Alzheimers Gisborne/Tairawhiti

Tracy Robinson

Phone: (06)8670752

Email: gisborne.alzheimers@xtra.co.nz

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.

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Arohaina Centre

Diane Larsen

Phone: (06) 8677675

Email: arohainacentre@acw.org.nz

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.


Barnardos Gisborne

Dianne Saunders

Phone: (06) 8691343

Email: dianne.saunders@barnardos.org.nz

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.

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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

Mary - Ann De Kort

Phone: (06) 8672606

Email: gisborne@cab.org.nz

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.

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Epilepsy New Zealand,

East Coast Branch

Jenny Herbison

Phone: 0273088971

Email: hawkesbay@epilepsy.org.nz

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

Toni Gerbes

Phone: 0212424094

Email: tonigerbes@genevahealth.com

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.

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Meet Our Member Organisations

Gisborne Budget Moni Ora

Lynda Markie

Email: admin@moniora.org.nz

Phone: (06) 8677173

The Gisborne Budget Advisory Service Inc. is committed to mentoring & coaching the people of Tairawhiti with family finances through confidential advice & community education programmes.


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.”

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Gizzy Kai Rescue

Lauren Beattie

Email: info@gizzykairescue.org


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

Barbara Grout

Email: admin@hospicetairawhiti.org.nz

Phone: (06) 8690552

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.


IDEA Services Gisborne

Jon Davies

Email: jon.davies@idea.org.nz

Phone: 06 8726600

IDEA Services supports adults of all ages with intellectual disabilities to live in their own homes and enjoy life as part of their communities.

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Poverty Bay Wairoa Federation of Women's Institutes Inc.

Alison Crawford


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.


St John

Liz Graham

Email: lizgraham@stjohn.org.nz

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.


Sunshine Service

Dave Mettrick/Ross Thompson


Phone: 06 867 2905

 A pre-booked door-to-door transport service for disabled and older persons living in Gisborne.


Tairawhiti Age Concern

Lyn Robb

Email: lynrac.tai@gmail.com

Phone:06 867 6533

Age Concern Tairawhiti (Gisborne), providing Elderly Support Services in Gisborne , New Zealand. Promotes the rights and wellbeing of the older person (over 65's) and support groups for individuals.

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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


Polly Crawford

Email:  info@TaiTech.co.nz

Phone: 021 2582474

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

Gisborne Corps

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

Guy Baker

Phone: 068684045

Email: guy.baker@tekupenga.co.nz

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.  


Workbridge Inc. (Gisborne)

Lynne Gibson/James Bottrill


Phone: 0508 858 858

A specialist employment agency which helps people with disability, injury or illness obtain and remain in meaningful employment.


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