map waikatoParent to Parent Waikato covers the area from Taumarunui in the south, to Pokeno in the north and east to Waihi and the Coromandel Peninsula


Coordinator: Carol Maynard

Phone: 07 848 1362   Mobile: 027 808 3944

Office Hours: Monday 9am – 3pm, Tuesday 9am – 5pm, Weds 9am – 12.30pm, Thursday 8am – 5pm

Email: waikato@parent2parent.org.nz

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Coffee Groups

Babies and Tots Coffee Group

Coping with a baby or toddler is hard but when your baby has special needs or health issues it can add more pressures to your life that other people just don’t understand.  Come, relax and have a coffee with us and meet other parents whose journey has taken them down different paths than first expected – parents who understand.  There is plenty of parking, comfy couches, a small childrens play area and receive a complimentary coffee on us!

Venue:  Jukebox Diner, 11 Railside Place, Dinsdale, Hamilton

Meet-ups are every 6-8 weeks – please contact Carol for details on upcoming dates.



Does your child/teenager/young adult have a disability, special need or health impairment?  Would you like to meet other parents? Share experiences? Access information? Get support and meet new friends?  Then come and have a free coffee with us at Café Agora!

Venue:  Robert Harris, Te Rapa Road, Hamilton (next to Resene)

Meet-ups are every 6-8 weeks – please contact Carol for details on upcoming dates.

Te Awamutu

A group meets regularly in Te Awamutu. Contact Carol for upcoming dates.

Venue: Robert Harris, 39 Arawata Street, Te Awamutu.



One of our Thames Support Parents, Jo Oliver-Clarke, will be hosting this coffee group when I am unable to attend.  This coffee group is for parents of any aged child that has a disability or health impairment and provides a great way to meet other parents and network.  So come and join Jo and have a complimentary coffee on us!.

Venue: Cafe Melbourne, 715 Pollen Street, Thames.

Meet ups are every 8 weeks. Contact Carol for upcoming dates.



Venue: Robert Harris, 47 Broadway, Matamata.



A new coffee group is starting in Taumarunui in 2015, and will meet regularly. This group will be hosted by either Carol from Parent to Parent, or Rebecca from CCS Disability Action. Contact Carol for dates and venues.


A big thank you to the following organisations who supported the Waikato group with donations and grants in the 2016/17 year

  • Norah Howell
  • Len Reynolds Trust
  • DV Byrant Trust
  • Southern Trust
  • Lotteries
  • HCC Small Community Grants
  • Trust Waikato
  • Wel Energy
  • Tidd Foundation
  • COGs Hamilton City
  • COGs Waikato West
  • COGs South Waikato
  • Waikato WDFF Karamu Trust
  • Harcourts Foundation
  • WEL Energy
  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust
  • Dragon Community Trust
  • Achieving Change for Childrent CT
  • Lion Foundation
  • Trust Waikato
  • Gallagher Trust
  • DV Bryant Trust