Community Notices

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

There are plenty of adventures to be had at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari these school holidays with Kids Go Free, Kiwi Guardians and Storybook making workshops.   More information can be found here.

Starting a business in New Zealand?

Wellington Citizens Advice Bureau is running a seminar for newcomers to New Zealand on “Starting a Business in New Zealand” on Thursday 26 October 2017 at 5.30pm in the mezzanine meeting room in the Central Library Building at 65 Victoria St Wellington.

Join a Memory Walk in Wellington Election Day

Dementia is one of NZ’s biggest healthcare challenges with more than 60,000 people living with dementia today. To raise awareness of dementia, this September we are hosting Memory Walks all over NZ.

This year, we are hosting two walks in the Wellington region:

  • Wellington: Saturday 23 September at 10.30am at Zealandia
  • Kapiti Coast: Sunday 24 September at 1.30pm at Otaihanga Domain

We are really excited to host a Memory Walk in Wellington’s iconic eco sanctuary – Zealandia. Our friends at Zealandia are generously providing free entry for the day for Memory Walk participants. Zealandia encourages an active and involved community. They have a growing focus on the measurable health benefits from people having more contact with nature.

The Memory Walk in the Kapiti Coast has a twist this year – the walk from Otaihanga Domain to the beach will be an ‘Improve Your Memory’ Walk and include puzzles for the whole family aimed at keeping our brains healthy!

Our Memory Walks are a great way to get out and about – all while raising more awareness of dementia. Memory Walks are for people of all ages and abilities to raise awareness of dementia, and also to honour our family and community members that have been or are affected by dementia. 

Tell your family, friends and share with your networks!

Register for your local Memory Walk today:

Thanks for your time
Ken Drayton

Kapiti Island for Kids

Kāpiti Island for Kids school holiday programme for ages 9-13 from 11-13 October 2017

3 days/2 nights – Includes: night time kiwi spotting, nature adventures, fishing, swimming, games, wildlife discovery, cabin accommodation (quad share), delicious food, ferry and DOC permits. $395pp. Limited to 14 spaces. Email:

 Read more here.

Kid’s Polling Booth

Massey University – Child Asthma Study

Massey University is conducting important research looking at the different types of asthma in children aged 8-18. The study involves a lung function test and a short questionnaire.

If your child has asthma please consider being part of this study. Read more information here.
Please contact: Jean Feary McKenzie
0800 080 078 or

Little Dog Barking Children’s Theatre

Little Dog Barking Children’s Theatre presents “Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge” based on the book by Mem Fox – 4 October at Expressions in Upper Hutt – 5 October at Kapiti Playhouse in Paraparaumu – 10 October at The Little Theatre in Lower Hutt, and 12 October at St Peter’s Hall in Paekakariki. Our delightful production of “Guji Guji” is showing at Te Papa, Soundings Theatre on 7 October (no bookings required for Te Papa). Both shows Suitable for ages 2 – 10  years old. For ticketing and further information: or 021 042 1851.

View our brochure

Student Exchange Programme

Parenting Helpline

Parent Help is a non profit organisation supporting parents to build resilient and positive families/whãnau. We offer a free national Helpline for parents and caregivers providing advice, support and practical strategies on any parenting concern.

We aim to make all parents across New Zealand aware of our Helpline and the support they can get.

Ni Hao Children’s Community TV

Announcing SAY IT AGAIN: Ni Hao Children’s Community TV! View it online at:
Learn Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Conversational Language, online, anytime!
This is a FREE learning resource, including stories, cartoons, songs for kids of all ages.
And if you’re keen to learn more Mandarin in a fun & interactive class, enrol or register for trial classes at our website

Ni Hao Children’s Community charitable trust provides Foreign Language “Learning by Doing” immersion classes for Years 1 to 8, Toddler/Preschool  Parent and Child immersion classes, and free Stories & Rhymes mat times at various Wellington locations.

Art for Kids – Rata Studios @ Scots College

Check out the Art For Kids holiday programmes which are held here in the Prep School Art room. Stephanie Woodman is fantastic and her programmes fill up fast.

Art For Kids – Rata Studios

Percussion with Andreas Lepper

notepadSt Christopher’s Church, cnr Ventor and Forres Sts, Seatoun
Every Thursday, $10 per session


4.30 – 5.20 Children , 6 years plus
5.30 – 6.20 Older children (8 plus) and parent(s)
6.30 – 7.30 Adults only ….. share a wine if you wish

Contact Andreas on for more information

Young people needing homes

notepadAre you interested in becoming a loving Foster Parent for Idea Services? Being a foster parent is about sharing your life with someone with an intellectual disability. It’s about supporting young people to achieve their goals, have fun, try new things and experience life, as well as helping them to meet their disability and day to day support needs.

Foster parents can be on a full-time basis (having a young person live with you), or on a part-time basis providing other full time foster parents with respite, for example two nights a week, or one weekend a month.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please contact
Melissa Yaxley
IDEA Family Service Coordinator
(04)463 2438 or 027 589 3214

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Wellington 6022
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PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243
New Zealand