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Moira Lawler

Kia ora, from Moira

When someone who Lifewise has housed says, “I never believed this could happen for me” I feel humble and reassured. … more »

From left: Sarah, Marlena, Andrea, Sharon, and Valda, are some of Vital 5's teachers.

Welcome to my family

"This is a story of how far a compliment can go," says Marlena, one of the teachers at Lifewise's early childhood education centres… more »

Better homes for the elderly: Airedale Property Trust is currently undertaking a full redevelopment of the existing Everil Orr Retirement Village in Mt Albert.

Better homes for the elderly

Lifewise’s sister organisation, Airedale Property Trust is redeveloping Everil Orr Retirement Village in Auckland's Mt Albert. … more »

Kai time!

Lifewise's Youth Housing Service recently joined hands with Monte Cecilia and VisionWest for a cooking workshop called Kai time!… more »

Merge Community Peer Team

Providing support and advocacy to people in the homeless community through Lifewise Merge Café.… more »


Community Services

Community Services

Lifewise Community Services include Merge Cafe in Auckland CBD and Family Services in New Lynn.… 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 »

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Christmas 2017

Our generous supporters and their amazing donations always make Christmas so special!… more »


A Huge Thank You To Our Wonderful Supporters

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  • ANZ
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  • Tindall Foundation
  • Todd Foundation
  • Rotorua Trust
  • BNZ
  • PMGT

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Every day there are brave Kiwis who are facing insurmountable odds. They need your help. Through your gift to Lifewise, you can be that help. Every dollar donated will help Kiwis in critical need.

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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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