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.

Latest news

Women’s Refuge Chosen Charity of Teulia Blakey on Dancing with the Stars

12 May 2015
Women’s Refuge is delighted that Teuila Blakely has selected it to be her charity of choice in her new role as a contestant on TV3’s Dancing with the Stars. “Teulia is one of New Zealand’s premiere acting talents. Best known for her roles in Shortland Street and Sione’s Wedding, I have no doubt she will do as superbly on the dance floor as she does on the screen,” said Dr Ang Jury, Chief Executive. “Women’s Refuge is always looking for inspiring people... Read more

Women’s Refuge responds to Strengthening Police Safety Orders media release

8 May 2015
Women's Refuge has welcomed the release today of a Police Evaluation Report in to Police Safety Orders (PSOs). "We have a real interest in how PSOs are impacting on lives of women, children and families experiencing domestic violence” said Dr Ang Jury, Chief Executive. Women's Refuge were supportive of the introduction of PSOs into New Zealand in July 2010. “While it has always been our position that PSOs are an important part of the police response to domestic violence, we have... Read more

Strengthening Police Safety Orders

8 May 2015
Police are continuing to make improvements to the implementation and administration of Police Safety Orders (PSOs) says Family Violence Manager, Inspector Fleur De Bes of the National Prevention Centre. "New Zealand Police are always striving to improve our victim-focus and ongoing work programme to address family violence," says Inspector De Bes. "PSOs are a valuable tool to help Police protect family violence victims, and we are focused on delivering staff training and consistency... 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