Birthright Whanganui was established in 1959 and supports one parent families in a variety of ways. Our focus is always on the whole family and the well-being of the children. We have an enthusiastic team and would love to meet you!

You can contact the Affiliate Manager on 021 084 44027 between 9am – 3pm, Monday to Thursday (please note that we are closed Fridays).

We are open all year round except Christmas until mid-January.

Find us on Facebook at Birthright Whanganui

Our Services

For parents, grandparents and caregivers:

  • