Highbury Whanau Centre


Palmerston North

Whanau Support Group, Highbury, Takaro, Westbrook Incorporated is a community centre with so much going on, Social Services arm of the organisation has a Youthworker, Psychologist Mentor, After school programmes, Holiday Programs, Rugby League club, Te Reo Maori class, always so much happening. We also have Alternative Education. HWCAE was established under the Ministry of Education. It was recognized that despite the desirability of young people to attend a local mainstream school, the reality was that a number of young people were unable to do this. Alternative education was as the most appropriate way of ensuring that young people alienated from mainstream schools were able to have another opportunity to complete schooling. HWCAE was established in 1999 and in 2000 the first intake involving 6 students began.

Staffing Roles are as follows.

HWC Manager/Alt. Ed Manager - 
Anjali Butler.

Team Leader-Specialist Youth, Whanau & Community Services- 
Alicia Moxon.

Youth Mentor--Specialist Youth, Whanau & Community Services- 
Terry Clune.

Youth Worker--Specialist Youth, Whanau & Community Services- 
Kiria Tangaroa.

HWC/Alt.Ed Administrator-Sandra Carroll


Alternative Education Team Members

HWC Alt Ed Youth Worker - Morgan Emery

HWC Alt Ed Youth Worker - Vanessa Graham

HWC Alt Ed ENGAGE Worker- Papa Leota

KG Alt. Ed Coordinator - Steve Mackley

KG Alt. Ed Youth Worker - Corey Woon

KG Alt. Ed Youth Worker - Kawakawa Stirling

Terms and Conditions

Facility hirage. Non alcohol venue.


Venue Details

155 Highbury Ave

Monrad Park

Palmerston North



8:30AM - 4:30PM


8:30AM - 4:30PM


8:30AM - 4:30PM


8:30AM - 4:30PM


8:30AM - 4:30PM





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