Once a convent
TWM’s main house at 163 Commercial St Takaka was originally built in 1895 as a convent for the Sisters of the Mission teaching nuns who taught at St Augustine’s Primary School which used to be located next door. The Victorian character of this old convent house has been fully preserved, and along with the sprawling grounds full of established trees, all lends itself to TWM’s current Residential Program.
One unique aspect of TWM’s Intensive Treatment Centre is its 5m-diameter canvas-covered and insulated yurt, used for group therapy sessions and meetings. It is set up in the garden behind the ‘Big House’ at 163 Commercial St.