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-Tuesday from 8am to 4pm and Wednesday from 8am-12pm


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Upcoming events


Whānau Awhi Swim Group (Whakatane)
Dec 13 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Support your child in the water, help them build confidence and learn new skills. 

We invite you to join us every Friday for this unique swimming group for families who have children with disabilities and health impairments. 

You know your child best and what their needs are in the water. Jump in and meet other families who walk a similar path to your own, support each other in a non-judgemental environment and make new friends.  

Friday November 8th! Swimming NZ is doing a lesson on water safety/survival skills to up-skill parents and offer tips and tricks.

These swimming sessions are made possible thanks to Kiwi Sport. 

For any queries please contact Jane on 0508 236 236 or email

Click here to RSVP

Whānau Awhi Creative Coffee Group (Opotiki)
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Share a coffee with us and meet other family/whānau who walk the same or similar paths.
This is a safe space for family and whānau to share and learn information from each other to help us along our journey. You are welcome to ask questions on issues you are struggling with or just join us for refreshments. At our first meeting, we will work together to create a vision board for our whānau.
Whānau Awhi Creative Coffees will be on the second Saturday of every month, and we would love for you to take this time for yourself.
Bring a plate if u want – no pressure 🙂
If you have any questions contact Jane on 027 808 3945 or email

Xmas Party (Opotiki)
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Xmas celebrations are on! Families from Whakatane and Opotiki are invited to have a sausage sizzle and swim with us. There will also be a special visit from someone with a big red hat.

For any queries please contact Jane on 0508 236 236 or email

Click here to RSVP

A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Coastal Bay of Plenty branch with donations and grants in 2018/19

  • Accorn Foundation 

  • Bay Trust 

  • Blue Sky Community Trust 

  • COGS Mataatua  - R-COGS-2018-91269 

  • COGS Tauranga / Moana 

  • Creative Communities Scheme  Tauranga 

  • Creative Communities Scheme Western Bay of Plenty 

  • Dorothy Kirkby Charitable Trust 

  • Dragon Community Trust 

  • Lion Foundation 

  • North & South Trust (No.2) 

  • Pub Charity 

  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust 

  • Southern Trust 

  • TECT Holdings Limited 

  • Trust Power 

  • Whakatane District Council 

  • Youthtown 

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