Your official update from the Wellington Women's Boarding House committee. We can create a world where every woman has a safe place to call home.
Kia ora koutou,

A big shout out to Harbourside Market for having us run the car park earlier this month. We raised $916.40 towards the running costs of the house.

We couldn't have done it without the help of a fantastic group of feminist volunteers, who all turned up on time on a Sunday morning. It was super cool. 

So a big shout out to the people who made the fundraiser possible Emma H, Hannah, Shona, Jane, Jane, Andy, Ollie, MJ, Josh, Sara, Lyneke. Sam, Ellie, Emma W. Special thanks goes to Victoria for doing the long early shift on Sunday 11 May.

It was also great opportunity to let the wider community know about the house, and it is always up-lifting to get to meet our wonderful supporters.

Also, while thanking supporters, it is a good time to say a big thank you to Ellen who works tirelessly in the garden and keeps the house's roses in bloom.

Newly created assistant manager role vacancy  

  • Do you have experience in the social work/community sector?
  • Are you women-centred and empathetic to the needs of women?
  • Are you looking for a rewarding role in a small NGO and the ability for work-life balance?
  • Could you effectively assist in managing the provision of safe, transitional, boarding house accommodation for women on low incomes in Wellington?
We are seeking an experienced, women-centred, well-organised person for our newly created Assistant Manager role at the Wellington Women’s Boarding House. Reporting directly to the Manager, you will be a key point of contact for residents, as well as working with the Manager on financial and administrative tasks. More information is available on our website.

Good-condition towels needed

If your linen cupboard is looking full, we are running very low on towels. Sadly many women staying at the house at the moment have arrived (and are continuing to arrive) with absolutely nothing, so our linen stores are getting very low. If you can help please email our manager Margaret.

This month we would like to thank a mystery woman who stopped by the house with two tickets to the musical Annie. The tickets would have cost a bomb. And it presented an amazing opportunity for a couple of women at the house to have a lovely night out. 

Also thanks to Michael and Kari for donating a refurbished laptop and Mary-Ann Liddell for donating two new bicycle helmets.

The women from Zonta Mana continue to think of the house, which is much appreciated, and we would like to thank them for their donations of perfume.  

Give a little

We have a Give a Little page set up for donations. So if you find yourself with a bit of spare cash and feel like donating it. We are a really great cause and you can donate here.

Ka kite anō. 
For more information on the Wellington Women's Boarding House go to or contact manager Margaret Speirs on (04) 977-0453 or
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