What We Do

Who are we?

Manawanui is the pioneer and leading facilitator of Self-Directed Funding in New Zealand.

At Manawanui, we believe that self-direction is a human moral right. We are driven by this belief and our four core values:

  • We make it easy
  • People are really important to us
  • We deliver delight
  • We challenge ourselves to go beyond


How can we help you? / What can we do for you?

When you join Manawanui, you are with the leading facilitator of Self-Directed Funding in New Zealand.

Self-directed funding means that you are in control of how, when and who delivers your support at home and in the community. This means you purchase and choose the support you need, employ the people you want and manage your available budget. We’re here whenever you need and can provide as little or as much support as you’d like.

Whether you’re looking for assistance with recruiting, budgeting, and being an employer or need an easy payroll system with a trusted payroll partner, Manawanui has an option to suit you.

We provide a Management Service for all customers, and offer a range of add-on services to personalise to your needs:

Whether you’re government or privately funded, Manawanui can put together an individualised option for you.

You’re in charge so you tell us what you want and we’ll help you get it in place.

If you would like more information, then please call us on freephone 0508 462 427, e-mail us on cec@manawanui.org.nz, or fill in our online form.

See how self-directed support works in practice.


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