The Latest

Whata Manaaki Opening

Whata Manaaki Opening

On Wednesday 10 November, Whata Manaaki, our new food and goods warehouse, was officially opened. The extra space Whata Manaaki provides will enable us to hold more kai at any one time and function as an effective distributor of food to those who...

read more
More Than Food

More Than Food

Many of the people who access Visionwest’s wraparound support services have no family and limited social networks. Their lives are confined to a small space both geographically and socially. For many years, community dinners were held at the Glen...

read more
The Increased Cost of Living – we’re all feeling it

The Increased Cost of Living – we’re all feeling it

With food prices reported to be up 8.3%, rental costs escalating and petrol prices at an all-time high, the impact of the increased cost of living on West Auckland families cannot be overestimated. In Visionwest’s Community Trust’s recent “Whānau...

read more
A Path Out of Homelessness – Damon’s Story

A Path Out of Homelessness – Damon’s Story

Prior to lockdown, Damon* had been sleeping rough for a long time. His sister had noticed his declining health and wellbeing and became so concerned that she urged him to visit Visionwest. The reluctance Damon felt when he first visited...

read more
Shannon’s Food Support Lifeline

Shannon’s Food Support Lifeline

Shannon* had been receiving food parcels from Visionwest’s Pātaka Kai to help her through a really tough time. Shannon is a single mum who, whilst looking for work, found herself struggling to make ends meet. Rising living costs and increasing rent...

read more
Jody’s Story – Community Connection

Jody’s Story – Community Connection

Jody* is too unwell and vulnerable to work but in order to access the government support she needs, she had to complete an online application form. For Jody this was a major barrier. She doesn’t own a computer and has no idea what an online form...

read more
Christmas Transformed – 5 Days of Christmas

Christmas Transformed – 5 Days of Christmas

For the second year in a row, Visionwest joined with the Auckland City Mission and Glen Eden Baptist Church to create Christmas for whānau throughout West Auckland. For an increasing number of whānau, Christmas may be like any other day with gifts...

read more
Can Drive for Pātaka Kai

Can Drive for Pātaka Kai

“The new normal” is a phrase that has been used a lot this year. For most of us, this new normal has brought a range of challenges but has also created a space to reassess and reflect on things that are important: family, friends, and a better...

read more
Issues facing New Zealand today

Issues facing New Zealand today

VisionWest CEO, Lisa Woolley, was recently interviewed as part of a series on Shine TV in which six Christian Leaders from around New Zealand gave in-depth interviews talking about issues facing New Zealand today. When asked about social challenges...

read more

Be inspired by transformational stories and receive
news & updates about Visionwest’s work.