About Us

Te Ara Korowai is a peer led creative wellbeing centre in Raumati Beach. We provide opportunities for participation and inclusion in creative and wellbeing focussed classes for all in our community. Our mission is to promote positive mental health through support, creativity and wellness. We are a not-for-profit community organisation and rely on grants and donations to continue to operate and offer our services to those in our community who need them.

Our Kaupapa: Embracing the path of recovery with the cloak of support.



Centre Manager / Fundraiser – Sarah Yuile 

Centre Co-ordinator / Support worker – Wendy Madsen 

Arts Tutors – Nicky Campbell, Ara Kennedy, Jo Templer

Writing Tutor – Rob Hack

Dance Teacher – Rachel Ervine

Meditation Teachers – Geraldine Reid, Kelly Hall

Accountant – Amanda Smart

Centre Cleaner – Tony Newey


We welcome volunteers from both the community and our membership.



Our Board is made up of community members with at least half the team having a lived experience of mental distress as per our constitution.

Acting Chair: Debbie Godwin; Secretary: Paul Dacombe-Bird; Treasurer: Bill Hawke; Health and safety: Rob Haig;  Member Representative: Ruth


Charity registration CC28369