News & events

Our events raise awareness about the serious issue of domestic violence in New Zealand, let women who are victims of abuse know about our services, and help raise the funds vital for our work making life safer for women and their children.

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An Open Letter to Wicked Campers from Womens Refuge

24 April 2015
Dear Wicked Campers,Women’s Refuge supports 20,000 women and children affected by domestic violence every year. On behalf of our volunteers and workers and the women and children who use our services we respectfully ask you to reconsider the wording you have on your vans. The hateful slogans and ‘jokes’ we have seen denigrate and humiliate human beings, normalising violence towards women and inflicting on-going harm to v...ictims. Misogyny masquerading as humour is still misogyny!... Read more

$180,000 donation to Women’s Refuge from NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition

20 April 2015
$180,000 donation to Women’s Refuge from NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition 20 April 2015 Women’s Refuge New Zealand has just received $180,000 from the Friends of Women’s Refuge – the proceeds of last year’s NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition, held in Devonport, on Auckland’s North Shore. The exhibition, which attracted some 19,000 visitors and featured work from over 100 artists, has been held every two years since 1986. It is organised specifically to raise funds... Read more

Bolton Hotel Charity Banquet

24 April 2015
Bolton Hotel Charity Banquet supporting Women’s Refuge and White Ribbon Monday 18th May 2015 In May 2015 the Bolton Hotel will be hosting their inaugural charity banquet. Our chosen charities for this year are Women’s Refuge and White Ribbon. This degustation dinner with wine match features five local up and coming chefs from prestigious restaurants in the capital. The evening will also include live music, auction and other entertainment in a beautiful Wellington setting; St Andrew’s... Read more


Latest events

Bolton Hotel Charity Banquet Invitation

24 April 2015

See the Kate Sheppard statue at Tin Palace Arts Space, Lyttelton

Sunday 8 March - Sunday 12 April
Lyttelton’s Tin Palace gallery celebrated International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March with the unveiling of a sculpture of Kate Sheppard as part of its Through the Glass Ceiling exhibition. Commissioned by Women’s Refuge and designed and constructed by Propellor Studios in Wellington last year the sculpture is on display in Te Waipounamu/the South Island for the first time since the work was launched amid controversy in September last year.The opening celebration at Tin Palace included... Read more

Tina Cross performing two café shows – Palmerston North and Whanganui

30 & 31 October 2014
If you live in these areas and want to support your local refuges the well-known songbird Tina Cross is performing two shows. Whanganui breakfast show from 7am Thursday October 30th at Mint Café and Bar; and Palmerston North afternoon show from 5.30pm Friday October 31st at Café Express. If you want tickets contact Whanganui Women’s Refuge 06 3442204 or Palmerston North Refuge on 06 3545355. Don’t miss out as you will hear ‘Walk Away’ a thought provoking touching... Read more