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ACROSS To Kotahitanga O Te Wairua

Counselling, Early intervention, Support Groups, Supervised Contact (Court Approved)

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Website: http://www.across.org.nz

Alfredton Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Thursday 9.30 am to 12 noon

Appleton Kindergarten

Kindergarten: Early Childhood Education

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Barnados Bumps to Babies

National call centre

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Building Blocks

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Busy Bees Childcare Centre

Early Childhood Education

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Central Kindergarten

Kindergarten: Early Childhood Education for children aged 2 to 5 years

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Website: http://www.dannevirkekindergartens.org.nz

Community Midwives

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Country Kids

Child care centre

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Dannevirke Community Midwives

Dannevirke Midwifery Service provides pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care for women who live in Tarararua.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Tararua Health Group Ltd

 

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Dannevirke JAB Ripper Rugby

Saturday mornings during Winter months.

From four years of age.

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Dannevirke Library

"Little Ears" - Free early literacy and activities for pre-schoolers and their parents or caregivers. 

Little Ears is during term time only.

 

Dannevirke Community Library, Station Street, Dannevirke

Monday 9.30am -10.00am

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Website: http://www.tararuadc.govt.nz/

Dannevirke Sports Club Junior Football

Saturday mornings during Winter months.

From four years of age.

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Dot Kids

Early childhood centre

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Eketahuna Community Garden

Community Garden

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Eketahuna Health Centre

Health Centre with GP and nursing services

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Eketahuna Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Wednesday & Thursday 9 am to 12 noon

Family Planning

Health promotion. Promoting positive sexual health by providing advice, support, services and resources relating to sexual and reproductive health, and relationships

Feeling Special Feeling Safe: positive life skills programme for chidren and their families/whanau; resources and educationfor healthy family/whanau relationships; Resources relating directly to the prevention of family violence

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Website: http://www.familyplanning.org.nz

First Years Preschool

Early childhood education & care centre

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Holyoake Kindergarten

Kindergarten: Early Childhood Education and care facility

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Incredible Years

This 14 week parenting course is run once a year in the Tararua area.  This programme is to empower parents with positive parenting strategies.

 

To register, contact Tararua REAP 06 374 6565, or The Trust Tararua 06 376 7608.

 

Kids Castle

0-5 Preschool Child carereet& Education. &.30 - 5.30 Mon - Fri

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Kumeroa Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Wednesday 10.00am – 12.30pm

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Kyokushinkai Karate Club

Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pm - 7.00pm

All year, from four years of age.

Old Folks Hall, McLean Street, Woodville

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Lets Move It

All ages

Wednesday 9.30am 

No charge

At the Knox Church, 185 High Street, Dannevirke

 

Bring your preschooler down and enjoy this Kindy Gym.

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Little Rugrats

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Mainly Music

Friday 10am 

$3.00 per session

 

Music and morning tea provided for parents and child.

 

Knox Church Hall, 185 High Streeet, Dannevirke

 

Contact: Jennifer Read 

 

 

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Makuri Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Tuesday 9.30 am to 12 noon

Manawatu Supporting Families in Mental Illness

Support, Advocacy, Education, Information for Families whose lives are affected by Mental Illness. Free Depression & Anxiety courses offered twice a year.

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Website: http://www.manawatusf.org.nz

Mangamaire Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Tuesday 9.30 am to 12 noon

Multiple Birth Association

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Norsewood Playgroup

Meet on Thursdays at 10.00am

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Open Home Foundation

Providing quality child-centred, family-focussed, Christian social services.  The Open Home Foundation has a commitment to working collaboratively with families and whanau in a strength based and culturally appropriate way that prioritises child safety and promotes family well-being/whanau mauri ora.

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Origin Studios

Song and Dance for 3 year olds - Saturday 9.00am - 9.30am

Beginner Balle for 4 year olds - Saturday 9.30am - 10.00am

 

Studio Address: 136 High Street, Dannevirke.

 

$85.00 per term.

 

Contact Amy.

