Te Wāhi Āwhina

A community support space at 117 Manners Street, helping communities and businesses access the services they need. All are welcome.

Te Wāhi Āwhina opened in May 2021 under the Pōneke Promise, a coordinated community driven initiative to keep our city safe.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9.30am–4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Public holidays: Closed

See all facilities' holiday hours

Our services

We can connect you to support for:

  • housing
  • food, clothing and household items
  • business/retailer safety
  • city safety
  • mental and physical wellbeing
  • education
  • employment help
  • legal aid
  • community information.

Snippets from our users

Finding the right medical centre
“I’d walked past this place a couple times, not knowing if I should come in for help – and I’m so glad I did! I had to stop in again to thank-you for taking the time to go through registration with me. The centre called me last week and I’m on my way to my first appointment now.”

Came for a chat, ended up with plan to find meaningful work
“This made my afternoon. I now have a game plan, not just marking time.” 

Securing a safe place to recover 
From a service seeker new to Wellington: “Thank-you for all your help last week. I’m with good people now.”


Space is equipped with table, chairs, and a comfortable seating area.

Capacity for up to 5 visitors in the space at one time.


The main space at Te Wāhi Āwhina is wheelchair accessible.


Street parking available 2 minutes from Te Wāhi Āwhina on Dixon Street and Cuba Street - see parking fees.

Travel by bus

Buses on the following routes stop near Te Wāhi Āwhina (2-4 minutes away): 1, 2, 3, 12, 12e, 14, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30x, 31x, 32x, 35, 36, 52, 56, 57, 58, 60e, 81, 83, 84, N1, N2, N8.

For the bus timetables, visit metlink.org.nz

Partner with us

Streamlining processes for improving accessibility of services is our goal. 

We can only do this by having the right information and knowing the right people and organisations to connect with.

By understanding the work of partner organisations, we can foster mutual benefits and provide labour-saving solutions for our respective work priorities as they evolve to meet community needs.

If you have a service you’d like us to connect people with, or if you’re interested in doing more with us, please get in touch with us.

Contact and address

Email: tewahiawhinaCS@wcc.govt.nz

Phone: 04 801 4094

Street address: 117 Manners Street
Walk-ins are encouraged, come see our friendly kaiāwhina| support staff.