Ron@Green Door's Haircut!

$1,000 donated
Given by 12 generous donors in 7 weeks

Ron, Green Door Co-Owner, has agreed to lose his precious locks - if you wonderful people can help him raise money for Taranaki Retreat.


Cafe Green Door is proud to pass every dollar donated to the Retreat to help towards the finish of the build. Our hope is to raise both money and awareness for such a positive, not-for-profit venture that will assist everybody in need of a breath of fresh air in trouble times.

About us

Taranaki Retreat is an NZ Registered Charitable community organisation, here to provide hope and support when times are tough. The service we provide is at no cost to the individual, and doesn’t require a specific set of circumstances, a diagnosis, or a GP or other organisation to refer. We know that all of us, at one time or another, need a little extra support and some time out from the pressures of our environment – and a good listening ear.

Finding the right kind of support

We have excellent friendships and connections with many supportive services. It may be that doing careful research as to what’s out there is the best way we can help. Once we know a bit about a person's situation, we do all we can to find what may be available in the area, even if it isn't us.

Someone to talk to

Sometimes, when really intense stuff is happening for us, or someone we care about (for example, suicidal thoughts), it is unsettling and even frightening. We know how much it can help to talk to someone who will understand. We are available to chat over the phone or even by email if that's easier.

Residential Stays

We support people looking for some time-out and “Space to Breathe”. We offer short stays usually of 5 nights.

Building Mates

We offer a programme offering the chance to work with our qualified builder who also has her own mental health journey. Through doing, usually making things out of wood, safety and wellness are explored in a number of workshops.


We offer regular workshops at the Retreat covering topics such as Anxiety, Setting Boundaries and Grief. Relaxation and yoga are also offered for those keen to explore such areas.

So - in summary, we're about :

- Finding services local to a person who can help

- Someone to talk to, by phone/email, about what's going on

- ‘Getting away from it all’ for a stay

- Attending on of our workshops

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Oct 2016
Haircut Frenzy
Haircut Frenzy on 04 Oct 2016
Cafe Green Door loved being part of this great project!!!
Hairy Guys Rule
Hairy Guys Rule on 26 Sep 2016
Great fundraiser!! Looking forward to seeing the result on Saturday at Cafe Green Door :-)
Pete Ludeman
Pete Ludeman on 22 Sep 2016
Ron's Haircut :-)
Ron's Haircut :-) on 21 Sep 2016

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