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Renewing your Membership – What’s in it for you?

Renewing your Membership – What’s in it for you?

When it comes to renewing or rejoining your Mana Parents Centre membership, we often get asked "Well, what's in it for me, I've had my baby, why would I want to still be a member?" Well, I can tell you, there are a lot of benefits in renewing after your first year! My...

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Market & Open Day – thank you for coming!

Market & Open Day – thank you for coming!

On Saturday morning, 30 April 2016, our awesome volunteers gathered at Discovery School hall in Whitby for the first ever Mana Parents Centre Market & Open Day. There were some awesome pre-loved kids clothing and toys for sale, some beautiful maternity wear from...

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Market & Open Day Event

Market & Open Day Event

Join us on Sat 30 April for a Market & Open day to celebrate our amazing Coffee Group network! The event is open to everyone, whether a member or not. Invite your friends and family, especially those who are currently pregnant! Featuring Craft stalls and Baby and...

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Mum of Two – Same Same but different!

Mum of Two – Same Same but different!

Two girls, 3 years apart, same genes, same family, but ohhhhhh so different! We approached round two of parenthood in much the same way as round one as that's what we knew. We had tried and tested many techniques, sleep patterns, nappy brands, shushing skills,...

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Daddy Daze – It’ll come out in the wash…

After an incredibly amazing Wellington summer, autumn has suddenly appeared with changeable days, slightly lower temperatures, some rain, a bit of wind (we do still live in Wellington right?), and the return of the perma-frown on the Washing Lady’s face! To clarify:...

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Autumn Adventures in the Mana Region

Autumn Adventures in the Mana Region

We are lucky in the Porirua/Mana region to live so close to the sea, city and wilderness. There are a bounty of organised activites, from library sessions, music, gymnastics to buggy walks. Autumn is an amazing time for children to be out and about. Some of our...

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Parent Education Schedule Changes Feb 2016

Parent Education Schedule Changes Feb 2016

Please note the following Parent Education schedule changes: All Water Babies classes will be running at the later time of 2.00PM-3:30PM. Venue change for all Magic Moments courses to the Boardroom at Parents Centre National Support Unit (still in the Bridgeport...

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Mum of Two – Same Same but different!

Mum of Two – Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids The summer holidays are usually met with mixed emotions in our household. Don’t get me wrong, hubby and I love the chance to have 2 or 3 weeks hanging out as a family, but the disruption to our 4 year old’s routine comes with its challenges. In fact,...

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Daddy Daze – Communication

Daddy Daze – Communication

My lovely wife is a great communicator. And I don’t just mean that she talks a lot. She does, but she also has a knack of tricking the offspring and I into listening to her. It all starts with using our name. A lot. “Bob, can you please come here? Ivan, it’s time for...

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Mana Parents Centre is moving into the 21st Century!

Mana Parents Centre is moving into the 21st Century!

In its current format, the December 2015 issue was the last issue of the MPC Newsletter you will receive in the post! From early 2016, we are going digital! Ever since MPC was founded back in 1959, communicating with our members has been an important and ever changing...

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Want an excuse to “Party”?!

Want an excuse to “Party”?!

Once a month the Mana Parents Centre committee meets to drink tea (or wine!) and chat about keeping the show running! How about thinking of volunteering as a New Years Resolution you can really be proud of? Just how good can it be? Volunteering has been linked with...

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PND Awareness Week 2015 Event

PND Awareness Week 2015 Event

On Sunday the 8th of November 2015, Mana Parents Centre hosted a gathering at Aotea Lagoon to show support for all parents in our community as part of PND Awareness Week. Post Natal Distress can affect any parent in a variety of forms and severity. With up to 1 in 5...

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