Families and whānau
If you would like to connect with groups which focus on family and whānau, you can find them here.
provide a range of care, education and support services developed specifically for New Zealand children and their families. The services we provide reflect our commitment to ensuring that all children are able to receive the very best start.
Level 1, Kent & Little Building, 29 Queen Street West, Levin
Phone: 06 368 1668
Office hours: 9.00am - 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday
There is an answer service for all other hours.
Some charges may apply. No referral required.
Barnardos Palmerston North
Suite 4, 160 Grey Street, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 358 9429
Freephone: 0800 227 627
Monday to Friday Some charges may apply. No referral required
Parentline Manawatu offers counselling and parenting groups.
Hancock Community House, 77-85 King Street, Palmerston North
Phone: 06 355 1655
Freephone: 0800 432 6459
ACROSS Te Kotahitanga O te Wairua Palmerston North
An Anglican, Catholic and Community Support service providing:
- Social work with families
- Bereaved by Suicide Support Group
- Postnatal Depression Support Group
- Project Calm
- Triple P Positive Parenting Program
- Incredible Years Parenting Programme
- Strengthening Families
- Programmes for Parents and Babies
- Foster care.
294a Church St, Palmerston North
Phone: 0800 227677
Rockmybaby® are childcare recruitment experts in New Zealand and operate globally, providing total childcare solutions.
Phone: 0800 762 569
Birthright Palmerston North
Birthright is a national organisation with an office in Palmerston North which works to support, strengthen and advocate for one-parent families.
294a Church St Palmerston North
Phone: 06 356 7486
Freephone 0800 457 146
Raukawa Whanua Ora
3 Keepa Street, Levin
Phone: 0800 457 146
Mobile: 027 804 2749
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
GRG provides regional and local support through support groups, Community Outreach and Advocates with specialised knowledge and skills to assist caregivers as well education, training, critical information and support at each step of the caregiver’s journey.
Our membership is diverse across all socio-economic levels and various ethnic groups including European, Maori, Pasific and Asian communities. Our members range in age from early 40s to 90s and include great grandparents raising their great grandchildren.