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Holiday & After School Programmes

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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 School

Full Primary School

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Appleton Kindergarten

Kindergarten: Early Childhood Education

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Ballance School

Full Primary School

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Building Blocks

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Bush Supergrans

Helping Families to Flourish

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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

Country Kids

Child care centre

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Dannevirke Dental Centre

FREE dental treatment for children aged from 0-13 years.

 

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Dannevirke South School 06 374 7361

Huia Range School 06 374 7672

Freephone 0800 TALK TEETH

 

 

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Dannevirke High School

Secondary School, Co-educational

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Website: http://www.dannevirkehigh.school.nz

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 Police Youth Aid

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Dannevirke South School

Full Primary School

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Dannevirke Sports Club Junior Football

Saturday mornings during Winter months.

From four years of age.

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Dental Clinic

Dannevirke South School Dental Clinic: FREE for children 0-12 years

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Dental Clinic

Pahiatua School: FREE for children 0-12 years

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Donna Quaife Counselling

Free Counselling to families in the Tararua district.

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Dot Kids

Early childhood centre

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Drug Info Now

fast free confidential information about drugs via text message

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

Education Services

Tararua School Attendance Officer

Eketahuna Community Garden

Community Garden

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Eketahuna Health Centre

Health Centre with GP and nursing services

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Eketahuna School

Full Primary School

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Website: http://www.eketahuna.school.nz

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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Hillcrest School

Full primary School

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Holyoake Kindergarten

Kindergarten: Early Childhood Education and care facility

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Huia Range School

Full Primary School

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Website: http://www.huiarange.school.nz

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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Kidsline Support (<14 yrs)

National call centre

 

For young people up to 18 years old.  4-9pm weekdays.

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Kumeroa Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Wednesday 10.00am – 12.30pm

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Kumeroa-Hopelands School

Full Primary School

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Website: http://www.kumeroa.school.nz

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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Literacy Tamaki nui a Rua

Training in literacies & computer skills. Volunteering opportunities.

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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 School

Full primary School

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Website: http://www.sporty.co.nz/makuri

Manawatu Community Law Centre

Providing free, one on one legal services throughout the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua rohe

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Website: http://communitylaw.org.nz/centre/manawatu/

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

Mangatainoka School

Full Primary School

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Mental Wellbeing Supports for Young People

Aroha - Is a chatbot that provides practical, evidence-based tools to manage stress, maintain social conncection and stay active.  

portal.habits.auckland.ac.nz/Portal/#/landing-covid19bot-trial

 

Aunty Dee - Is a free online tool for anyone who needs some help workig through a problem.

www.auntydee.co.nz

 

Melon Health - Has a kete of resources to support teenagers' emotional wellbeing.  There are videos, downloadable worksheets and a 'First steps to managing anxiety' mini-course.

www.melonhealth.com/manual

 

Mental Wealth - Has resources where you can learn more about mental health.

www.mentalwealth.nz

 

SPARX - Is an online self-help tool that teaches young people the key skills needed to help combat depression and anxiety in an interactive game-world.

www.sparx.org.nz/home

 

The Lowdown - Has some great resources about recognising and understanding depression and anxiety.

www.thelowdown.co.nz

 

For Pacific Families - If you or someone you know is feeling stressed or anxious, our friends at Vaka Tautua can offer you support through their helpline 0800 OLA LELEI (0800 652 535).

LeVa Pasifika also provides information and support for Pasifika families on mental health addiction and suicide prevention.

Miss Lissy's Performing Arts

Performance art fusion for all ages from birth to adults.

Express yourself through performance art. 

Fun, high energy and educational.

 

For more information, call Lissy 046 745 7488

www.lissyloushay.com

 

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Website: http:/www.lissyloushay.com

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.

 

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Pahiatua Community Garden

Learning Life Skills

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Pahiatua Community Services Trust

Early intervention, Family Violence assistance

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Pahiatua Community Services Trust

Family Support, particularly young children

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Pahiatua Community Services Trust

Social worker, Community Support & Advocacy

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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 Police Youth Aid

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Pahiatua School

Full Primary School

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Papatawa School

Full Primary School

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Website: http://www.sporty.co.nz/papatawa

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/

Pongaroa School

Full Primary School

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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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Ruahine School

Full Primary School

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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

Skoolz Out @ Pips

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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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St Anthony's School

Full Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph's School

Full Catholic Primary School

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Tararua College

Secondary School, co-educational

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Website: http://www.tararuacollege.school.nz

Tararua Community Youth Services Inc in Dannevirke

Provide support and advocacy to youth from 11 to 24 years. Specialised programmes.

 

 A two day course that gives you an understanding of sleep routines, how to manage and cope with your baby, and much more!

to register, contact Tararua Community Youth Services on 06 374 9214 or visit them at 8 Gordon Street, Dannevirke.

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Tararua Community Youth Services Inc in Pahiatua

Provide support and advocacy to youth from 11 to 24 years. Specialised programmes

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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

Tararua REAP- Adult & Community Education ACE

Provision & coordination of community based education, foundations skills & pathways into other learning opportunities that meet community learning needs for youth adults and whanau. Providing workshops and seminars in Northern Tararua that support improving skills for participating in industry, progressing career paths, further learning and/or employment and improving skills for Maori and Pasifika learners.

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

Tararua REAP- Reading Assistance Programme

Supporting increased early years (primary-aged) literacy, language & numeracy through coordinating a Reading Assistance programme with Northern Tararua primary Schools, tutors and whanau. This enables children to get one to one daily help with reading, matched to a trained tutor.

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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 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 Kura Kaupapa Maori

Te Reo Full Immersion School: year 1 to 13 (Primary and secondary)

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Te Wananga o Tamaki Nui a Rua

Children's OSCAR programmes;

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Te Wananga o Tamaki Nui a Rua

Family Violence programmes including White Ribbon and Children's safety noho;

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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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The Lowdown

Email or webchat to get support for young people experiencing depression or anxiety.

 

Call 0800 111 757

Text 5626

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Ti Tree Point Playgroup

Playgroup Hours Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm

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Totara College

School, co-educational: Years 1 to 13 (primary and secondary)

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Website: http://www.totaracollege.school.nz

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

Vocational Pathways

Industry Training Federation Information about finding training opportunities 

Website: https://www.youthguarantee.net.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 - Adult & community education

Supporting education in southern Tararau through Adults ACE programmes

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Wairarapa REAP - Early childhood education

Supporting education in southern Tararau through Early Childhood Playgroups

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Weber School

Full Primary School

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Website: http://www.weber.school.nz

What's Up

Call 0800 942 8787 (0800 WHATSUP) or webchat to talk about anything with trained counsellors. 

 

Call:  Monday to Friday 12-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 3-11pm.

Webchat: Monday to Friday 1-10pm , Saturday and Sunday 3-10pm.

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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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Woodville School

Full Primary School

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Website: http://www.schoolground.co.nz/woodville

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

Work & Income

OSCAR programmes

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