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There is great need for a shift in NZ’s approach to drug laws. Lifewise asks: Is the government doing enough to work towards a harm minimisation approach?

Shifting the Narrative around Drug Laws

There is a great need for a shift in NZ’s approach to drug laws. Is the government is doing enough to put in place a harm minimisation approach?… more »

Preventing homelessness

Join us in strengthening our holistic approach to homelessness, help us build connected, just, and inclusive communities. … more »

We are able to build connected, just and inclusive communities thanks to our amazing supporters and their generous gifts, donations, and tautoko.

Nga mihi nui

Celebrating 2018 and looking towards the new year with hope. Thank you so much for your support, creating connected, just, and inclusive communities.… more »

A new study by New Zealand Work Research Institute and Lifewise has found a way to measure the cost of homelessness to society

Āwhina mai

We believe all people have the right to a safe, warm and affordable home. With collective action, homelessness can become rare, brief and non-recurring.… more »

What is Christmas ...? Sharing our stories ... Christmas 2018

What is Christmas …?

Wishing you a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a NEW YEAR full of happiness, love, and laughter. … more »


Lifewise Family Services urgently need families to give local foster children good homes. Find out how you can make a life changing difference here.
Foster Care

Foster Care

Our children are our future, but for many Kiwi kids who need foster care, that future can look bleak.… more »

Community Social Work

Community Social Work

Building stronger, healthier communities is a focus of all of our work. We can support you to build connected, just, and inclusive communities. … 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 and Disability Info 2018
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


Merge Cafe’s Special Italian Dinner

BOOK NOW! A very special meal co-hosted by Angelo Tredicucci and Ghiotti ♥… more »


Neighbours Day Aotearoa

A day to celebrate where you live and get to know your neighbours better.… more »


The Lifewise Big Sleepout 2019

The 9th annual Lifewise Big Sleepout will raise critical funds to tackle homelessness… 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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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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Lifewise is a registered charity under the name The Lifewise Trust, registration number CC40248

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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