New premises for Waiora House agencies

13/09/2018 4:00 p.m.

Community groups and agencies forced to relocate by the discovery of asbestos in the main building of Waiora House have been found new premises by Council.

Family Focus, Anamata Café, Tipu Ora, Youth Services and the Waiora Community Trust manager’s office are now located on the first floor of 28 Heuheu Street and are preparing to resume services.

Taupō Community Foodbank/Women’s Refuge and the Taupō Citizens Advice Bureau are in the process of moving into 107 Tamamutu Street and should be back in operation in the coming days. DHB Lactation Consultants will be opening in Office 7 of the Tauhara Wing of Waiora House from October 1.

Pregnancy Help, who had planned to relocate from Waiora House prior to the discovery of asbestos, are now in operation at 65 Lakewood Drive (Inspire Church).

All agencies can be contacted by telephone: 
  • Taupō Citizens Advice Bureau 0800 367 222; 
  • DHB Lactation Consultants 0800 525 372; 
  • Pregnancy Help, see their Facebook page; 
  • Taupo Community Food Bank 07 377 1507; 
  • Taupo Women’s Refuge Crisis Line 07 377 1055; 
  • Waiora House Manager 07 378 0953; 
  • Youth Service 0800 884 7782; 
  • Tipu Ora 0800 348 2400.
The removal of asbestos from the ceiling and basement of the main building of Waiora House has been delayed while tenant’s belongings were removed, and is expected to begin on Monday, September 17. This work is being carried out by Ward Demolition and is expected to take fourteen weeks to complete.

September 13 2018 
Lisa Nairne • Head of Communications and Customer Relations • 07 376 0762 • 027 839 8410
Andy Taylor • Senior Communications Advisor • 07 376 0781 • 027 570 4651

Page reviewed: 13 Sep 2018 4:00pm