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Merge & Dine embodied the very core of what Merge Café seeks to do – to merge communities and create a non-judgemental space for everyone to connect.

The first ever Merge & Dine event!

Merge & Dine 2018 embodied the very core of what Lifewise Merge Café seeks to do – merge diverse communities. … more »

Mana Wahine seeks to understand the particular needs and experiences of women (including those from the Rainbow community) experiencing homelessness in the Auckland City Centre.

Mana Wahine: Understanding women’s experience of homelessness

Working alongside women who have experienced homelessness to develop new solutions and ideas. … more »

Taking care of our homeless whānau when it’s easy or convenient for us isn’t enough. The only way to make a real difference is by taking care of them when things are difficult or challenging.

Ending homelessness with wraparound support

A temporary housing situation might feel like a good idea, but is it enough to plan for a better future? … more »

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“It’s helped me to find myself again.”

At Merge Cafe you can find healthy meals for less, but that's not all. Watch one of our dedicated volunteers explain what else is possible. … more »

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Counting down to Merge & Dine on Thursday July 12!

With less than two weeks until Merge & Dine, here's what you can look forward to at the event!… more »


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Community Services

Community Services

Lifewise Community Services include Family Services, Youth Housing, and Housing First… more »

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Community Projects

Community Projects

Besides being a social service provider, Lifewise also looks at new ways of supporting local communities.… more »

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The first five years of every child’s life shape each child’s future health, happiness, and achievement.… more »

Health & Disability Services

Health & Disability Services

The Health and Disability Services team assist older people and those with a disability to live independently… more »

Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addiction Services

Lifewise in Rotorua offers Mental Health and Addiction Supported Accommodation Services.… more »

Upcoming Events


World Homeless Day

Lifewise together with Auckland's social and govt agencies will observe World Homeless Day… more »


A Huge Thank You To Our Wonderful Supporters

  • J R McKenzie Trust
  • AUT
  • Foundation North
  • Auckland City Council
  • Waitemata
  • ANZ
  • Lottery Grants
  • Skycity Auckland
  • Tindall Foundation
  • Todd Foundation
  • BNZ
  • Perpetual Guardian
  • PMGT
  • Remuera Christian Trust
  • T-and-M-CE-Trust

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Hungry to Make a Difference?

Lifewise encourages Aucklanders from all walks of life to come together over a meal at the Merge cafe.

Those who are hungry and those who hunger to make a difference; we encourage you all to eat from the same table, over great food and good company.

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