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community link - Hawke's Bay
after the devastating floods to our region, please use community link to: 
 out which learning facilities are open and offering assistance, link up with the community to ask for or offer resources or venues for recreational learning and find out where to go to offer help.
to submit info on community link email us

learning facilities 

let the community know if you are open or offering assistance 

Age Concern Hawke's Bay:  Age Concern is open and available to help. 415 Heretaunga St East, Hastings | 15 Ruataniwha Street, Waipukurau. P 06 858 9158 

Heretaunga Womens Centre: Is open. 

Talking through issues can help you make sense of difficult or complicated situations. Talking to someone who can help you work through matters at your own pace can make all the difference. Here at the Heretaunga Women's Centre we offer personal counselling for women in a safe, supportive environment. Payment for our counselling service is by donation, whatever if anything you are able to afford. We have a number of experienced counsellors ready to support you right now, so if you'd like to access counselling or to speak with one of our counselling team feel free to contact us at or phone 06 878 5401

CAN Creative Arts Napier:  CAN is open as of Tuesday 21 February and will operate normal hours as circumstances allow. The Tutere Collective’s 100 Days Journey exhibition will remain and the Before the Bikini and Art of Art Deco exhibitions have been postponed.

We would like to honour the hard work of the artists that prepared the Art Deco festival exhibitions by opening the Gallery on Friday 24 February at 5pm to all. Let’s meet over a glass of wine and support each other in these challenging times. UPDATE:It is with regret that we have made the decision to postpone tonight’s get together at CAN until Friday 3 March at 5pm. This is for the safety of everyone due to predicted severe weather forecasts for later today and this evening in Napier and surrounding areas.Stay safe and we will see you next week.

Boredom Busters, Taradale:  is open. For this week, until schools reopen, we will have our painting table available. 272 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier 4112. 

Multicultural Association Hawke’s Bay is open and available to help. 1st floor, 215 Railway Road, Hastings. Office hours are10 am- 1pm (Monday to Friday) for further help please email us on


·       Census Support

·       Civil Defence Payments

·       Cyclone Relief

·       Covid Support

·       Connect you with Community Organisations

·       Assist you in Completing Government forms.

·       Help you navigate thru various government services and connect you with the right people.

·       Connecting you with people or organisations who assist you with overall well-being issues. 

resources + venues

link those that need or can offer resources or alternative teaching venues due to flood damage. 

StudioD: My teaching studio, StudioD was lost along with Waiohiki Creative Arts Village in the floods. 

I am seeking an alternative teaching venue in Napier CBD, to offer art as therapy in a healing environment.  Please contact me if you have a venue to offer. Helen 022665006 text preferred or email 


link to how you can help

Volunteer Hawke's Bay:  Looking to volunteer your help? Connect with Volunteer Hawkes Bay using this link:

Or call 06 391 5476

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