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 launches its first Yellow Belle recycled designer boutique

24 April 2014
Women’s Refuge launches a flagship boutique, Yellow Belle, in Takapuna stocked with high-end designer garments donated by women and designers from throughout New Zealand. A stylish recycle designer clothing boutique and whose profits will help women and children escape domestic violence will be launched on April 30th in Auckland. To mark the opening of the ‘Yellow Belle’ boutique a specially crafted dress designed by Trelise Cooper will be sold to raise funds for Women’s... Read more

Police Crime Stats don’t tell us the story about domestic violence

1 April 2014
Women’s Refuge congratulates the Police on their crime statistics showing a 29 year low for crime but says today’s statistics fail to give us any reliable or useable information about domestic violence. “It remains a disappointment that crime statistics do not give us any indication about how we are tracking with domestic violence,” says Refuge spokeswoman Kiri Hannifin.“What we are seeing today is a picture of crime in New Zealand that does not adequately include one... Read more

Dreams Raise Money for Women’s Refuge

26 February 2014
A Women’s Refuge dream has come true with the sale of Dream Magnets at The Warehouse stores throughout New Zealand raising $127,508 for the charity. “More than 70,000 Dream Magnets were sold, each with inspiring messages for families,” says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Heather Henare. “Within the package we were also able to share key messages about how people can seek help for domestic violence and also help anyone they knew who might be experiencing domestic... Read more


Latest events

Yellow Belle Launch

30 April 2014
Women’s Refuge launches a flagship boutique, Yellow Belle, in Takapuna stocked with high-end designer garments donated by women and designers from throughout New Zealand. Time: 30 April 2014, 5.30 – 7.30pm, (speeches from 6.15pm) Venue: Takapuna Boating Club, 39 The Strand, Takapuna. Find our more about Yellow Belle in our press release. For More Information Please Contact Stephanie Garvey: 0275 588 810 or Communications Advisor Sue Lytollis 027 322 4688 sue@refuge.org.nz... Read more

Symposium on Women and Children

4 July 2014
A ‘State of the Nation’ discussion on how life is for Women & Children in New Zealand in 2014 Come along and hear our political panel along with some of our country’s leading academics, thinkers, influencers and strategists in the areas of health, economics, politics and law at this one day Auckland Symposium on July 4th. This day will launch the second Awareness Month for Women’s Refuge and showcase the ‘look’ of our advertising campaign for our Appeal... Read more

Family Violence Awareness Training Program 2014

13 Feb to 11 Dec 2014
Training Calendar.  Please click on the image to zoom and download. For Registration and further information contactMartina 021-0277-0676 mcziharz@gmail.com or The Porirua Women's Refuge 234-6118... Read more