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Aotearoa New Zealand

SNAP Aotearoa New Zealand has ‘charitable status’ under the New Zealand Charitable Trusts Act 1957. 

This was established on 5 August 2020. Our Charity Number is CC58171.

Contact: Christopher Longhurst
Phone: New Zealand 022 3440496
Email: or


Meeting Information:


Wellington Peer-Support Meetings


Where: Wellington School of Philosophy, 33 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington 6021


When: First and third Tuesdays of the month 6-8 PM.


Please contact us beforehand for other meeting times and places.

Please also contact us if you are wanting peer support in other areas across the country, or:

For SNAP peer-support in the Hawkes Bay region contact Alex Cionca, ph. 0226432117

For SNAP peer-support in the Otago/Southland region contact Christopher Longhurst, ph. 022 3440496

For SNAP peer support for youth and young adults, contact Houda Sbaa, email

For SNAP peer-support for transgender victims and survivors contact Nicola Redmond, ph. 0220854741

For SNAP peer-support in Fiji contact Felix Fremlin, ph. 9854137 or email

For SNAP peer-support for members of the Pasifika community in Aotearoa contact Rosetta Iupeli, ph. 021 259 4159 or email

For SNAP peer-support for people of Christian faith who are abuse victims and survivors, contact Roseanne Sheridan, ph 03 4345717 or email

For support for victims and survivors of the LBGTI community contact OUTLine! on 0800 6885463 

For SNAP peer-support for members of the RAINBOW community in Aotearoa contact Ryan James, ph. 0224044706 or email


For other support for victims of sexual violence across Aotearoa New Zealand contact:

    1. NZ Police 105

    2. Wellington Sexual Abuse Help 04 801 6655

    3. Victim Support 0800 842 846

    4. Rape Crisis 0800 88 33 00

    5. Rape Prevention Education 09 360 4001

    6. HELP (Auckland) 09 623 1700

    7. Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together 04 385 9176

    8. Healthline  0800 611 116

    9. Lifeline  0800 543 354

To register with The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care 0800 222 727

  • There is only dignity in being a survivor of sexual abuse.

  • "He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata (What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people)." ― Māori proverb

  • "When there is abuse by itself it’s scary enough. When there is abuse within a religious setting it is so terrifying to people." ― Valerie Sinason

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