Check out this video about Transform Aotearoa from one of our major supporters. 

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!

Empower Change with Your Generosity

At Transform Aotearoa, we are dedicated to building healthy whānau and providing practical tools and support to help those in our provincial communities achieve this. We believe that in changing the home-base, the benefits are far-reaching throughout the community.

Impactful Programs: Discover the impact of our programs, focused on building healthy whānau and fostering whole communities across all generations. By offering free community programs at our center in Putaruru, South Waikato, we are committed to creating positive change.

Your Role in Our Journey: By contributing to Transform Aotearoa, you directly support our mission to foster healthy and whole communities. Every donation, no matter the size, propels us closer to creating a community where individuals flourish.

Together, We Can:

  • Transform lives through free community programs

  • Create connections, learning, and support through relational group programs

  • Provide practical tools for personal development and growth

Check out our 2024 April Newsletter

Our staff did a brilliant job creating a space where everyone could be themselves and gain the necessary tools to help them on their way. We have made many new friends this year and sadly said goodbye to others as they embarked on new adventures. Our greatest joy is being a part of their journey while watching their transformation....

Our stories

Read our latest blogs

Community Gardens

Lending a helping hand is what some of the WOW ladies did recently.  The Community Gardens needed some attention and our ladies finally got a chance between rainy days to get their hands in theRead more

Transform offers Forklift Programme

Good things come to those who wait is an old saying and one we saw come true recently.  Since before Christmas, Kim Jepsen Transform Aotearoa’s manager has been communicating with Driver Training Read more

Whakahonohono Mai

The women’s Whakahonohono Mai empowerment programme begun with a blast.  There were ten ladies in attendance with five more expected to join next week.  From the introductions the one thing I notRead more

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the team at Transform Aotearoa. 2024 has begun and the staff are eager and ready to advance with those who seek life change and the chance to have a brighter future.  For TransfoRead more

Merry Christmas from the Transform team

Transform has had a fabulous year.  Our greatest memories are all the people who have come into our space and allowed transformation to happen.  I know I have said it plenty of times before, but thRead more

Heavy Transport Class 4

Once a year we hold a dedicated Heavy Transport Class 4 course to help our Class 2 students move up the ranks in the trucking industry.   One of the gentlemen had an interview with Higgins one of NRead more

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

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.