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Welcome to Transform Aotearoa

Transform Aotearoa has people at its very heart.

We are dedicated to building healthy whānau and helping people take the next step in their personal journey towards wholeness, by providing practical tools and support in provincial New Zealand. 

In seeking to walk alongside and foster healthy and whole communities across all generations, we are helping provincial communities in our nation to flourish. Through our personal development programs, up-skilling opportunities and group support, we are calling out the greatness in each one, and in turn, seeing hundreds of lives and families impacted for good. 

There is a place for everyone at Transform Aotearoa – come and join us, we’d love to meet you!

Check out our 2023 April Newsletter

It has been a privilege to be a part of a team that has been faithfully committed to helping people in the South Waikato to ‘live their best life’. By shaking off the shackles of the past that have held them captive for years. Transform has assisted them to see that a trouble-free life is an ‘illusion’ and that living every day well is a more realistic option. The trees need the strong winds to make them strong, without it they would break. We are no different. It’s the hard times that make us resilient. 2022 showed us that our people were extremely resilient, they have done themselves proud.....

Our stories

Read our latest blogs

Love Bomb Putaruru

A lovely group of ladies gathered Thursday morning to prepare our yearly appreciation baskets of goodies for Fire, Police, Ambulance, Overdale Community Centre, the Library, and the neighbouringRead more

Gold Nuggets

This week in class there was a new lady who came to join the ladies program.  Like most individuals when they come through the door their body language tells us a lot and this gal was noRead more

Ray of Sunshine

Danny shared with me about his trip back to the Hawkes Bay recently.  He was in a department store and the owner of the winery where our guys spent a couple of days digging him out of silt and mudRead more

Local program delivering HT Class 2

Recently Transform Aotearoa Charitable Trust held another two heavy transport programs helping several locals to get the necessary qualifications to enter the trucking industry.  This is an industryRead more

Howard's Heart for a Transformed Aotearoa more

Hard to describe the devastation . . .

Five of our men from the life group went down to the Hawkes Bay to be muscle power shifting loads of silt at a winery.  Danny said it was hard to describe the devastation that met them when theyRead more

Barista Course

Recently the Barista program took place.  There were 14 students that attended.  Everyone was very nervous about the class but as usual the amazing tutors had them laughing and enjoying theRead more

Class 2

We had ten eager students ready to launch into the heavy transport program. For many this is the first time they have had to study in years. I could see the strain in their faces as they preparedRead more

Class 4 Truck Licence

Recently we ran our yearly class 4 program for four gentlemen.  They were all so appreciative of Transform offering this program to help them get ahead.  We had a young guy who told his boss he wasRead more

Merry Christmas!

Transform has had an amazing year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support of the work we do here in this rural community.  We wish you all a very Merry ChristmasRead more

Official handover

This week we had the official handover of the Transform van from Trinity Lands to us. A simple intimate occasion to honour our funders and the hard-working individuals who had a hand in making it aRead more

Many Hands

Our men’s life group was out and about recently helping to stack firewood rings for one of our locals who really appreciated the manpower to clear the felled tree on their property. Danny commentedRead more

Resilient by Design

On my way to work each day I pass a billboard advertising a company and the image is a beautifully cut solitaire diamond accompanied by the words “Resilient by Design”.  Personally, I think this is a testament of the people we see each day.  Many come as rough stones discoloured and rough by life’s circumstances.  After a little self-discovery, a journey of forgiveness and letting go, is like the precision of a diamond cutting tool with each stroke, rough edges and discolouration disappear to reveal a perfect cut masterpiece within.  Every story is real and every person a soul who is looking for a brighter tomorrow. 

These Heart-Warming stories are the tales of lives that are indeed Resilient by Design.

Our Supporters

We are extremely grateful to the individuals, trusts and foundations who financially support us, including:

Transform Aotearoa Charitable Trust is a registered charity. Our Charities Services registration number is CC53205.