For Information, Support and Local Services

Call 111 for emergencies

Silent Solution – if it not safe to speak, stay silent and press 55 (cell phone) or any key (landline) and you will be put through to police.

Call 105 for non-emergencies.

Crisis line for family harm and domestic violence

Crisisline: 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843

Women’s Refuge

Phone Women’s Refuge toll-free from anywhere in New Zealand for information, advice and support about domestic violence as well as help in a crisis. The refuge is there to help you on this phone number 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sexual Harm Helpline

Safe to Talk is there 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions about sexual harm and help people find support in their area.

0800 044 334 or text 4334

Check you are OK

This online tool helps people check how their partner or ex partner’s actions impact on them and to check if they are being treated safely in their relationship.

Local Support Services

Motueka Women’s Support Link works alongside a range of other services to make sure you get the support you need.

Te Āwhina Marae

See the Tū Pono Connector at Te Awhina Marae. Tu Pono: Te Mana Kaha o te Whānau is a whānau-driven movement that has a focus to explore ways of enabling a stronger Māori response to reduce and eliminate family harm/violence.

Phone 03 528 6061

 Te Piki Oranga

Te Piki Oranga is a kaupapa Māori primary health provider. They create a supportive environment for whānau, providing quality and accessible Māori health and social services that are consistent with the concepts of whānau ora and tino Rangatira tanga (self-reliance and independence).

Phone 03 528 1046

Empowerment Trust

Empowerment Trust has a range of workshops and resources providing strategies, awareness, and skills to prevent potentially violent situations from escalating and getting out of control, build healthy relationships, and navigate conflict without aggression.

Phone: 03 543 2669

Male Room

Men can suffer family harm too. If you are a man in a relationship and are being or have been physically, emotionally, or financially abused, it is not your fault, and we understand that it is difficult to come forward and say you are a victim. Check out the Male Room for help.

Phone: 03 548 0403

Motueka Family Service Centre | New Zealand

Motueka Families Services Centre works with families that have kids from 0 to 18 years, offering support, advocacy, coaching and parenting education, with the aim of eliminating child neglect and harm.

Phone 03 528 0234


RISE offers a variety of services including training, education, counselling, family whanau, group or individual support to anyone who has been impacted by violence or abuse in all its forms.

Phone: 03 528 8976

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Children is a leading provider of safeguarding and child protection education and guidance, based in Nelson. They offer online courses as well as face to face training.

Phone: 027 772 4469

SASH Motueka

SASH provides professional services for people and their whanau affected by sexual abuse. This can be in relation to a recent or historic event. They also offer education for preventing sexual abuse.

Phone: 03 548 2407

Useful Family Harm websites

It you would like to know more about Family Harm and sexual abuse and what you can do about it, check out these useful websites.

He Ara Mataora: Tools to Stop Violence

This website can help you figure out what to do to respond to and stop violence. It takes a community-based approach, using connections and caring to create strong responses, build support, break isolation and create solutions.

E Tū Whānau

E Tū Whānau is a grassroots movement developed by Māori as a call to action to whānau to stand together against all forms of violence. This website has heaps of cool resources, stories and activities for strengthening families.

Family Violence – It’s Not Ok

This website has a lot of information about family harm, including specific info for people who need help, people who want to help and for people who want to make change in their communities. You can also call for advice: 0800 456 450

CAPS Hauraki

CAPS Hauraki has practical, hopeful and specialised resources adults can use to raise healthy kids and prevent child abuse. Especially good for protecting children from sexual abuse.


Here is a list of helplines there to support on different issues we can face.

Alcohol Drug Helpline

0800 787 797 and text 8681 – advice, information and support about drinking or other drug use

Alcoholics Anonymous

0800 229 6757

Depression Helpline

0800 111 757 and text 4202

Gambling Helpline

0800 654 655 and text 8006


0800 611 116 – registered nurse assess and provide advice

Immunisation advice

0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863)

Lifeline Aotearoa

0800 543 354

The Lowdown

0800 111 757 and text 5626 – support to help young people recognise and understand depression or anxiety

Parent Help

0800 568 856


0800 933 922

Poisons advice for the public

0800 POISON (0800 764 766) – advice and initial triage (delivered through the National Poisons Centre)


0800 778 778 – support for people wanting to quit smoking and stay smokefree

Victim Support

0800 842 846


0800 376 633

What’s Up

0800 942 8787 – A safe place for Tamariki and Rangatahi to talk

How can we help?

We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. Especially when we are unhappy in our relationships or life gets hard. Motueka Women’s Support Link is here to listen and to help.

Our service is private, non-judgemental and safe.

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