Emma’s Food Bag supporting Waikato Women’s Refuge this Christmas

Cambridge-based meal delivery service Emma’s Food Bag is getting behind Waikato Women’s Refuge Te Whakaruruhau to spread the Christmas spirit this holiday season.

Survivor of domestic violence shares her story

Mereana Love is a survivor of domestic violence. Love recently spoke at the two-day symposium where she told her story and how she is leading the charge against domestic violence.

Symposium tackles the issue of domestic violence

Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau has organised the inaugural two-day symposium to tackle the issue of domestic violence. The new event will take place from Thursday 19th to Friday 20th July

Waikato Women's Refuge unveils new documentary on domestic violence

Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau's 30-year battle against domestic violence will be screened in the documentary '220 Miles' for the first time on Wednesday 14 March in Hamilton.

Generous Donation to support child advocacy at Waikato Women's Refuge

A $6000 donation from the Achieving Change for Children trust will help Waikato Women's Refuge with its child advocacy services.

White flowers to support White Ribbon Day

Waikato Women’s Refuge – Te Whakaruruhau is encouraging Hamiltonians to buy a bunch of white roses with a white ribbon from Florist Ilene in the week leading up to White Ribbon Day, Saturday 25 November.

CrossFitters unite for a good cause

A gritty competition involving 26 pairs of CrossFit and other gym enthusiasts raised $1800 for Waikato Women's Refuge earlier this month.

Waikato Women’s Refuge working collaboratively to help high-risk whānau

Waikato Women's Refuge is part of a pilot programme aimed at enabling multi-agency collaboration to make a real difference in the lives of whānau experiencing family violence.


Do you have second hand furniture that could benefit a local woman in need? Or good quality preloved clothing, bedding and linen to help a deserved family make a new home?

Housing issues impacting on family violence victims – Waikato Women’s Refuge

A shortage of rental housing in Hamilton is impacting on the ability of Waikato Women's Refuge to continue helping victims of family violence.

When Jane Cook left her abusive husband, she jumped in her car with just the clothes on her back.

When Jane Cook left her abusive husband, she jumped in her car with just the clothes on her back.

Safe house seeks helping hands

Waikato Women's Refuge - Te Whakaruruhau is calling on the Hamilton community to lend a hand to help complete renovations on its sixth city safe house.

Judges given family violence records

Judges will be given more access to alleged offenders' family violence records in a bid to reduce the number of domestic incidents taking place.

Judi Lady Gallagher becomes a patron for Women’s Refuge

Judi Lady Gallagher has been named Waikato Women's Refuge's first-ever patron. Gallagher said she was overwhelmed and humbled to be asked to be a part of the refuge. "I'm actually very honoured that they've asked me," she said.