top of page

Directory of local support groups & activities

This Rodney Directory is a work in progress. Details may change from time to time. We will do our best to update this list frequently. 

Please click on the links for more info on each group. If any links don't work for you or you need further advice or information, please contact us at: 

rodneyinclusive@gmail.com

Rodney Directory 2024

Able2Worship - Warkworth

Meetings are held bi-monthly at the Methodist Church hall, 1 Hexham Street, Warkworth.

All are welcome, especially those with learning and/or physical  disabilities/challenges.

Sundays at 4pm, finishing with a shared meal. For more info, contact RICI. 

AIM (Adults in Motion) - Warkworth

AIM offers an individualised vocational service designed to mentor, support and empower young adults with intellectual disabilities (regardless of the level of disability) from the age of 16 years upward. Based at 16 Auckland Road, Warkworth.

Open Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 3pm

Manager: Vasti Liebenberg, Tel: (09) 422 3554

adultsinmotion@gmail.com or vliebenberg.aim@gmail.com

 

Alzheimers Support Group - Warkworth and Mangawhai

For carers of those with Alzheimers and all dementias - an opportunity for social contact and discussion.

Warkworth group - Totara Park, Warkworth. 10.30am-12pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month

​Mangawhai group - Mangawhai Museum. 11-2pm, 2nd Wednesday of each month

Coordinator - Jo Niblett     Freephone - 0800 004 001    Phone - 09 622 4230

 

Autism Support Group - Warkworth

For parents/caregivers to connect and share. Mornings for monthly meetups

For more information email Sandra at: warkworthasd@gmail.com

 

Blind Low Vision NZ - Warkworth Support Group

Meet others experiencing low vision and blindness. A local optometrist, community librarian and nurse lead this group. Summerset Falls Rest Home, 31 Mansel Drive, Warkworth. Third Monday of each month at 1.30pm

Email: HEaston@blindlowvision.org.nz   Mobile: 022 024 3288

Dementia Friendly Sunday – free session at Warkworth Library

For people living in the community with Dementia and their carers. 3rd Sunday of the month from 11-12pm   PH: 09-37 7795. Warkworth Library, 2 Baxter St, Warkworth

 

Fun Club - Warkworth

A social group for adults with disabilities who meet weekly. Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm

Hope Church (New Mahurangi Presbyterian Church), 22 Mansel Drive, Warkworth

PH: (09) 425-8861 (Office)  admin@mahu.org.nz

Glass Celling Arts Collective - Mahurangi

An inclusive group of creative performing arts people - creating access to meaningful arts experiences for all people - Mahurangi

Hillcroft Equestrian and Coaching LTD - 

Set in Warkworth, open 6 days for group or private horse riding lessons.

944 Kaipara Flats Road, Warkworth, New Zealand. PH: 0210 458 840

Horse Riding Warkworth

Horse riding and trekking for all ages and abilities. 42 Kaipara Flats Road, Warkworth. Ph: 09 425 8517   horseriding@xtra.co.nz

Homebuilders Family Services - Warkworth

5 Hexham Street, Warkworth. Our Family Centre is open from 9 - 12 Monday to Friday. office@homebuildersfs.org   0800 100 037   09 425 7048

 

Mahurangi Special Needs Support Group - Warkworth

A local Facebook group for families to connect and support each other. The group meets for coffee once a month at a local venue to be decided. Contact via link to FB/messenger.

 

Parkinsons Support Group - Warkworth

Totara Park Retirement Village, Warkworth, 1st Tuesday each month 10am. Click on group link for more information.


PHAB - Warkworth

Weekly Wednesday social club for young adults with mixed-abilities.

6 - 8pm, at Shoesmith Hall, Warkworth

Contact Andy for more information: 020 40767973

Quality Care Network - Rodney

For those with individualised funding, seeking quality care. 

Contact Marjorie Bell for more information. PH: 021-501004

Sing Up Rodney

Community music therapy with a focus on singing, communication, friendship and fun. For older adults, people with communication difficulties (affecting voice, speech, language and/or memory) resulting from a neurological condition (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s, dementia or brain injury) and anyone looking for a supportive daytime group. Orewa Scout Hall - Thursdays, 10 - 11.30am

Studio Christel

Art group for adult disabled artists. 21 Wilson Road, Warkworth. Thursdays 10.30am – 12pm. 021-1382878      Studiochristel1@gmail.com

 

Stroke Group - Warkworth.

