The vision, mission, and overarching goals of Lifewise and its sister charitable trusts, Methodist Mission Northern and the Airedale Property Trust, are available here.
For information about highlights and achievements, see the Annual Reports below:
We’ve produced a booklet called MyLifewise which highlights the heart of Lifewise, stories shared by some of the people who know us best- our clients, our donors and our staff.
From time to time Lifewise makes submissions to local and national government on issues relevant to our work.
- 9 Oct 2018 – Stuck in the ’80s: Raising the $80 limit
- Mar 2012 – Submission on the Government’s Green Paper on Vulnerable Children
- Oct 2011 – Making Auckland the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’– Submission on the Auckland Plan.
From time to time Lifewise publishes reports arising from our programmes and projects.
- Mana Wahine: 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. (July 2018, PDF)
- Inside The Cup: Bringing the street voice to the decision makers (December 2017, PDF)
- An Insight into the Experience of Rough Sleeping in Central Auckland (January 2015, PDF)
- An Evaluation of the Special Circumstances Court (PDF) – Te Kooti O Timatanga Hou
- Know Your Neighbours 2012 Evaluation Executive Summary (PDF) and Evaluation Report (PDF)
- Glen Eden Research Report (PDF)
- Welfare Reform – Where are the jobs? (200KB, PDF) A report from our sister agency Christchurch Methodist Mission
- Evaluation Summary Report 2009 – New Approach to Homelessness (PDF)
- Breakthrough Framework Turning Lives Around (PDF) – published in Parity magazine
Lifewise is happy to provide logos for individuals and groups to present in a variety of formats including review articles, books, websites, brochures, exhibits, videos, and other media.
To request a logo please email Aditya Kundalkar, Communications Specialist, or call 09 302 6284.
101 Ways of Living
There are lots of great things about living in New Zealand, but unfortunately there are also some negatives. We have one of the highest domestic violence rates in the world and one in five Kiwi kids lives in poverty.
At Lifewise, we see the impact that social issues have on people’s lives – homelessness, poverty, families torn apart and people of all ages living in isolation. Materially many people in New Zealand have more than previous generations, but are we really better off?
We believe it is possible to live wisely and well. To do this we need to change the way we treat each other, spend more time with each other and care for each other so we can pass on a healthier New Zealand to the next generation.
So, start by doing something today. We’ve come up with some ideas for every day actions that can help our world. See our list of 101 Ways of Living Wisely (and Well) and share what works for you and your family.