A note from Nicki and Gwenda

At the close of our 50th year, we would like to thank everyone who has been on this journey with us since 1973.

I don’t know how I used to pick myself up each day and put a smile on my face.

When Ruth came to Aviva, she and her daughter Jessica were going through a tough time. Now they’re feeling safer.

An update on Ki Te Tihi/ The Loft

If you have been following local news over the last few months, you might have seen some worrying headlines about The Loft/Ki Te Tihi. There is no reason to assume that the cut to The Loft’s funding will directly impact Aviva’s services or mean that we need to relocate.

Aviva Lip-Sync Battle Actually Really Happened!

And after three cancellations, it truly was worth the wait. Eight acts from across Otautahi Christchurch took to the stage, imitating The Spice Girls, Disney villains, Shania Twain and more.

Reclaiming their place and power

For twenty-four-year-old Skyler (she/they), life was moving in exactly the right direction... until they were raped. Although life has been pretty challenging the past few years, with dedication and the right support, things are much more positive today.

Opinion: in the aftermath of the Mamma Hooch trial, we all have a role to play in making sure this doesn’t happen again

It would be easy to write this off as an anomaly, but if we want to make sure this never happens again, we must examine what role we all have in preventing this behaviour.
(Written by Jo Bader)