Paul Hunter Centre Waipukurau


The Paul Hunter Centre has been providing services to support people with disabilities residing in Central Hawke's Bay since 1994.

We support people with all types of disabilities - intellectual, physical and mental health.

The main objective of the Paul Hunter Centre is to enable our clients to have a "Good Life".

The Paul Hunter Centre Inc offers participation and inclusion services for adults with disabilities residing in Central Hawkes Bay.  We support our clients to develop life skills that will enable them to truly participate in the community, and to have enjoyable and more fulfilled lives.

You can become a client if you are living in New Zealand and a citizen or a permanent resident aged between 16 and 64 and have a disability that is ongoing for more than 6 months that limits your participation in the community.


To support the inclusion of people with disabilities in valued opportunities that will create new pathways.


  • Providing a safe and supportive environment for clients
  • An open door policy for all people with a disability
  • Acknowledging and respecting individual needs and cultural differences
  • Fostering enthusiasm for pursuing personal goals
  • Supporting the importance of empowering people with disabilities
  • Activities and programmes are developed in consultation with clients and, if desired, their families
  • Offering activities and programmes that are stimulating and attractive
  • Responsibility as an employer by implementing sound personnel policies, staff training to enhance staff ability and vocational opportunities for clients

We support people with disabilities to:

  • Access and take part in the community
  • Develop skills to participate in the community
  • Gain and/or retain employment
  • Acquire skills needed to obtain employment

We achieve this through programmes focussing on:

  • Art and Craft
  • Social and Recreational
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Vocational Training
  • Work Activities
  • Community Involvement
  • Digital Technology
Region: Hawkes Bay


Monday - 9.30am - 3.30pm

Tuesday - 9.30am - 3.30pm

Wednesday - 9.30am - 3.30pm

Thursday - 9.30am - 3.30pm

Friday - 9.30am - 3.00pm

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