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Being a parent isn’t easy. It takes patience, knowledge and skill to raise strong, beautiful tamariki. We have a whole range of options to help you be an awesome parent.

FREE GP visits until you turn 25. Then it’s only $16 a visit. 

FREE and regular health checks for your baby from birth to five. Support with breastfeeding, nutrition advice, immunisations for baby, all given with aroha by the nurses in our Well Child Tamariki Ora team

The whole whānau can get FREE health checks at our community clinics in Napier and Waipukurau. For details, go to Love Life Be Healthy 

Incredible Years – hands-on learning to be the best parent you can be.  

Poipoia Te Mokopuna - a programme to help you prepare your baby (0-3 years old) for pre-school education.

Having a Baby?

 Whanake Te Kura is a fantastic kaupapa for all pregnant women - and their partners. 

Teen dads programme - an opportunity for fathers younger than 25 to learn to be a great Dad. 

Te Whare Karamu is a residential opportunity for Teen Parents. If you are eligible, the house parents at Te Whare Karamu will help you get set up to look after baby, live independently, and take your own life forward.

Supported living that builds personal independence, parenting and life skills.

An intensive therapeutic programme customised to the needs of teen parents and their whānau

Support with ongoing education or training

Well Child Tamariki Ora

Well Child Tamariki Ora offers FREE, regular health checks for baby from birth to five years. This programme is specially designed to ensure baby is growing healthily and developing all the normal skills for their age.

Our Taiwhenua nurses include specialists with expertise in breastfeeding. To find out more, go to Well Child Tamariki Ora

Family Start

A team of highly-experienced and qualified staff can help you get on with life and give your tamariki the best start.

Confidential listening and support for whānau

Ideas on how to maintain whānau relationships and community networks

Practical advice on coping with everyday life, eg: housing and budgeting

Parenting skills

To find out more, go to Family Start 

For more information on all our services please Ph 0800 TAIWHENUA 

 
 
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