Maria Busching Centre Manager


I was born and bred in Germany where I also finished my master's degree in International Business Studies and worked for various organisations . I tested living in France and Italy, but ultimately lost my heart to New Zealand and especially to Nelson. 

Since moving to Nelson in 2016, I have worked for a local iwi, managed a multicultural organisation and studied Arts & Design at NMIT.  I love working in the community sector as I can directly contribute to the wellbeing of others while applying my skills.   



Tara Jackson Centre Administrative Support


I was lucky enough to grow up in Whākatu Nelson and benefit from the diverse community and environment that makes our region what it is. After moving away to study, travel, and work for a time, I ventured back with my small whānau so that my tamariki could also benefit from all that Whākatu Nelson has to offer.
My background in personal development, leadership, and small business ownership resources me with some strong organisation and administration skills to support the efficient and effective running of our centre. I am passionate about creating the oppurtunity for all people to be able to rise to their own potential. I believe that community hubs like the Nelson Women's Centre are at the core of allowing that to happen. 



Contact us

Phone: 03 546 7986


Visit us:

44 Trafalgar Street, The Wood

Nelson 7010, New Zealand

Centre opening hours:

Monday - Thursday 9am - 2pm

Fridays 9am - 1pm


Closed on public holidays

 About us


We are an Incorporated Society since 2008.

NZBN number: 9429042921783

Charity registration number: CC25321