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Our whakapapa

Since Pathways was founded in 1989, we have been walking alongside tāngata whai ora as they navigate their journey.

Kei runga mātou i ngā pokohiwi o rātou mā, kei te titiro pū ki te anga whakamua.

We stand on the shoulders of those before us, looking boldly towards our future.

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The journey continues

We will continue to support people to live full lives; hopeful and connected to what matters to them.

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Wholesome recipe book is published

We publish our first recipe book, Wholesome to nourish the body and mind. We’re continuing to focus on the role of nutrition and mental wellbeing throughout our services.

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Maau Raa, our waiata

Our waiata, Maau Raa, is a celebration of what we can achieve together. It was created by Pathways kaimahi, and it reflects our purpose and our values.

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Focusing on youth

We launched Real, our branch of youth services, to meet the needs of taiohi and their whānau. Real has been developed with and for taiohi, to reflect what matters to them. We’re continuing to expand our services across the motu to meet the ongoing needs of young people in our communities.

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Breakfree initiative is introduced

Breakfree is our stop smoking initiative we launched and led for the mental health and addictions sector. It is designed to support people on their journey to quit smoking and embrace healthier lives. The programme offers comprehensive support, equipping tāngata whai ora, their whānau, and kaimahi with information, tools, and wrap-around assistance.


Tupu Ake opens its doors

Tupu Ake is the first peer led acute alternative service of its kind in New Zealand and has become an exemplar around the world. The service offers tāngata whai ora the opportunity to focus on their recovery in a beautiful healing environment with the support of people who have walked a similar path.

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Trish Glen Awards are launched

The annual Trish Glen Awards celebrate outstanding kaimahi for their dedication to tāngata whai ora, taiohi, and whānau. Named in honour of Trish Glen, an exceptional kaimahi who passed away in 2005, the awards are a tribute to her legacy.

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Hamlin Road Organic Farm is established

Hamlin Road Organic Farm empowers tāngata whai ora by offering work experience, skill development, and NZQA-approved horticultural qualifications. Beyond earning income, this nurturing environment fosters confidence, friendships, and wellbeing. Our organic certified farm supports people to gain lasting employment while cultivating their full potential, nurturing both people and potential.

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Grey Street opens

The pioneering Grey Street accommodation in Kirikiriroa Hamilton initiates a transformative approach for tāngata whai ora. Offering more than shelter, it provides a place for reconnection, aroha, and recovery. We now have over 80 properties nationwide and our tailored residences cater to diverse needs, ensuring the environment is always conducive to wellbeing and progress.


Pathways begins its journey

The inception of Rākau Ora Trust (later to become Pathways) heralds a groundbreaking approach to supporting tāngata whai ora and challenges established norms.

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