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

Regional coordinator: Janine Morrah

Phone: 06 355 0787 Mobile: 020 4163 9455

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


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Upcoming events

Manawatu Champion Your Needs Workshop
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – Aug 5 @ 4:30 pm

Don’t fight for your wants, champion your needs

Be a strong advocate for you and your child and grab the opportunity to join our 650+ amazing team of volunteers.

A two-day course for parents and full time caregivers who have children with a disability or health impairment who would like to learn more about being a disability champion.

Learn how to plan for, raise issues at and negotiate during meetings. The course covers active listening and questioning skills, negotiating, planning, and challenging assumptions.

You will be offered the chance to become a support parent, where you can be a listening ear and share your experience and knowledge to families new to the world of disability.

This course and refreshments are provided at no cost.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact MaryAnn on 03 314 3179 or email

Click here to register

A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Manawatu branch with donations and grants in 2016/17

  • JB Swan Dudding Trust
  • Eastern & Central Community Trust
  •  United Way
  • Lotteries
  • Milverton Trust
  • Estate of G L Isaacs
  • Page Trust
  • PNCC - Community Services Council
  • Catholic Charities - PN
  • T G Macarthy Trust
  • PN North Anglican Trust for Children
  • Pub Charity