Supporting Stroke survivors and their families

Totara Park Village, Mellwood Drive, Warkworth. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

Learning with Christine (1st Wed) – Christine Jull, Christine@ki.net.nz

Support with Laura (3rd Wed) – Laura Drewet, laura@drewet.com

Contact - Lorna Crawford (Community Stroke Advisor, Stroke Foundation) - 

027 896 666  Rodney@stroke.org.nz

 

Women's Centre Rodney

The Women’s Centre Rodney is a vibrant charity community dedicated to empowering women & their children. 10 Morpeth Street, Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand

09-425 7261, info@womenscentrerodney.org.nz

Free Phone: 0800 2 dropin (0800 237 674)

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 2:30pm

Support Groups & Activities - Hibiscus Coast

Creative Living For Health & Well-Being - Orewa

Run by art therapists from Mapura Studios - designed for participants who have experienced stress, trauma, brain injury, stroke, aphasia or loss. Click on group link for more information and to register

Estuary Art Centre, Orewa. Wednesdays 10am – 12pm

EmberRodney Community Hub

Centreway Road, Orewa. Services include peer support, community support, supported employment services, people experiencing mental distress, addiction issues and people with intellectual disabilities.

New Zealand Riding For The Disabled AssociationNorth Shore RDA

79 Aubrey Road, RD3, Stillwater, Silverdale

Contact Tim Lofts, 09 426 8110

info@northshorerda.org    https://www.facebook.com/North.Shore.RDA/

Parent 2 ParentHibiscus Coast Parent Support Group

We meet every third Wednesday of the month, February to November.

From 10:30am, at Someplace Else, 268 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa

Raukatauri Music Therapy - Auckland Satellite Facility

Orewa: Estuary Arts Centre, 214B Hibiscus Coast Highway
Satellite open every Wednesday.

Sing Up Rodney

Community music therapy with a focus on singing, communication, friendship and fun. For older adults, people with communication difficulties (affecting voice, speech, language and/or memory) resulting from a neurological condition (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s, dementia or brain injury) and anyone looking for a supportive daytime group. Orewa Scout Hall - Thursdays, 10 - 11.30am

Special Olympics NZ Clubs

Hibiscus Coast Rodney

Sports: Swimming, Equestrian, Tenpin Bowling
Contact: Benjamin Tan
Email: hibiscuscoastrodney@specialolympics.org.nz
Phone: 021 335 816
Facebook: Special Olympics Hibiscus Coast Rodney

North Harbour 

Sports: Athletics, Basketball, Bowling (tenpin), Equestrian, Football, Golf, Indoor Bowls, Snowsports, Swimming 
Contact: Carolyn Pape
Email: northharbour@specialolympics.org.nz
Facebook: Special Olympics North Harbour

Swimming for Disabled Kids

At Northern Arena swim school, our swim teachers have been trained in the "No Exceptions Training" programme from the Halberg Trust and we treat all our children as potential swimmers regardless of disability.

Support Groups & Activitiein the wider Auckland region

Care Matters NZ - Designed by Carers for Carers. Building on more than three decades of work in the disability community, SAMS (Standards and Monitoring Services) and Parent to Parent New Zealand have combined their values, vision, people, connections and strengths to provide carers with resources and opportunities.

 

Carers NZ - Carers NZ acts as the national peak body providing information, advice, learning and support for carers in our network.

Circability

Auckland based. We deliver circus arts classes, community events and workshops for all ages and abilities. A particular focus of our work is developing inclusion programmes for people with disabilities.

Disability Connect - To empower disabled people and their families through leading social change.

Parent to Parent -Supporting the parents & whānau of disabled family members across NZ.

Recreate Mothers Retreat Weekends -Held at Long Bay, North Shore. Click on link and scroll to bottom of their website page for more information.

Recreate NZ - Recreate NZ provides outdoor adventure programmes across Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty & Christchurch for young people with disabilities. From cycling the Otago Rail Trail - to a night out for dinner and a movie. We have something for everyone.

Rhythm for the Soul

Interactive Drumming Sessions with Chewy - Takapuna. For people with disabilities (16 and over). Designed to teach life skills through play-based learning whilst having loads of fun!

SibSupportNZ - Living with a brother or sister who has a disability can be challenging. We are here to support siblings to thrive in their own unique family environment. Click on link for more information.

Wilson Home The Wilson Home Trust provides information, grants, support and services to physically disabled children and their families, in the upper North Island of New Zealand. Located in Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore, the site is home to a Child Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, six Respite Villas, Wilson School for children with additional learning needs and a non denomination chapel. 

1 St Leonard’s Road, Hauraki, Takapuna, Auckland 

 0800 948 787    info@wilsonhometrust.org.nz

bottom of page