New WISE Collective Project Hubs Opening Soon in East and North Auckland.

January 10, 2018

On February 15th, our Team will host an open day for our East Hub, which will be based at the Panmure Community Centre, and will be open every Thursday from 10.00am to 12.30pm.

On February 21st, we will be starting our North Hub, which will focus on Food Control Plan only. This hub will be based at the De Paul House, Northcote, North Shore and will be open every Wednesday from 10.00am to 12.30noon.

What is the WISE Collective Project?

The WISE Collective Project supports refugee background women to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, confidence and resources to start up or contribute to activities for generating income for their families and is run under a unique partnership between the Auckland Resettled Community Coalition and the ARMS Trust. Our programme aims to benefit the entire  whānau (family) through education, empowerment  and awareness.

What do we do?

WISE Hubs – Across Auckland

Weekly WISE Hubs have been established at the following places across Auckland linking women to support, information, wellbeing, and training and social enterprising opportunities.

  1. Monday – Henderson Baptist Church, Massey, West Auckland
  2. Wednesday – De Paul House, Northcote, North Shore, Auckland (*Food Control Planning Certificate only)
  3. Thursday – Panmure Community Centre, East Auckland
  4. Friday – Mt Roskill Wesley community centre, Auckland Central


The WISE women run regular ethnic food stalls at markets and events across Auckland and provide catering for meetings and other celebratory events.

The benefits of our Programme for you and your family

Learn about:

  • healthy eating for all the family
  • how to generate additional income and build self confidence
  • improve your  language skills and understanding of the ‘Kiwi way’
  • how to support your children in their educational journey
  • the importance of protecting the environment

Increase your understanding of:

  • the importance of self-care and how this benefits the family
  • healthy relationships within the family
  • how to network with your local community
  • the benefits of sharing with, and learning, from other cultures

Connect with WISE:

Sasikala Niyamathullah

Project Coordinator


Ph: 02102996912