What We Do | Ngā Ratonga

Te Pū Harakeke are here to support and empower our members and the wider community sector. Our key services including training, networking meetings, advocacy and professional advice.


Training | Ngā Whakangungu

Te Pū Harakeke provides training on a range of areas relevant to the community and social services every year. Topics include Te Tiriti o Waitangi, governance, fundraising and grant writing, leadership and much more.

Capacity Building | Te Whakapiki Raukaha

Alongside out training programme, we offer support to community groups through Te Tauteka - Legal and professional support and Community Accounting. You can read more about these here.

Networking | Te Whatu Kupenga ā-Iwi

Members' Meetings & Events

Our Members' meetings are a popular way for member groups and others to find out what is going on in the local community sector.  Attendees also take the opportunity to network with others in an informal manner. Guest speakers are often invited to speak at Members Meetings on a particular issue or topic. Upcoming guest speakers are advised in Flax.

Aside from these regular meetings, Te Pū Harakeke organise other networking events from time to time for the wider sector, or for specific groups among the membership.

Managers' Forums

Managers' Forums are an opportunity for Managers of Community Groups to get together and support each other and learn from members or guest speakers. Managers Forums are advertised in Flax.

Flax Newsletter and Members Email List

Our email newsletter, Flax Pānui, and our email contact list is a further way for member groups to keep in touch with each other, and share their news and notices.

Advocacy | Te Taunaki

Te Pū Harakeke advocates on behalf of its member groups. We welcome input from members about issues that they care about.

Hancock Community House Meeting Room Hire

Te Pū Harakeke manages the day-to-day operations of Hancock Community House on behalf of the Palmerston North City Council. A number of meeting rooms are available for hire at Hancock Community House. Rooms are a variety of sizes with differing capacities and resources. Please contact us for more information or to book a room