During May this year, nine schools in the Wairoa and Napier area were lucky enough to have Elgregoe, an award-winning New Zealand magician, visit their schools as Read More
Subsidy for under 15s with poor vision
Do you have a child 15 or under who has poor vision? Well if you do they may be eligible for the Spectacle Subsidy, an initiative offered by the Ministry of Health. Through the subsidy, the Ministry of Health will pay up to $287.50 (including GST) a year towards either vision tests, glasses or eye patches. To qualify, parents/guardians need to be community services card holders or hold a high user health card. Your optometrist or eye specialist also needs to be registered as an assessor for the subsidy. To find an assessor near you please call 0800 17 1981. Find out more about the subsidy and how it works.
Another very successful collaboration between the New Zealand Police's Blue Light Empowering Youth initiative and Birthright Hawke’s Bay Child & Family Care has Read More
The annual 3 Day Challenge was held during the last week of Term 1, organised and run by Birthright Hawke’s Bay Child & Family Care with funding from the Ministry Read More