Parent to Parent Southland covers the greater Southland, Queenstown Lakes, and Te Anau areas


Coordinator: MaryAnn Hughes

Phone: 03 214 3179.  Mobile: 027 808 3951

Office Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9:00am – 3:30pm and Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm


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Upcoming events

Southland Champion Your Needs & Support Parent Training
May 24 @ 9:00 am – May 25 @ 4:00 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 Southland Group with donations and grants in the 2016/17 year

  • The Community Trust of Southland
  • ILT Foundation
  • Rotary Invercargill
  • Rotary South
  • Guardian Perpetual
  • The Southern Trust
  • COGS
  • The New Zealand Lotteries Commission
  • Lion Foundation
  • Southland Medical Foundation
  • The Warehouse Invercargill
  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust
  • SDC Initiatives Fund
  • Vernon Hall Trust Fund
  • W Duncan Bickley
  • Trusts Community Foundation
  • Calder Stewart