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Suicide Awareness Evening in West Auckland

Who can we get support from during difficult times?

An evening where you will hear from someone who has lost loved ones to suicide and what they did to ensure both they and other families receive support in the future. Be part of a talk about…

  • How to start the conversation
  • What questions can we ask

Presenter – Mark Wilson (Solace Support Group): Mark is a member of Solace Support Group – a peer support group for those who’ve lost a loved one to suicide. Solace meets monthly and provides support to the suicide bereaved. Mark lost his wife to suicide 9 years ago and often shares his experience of living with loss. Mark believes that greater understanding in the community of the impact of suicide on those left behind helps in healing.

Date:      Monday July 13th 2015
Time:     7pm — 9pm
Venue:   Whanau Ora House, Corner of Catherine and Edsel Streets, Henderson, Auckland
To RSVP contact Johnny Siaosi: johnny.siaosi@waitematadhb.govt.nz
Or phone WALSH Trust: (09) 837 5240

Ecofest North Programme Out Now | 15 Mar-13 Apr 2014

Ecofest North is a community-led festival brimming with opportunities to connect with the environment, get inspiration and find fresh ideas for your home, backyard and community. It is supported by Auckland Council, and co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project. 

Events range from bush-walks, garden tours and bird-watching to workshops on organic gardening and traditional Maori use of plants.

  • North Shore, West Auckland, Matakana
  • 15 March – 13 April 2014

Click here to browse the programme of events

Learn About New Blood Glucose Meters for People with Diabetes

Pharmac recently announced that they are changing the brand for subsidised Blood Glucose Meters. Those who monitor their blood glucose will need to change meter brands if they wish to continue to receive fully subsidised meters. A series of community meetings are being held to share information with the people who are affected by this change.

Rhythm & Verse: Poetry & Music Night 1 Dec 2011

The monthly rhythm & verse series will finish for the year with a very special night on the top floor of Lopdell House. More will be revealed later but mark your calendar now and don’t be late — it kicks off at 7.30pm sharp.

The music line-up is Ben Tapene and Anna Rugis.

The poets for the night are: Riemke EnsingDavid Merritt, Serie Barfordand Sarah Cotter.

  • Venue Top Floor, Lopdell House, Titirangi Rd, Titirangi
  • Date: Thursday 1 December, 7.30pm, doors/bar open at 7pm.
  • Entry $5 cash, door sales available, sorry no EFTPOS
The Venue is wheelchair accessible, please take the lift to the top floor. 


Youth Policy Election Meeting


Six political parties (please see representatives below) have agreed to come and speak to our community on issues pertaining to youth.  This is a great opportunity for the youth sector and young people to discuss and influence change at a political level.


Please RSVP to bsopstudents@waitakerelaw.org.nz for catering purposes.

The Law Commission is seeking community views on the legal structure

The Law Commission is seeking community views on the legal structure and rules that should govern community organisations.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the way your community is run. Many of our mental health services are run by Charitable Trusts and will be impacted by any changes to legislation – for better or for worse. If you have a stake in these services – as a person using them or as a person working for them, we encourage you to get yourself along.


  • The century old Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is in need of major reform and updating.
  • It doesn’t relate to the needs of the thousands of existing Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts.
  • This important review affects Charitable Trusts also because the Commission is considering whether a new Incorporated Societies Act should also replace incorporation under the Charitable Trusts Act.
  • The Community Sector has an opportunity for input into the Law Commission’s review and to influence the recommendations it makes to the Government.

WHEN: Thursday 8th September, 10am – 12.30pm
WHERE: Waitakere Community Resource Centre, 8 Ratanui St, Henderson (up the service-lane behind National Bank)

Tea & Co ffee will be provided. No carparking available onsite
3hrs free parking on Henderson Valley Rd–next to the Railway Bridge. Paid parking in multilevel carpark, entrance on Trading Pl

For more info or to RSVP by 6th September contact Mandy on 09 838 7903 or mandy@communitywaitakere.org.nz.

If you are unable to attend, invite another person from your organisation to take your place.