Community housing project at former Wesleyhaven Viillage

December 11th, 2018

We’re delighted to announce that we have signed an agreement with Masterton prefabricated home provider EasyBuild to build 25 affordable rental homes at the former Wesleyhaven Village in Naenae. The homes will be made available to applicants on the Government’s Housing Register for people who have been assessed as eligible for social housing and are waiting to be matched to a house. Read more.

News alert: Pay equity deal for Oranga Tamariki social workers

September 26th, 2018

Wesley Community Action has joined the other members of the Methodist Alliance in questioning whether the landmark pay equity deal for Oranga Tamariki social workers is really pay equity when social workers in community organisations working alongside Oranga Tamariki have been left out of the agreement.  Read more

Communities in the driver’s seat

September 13th, 2018

Wesley Community Action and Deloitte have today released a report which celebrates the creative possibilities of giving communities the opportunity to come up with their own solutions to the problems caused by poverty and high levels of debt.  The report, Making Good Sense: Evidence and Lessons in Community Innovation, looks at several initiatives developed in Cannons Creek in response to concerns about the growing number of people using Wesley Community Action’s food bank. Read more.

What next for Good Cents?

August 28th, 2018

Good Cents has been working with people in financial hardship in Porirua for the last eight years and more than 200 people have completed a Good Cents Course during that time. We recently hosted a hui to look at what the programme has achieved and what we should do next. You can check out the highlights in this YouTube video.

Fruit & vege co-op switches to returnable bags

October 2nd, 2018

New Zealand’s largest community fruit and vegetable co-op is getting rid of singe-use plastic bags. The Wellington Regional Fruit and Vegetable Co-op started rolling out the change today at packing hubs in Cannons Creek and Titahi Bay. We run the co-op, which provides 9 tonnes to fresh produce to 1400 Wellington households, in partnership with Regional Public Health. Read more

Power to the people

September 21st, 2018

“We remain convinced that when we see something that needs doing, we should stop ourselves from rushing in and finding a solution. Instead, we should invite the community to respond. Shifting the focus and power to the people in the communities we want to thrive just makes good sense.” Our director David Hanna has been reflecting on the power of community-led development  Read more


Real Talk parenting course makes a real difference

September 6th, 2018

Christine Remuera is one happy great-grandmother after doing our new Real Talk parenting course at Wesley Waitangirua. “It’s so good, the house is so peaceful,” she says. We’ve worked with the eastern Porirua community to make sure Real Talk meets the needs of the Hekes – not the Brady Bunch. Read more.

Four Key Roles Available

July 2nd, 2018

Four Key Roles are available in WCA