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

 

Oct
4
Tue
Parent Support Group (Kati Kati)
Oct 4 @ 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!

Oct
11
Tue
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group (Kawerau)
Oct 11 @ 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!

Oct
14
Fri
Parent Support Group (Tauranga)
Oct 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!

Oct
18
Tue
Mana Voice and Agency in Education (ZOOM event)
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Do you have a disabled child or child with a health impairment at school? Learn how to get the best outcomes for your child with an Individualised Education Plan (IEP).

As a parent or caregiver of a student with learning support needs you have an important role to play in your child’s education. A partnership between you, the school and other professionals will enable your child to progress at their own pace towards customised goals, and to make the most out of their time at school. Join our two-part series of Mana Voice and Agency in Education.

This informative online workshop will lead you through the IEP process, how to have productive IEP meetings, how to foster inclusion in the classroom, building relationships based on Enabling Good Lives principles, the types of funding available to you and much more. Don’t miss this chance to ensure your child reaches their full potential at school.

There are limited spaces so please ensure you register today! Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Workshop details

Workshop 1: Tuesday 18th Oct, 2022  |  6:30pm—9pm
AND Workshop 2: Tuesday 25th Oct, 2022  |   6:30pm—9pm
Participants must be able to attend BOTH sessions.
Where: Join us remotely on Zoom.
Cost: This workshop is free thanks to funding from Care Matters.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop.
Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Oct
25
Tue
Mana Voice and Agency in Education (ZOOM event)
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Do you have a disabled child or child with a health impairment at school? Learn how to get the best outcomes for your child with an Individualised Education Plan (IEP).

As a parent or caregiver of a student with learning support needs you have an important role to play in your child’s education. A partnership between you, the school and other professionals will enable your child to progress at their own pace towards customised goals, and to make the most out of their time at school. Join our two-part series of Mana Voice and Agency in Education.

This informative online workshop will lead you through the IEP process, how to have productive IEP meetings, how to foster inclusion in the classroom, building relationships based on Enabling Good Lives principles, the types of funding available to you and much more. Don’t miss this chance to ensure your child reaches their full potential at school.

There are limited spaces so please ensure you register today! Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Workshop details

Workshop 1: Tuesday 18th Oct, 2022  |  6:30pm—9pm
AND Workshop 2: Tuesday 25th Oct, 2022  |   6:30pm—9pm
Participants must be able to attend BOTH sessions.
Where: Join us remotely on Zoom.
Cost: This workshop is free thanks to funding from Care Matters.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop.
Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Oct
27
Thu
Parent Support Group (Papamoa)
Oct 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: Tivoli Cinema, Excelsa Centre, 4 Golden Sands Drive, Golden Sands, Papamoa

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Nov
1
Tue
Parent Support Group (Kati Kati)
Nov 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!

Nov
5
Sat
Community Conversations (Mount Maunganui)
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Community Conversations

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Community Conversations

Come along to Community Conversations! For disabled and able bodied people, families, whānau and community organisations.

We would love to have you join us at our Community Conversations event to talk about Enabling Good Lives. This is an opportunity to connect and meet disabled people, their whānau and carers, and community organisations to start a conversation about Enabling Good Lives principles. Guest speakers Cara  Galletly, a disabled person and member of People First, alongside Frian Wadia, a parent of disabled children and Parent to Parent board member, will speak about their vision and hope of a good life for disabled people and their whānau, and talk about the Enabling Good Lives approach.

We can’t wait to see you. This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot!
Many thanks to Te Pou for generously supporting this event.

Saturday 5th November, 2022

When: 12pm—4pm
Where: Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mount Maunganui
Who: Disabled people, able-bodied people, families & whānau, and community organisations
Cost: Free  |  Lunch will be provided.

Nov
8
Tue
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group (Kawerau)
Nov 8 @ 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!

Nov
11
Fri
Parent Support Group (Tauranga)
Nov 11 @ 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!


A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Coastal Bay of Plenty branch with donations and grants in the 2021/22 year

  • COGS
  • Acorn
  • TECT
  • Rehabilitation Welfare
  • Bay Trust
  • Pub Charity
  • Creative Communities
  • WBOP Disability Trust