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Pahiatua Community Garden

Learning Life Skills

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Pahiatua Community Services Trust

Family Support, particularly young children

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Pahiatua Community Services Trust

Pregnancy testing, Link to midwives, Ante-natal referrals, Breast feeding Support, Family support

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Pahiatua Free Budget Service

Free confidential financial assistance & mentoring, building financial capability

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Pahiatua Kindergarten

Kindergarten: Early Childhood Education

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Pahiatua Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Monday & Wednesday 9 am to 12 noon

Parent Help Line

National call centre 0800 568 856

Our free Parent Helpline provides compassionate, friendly, non-judgemental support and advice on all parenting issues.

Available from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday.

 

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Parentline Manawatu

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PAUA Early Childhood Home-based Care Service

Home-based Early Childhood Care Provider: ECE and OSCAR care with approved Educators

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Website: http://www.paua.ac.nz/

Plunket

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Nurse

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Plunket

Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Nurse

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Plunket

Plunket Line 0800 933 922

 

Plunket Line is a free parent helpline and advice service available to all families, whanau and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Website: http://www.plunket.org.nz/plunket/show/palmerston-north-family-centre

Pongaroa Early Years Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Wednesday 9.30 am to 12 noon

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Pregnancy Counselling Services

National call centre

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Preschool Music and Movement

Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am

All ages

No charge

At the Anglican Church Hall, 175 High Street, Dannevirke

 

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Public Health Nurse Dannevirke

Work in schools and pre-schools and their communities, work with children, young people and their whanau. School staff, parents, whanau refer children with health concerns to the Public Health Nurse.

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Public Health Nurse Pahiatua

Work in schools and pre-schools and their communities, work with children, young people and their whanau. School staff, parents, whanau refer children with health concerns to the Public Health Nurse.

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Ruahine Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Tuesday 9.30am – 12.00pm

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SANDS

Sands New Zealand is a voluntary, parent-run, non-profit organisation set up to support parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby

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Website: http://www.sands.org.nz/

SANDS

Sands New Zealand is a voluntary, parent-run, non-profit organisation set up to support parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby

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Website: http://www.sands.org.nz/

Sexual Health Clinic

MidCentral DHB service

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SKIP

Strategies with Kids.  Information for Parents

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Website: http://www.skip.org.nz

Special Education Services

Ministry of Education, Special Education Service Free offers: Early intervention service to support children who have a developmental or learning delay, a disability behaviour or communication issue that impacts their ability to participate or learn. Communication support for students with high speech/language needs at school.  Ongoing Resourcing Scheme to support children with the highest level of need at school.  High Health Needs Fund to support for children who are too sick to attend school.  Physical Disability Service to support children with physical disabilities at school.  Severe Behaviour Service to support children at shcool who are experiencing severe behaviour difficulties

 

 

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Website: http://www.education.govt.nz

Sprouts

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Tararua Breastfeeding & Maternity

Lactation Services. Home visits or clinic - Mon, Tue and Fri 9am-2:30pm Midwifery Services. LMC. Only on request. Home births, birth unit or hospital. Remote rural antenatal and postnatal visits. Milk Cafe: Last Tuesday of every month. Sammy's Cafe in Dannevirke. 9:30am-11am

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Website: http://www.tbam.co.nz

Tararua Family Services

Social Work Support Services

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Website: http://www.anglicancarewaiapu.nz

Tararua REAP - Early Childhood Education

Supporting increased participation in Quality Early Childhood Education and increased successful transition to Schools by:

  • Minimising the barriers that prevent rural children and whānau from participating in ECE by providing relevant information to assist them in making informed decisions about ECE learning options and support with enrolment
  • Either in group situations or on a one-to-one basis. 
  • Coordinating and providing interactive sessions to whānau/families and the wider community that are both fun and educational to show the benefits of ECE and encourage participation.
  • Providing access to high quality ECE teaching resources - to enhance ECE organisations and teaching capability.
  • Supporting the Kohanga Reo within the Tararua District to deliver high quality ECE programmes and supporting the ECE sector with implementation of Ka Hikitia.
  • Delivering practical workshops which have direct links to Te Whariki to rural playgroups across the Tararua District.
  • Leading and facilitating the Tararua ECE and New Entrant Teachers Forum focusing on professional development and sector collaboration. Providing professional development opportunities to the ECE sector that might not otherwise be possible in smaller rural communities.
  • Supporting Tararua REAP in taking an active role in the Dannevirke Schools Community of Learning, including the ECE Coordinator being a standing member of the COL Management Team.
  • Providing key support to all ECE/school transition initiatives in the Tararua area.
  • Leading and facilitating the Tararua ECE and New Entrant Teachers Forum focusing on collaboration and transition. Providing professional development opportunities to the ECE sector that focus on transition to school.

