Check out our regular programs below or give us a call on (07) 574 7170 for more information.

Money Mates

This four-week programme is held once each school term and focuses on ways to make your money go further. On this programme you will learn about:

  • Budgeting
  • Debt management
  • Saving and lending
  • General financial planning for your future
  • Getting the most out of your food budget
  • What the community offers that may help balance a tight household budget

Within your group you can share your ideas for creative ways to manage your money and tips about making tasty food on a budget.

Women for Ourselves

Women for Ourselves is a free, supportive group programme for women who want to be inspired, supported, and encouraged.

Do you:

  • Feel isolated?
  • Find yourself saying “yes” when you really want to say “no”?
  • Sometimes wonder what the future holds for you?
  • Want to build the life you’ve dreamed of having?
  • Want to meet other women like yourself who are seeking something better?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and want to explore exciting possibilities for self-growth, then come along and join us.

This is what some women found helpful about the programme:

“Talking in a comfortable environment with amazing people.”

“The conversations and the outcomes.”

“Defining my future picture.”

“It challenges my thinking.”

“Friendships and honesty from within the group.”

“Everyone encouraging each other with great suggestions.”

“Insight into how power and control affects our lives.”

Building Awesome Whānau

This programme draws on the wisdom of Māori ways of being, doing, and knowing, and brings them together to create a resource to support parents. It’s packed full of great ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own children/tamariki, and practical ideas to help you.

The wealth of wisdom and experiences in the group will also be woven together with all that is Building Awesome Whānau so that you are supported and encouraged as you nurture/awhi and build your own awesome whānau.

This six-week programme is provided during most school terms. Give us a call on (07) 574 7170 or email admin.pfs@acw.org.nz to find out about the next programme.

Mana Youth – Hine Toa and Tama Toa

These programmes are for 13- to 17-year-olds where positive adult role models provide a safe, inclusive, and supportive space for rangatahi. The rangatahi learn skills, develop their understanding about who they are and how to make positive choices, and build their relationship skills with peers. A meal is prepared and shared each session by the rangatahi and the youth worker.

Our Hine Toa programme for females and our Tama Toa programme for males are held each term. We cover a full range of wellbeing and skill-based topics. Check out the programme dates over the next school term.