Wesley Community Action works in communities throughout Wellington to help people create better lives for themselves and their whānau.

Our work is based on the belief that people are the experts in their own lives. We support them to identify their strengths and skills and the changes they believe will allow them to have a better life.

We work with people and communities of all ages, backgrounds and stages of life.


We believe in the power of the community, we are motivated by compassion, and we seek lasting, transformative change

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Latest news & updates

Is Oranga Tamariki really broken?

March 31st, 2022

Our director David Hanna says it’s not Oranga Tamariki that’s broken, it’s the whole public service system which is now past its use-by date – and he has some suggestions about how to fix it.

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Babies and baristas are heading to Wesley Rātā Village

October 15th, 2021

We’re delighted to welcome Mamaku Midwives and Trade School Industries to Wesley Rātā Village in Naenae. Babies and baristas – who could ask for more as the Village takes another step forward on its journey to becoming an intergenerational community. Read more

People-power sees big changes at the Fantame Street shops in Cannons Creek

September 17th, 2021

A group of 15 Cannons Creek locals guided by our very own Makerita Makapelu worked with the local community to develop ways of slowing down the traffic and making the street safer at the Fantame Street shops in Cannons Creek. Their changes have worked – 85% of the traffic going past the shop now travels at less than 30km/h. Read more.