MATES men’s Network provide a vital role in the community development by connecting with, embracing and inspiring our men, women, families and whanau to empower community through the creation of positive role-models. Dedicated in reaching out to and supporting all men in finding direction and purpose within their lives.

We provide

Outreacha confidential forum for men, giving them the opportunity to talk and be listened to about any subject, feeling or experience that that they are having in their lives.

Development: Personal development training programmes/workshops, outings events as well as community support networks.

Networking: Integration with professional healthcare providers, social agencies within the region and communities.

Men’s House:

The Trust has purchased a house to use as a community project to provide a “drop-in-centre” for  men. Anyone will be welcome to come and join in either looking for help or providing support. Drawing in  various agencies and professionals in Whakatane to manage this “house”.

A group of professionals are presently networking to design and develop a culturally sensitive program for men in the Easter Bay of Plenty, who are in need of support because they have been adversely affected by domestic violence.



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Be a silent partner with financial support; making contributions to projects or ongoing monthly contributions towards the overall goals of the Trust. You can claim tax credits of 33% for donations.


To join us contact Chris using the form to the left or

email :

Phone : 021903403