Hōhepa Hawke’s Bay

Organisation Details

Hōhepa Hawke’s Bay was established in 1957 to provide a home and support services for people with intellectual disabilities. We operate a school, residential services, community participation and day activities in Hawke’s Bay, with our work based on the principles and example of Rudolf Steiner. We are a land-based community, operating two biodynamic farms which produce award-winning cheese as well as milk and food for the people we support. The cultural life of our communities is strong, with emphasis on therapies and the arts (visual art, music, drama, speech, eurythmy).

We value the place of work and making a meaningful contribution to society. A retail outlet in central Napier, Hōhepa Creative Works, showcases some of the products produced by people we support including weaving, candles and items made from wood. The Hōhepa Environmental Services grows and plants native trees as part of wetland restoration projects, providing work opportunities for people with high and complex needs. In 2014 Hōhepa Hawke’s Bay opened a site in Otaihanga, Kāpiti Coast; this growing community will have delegated authority for self-governing in 2 years time.


Name: Jane Parslow
Address: 363 State Highway 51, Clive, 4102; postal address PO Box 3, Clive, Napier 4148
Phone: 06 870 0426
Email: trust@trust.hohepa.org.nz
Web: www.hohepahawkesbay.com

Disability Types

  • Age-Related Conditions
  • Brain Injury
  • Cognitive/Intellectual
  • Developmental Delay
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Multiple Diagnosis
  • Visual Impairment


  • Lower North Island

Services Provided

  • Child/Youth
  • Community Participation
  • Employment/Vocational/Training Support
  • Life Skills
  • Residential
  • Respite
  • Supported Living