About Us | Whakapā Mai

Te Hiku Connect, formerly known as Kaitaia Community House, has been a central point of growth and connection for whānau for over 20 years. Our mission is deeply rooted in the heart of Te Hiku – to connect communities, provide essential information, offer advocacy services, and create a warm and welcoming space where everyone feels at home. Additionally, our in-house budgeting service is committed to empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate their finances successfully.

Located at 12 Puckey Ave, Kaitaia, our doors are open to serve you from Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 4 pm. For professional & personalised budgeting advice, Kaitaia Family Budgeting Services is at your disposal free of charge, accessible by appointment.

To support our mission of connecting our community, we also produce a monthly newsletter ‘Te Hiku Connect’, sharing local news, opportunities and events within Te Hiku to inform and empower whānau.

Finally, our online Community Events Calendar is a tool for fostering community involvement. Join us in creating a more connected and vibrant Te Hiku, where your participation makes all the difference.

Susana Filimalo

Financial Mentor

Tania Sneddon

Senior Financial Mentor

Taryn Booth

Heartlands Co-Ordinator

Raewyn Flay

General Manager

Suzie Clarke

Operations Manager

Events Calendar

May 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Playgroup & Mainly Music
  • Grey Power Meeting
  • Here & Queer Kaitāia
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • Te Kapa Haka o Te Rarawa - all welcome!
  • Guided Meditation & Breathwork Group
2
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • Whittling Well with The Upcycle Space
  • Freedom Market
  • Takahue Hall Badminton
3
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
  • Seed Swap Knowledge Share Group
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
4
  • Kaitaia Markets
  • Mangonui Craft Market
5
6
  • NZ SIGN LANGUAGE WEEK
  • Mainly Music for Preschoolers
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
7
  • NZ SIGN LANGUAGE WEEK
  • Age Concern Ronnie Gardiner Method Exercise Class
  • Feed My Lambs - Supportive Mothers Group
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • Peekaboo Quiz Nights
  • Indoor Bowls
8
  • NZ SIGN LANGUAGE WEEK
  • Playgroup & Mainly Music
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • Te Kapa Haka o Te Rarawa - all welcome!
9
  • NZ SIGN LANGUAGE WEEK
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • Whittling Well with The Upcycle Space
  • Freedom Market
  • Kelvin Cruickshank LIVE
  • Takahue Hall Badminton
10
  • NZ SIGN LANGUAGE WEEK
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • Hoarding Unpacked - Kaitāia
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
  • Kai Haerenga Ki Hawaii
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
11
  • NZ SIGN LANGUAGE WEEK
  • Kaitaia Markets
  • Mangonui Craft Market
  • Pākē & Harakeke Wānanga
  • Seeded Pairs Youth Darts Tournament
12
  • NZ SIGN LANGUAGE WEEK
13
  • Mainly Music for Preschoolers
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
  • Make a Kantha Style Scarf Workshop
14
  • Age Concern Ronnie Gardiner Method Exercise Class
  • Feed My Lambs - Supportive Mothers Group
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • Peekaboo Quiz Nights
  • Indoor Bowls
15
  • Playgroup & Mainly Music
  • Whānau Turbo Touch
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • Te Kapa Haka o Te Rarawa - all welcome!
  • Guided Meditation & Breathwork Group
16
  • Monthly Age Concern Meeting
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • Whittling Well with The Upcycle Space
  • Freedom Market
  • Takahue Hall Badminton
17
  • PINK SHIRT DAY
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
  • Breathwork, Meditation & Movement with Meditate with Matt
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
18
  • Kaitaia Markets
  • Mangonui Craft Market
19
20
  • Mainly Music for Preschoolers
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
21
  • Age Concern Ronnie Gardiner Method Exercise Class
  • Feed My Lambs - Supportive Mothers Group
  • Make Your Own Sweatshirt Workshop
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • BPW MEETING
  • Te Hiku Youth Awards
  • Peekaboo Quiz Nights
  • Indoor Bowls
22
  • Playgroup & Mainly Music
  • Whānau Turbo Touch
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • Te Kapa Haka o Te Rarawa - all welcome!
23
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • Youth Day at Far North REAP
  • Whittling Well with The Upcycle Space
  • Freedom Market
  • Takahue Hall Badminton
24
  • Nourish and Restore Retreat
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • Marae Based Outreach Diabetes Clinic
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
  • The Amazing Race - FREE Community Event for Rangatahi
  • Breathwork, Meditation & Movement with Meditate with Matt
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
25
  • Nourish and Restore Retreat
  • Kaitaia Markets
  • Mangonui Craft Market
  • Repair Cafe at MenzShed
26
  • Nourish and Restore Retreat
  • No Tri's, Only Pies Surf Competition
  • Experience Spinal Energetics, Breath Work & Te Rau Aroha Alignment
27
  • Nourish and Restore Retreat
  • Mainly Music for Preschoolers
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
28
  • Age Concern Ronnie Gardiner Method Exercise Class
  • Feed My Lambs - Supportive Mothers Group
  • Foraging Hīkoi in Kaitaia
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • Peekaboo Quiz Nights
  • Indoor Bowls
29
  • Haputanga Mirimiri Wānanga
  • Playgroup & Mainly Music
  • Whānau Turbo Touch
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • Te Kapa Haka o Te Rarawa - all welcome!
  • Guided Meditation & Breathwork Group
30
  • Autism Support Group Hui
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-in Session
  • Whittling Well with The Upcycle Space
  • Freedom Market
  • Takahue Hall Badminton
31
  • Far North Zumba Class
  • The Upcycle Space Drop-In Session
  • Te Hiku Smokefree Event
  • Breathwork, Meditation & Movement with Meditate with Matt
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting