Hawkes Bay

Parent to Parent Hawkes Bay covers from Tutira in the North to Dannevirke in the South.

Co-ordinator: Jill McGill

Mobile: 021 357 895

Office Hours: Open Tuesday from 8:30am to 1:30pm and Thursday from 8:30am to 1:30pm

Email: hawkesbay@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

Mar
1
Fri
Auckland SibCamp – FULL
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 3 @ 3:30 pm

This camp is FULL and registrations are now closed.

SibCamp is a wonderful opportunity for kids who have a brother or sister with a disability or health issue to have a fun weekend away.

Siblings will learn strategies, share experiences, enjoy outdoor activities and make friends with other kids in similar situations.

There is a great need for SibCamps and our waiting lists can get very long. To avoid anyone missing out, we require a $25 contribution to ensure all available spaces are filled and secured.

Siblings should be aged 8-18 at the time of camp and must not have a disability or health impairment themselves.

If you would like to discuss anything please phone 0508 236 236 or contact Elaine at auckland@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

This camp is made possible thanks to funding from Care Matters.

Mar
3
Sun
SafeSquares – Volunteer Info
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Volunteers needed to help keep Kiwi kids safe this Children’s Day

By joining us at your local Bunnings store on Sunday 3 March you could save a child’s life!


We are looking for volunteers to help out at Parent to Parent’s first ever SafeSquares event. The concept for SafeSquares springs from Kiwi grassroots, where farms had designated safe spots for kids to stand when there were tractors and vehicles operating nearby, or stock passing. These spots were usually marked by a paver.

We’ve adapted it for urban kids too – particularly in light of toddlers tragically run over in their own driveways. It’s also useful for older kids who are neurodiverse or have a disability.

Hosted by Bunnings nationwide, families will have the chance to decorate their own free SafeSquares paver and take it home. 

We need volunteers up and down the country to make this event happen. Would you be willing to donate a few hours of your time between 9am and 3pm this Sunday 3 March?

We would love to have you! Just fill in our quick and easy sign-up form online, and we will be in touch with more details.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER

If you are unable to volunteer, you can still be a part of SafeSquares! Pop in to your nearest Bunnings store between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 3 March to decorate and take home your very own SafeSquares paver.

 

Mar
9
Sat
Waikato SibShop
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

An amazing opportunity for kids aged 8-18 who have a brother or sister with a disability or health impairment to have a fun and interactive day where the focus is completely on them.

Siblings are offered the chance to share stories, learn strategies and make friends with other kids who are in similar circumstances and understand the unique relationship they have with their brother or sister.

Workshops will be followed by bowling at SkyCity!

Please note that siblings must not have a disability or health impairment themselves.

If you have any queries please contact Helen Smith on 0508 236 236 or email waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

This SibShop is made possible thanks to funding from Len Reynolds Trust.

Click here to register

Mar
14
Thu
Waikato Renew Connect & Reflect workshop
Mar 14 @ 9:15 am – 2:45 pm

Parent to Parent’s Renew, Connect & Reflect workshop will help you and other families caring for a child with a disability or health impairment on their parenting journey, providing renewed energy, new connections and new ideas.

Workshop topics include:

  • Growing your support networks
  • Building a resilient family
  • Coping with stress
  • Understanding the effect of grief

It is a great opportunity to reflect on how far you have come and connect with other parents in your area.

The workshop and refreshments are provided at no cost thanks to funding from Achieving Change for Children.

For more information please contact Helen on 0508 236 236 or email waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

Mar
30
Sat
Coastal Bay of Plenty Renew Connect & Reflect workshop
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Parent to Parent’s Renew, Connect & Reflect workshop will help you and other families caring for a child with a disability or health impairment on their parenting journey, providing renewed energy, new connections and new ideas.

Workshop topics include:

  • Growing your support networks
  • Building a resilient family
  • Coping with stress
  • Understanding the effect of grief

It is a great opportunity to reflect on how far you have come and connect with other parents in your area.

The workshop and refreshments are provided at no cost thanks to funding from Care Matters.

For more information please contact Helen on 0508 236 236 or email cbop@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register

Apr
6
Sat
Central Lakes Renew Connect & Reflect workshop
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Parent to Parent’s Renew, Connect & Reflect workshop will help you and other families caring for a child with a disability or health impairment on their parenting journey, providing renewed energy, new connections and new ideas.

Workshop topics include:

  • Growing your support networks
  • Building a resilient family
  • Coping with stress
  • Understanding the effect of grief

It is a great opportunity to reflect on how far you have come and connect with other parents in your area.

The workshop and refreshments are provided at no cost thanks to funding from Care Matters.

For more information please contact Helen on 0508 236 236 or email centrallakes@parent2parent.org.nz

Click here to register