Great collection of how to videos around everyday activities and topics such as cooking, and washing & cleaning.


Renting information

This is a helpful site with resources around renting.



SmartStart provides step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

  • Choosing a midwife
  • Names for babies
  • Stages of Pregnancy
  • Registering your baby
  • Financial eligibility | Support


Children or adults going to prison

This a site by Pillars, a non government, national organisation that provides unique and specialised support for children/tamariki and families/ whānau of prisoners/tangata mouhere, in Aotearoa / New Zealand.


Visits, staying connected with friends and family in prison

This page gives information on how you can visit someone in prison and the process you will go through on the day of your visit. 


Emergency survival items

This page gives you a downloadable checklist of items for emergency survival.


Without a roof

Video documentary from Christchurch, talking with those without a roof.



Food (Kai)

Foraging for fruit

This is an article from Stuff.co.nz around the fruit trees that are around Christchurch. I has maps that let you search for different locations and types of fruit or nut trees in the Red Zone areas.



Getting ready for interviews

Dress for Success

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.


Dress for Success - What to Wear to Work Guide



Mental Health

Willie Apiata may be New Zealand's toughest living war hero, but now he's on another heroic mission -- alongside anti-suicide campaigner Mike King -- to get the conversation started about mental health by revealing his own vulnerability. "I feel and I hurt just like everybody else. I cry, you know." Read more here.


Angel Fund

Wahine Putea (Christchurch) is a women’s saving and small loan fund. It makes small (typically up to $500) loans with no interest to women on low incomes who have difficulty getting loans from other sources, yet have an ability and commitment to repay a loan.


The J R McKenzie Youth Education Fund

The Fund wishes to help where death, sickness, family break up or economic hardship cause difficulty for young people and their caregivers to meet the costs of their education. Applications
must be related to a young person’s education, although this term can be broadly interpreted. The Fund will not cover general tuition fees, unless there are unusual circumstances.



New Zealand Statistics

Child poverty information

Site that collates information around how kiwi children are doing.


Stats NZ

Information collated around New Zealand.



Some other directories

Family Services Directory

The Family Services Directory provides information about family support organisations and the services/programmes they offer to support New Zealand families.



This is an online community directory of clubs, community organisations and continuing education course providers in the greater Christchurch area.



This is a site available for those in Auckland, it is run by the community as a directory resource for their homeless.


My Rivr

My Rivr is a mobile app that making access to social services easier.


Whānau Ora Directory

Whānau Ora puts whānau and families in control of the services they need to work together, build on their strengths and achieve their aspirations.