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Website: http://www.tararuareap.co.nz

Tararua REAP - Strengthening Families

Administer and coordinate the Strengthening Families process for whanau/families working with multiple agencies and/or organisations in the Tararua District. Provide support for Strengthening Families Lead Agencies. Administer the Tararua Strengthening Families Network and coordinate the monthly Forum Mettings. Secretarial role for the Tararua Strengthening Families Local Management Group

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Website: http://www.tararuareap.co.nz

Te Kapua O Te Rangi te Kohanga Reo

Te Kapua O Te Rangi Te Kohanga Reo

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Te Kete Hauora o Rangitane

Tamariki Ora - 8 core health checks plus visits to support children aged 0-5years old in their development

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Te Kete Hauora o Rangitane

Tamariki Ora - Well Child Kaiawhina

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Te Kohanga Reo O Atawhai

Total immersion pre-school Te Reo Maori Kaupapa Hours Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm

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Te Kohanga Reo O Kaitoki

Kohanga Reo Hours Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm

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Te Kohanga Reo O Taniwaka

Kohanga Reo Hours Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm

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Te Uri Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Tuesdays 9.30 -

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Te Whare Koha Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Wednesday 9.00am at Dannevirke Central Kindergarten

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The Hub Mum's and Bub's

Meet fortnightly on a Wednesday at 10.30am at The Hub

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Ti Tree Point Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

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Tots and Toddlers

Meet on Mondays 9.30am

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Toy Library

Opening Hours:

Wednesday 2.30pm - 5.20pm

Thursday 9.30am - 11.30am

Saturday 9.30am - 11.30am

 

"We can offer friendship, service with a smile, and lots of toys"

 

$45.00 per year.

 

35 York Street, Dannevirke (at Wai Splash Community Pool).

 

For more information, contact Sandy Thorstensen.

 

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Toy Library

Opening Hours: Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm. Saturday 10:30am - 12:00 noon.

Triple P Parenting Courses

To register, contact Tararua REAP on 06 374 6565

 

Workshop Groups

Facilitated by the Triple P Coach, this duscussion group provides an opportunity to focus on the big issues:

Dealing with disobedience

Developing good bedtime routines

Managing fighting and aggression

Hassle-free shopping with children

 

 

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Website: http://www.tararuareap.co.nz

Wai Splash Community Aquatic Pool

General Admittance

 

Baby Swim Lessons (25 minutes)

Thursday and Saturday 9.00am

$80.00 per term (pre book)

 

Pre-School Swim Lessons (25 minutes)

Monday and Wednesday 3.00pm

Thursday and Saturday 10.30am

$90.00 per term (pre book)

 

Waterplay Sessions

Tuesday and Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm

$6.00 entry for adult and baby

Ideal for friends, babies and peschoolers to catchup and enjoy some water play

 

 

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Wairarapa REAP - Early childhood education

Supporting education in southern Tararau through Early Childhood Playgroups

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Whanau Awhina Plunket

The Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust provides a range of free services.  Ideal if you're pregnant or have just had a baby.

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Woodville Early Childcare Centre

Early childhood centre

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Woodville Junior Football

9am-10am Saturday during Winter Months.

From four years of age.

 

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Woodville Library

"Little Ears" - Free early literacy and activities for pre-schoolers and their parents or caregivers. 

Little Ears is during term time only.

 

Woodville Community Library, 45 Vogel Street, Woodville

Wednesday 11.00am - 11.30am

 

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Website: http://www.tararuadc.govt.nz/

Woodville Music Group

Thursday 10.30am - 11.30am.

FREE.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 2 Amelia Street, Woodville.

Contact Rosemary.

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Woodville Playcentre

Children and whanau learning and growing together.  Playcentre Hours Tues & Thurs 9.15 – 1:15pm

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Work & Income

Work & Income Services (Employment & Financial Support) to the Tararua District.  Includes Heartlands in Pahiatua as a link to services provided

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Website: http://www.workandincome.govt.nz

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