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

New Cars

Recently Transform Aotearoa was blessed with funding to upgrade the old Suzuki Swift fleet that were getting up in kilometres and starting to have regular trips to the mechanics.  Transform wereRead more

Cooking on a Shoestring

This month we started a new initiative, “Cooking on a shoestring”.  This is a program designed to teach those on low incomes how to make a little stretch a long way and still have nutritious andRead more

April Newsletter

Check out all the latest news from Transform Aotearoa in our April NewsletterRead more

Run with Good News

Check it out Transform Aotearoa made it into a National Magazine sharing about all that we do here in PutaruruRead more


It is hard to believe we are already halfway through February!  Like each year we start full of optimism about the year and what it may hold.  In the past six week we have had several stories thatRead more

Happy New Year

Happy New Year one and all.  The year for Transform Aotearoa has begun like a hamster on a wheel.  From day one of opening our doors we have had visitors old and new, appointments, lessons to prepaRead more

Merry Christmas!

From all the staff at Transform Aotearoa Charitable Trust we want to say thank you for all your support over 2020. We take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy NewRead more

6th Year Celebration

It was a beautiful day to celebrate another year of successes at Transform, about 50 people came together to support the event.  Guest speakers included Howard Goold TACT CEO, Ross Bay TACT ChairmRead more

Heavy Transport Class 4

It may have been a cold and wet day for the first ever HT Class 4 licence program with James Turney from All Drive NZ, but all the five participants were here bright and early and eager to getRead more


You know Spring has arrived when the blossoms are out on display and the baby animals are frolicking in the fields.  A time of newness, warmth, and sunshine as we say goodbye to Winter for anotherRead more

Barista Training

In August we held another Barista coffee program with Industry Training Solutions.  We had 15 registered to attend but only 11 made it.  Health issues being the main reason for backing out which weRead more

Heart Warming Stories

Over the past month and a half since we reopened our doors, we have had numerous individuals come to see us.  It has been good to see people face to face again and share their lock down journeys. Read 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.