Building communities where all can thrive​

Interactionz is a social enterprise, focused on building better lives and better communities, by supporting people to live their most meaningful life.

Profits from our commercial activities are channelled directly into providing community services, so when you support us your impact is felt on a much wider scale.

Our Social Impact

Not all people have the same opportunities to access, and be included in, the life of their communities. Through our Mentoring and Training services, Interactionz facilitates opportunities that both help people to explore and experience what they want from their lives, and contribute to building communities where all can thrive. Our Visualisation services financially supports these services.

Mentoring

We walk the journey alongside people, enabling them to turn their aspirations and goals into reality.

Our personalised mentoring service is designed to assist persons with disabilities take practical steps to develop the skills needed to overcome barriers and work toward living a more self-determined, rewarding and independent life in the community. 

Community Mentoring is about enabling others to grow into their potential. Whatever the dream, we’ll help find a way. Whatever the challenge, we believe there’s a solution. 

Training

We provide mentoring and facilitation training and tools to enhance the services organisations provide into the community.

We deliver facilitated learning experiences to community organisations New Zealand-wide to develop teams and improve the delivery of their services. Our courses are vibrant and inclusive, teaching practical skills that support existing processes. 

Through educating and upskilling teams of facilitators and mentors, organisations are better equipped to create communities where all can thrive. It’s when we work together that we do the most good.

Visualisation

We capture your ideas and bring them to life.

A picture paints a thousand words and enhances engagement, communication, clarity and recall. Visually communicating and displaying information in succinct and creative ways is the information carrier of the future. We take an idea, frame it in lines and well-placed squiggles, add a healthy dash of colour and voila… the concept comes to life. 

What was previously abstract is suddenly front-and-centre for all the world to see. 

Our Values

Philosophy of Visual Planning

We’ve all heard the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and our brains are good at processing and understanding visual images. That’s one reason why businesses take great careRead more

Interactionz's journey towards person-driven practice

The idea of 'person-driven practice' started 20-years ago when I  took on the task of leading Interactionz (or Hamilton Workshops and Training Centre) as it was known then. Of course it did not haveRead more

Tevita – a man with a plan

Many young men grow up dreaming of becoming like their Dad, and Tevita is not any different. He dreamt of following his Dad’s shared interest in music, having a paying job and being able to beRead more

Mark – on the PATH to independence and happiness

In five years Mark’s* (not his real name) life journey has seen a significant turn-around. When he originally came to Interactionz he struggled with managing his temper and self-control when thingsRead more

Margaret – mastering independent travel

All her life, Margaret (not her real name) has challenged expectations. She learned to read when she started school, and by age six could recognise more than 50 words. Two years ago, Margaret left hoRead more

Luke – confidence and communication skills flourish together

Luke* (not his real name) used to spend his life in isolation. He was painfully shy, avoiding contact with others; instead keeping himself in self-imposed exile in his bedroom. Like other teenagers, Read more

Kemara –embracing his heritage

To have pride in ourselves and a sense of identity is something we all strive for, and for many, it is hard to achieve. However, this vision is becoming a reality for Kemara – since he startedRead more

Blossom – opportunities bloom

Life is really blooming for Blossom these days. Embracing her independence, she has a new enthusiasm for life as she realises that more things are possible and available. Blossom, now finds herselfRead more

Nigel – finding the key to open up his world

Many of us take our lives for granted; the ease with which we move around and interact with people in shops and on streets, and form relationships with people at work and school – most of us mingleRead more

Volunteer Week

Each year New Zealand celebrates National Volunteer Week to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution of New Zealand’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers, in areas as diverse as socialRead more
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