What We Do



Our Pā provided 64 manuhiri (guests) with Transitional Housing

April – June, 2021

Making sure you are housed or supported into transitional, or permanent housing is one of our key priorities.

We understand there are complex and diverse reasons why you may need support when it comes to housing.  We know that it can be somewhat difficult to advocate for yourself. You may have had a bad experience with finding accommodation, you may lack confidence, or you may not know how to navigate the system or who to talk to in order to get a positive outcome. 

If you feel you are ready to engage with us and take steps towards finding a permanent home in the community, you can arrange a referral to us through the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) housing team.

We currently operate transitional housing at four sites. 

  1. Te Pā Manawa Britannia House in Petone
  2. Te Pā Pori on Tory Street St
  3. Te Pā Maru on Taranaki St (temporarily closed due to renovations)
  4. Grace Wing at Kemp Resthome in Tītahi Bay

At our Te Pūnaha Pā sites we have the capacity to accommodate four separate communities – men, women, transgender and couples.

Our transitional housing not only provides you with shelter. Our kaimahi (staff) will help you get back on your feet, and support you to achieving positive outcomes. You’ll also have opportunities to connect with our other manuhiri (guests) and the wider community in preparation for your transition into permanent housing.

Key Contacts:

Te Pā Maru (temporarily closed due to renovations)
304 Taranaki Street, Mt Cook, Wellington
Lana Comerford – Team Lead / Kaihautū
Phone: (04) 385 9546 | Mobile: 028 432 6910 | Email: Lana@wgtncitymission.org.nz

Te Pā Pori
58 Tory Street, Wellington
Dakota Tuari – Team Lead / Kaihautū
Phone: (04) 245 0900 | Mobile: 028 432 6910 | Email: Dakota@wgtncitymission.org.nz

Te Pā Manawa
38 Britannia St, Petone, Lower Hutt
Kris Gibb – Team Lead / Kaihautū
Phone: (04) 568 8622 | Mobile: 027 224 2304 | Email: kris@wgtncitymission.org.nz

Kemp Home and Hospital, Transitional Housing
21 Te Pene Ave, Titahi Bay, Porirua, 5022
Valelia Gibb (Nurse Manager)
Audrey Moonlight (Transitional Housing Social Services Support)
Phone: (04) 236 8099 | Email: info@kemphome.co.nz