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-Friday 8am-12pm

Email: cbop@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

 

Jun
16
Wed
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group on ZOOM (Ōpōtiki & Whakatāne)
Jun 16 @ 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.

Jun
24
Thu
Parent Support Group (Papamoa)
Jun 24 @ 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!

Jul
4
Sun
SibShop with Drift Triking (Coastal Bay of Plenty)
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: SibSupport NZ SibShop with Drift Triking

Parent to Parent NZ presents: SibSupport NZ SibShop with Drift Triking

Come drift triking with us! A fun-filled day for Kiwi kids and teens who have a disabled brother or sister, and a chance to connect with other kids who just ‘get it’.

Our popular SibShops offer the opportunity for children and youth with a disabled brother or sister to have a day where the focus and attention is just on them.

As well as having a blast drift triking, these siblings will get the chance to sit down together and talk about what it’s like having a disabled sibling, in a safe environment with others who know just where they are coming from. They will also get the chance to discuss practical tips and strategies to help them thrive in their own unique family and whānau environment.

Our SibShops are incredibly popular so get in quick! This SibShop is made possible thanks to funding from Trustpower.

Sunday 4 July, 2021

Who: Children aged 8-18 who have a disabled sibling or a sibling with a health impairment.
When: 9:30am—4:30pm
Where: The Hillier Centre, 30 Gloucester Road, Mt Maunganui
Cost: $15 admin fee—grants are available to cover this cost on request. Lunch will be provided.

Jul
6
Tue
Parent Support Group (Kati Kati)
Jul 6 @ 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!

Jul
9
Fri
Parent Support Group (Tauranga)
Jul 9 @ 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!

Jul
13
Tue
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group (Kawerau)
Jul 13 @ 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!

Jul
21
Wed
Whānau Awhi Parent Support Group on ZOOM (Ōpōtiki & Whakatāne)
Jul 21 @ 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.

Jul
23
Fri
Support Parent Training (Coastal Bay of Plenty)
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm

Do you have a disabled child? Are you a good listener? Do you want to help parents new to the world of disability?

When parents or caregivers first learn that their child has a disability or health impairment, it can feel like the world has turned upside down. It’s not an easy journey, but being able to talk to someone who has been there, and has walked a few miles further down the road can be a huge help.

At Parent to Parent we have an incredible team of volunteer parents and caregivers who provide this support to families and whānau across New Zealand. If you would like to join the team, we would love to see you at our next Support Parent training. Learn about active listening, interpersonal communication and how best to assist parents or caregivers new to the world of disability.

At the end of the training you can decide the level of support you are able to offer. Register today to reserve your spot!

Event details

When: Friday 23 July, 10am—5pm and Saturday 24 July, 9:30am—4pm
Where: CCS Disability Action, 74/14th Avenue, Tauranga
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.
Jul
28
Wed
Getting a Break (Coastal Bay of Plenty & Central Lakes)
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Getting A Break Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Getting A Break Workshop

Do you support a disabled family member? Learn how new funding flexibility can be used to create tailor-made breaks for you and your whānau.

This brand new workshop takes a look at how primary caregivers and the people they support are going beyond traditional forms of respite to create more authentic and meaningful breaks for their families and whānau. In the course of this one-day workshop you will:

  • Identify obstacles to ‘getting a break’
  • Understand what funding is available
  • Hear real life stories from families
  • Create a vision for the future
  • Learn how to apply Enabling Good Lives principles to your ‘breaks’

This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot! Many thanks to Care Matters and Te Pou for supporting this event.

Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Details: 9:30am—2:30pm | The Hamurana Golf Club, 773 Hamurana Road, Hamurana 3072
Cost: Free thanks to funding from Te Pou | Lunch will be provided

This event is for families supporting a disabled family member.
All family members are welcome to attend.
This event is for families supporting a disabled family member. All family members are welcome to attend.
Jul
29
Thu
Parent Support Group (Papamoa)
Jul 29 @ 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!


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