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Lifewise NZ is an Auckland-based community social development organisation. We’re here to help people living with hardship have better opportunities and futures.

Our Services

Lifewise’s services turn lives around for good. We go beyond meeting the immediate needs of people living with hardship.

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Every day, we have up to 180 children in our Early Childhood Education Centres.


Older people

On any given day, we have 120 carers giving in-home support to 500 older people.


Street whānau

In 2020, over the first COVID-19 lockdown period, we supported 53 street whānau into emergency housing through Lifewise Merge Community.

Latest News

homelessnessMental Health And Addictionyouth homelessnessYouth Housing
19 July 2022

Help rangatahi receive mental health and addiction support

This is an urgent call to help young people receive the support they desperately need. Will you please donate to raise $45,000 and help fund a vital service for young…
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8 July 2022

Letter from the new Lifewise Chief Executive, Haehaetu Barrett

Ko Te Arawa te waka Ko Ngāti Whakaue te iwi Ko Ngāti Kārenga te hapū Ko Ngongotahā te maunga Ko Te Utuhina te awa Ko Te Rotoruanuiakahumatamomoe te roto moana…
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17 May 2022

Blessing & opening of new Lifewise Youth Housing units

On Friday 13 May, Lifewise celebrated the blessing and opening of our brand new Lifewise Youth Housing units. The new site contains ten units. Nine units will be for rangatahi,…

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