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Tenancy Protection Christchurch

Horowhenua SuperGrans

Christmas Shoebox Campaign 2019

This Christmas there will be many children going without.

United Way NZ is working with Women's Refuge and Budgeting and Family Services to distribute ensure children in our communities do not go without.

This is a great campaign to get your workplace involved. Contact for further information

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This year United Way New Zealand has launched its Hearts@Work programme. This programme provides mentoring and specialist capacity building guidance for community charities.

Hearts@Work also extends to businesses wanting to engage with communities as part of their CSR wellness and team volunteering campaigns.

United Way Community Charities

United Way Business Services

Click here to download a copy of our 2019 Hearts@Work journal which highlights the work United Way NZ is doing across the country. (Please let us know if you would like a copy posted out to you.)


We are grateful to the charities we support, who put their hearts on the line for their local communities. The collective effort of volunteering, donating and giving back time and resources is vital to the Hearts@Work programme.

We thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards,

Teresa Moore

CEO - United Way New Zealand

Thank you to UniCrew Volunteers

Thank you to UniCrew Volunteers who have done a fantastic job reading to our children at the Carisbrook School Reading Oasis programme, in Dunedin this year. 

The Reading Oasis programmes runs twice a week during term times and University of Otago student volunteers have been going to Caversham to share their love of reading with children.

Celebrating a 20 years of partnership with The Tindall Foundation!

United Way is proud to be celebrating a 20 year partnership with The Tindall Foundation! Their ongoing support has enabled us to assist local organisations and initiatives in Canterbury, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Otago, Southland, and Whanganui!

Click here to read more!

Members of Sikh Community Serve Hamilton's Homeless

It's excellent to see in this article published by, members of the Sikh community making a difference to those in need in Hamilton! Through serving each other and offering a helping hand when needed, we can make our communities brighter places for everyone. 

United Way strives to do this all across Aotearoa New Zealand through directing the generous gifts of our donors to where in the local community it is most needed.

(cover picture courtesy of Dominico Zapata/STUFF)

Welcome Teresa!

Welcome to our new United Way New Zealand Chief Executive, Teresa Moore!

In 2018 Teresa took on the role and is determined to build on the foundations that United Way has created in New Zealand over the last 44 years.

Teresa is passionate about strengthening our communities. She will utilise her strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and managerial skills to ensure United Way New Zealand acts as a successful conduit between the needs in our communities and the Corporate Social Responsibility requirements in our business sector.

Educated in New Zealand, Teresa's formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science from the University of Auckland and a Master of Management from Massey University.

Teresa comes from an entrepreneurial background, establishing a tourism business in NZ and Tonga when she was 26, managing local & international companies, building organisations capacity through raising venture capital and working with a variety of governance boards. Her varied career even includes working as a pioneering marine scientist in sub-Antarctic waters.

After finishing her Master’s thesis about ‘How sustainable solar energy is for NZ’ Teresa became increasingly aware of the growing social needs within our communities. Teresa went onto work in the Not for Profit sector, with the Sustainable Electricity Association of NZ, and later managed a not for profit organisation, which concentrated on the welfare of autistic children and their families. These positions involved advocating to Government about social needs within our communities.

Teresa believes in walking the talk and has a variety of voluntary roles including being an executive member of her local charity, the Long Bay Okura Great Park Society.

Manawatu/Horewhenua and Whanganui Grant Awards

2018 United Way NZ Community Grant Awards

A reception was held at The Grand, in Palmerston North, to celebrate the Community Groups receiving the 2018 United Way Grant Awards.

The reception was to celebrate this year’s successful grant recipients and the good work they are doing in the  Manawatu/Horowhenua and Whanganui communities.  

United Way New Zealand would like to thank the Mayor Grant Smith for attending and the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce for providing the venue for the celebration. We would also like to acknowledge the many donors in the community and The Tindall Foundation, who collectively provide the financial basis for the grant awards.