We know it can be really hard for people to ask for help but if you feel you need to reach out please do connect with us via phone, message or email. Bookings are essential and you can fill out our Referral Form to access any of our services.

Wellbeing and Social Services

Our team of three includes Mary-Anne Boyd, our Wellbeing and Social Services Manager. Susi King; Community Occupational Therapist and Carol Syron; Wellbeing Coordinator.

This is a free strengths-based family/whanau service for children and families facing complex challenges.

Anyone can refer or ask for wrap-around support, goal setting and action plans drawing on strengths within the family/whanau supported by community volunteers and relevant professional services such as counselling, healthcare, education, justice, budgeting and life coaching.

Contact Mary-Anne on 021 0247 8003, or use our online referral form or email Mary-Anne wellbeing@tewhaicommunitytrust.co.nz

Te Whai Sages Senior & Whānau Support is a free in-home volunteer-based service that can provide companionship, advocacy and support for our seniors and families with young children in the Mangawhai area, particularly those who aren't independently mobile, and experiencing social isolation and loneliness. Clients can enjoy conversation, outings, games, a break to catch up on sleep, shopping, meal prep, and companionship.

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Aroha Baskets


Aroha Baskets can be requested by anyone in the Mangawhai community that is in need of a food parcel. Individuals can refer themselves or others, as well as local service providers.

Please call us on the Aroha Food Baskets phone line: 027 220 0889

Our Te Reo Māori classes have expanded to meet a growing community demand. We now have 6 fully subscribed classes running weekly. There is a small charge for these classes to cover the cost of our tutors.

This service is in collaboration with Warkworth Wellsford Budget Service. The clinic offers free, confidential budgeting advice from trained budget advisers. We can assist you with any personal financial problem or query. Your adviser will help you create a plan to get out of debt, save money and start building a future for you and your family.

Driver Training


Our Driver Training programme will provide a fun, interactive way to learn the road code and prepare for the exam, using games and quizzes and the rode code books in collaboration with the Northland Road Safety Trust, ACC and our local driving instructor Mangawhai Focus Driving Instruction. Drinks and afternoon tea are also provided. Email info@tewhaicommunitytrust.co.nz for more information.

Free Counselling Mangawhai


Contact Mary-Anne to discuss the various options for counselling from around Mangawhai and the wider Kaipara district. Our resident counsellor is from Otamatea Community Services which focuses on abuse and trauma (both current and historical), family issues including counselling children, relationships and domestic violence. 

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Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren


We convene a monthly support group providing a safe place for grandparents to meet and share their experiences and advice. This is an opportunity to offer some education on pertinent subjects such as cyber safety, building resilience, sleep hygiene, and dealing with trauma. These amazing families step up to provide a stable home for children who are often traumatised and would otherwise be in foster care.

A wonderful new collaboration brings you this excellent service that can help you write a CV, develop a new business idea as well as enable a strategic approach to improving your current workplace wellbeing.

Ember Korowai Takitini can also provide mental health & addiction awareness and advice, consultancy on change and transition and so much more. 

Family Support Mangawhai
Sage Call Service


Te Whai Sage Call Service is a volunteer service that provides free friendly phone calls and messages to anyone living in isolation in the Mangawhai area who would like more company. We advise our clients to please treat our Sages with respect and kindness, and acknowledge that our Sage Callers are local caring volunteers that want to support our community.

Community House bookings: (bookings are essential)

Budget Clinic - in collaboration with Warkworth Wellsford Budgeting Service, we can provide a space for you to work with their advisors. Contact us for bookings
Ember Employment - a space is provided for a consultation to discuss employment options, employer issues, initiating start-up business and getting job ready. Contact us for bookings
Counselling - Thursdays from 9 - 5pm with Otamatea Community Services, call Mary-Anne to talk about the right counsellor for you, in our area 
Wellbeing Support Group - every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from 1.30 - 2.30pm. A supportive group conversation around anxiety, life transitions, stress and self worth, led by a trained counsellor.

Other services running from the cottage are:
Plunket - Mondays 9 - 12pm followed by booked sessions
Toy Library - every Wednesday and Sunday 10 - 12pm (no Sundays during school holidays)
Mangawhai Playgroups - 9am - 12pm (no playgroups during school holidays)

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