Our diverse in-house research team offers research and evaluation to evidence the stories our frontline staff see in their everyday work, and ensure this information is used to inform policy and processes


We strive for peace and justice, looking at the big picture issues that impact on the lives of the vulnerable in society.

We engage and operate broadly on a wide range of issues. 


Raising the profile and awareness of the concerns that we share with others.

Offering public workshops and education events, seminars, research reports and publications.

Produce submissions to inform policymakers of the realities we work with on a daily basis

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stories from kirikiriroa


“If you give me a fish you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish then you have fed me until the river is contaminated or the shoreline seized for development. But if you teach me to organise then whatever the challenge I can join together with my peers and we will fashion our own solution.” 

Ricardo Levins Morales