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Parenting can be tough, especially when your child displays challenging behaviour. We can help.

Birthright runs a free 8-week positive parenting programme that helps parents nurture family relationships, while supporting their own emotional wellbeing. Participants report noticing positive differences ...
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Rangi is Parenting with More Confidence Now

Rangi came to Birthright looking for advice on how to cope with her children who were displaying challenging behaviour at school and at home. She ...
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Billie Has Learnt to Deal With Anger Better

Billie used to yell out in class, which constantly got him into trouble. After working with Community Social Workers at Birthright, he learnt to take ...
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How Pam Learnt to Parent More Positively

Pam knew she wasn’t being the best mother she could be when she spoke harshly to her kids and swore at them. She recognised she ...
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How Little Things Can be Life-Changing

A woman arrived at our reception one day, depressed and desperate. She needed someone to talk to, a counsellor. Our lovely receptionist greeted her in ...
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Eating Better a Financial Bonus for Mia

Mia came to Birthright for financial advice as her family’s income had decreased now that she had dropped from full-time to part-time work. In order ...

Breakaway Holiday Programme

The Breakaway Holiday Programme is a week-long initiative for 9 – 14 year olds from Maraenui and Napier South that Birthright has run each January. ...

Mary Now Budgeting Long-Term, Not Week-to-Week

Mary lives in transitional housing, as renting is beyond her budget and she also suffers from anxiety, so flatting with other people isn’t ideal. Mary ...
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More Family Time for Sarah

Sarah was referred to Birthright by the NZ Police, which suggests that finances had become a source of conflict in her household. She was on ...

Matariki Celebrations

On Tuesday 21 June 2022, our pre-school mokopuna, their whanau and the Birthright team, celebrated our first official Matariki together! Matariki (Māori New Year) is ...

Meet The Team: Grayson Uncles

Artist and member of Birthright Hawkes Bay’s youth development team, Grayson Uncles, adds the finishing touches to one of the new values graphics. Click here ...

How Fetu Paid Off His Debt

Fetu came to Birthright for help with a bank loan that he was unsure about how to pay off. English was his second language, so ...
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Mates & Dates

Birthright has been a provider of Mates & Dates in Hawke’s Bay for four years, delivering in many high schools, alternative education and pathway to ...

2022 Birthright Toy Run

Almost annual bikers toy run set to rumble through town. After a Covid enforced break the annual Hawkes Bay Bikers Toy Run is set to ...
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