There's an uneven distribution of resources available for organisations working with the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence according to the kaihautu (co-ordinator) of Te Kupenga, a national network of stopping violence and abuse in the whanau.
Te Kupenga is a network of 42 independent community-based groups throughout the country.
It's holding a hui this week - finishing on April 18 - at Hongaeka Marae in Plimmerton, north of Wellington.
Kaihautu Parekotuku Moore, says family violence is always a political issue.
Ms Moore says while she doesn't believe domestic violence is on the increase, there is much more awareness of it within the whanau.