Partner Navigators connecting communities with support

Publish Date : 18 Jan 2024
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The Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office welcomes new Partner Navigators next week to boost support for under-served communities affected by severe weather events in 2023.

Like Storm Recovery Navigators, they connect individuals and whānau with resources, services and information to help navigate their recovery journey. They have the added advantage of being based in existing non-government organisations or Iwi partner groups with strong ties to their local communities.

“I would like to warmly welcome the new group of partner navigators. They have experience, mana and well-established connections to help us engage and reach more Aucklanders,” says Linda Greenalgh, Community and Social Recovery Lead, Tāmaki Makaurau Recovery Office.
“They’re from Iwi partners and organisations such as Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust and I AM Māngere and Global Hope Missions – each with strong relationships and understanding of their particular community. Many Aucklanders don't know about the support that’s available, so this is an important stepping stone to greater awareness into more communities.”

Partner Navigators assisting with storm recovery and support are working with a range of demographics (old and young), ethnicities and Treaty partners:

  • Te Kawerau Iwi Tiaki Trust

  • Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust

  • Huakina Development Trust

  • Te Mahurehure Cultural Society Incorporated

  • Aunty Lou’s kitchen

  • Vahefonua Tongan Methodist Methodist Mission Charitable Trust (Siola)

  • South Seas Healthcare Trust

  • Affirming Works

  • Age Concern

  • Global Hope Missions

  • New Settlers Family and Community Trust

  • MPHS Community Trust

  • I am Māngere

  • Visionwest Community Trust.

Contact a Navigator

As well as meeting with us at a drop-in near you, you can fill in our online referral form or phone 09 884 2070. For general enquiries related to the service, please email


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