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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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Everybody loves Merge!

Here are a few special Merge Café moments over the last few years, as captured by both local and national media. … more »

Come along and support our Merge Café heroes

Meet some of the friendly faces you can expect to see at our upcoming fundraiser, Merge & Dine … more »

Hungry to make a difference: Lifewise’s Merge & Dine event, in support of Merge Café

Celebrate and Support Merge Café at Merge & Dine!

Find out all about Merge & Dine, an event that Lifewise is hosting in July 2018 to celebrate and fundraise for Merge Café.… 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


Random Acts of Kindness with Splice

A wave of kindness through the streets, offices, cafes and apartments of the city centre… more »


A Huge Thank You To Our Wonderful Supporters

  • J R McKenzie Trust
  • AUT
  • Foundation North
  • Auckland City Council
  • Waitemata
  • ANZ
  • Lottery Grants
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  • 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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Lifewise is a registered charity under the name The Lifewise Trust, registration number CC40248

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