the voluntary sector. We work with community organisations to identify volunteer needs and involvement and encouraging best practice management of volunteer-involving programmes, as well as working with potential volunteers, encouraging involvement and assisting them in finding suitable roles.”
Gizzy Kai Rescue
Gizzy Kai Rescue is a Gisborne based not-for-profit food rescue organisation operating as the connection between food growers, producers, vendors and local community groups who redistribute the rescued food to those experiencing food scarcity in our region.
Hospice Tairawhiti provides community based hospice care for the people of Tairawhiti, from Morere to Potaka.
Hospice or palliative care is specialised care for people with life limiting conditions. Our focus is on improving quality of life for the person and providing support for the whanau.
Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women's Institutes Inc.
The main object of the NZ Federation is to provide an organisation for the purpose of enabling women to take an active part in the life of the community and its development.
Providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand will always be a core activity for St John, however we’re also playing an increasing role in meeting the broader health needs of New Zealand communities.
We believe it’s important to develop strong communities to help people live independently, get the social connections they need and improve their wellbeing. Central to everything we achieve is the energy and generosity of our volunteers and supporters.
Tairawhiti Environment Centre
TEC is a not for profit environmental community hub and has been an environmental advocate in the Tairawhiti region since 1990. TEC is a portal for environmental sustainability information and education, we run environmental and conservation outreach projects, workshops and host various networking functions.
Tairawhiti Technology Trust
Everything the Trust does is designed to increase local access to digital technologies and the knowledge and skills of users in our communities. We organise events for Digital Experts (especially educators and business leaders), training and affordable access for those who need to upskill themselves or just become confident and regular users of ICT.
The Salvation Army
Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand.
We’ve been there to help more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support.
At The Salvation Army we are committed to our mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.
Te Kupenga Net Trust
The Trust provides mental health and addictions consumer led peer support and advocacy for individuals and whānau, holding the Māori Like Minds Like Mine contract for Tairāwhiti, and providing education to community, business and social sectors as well as working alongside clinical servicers to whānau.