Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women is the Government’s principal advisor on improving the lives of wāhine women and kōtiro girls. 

Manatū Wāhine is a government policy agency. We do not have any role in community funding or scholarships. 

This is not a crisis website, but here are some key resources where you can get help now:

For enquiries

Our postal and street addresses are:

Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women
PO Box 10 049
Level 9, Plan IT House
22 The Terrace
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand.

Tel: 04 915 7112

For all media requests, event enquiries, Plain Language Act queries or complaints, or enquires about this website, email

For all general enquiries, email or call 04 915 7112.

If you have an Official Information Act request, email

If you would like to join our database of women seeking a role on a public sector board or committee, our Nominations Service can help. Email or call 04 915 7112 to talk to our Nominations Service team.

Join our nominations database

Do you have the skills for a board position, or is this something you aspire to? Find out about building your governance career.

If you‘re ready to take on a governance role on a public sector board, please join our Nominations Service database.

Join our professional network: Connect on LinkedIn

Follow The Ministry’s LinkedIn page to see our latest resources and opportunities to further your governance career.