Board of Trustees
Steven Price
Paddy Sugrue
A-Grade Mechanic & Good Practical Bloke
Doreen Sunman
Conservationist & Money Coach
Elesha Thomas
Ranui Baptist Community Care Manager


Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck NZ in early 2020, a number of key leaders from local Laingholm based community organisations met to discuss how we could link together to form a support network during the crisis. This included Graeme Booth (Laingholm Fire Brigade – Local Fire Chief), Martyn Weatherill (Laingholm Primary School Principal), Simon Radford (Laingholm Baptist Church Pastor), and Steven Price (Neighbourhood Support Area Contact). What started as a local Laingholm based initiative expanded to reach people in the wider West Auckland area with much needed help & support.

Some of the things we have been doing

  • Community Support Waitakere registered as a charity in 2021
  • Received funding from a small number of generous personal donors
  • Received funding from The Trusts and MSD
  • Cooperated with other West Auckland food banks
  • Coordinated a number of amazing volunteer drivers
  • Provided free food parcels delivers to over 1,500 households
  • Conducted Free Online Money Management & Budgeting Courses
  • Provided phone counselling and referrals services
  • Supported mentally unwell homeless individual with free accommodation & food
  • Mentoring and supporting individual struggling with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Provided thousands of adult and kids N95/KN95 masks
  • Provided free N95 masks to The Warehouse, Fresh Choice, Countdown, New World & Pak N Save Supermarket Staff
  • Provided free N95 masks to Countdown Favona & Wiri distribution centre workers
  • Distributed Free Rapid Antigen Test kits
  • Became a Skinny Partner distributing 4G broadband modems for broadband internet
  • Facilitated Swimming lessons from a qualified swimming teacher for children
  • Providing food & equipment for flood victims in West Auckland & Hawkes Bay
  • Many hours of free IT support work for churches, charities, & other computer challenged individuals
  • Better preparing & resourcing local people against emergencies & hazard events

Photo: Steven receiving Neighbourhood Support NZ Champion 2021 Award

In mid July 2022 Steven suffered a Widows-Maker heart attack after still doing deliveries that evening and was rushed by ambulance to Auckland Hospital for emergency surgery. Thanks to the excellent St Johns ambulance crew, Auckland Hospital’s emergency & Cardiac Catheterization Lab teams, and God’s Grace, Steven managed to defy the 88% normal death rate. Much of our food supplies and other resources were trucked across to Ranui Baptist Community Care, who supported many people in West Auckland & Hawkes Bay after the cyclone Gabrielle disaster. Looking forward to the future, it is our hope for the team to expand and include a number of new faces, plus consolidating our work with other large teams of support workers.


Please link with us by letting us know what you have to offer our community but more importantly what you need help with.