Tāmaki Makaurau Services

New online series:  #HinengaroMīharo – the amazing brain

You may have seen on our TSI Facebook page our promotion of this new online series being hosted by SKIP. Our Tamariki Wellbeing team has been supporting the development of this and we are sharing it with our communities that support whānau and with pēpe at home in their bubbles.

We encourage you to share this series with whānau (and those that support whānau), they will love Whaea Deb and the way she brings together neuroscience, the parts of the amazing brain and Matauranga Māori with practical tips to support whānau to be confident brain builders.

The series runs twice a week during May and there is a session today LIVE at 4pm over on SKIP’s Facebook page. We are encouraging whānau to tune it on live on Facebook to share pātai and whakaaro.

We’ll post the video links up on our Facebook page after each live session so whānau can “catch up.”

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Sport Waitakere


During this time of uncertainty, we are sure of one thing.
We remain committed to keeping West Aucklanders healthy, connected and active

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Paerangi website – launching soon

Paerangi website

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Service providers available for Whanau in Tāmaki Makaurau

  1. Auckland City Mission Foodbank – If you need a food parcel call ACM 09 303 9266 and speak to the Crisis Care team. You will then be given a time to collect from ACM distribution centre at 15 Auburn Street, off Boston road in Grafton. Everyone must take ID with them.
  2. Salvation army food parcels – Contact the Mt Wellington Salvation Army Community Ministry 09 379 7615 – or their local Salvation Army Community Ministry (ring 0800 53 00 00 to find your local ministry). You will be given a time to collect your food parcel.
  3. Presbyterian Support Northern – Call 09 309 2054 to arrange a pick up at 8 Madeira Lane, Grafton. Strictly no walk-ins and collections are strictly between 11-12am Mon-Fri.
  4. St Vincent De Paul in Newton Branch – Call 09 815 6122 or email – and they can deliver a food parcel.
  5. Nga Whare Waatea Marae – Open Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm. Head to the Marae at 31 Calthorp Close, Mangere with ID. Wait in car and staff will get to each person one at a time, asking relevant questions as needed.
  6. Papakura Marae Foodbank – Open Mon-Fri 10am-2.30pm, 09 297 2036. Please phone to request a food parcel, someone will ring you back to do a phone interview, then food will be delivered. Only deliveries to Papakura and Manurewa areas currently.
  7. Orakei Foodbank – Call 521 5712 and leave message on voicemail with details of how many in family etc. Parcels are only delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays to Orakei, Kohi and Mission Bay.
  8. St Marks Church in Pakuranga are still open but only focusing on those in Pakuranga . You can contact them directly via their contact page on their website or emailing
  9. Hills Church on Hillsborough Road can be emailed at Please provide details on your needs and they will do their best to provide a food parcel. Hills Church has also offered to go
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South Auckland marae launches drive-through food bank

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