Hawke's Bay

Mark's story – from Birthright Client to Birthright Social Worker

When Mark O’Rourke was going through a difficult separation in 2010, the last thing he felt like attending was a Parenting through Separation (PTS) programme through Birthright.

“I felt at that stage that the Family Court system was a little bit gender biased and that I just kept banging my head against a brick wall.

“So, I was quite hesitant about doing the two-night course – but my whole perception of everything changed after that.”

Mark says one of the key factors that changed his attitude was meeting Birthright social worker and course facilitator Megan Morton.

Hawke's Bay

Birthright Hawke's Bay Child & Family Care opens its doors to children, young people and families seeking help and guidance toward a brighter future.  We believe in strengthening families by offering the tools to encourage independence while never compromising the care and protection of children.

Our Services

Social Work Support:

Swinburne House Early Childhood Centre:

Telephone: 
(06) 843-8714
Street address: 
3A Allen Berry Avenue, Pirimai, Napier
We provide a warm supportive caring environment for your family. For 2—5 year olds - with high ratios of staff to tamariki/children. 20 free hours and WINZ subsidy applies.

Tom Parker House Early Childhood Centre

Telephone: 
(06) 843-0526
Street address: 
42 Tom Parker Avenue, Marewa, Napier
We provide a warm supportive caring environment for your family. For 0-2 year olds.
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