Coastal Bay of Plenty

Parent to Parent Coastal Bay of Plenty covers the coastal areas from Waihi Beach east to Opotiki, and includes the cities of Tauranga and Whakatane

Co-ordinator: Jane Ford

Mobile: 027 808 3945

Office Hours: Open Monday-Thursday 8am-2.30pm

Email: cbop@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

 

Dec
4
Sat
Community Catch Up (Opōtiki)
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Hei Aha Community Catch Up

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Hei Aha Community Catch Up

Come along to our community catch up! For all families and whānau caring for a disabled child or a child with a health impairment.

We would love to have you join us at for a community catch up hosted by Whānau Awhi in partnership with Parent to Parent.

The Whānau Awhi Group welcomes the community of Ōpōtiki, Whakatāne and all our neighbouring towns to join us in celebrating the good times of 2021.

This is a safe space for all to share their experiences, challenges, triumphs and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgment-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

The BBQ will be fired up but please do bring a plate to share, a seat and of course a smile. Music, games, entertainment, friends, connections and sunshine! Please come and share in some kai, connections and conversation.

RSVP is essential due to the strict Covid restrictions in the EBOP.

This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot! Many thanks to COGS Mataatua for generously supporting this event.

Saturday 4 December, 2021

When: 12pm—5pm
Where: Rawinia Park, Richard Street Ōpōtiki
Who: All families and whānau caring for a disabled child or child with a health impairment
Cost: Some lunch will be provided but do please bring along a plate

Dec
5
Sun
Champion Your Needs (Bayfair)
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Champion Your Needs Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Champion Your Needs Workshop

Do you have a disabled child? Are you struggling to get what you need from education, health or disability professionals?

Many parents and caregivers feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of professionals they need to communicate with in order to get the best for their disabled child or child with a health impairment.

This comprehensive workshop will teach you how to champion your needs in any setting. From assertiveness skills and active listening to negotiation and problem solving, you will come away with a range of new tools to effectively communicate the needs of your child, yourself and your loved ones.

You will also have the opportunity to learn what specific support services and resources are available in your region. Register today to secure your spot!

Sunday 5 December, 2021

When: 9am–4.30pm
Where: The Albatross Room, Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Road, Bayfair
Cost: This workshop is free thanks to funding from Care Matters. Lunch will be provided.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop.
Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop. Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Dec
7
Tue
Parent Support Group (Kati Kati)
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Parent Support Groups in Kati Kati to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details:

Time: 10:30am—12pm
Venue: The Chrome Café, 3 Wharawhara Road, Katikati

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Dec
10
Fri
Parent Support Group (Tauranga)
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Parent Support Groups in Tauranga to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details:

Time: 10am—12pm
Venue: Bunnings Café, 5 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Dec
14
Tue
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group (Kawerau)
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Whānau Awhi Parent Support Groups in Kawerau to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details:

Time: 10:30am—12pm
Venue: Kea Building, 60 Onslow Street, Kawerau

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Dec
15
Wed
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group on ZOOM (Ōpōtiki & Whakatāne)
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you the parent or carer of a disabled child or a child with a health impairment? Do you live in Ōpōtiki or Whakātane? We’d love to see you on Zoom for our Whānau Awhi group.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Whānau Awhi groups in Ōpōtiki and Whakātane to support the parents or carers of disabled children, neurodiverse children, or children with health impairments.

As well as providing a safe space for parents and carers to share their experiences, their challenges, and their triumphs, this Whānau Awhi group focuses on fundraising to provide family days and other events for their whānau in the Ōpōtiki and Whakatāne region.

Children are very welcome too! We hope to see you online for our next Whānau Awhi group.

Event details:

Time: 7pm—8:30pm
Venue: Join us remotely on Zoom
Who: Parents / carers of disabled or neurodiverse children, or children with health impairments.

Jan
14
Fri
Parent Support Group (Tauranga)
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Parent Support Groups in Tauranga to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details:

Time: 10am—12pm
Venue: Bunnings Café, 5 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Jan
19
Wed
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group on ZOOM (Ōpōtiki & Whakatāne)
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you the parent or carer of a disabled child or a child with a health impairment? Do you live in Ōpōtiki or Whakātane? We’d love to see you on Zoom for our Whānau Awhi group.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Whānau Awhi groups in Ōpōtiki and Whakātane to support the parents or carers of disabled children, neurodiverse children, or children with health impairments.

As well as providing a safe space for parents and carers to share their experiences, their challenges, and their triumphs, this Whānau Awhi group focuses on fundraising to provide family days and other events for their whānau in the Ōpōtiki and Whakatāne region.

Children are very welcome too! We hope to see you online for our next Whānau Awhi group.

Event details:

Time: 7pm—8:30pm
Venue: Join us remotely on Zoom
Who: Parents / carers of disabled or neurodiverse children, or children with health impairments.

Jan
27
Thu
Parent Support Group (Papamoa)
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Parent Support Groups in Papamoa to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details

Time: 6:30pm—8pm
Venue: Papa Mo’s Bar and Grill, 4 Golden Sands Drive, Golden Sands, Papamoa

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Feb
1
Tue
Parent Support Group (Kati Kati)
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Parent Support Groups in Kati Kati to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details:

Time: 10:30am—12pm
Venue: The Chrome Café, 3 Wharawhara Road, Katikati

Feel free to just show up on the day!


A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Coastal Bay of Plenty branch with donations and grants in 2019/20

  • COGS

  • Lion Foundation

  • Youthtown

  • Whakatane District Council

  • Acorn Foundation

  • The North & South Trust

  • Rehabilitation Welfare

  • TECT Holdings

  • Dragon Community Trust

  • Blue Sky Community Trust