Heretaunga Womens Centre

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The Heretaunga Womens Centre offers a diverse range of services and support for women in Hawkes Bay. Be welcomed, inspired and empowered.

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The Heretaunga Womens Centre is a community hub for women located in central Hastings. Women are welcomed into our Centre in the spirit of warmth, friendship and helpfulness.

We provide a comprehensive range of courses and services - all are low cost and affordable.

Our services include counselling,courses/activities and programmes, support groups, free legal advice, referrals and access to resources and wellbeing practitioners as well as a feed and play room for mothers and infants.

Open Monday to Friday 9 - 4 we welcome all women to join us for fellowship, fun and self development

'Walking with a Woman'

Walking with a Woman is a new gifting programme developed by the Heretaunga Women's Centre for people who wish to contribute to supporting a woman in need of counselling and support in our community.

Every year the Heretaunga Women's Centre provide a low cost and often no cost counselling service to women in the Hastings area and broader Hawkes Bay. Women frequently come to us because they are unable to pay for counselling (average costs for sessions with professional counsellors are $80-$100 per session). Our kaupapa is to never turn anyone away who is in need. All of our counsellors are fully qualified and volunteer their time to support women in need in the community. To support our counsellors and maintain a professional service the Centre pays for clinical supervision monthly for all counsellors. The Heretaunga Women's Centre has no Government funding or contracts to provide this service so we rely on community grants. To enable our service to be viable so that we can still support our counsellors the HWC needs to make a minimum of $10.00 per counselling session. Our “Walking with a Woman” programme gives the community the opportunity to support a woman through a series of 6 counselling session. Your $50.00 donation will support a woman through 6 counselling sessions – we always offer the first session for free. We will only use this support with women who are financially impoverished and cannot find any money to attend counselling sessions.

Alternatively you can donate $20.00 which will enable a women in need to complete a 10 week course/activity or alternative therapy here at the Centre.

And off course smaller one of donations are also gratefully received!!

More about us

The Heretaunga Womens Centre is a community hub for women situated in the heart of Hastings. Women coming to our Centre are welcomed in a spirit of warmth, friendship and helpfulness.

We provide a central meeting place for women and offer a range of low cost and affordable courses and services provided by women for women. With a small paid staff the Centre relies on the goodwill of a fantastic team of volunteers to provide the majority of our services. The Heretaunga Womens Centre relies solely on financial donations to fund its services

Latest donations

  • CA ANZ International Women's Day

    CA ANZ International Women's Day on 12 Mar 2019


    Donations collected during the Chartered Accountants ANZ Hawke's Bay International Women's Day High Tea on Friday 8 March 2019


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 08 May 2017



  • Carol McHenry

    Carol McHenry on 01 Aug 2016


    A lovely ambience and spirit is evident among the group working at and going to and interacting at your center. Congratulations! It is definitely something of which to be proud - for each and everyone one of you who go there or work there!!


  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 Aug 2016



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 Aug 2016



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