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!

Read our latest blogs


This event happened last week and sadly only 3 graduates made it to the graduation due to other commitments.  However those who did make the effort were spoilt with a night to remember.  A feast ofRead more

Flying our Flag High!

Transform Aotearoa has introduced a flag on the footpath to help locals visualise where we are located in Putaruru.  We had a few comments from local and social agencies that Transform is not veryRead more

Te Moana Kura

On the 10th April 2019 Te Moana Kura had their graduation.  These ladies bonded from the first class, which was unusual as in the past it has taken until the 4th session before the ladies connect. Read more

Collaborative Quilting

Our Friday WOW ladies group have not failed to impress this time.  A small group of them gathered together over the last few months to learn from our quilter friend Wendy Lawrie how to make a fabricRead more

Barista Training

At the beginning of March Transform Aotearoa held their first Coffee Essentials Barista training course with the help of Industry Training Solutions.  On the first day the 14 ladies looked veryRead more

Transform Aotearoa has hit the ground running!

Transform Aotearoa wish the Putaruru community a happy and prosperous New Year.  We are very excited about what 2019 has to unfold.  Some of the courses we are running this Term are: HT Class 2Read more

Graduation and Christmas

The celebrations never stop at Transform, we spent another awesome day celebrating several women graduating and we even got into the Christmas spirit with shared secret Santa gifts. We wereRead more

Website Refresh

Time has flown by and it has actually been 4 years since our first website went live! So we have been in need of an update and a refresh, and last Friday this happened with our new website officiallyRead more

Transform Aotearoa Refresh

The months of September and October have had us giving the place a real spring clean. The lovely ladies in our team oversaw the project and the rooms were refreshed and transformed ready for the newRead more


This month we had a visit from MP Louise Upston. We really appreciate the time she took to come out and visit us.  Louise shared her personal story with us, a journey which at times was rough, but Read more

Gaining Confidence with technology

Navigating a computer can a daunting process for some, and one that can hinder access to social agencies and services, learning and employment opportunities, social media or information on the internRead more

Stepping up to the challenge

We're excited to share with you that in Term Two we launched our band new, stage 2 Men's program!   Following on from the success of our stage one program, Te Kaupapa Whakamana, this new stage 2:Read more
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Our Supporters

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

Tindall Foundation

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