Birthright believes that all children have the right to a happy, secure and loving home environment. We work with families to facilitate the growth of confidence, skills and resilience within the family unit and its individual members.
Birthright understands the diversity of whanau in our communities: Most children in New Zealand will live in a home that is not comprised of a mother and a father at some point in their life. Birthright supports families and whanau in order that everyone has the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Annual Hawkes Bay Toy Run helps BR Families
Birthright Hawke's Bay Child & Family Care were very pleased with the strong and generous turnout of motorcyclists during The Twin City Toy run which was held earilier this month.
Birthright Hawke's Bay Child & Family Care would like to share a BIG thank you to all those who participated in the day.
New childcare model to aid solo parents into work
An exciting new employment and childcare project CareEd4, which aims to help sole parents enter and remain in the workforce is on its way thanks to the support of the Ākina Foundation's inaugural Launchpad programme.
Inquiry into Social Services in Aotearoa
To ensure that the social services within Aotearoa are equipped to provide best practice standards, the Government recently commissioned the New Zealand Productivity Commission to undergo an inquiry into the matter.
Birthright in your area
Holiday Season Office HoursBirthright NZ would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
During the festive season our National Office in Wellington will be closed from December 24th and will re-open January 12th, 2015.
Like all of us, staff need to recharge their batteries too, so please bear with us if we take a bit longer to get back to you during the silly season.
Please check out the holiday office hours at our Birthright Societies around the country:
Birthright Levin: Closed from December 24th (1pm) and re-opens January 12th, 2015
Birthright Kapiti: Closed from December 22nd (4pm) and re-opens January 12th, 2015
Birthright Wellington: Closed from December 22nd and re-opens January 20th, 2015
Birthright Hutt Valley: Closed from December 22nd and re-opens January 20th, 2015
Birthright Marlborough: Closed from December 22nd and re-opens January 5th, 2015
Birthright Christchurch: Closed from December 19th and re-opens January 12th, 2015
Birthright Central Otago: Closed from December 24th and re-opens January 6th, 2015
Cheaper bus fares for beneficiaries
Go Wellington Buses and WINZ have joined forces and are now offering cheaper bus fares to people residing in the Wellington area who receive either Sole Parent Support or Supported Living Payments.