Weekly navigator drop-ins launched in Māngere

Last Updated : 16 Nov 2023
South Navs With Mangere Otahuhu Local Baord

In partnership with the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board, the Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office has launched weekly drop-in events with local storm recovery navigators at the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Office. These will be held every Tuesday, and the last event of the year will be on Tuesday 19 December. The first one after the holidays will be on Tuesday 9 January. These free drop-in events are for individuals, whānau and families who’ve been impacted by the floods in any way and need support. 

At these events, you can speak to one of our storm recovery navigators one-on-one about your situation. Our team can help connect you with support agencies, provide you with information about recovery, and help you access wellbeing, social and health services.

Māngere is one of the priority areas for the Recovery Office, being one of the worst hit communities, with complex existing challenges. We are committed to continuing to support individuals, families and whānau in Māngere throughout the recovery journey.

Drop-in sessions continue across the region with a mix of event and location-based opportunities to talk to our navigators. Please find more information here.


The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Boad Office address is Shop 17, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere Town Centre.

Contact a Navigator

As well as meeting with us at a drop-in near you, you can email a navigator for support at navigators@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Navigators are out in the community so can visit you at home or a place that works best for you too.

More information about how a Navigator can help you

Navigators provide a free and confidential wrap-around service to:

  1. Provide one-on-one support and assistance

  2. Make sure you have the most up-to date-information, while connecting you to other support agencies like Work and Income, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and New Zealand Claims Resolution Service (NZCRS)

  3. Help you to gain access to specialist services like insurance, legal and budget advice

  4. Update you on grant applications/financial assistance available

  5. Support you with Housing/tenancy issues/temporary accommodation/resettlement

  6. Help you access other social and health services like counselling services and GP services

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