Parent to Parent Manawatu covers the area from Levin to Taihape and across to Dannevirke (Horowhenua, Manawatu & Whanganui)

Regional coordinator: Janine Morrah

Mobile: 020 4163 9455

Office Hours: Monday - Tuesday & Wednesday - Thursday 8.30am - 1.30pm


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Upcoming events

Now & Next Programme
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm
Now & Next Programme @ TBA
NOW & NEXT is a 4-day programme to help parents, whānau and carers develop skills to achieve positive outcomes for their child, family and self.
Now and Next has been developed by Sylvana Mahmic (CEO, Plumtree, Sydney Australia) and Dr Annick Janson (Clinical Psychologist and Positive Psychology Researcher, Raglan, New Zealand) and both are parents of young men who have a disability. 
They developed this programme because they learnt that a positive vision and a focus on strengths is the best foundation for a child and family’s future.Programme overviewThe programme is delivered in 4 -day sessions (9:00am – 3:00pm) held over a 6-week period. Through fun and engaging activities, you will:

  • identify a vision and write goals for your child, family and self;
  • learn how to use our ‘goal to action’ tool to achieve 3 goals during the program;
  • reflect on your child, personal and family strengths using the Now and Next Mindfulness colouring in book;
  • identify your signature strengths and how to use them to achieve your goals;
  • learn how to create positive and effective relationships with professionals;
  • learn how to improve your child, family and personal well-being

Join us: Four sessions delivered over 6 weeks –  28 July, 4 August,18 August and 25 August, from 9am – 3pm
Click here for more information or contact: 
Now & Next Programme Co-ordinator, Eram Afroze, Ph: 022 457 7167 E:
Now & Next Programme Co-founder, Dr. Annick Janson, Ph: 027 288 1949 E:
Please note this programme is for anyone caring for a child that is 6-8 years old.
Free to families. Funded by Mana Whaikaha in partnership with Parent to Parent.
Register your interest

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

  • Catholic Charities Foundation 

  • COGS Manawatu / Horowhenua 

  • Horowhenua District Council Community Funding 

  • Lion Foundation 

  • Mainland Foundation 

  • Milverton Trust 

  • Page Trust 

  • Palmerston North Community Service Council 

  • Pub Charity 

  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust 

  • The Kingdom Foundation 

  • The Page Trust 

  • Thomas George Macarthy Trust 

  • Trust House Foundation 

  • Whanganui Community Foundation 

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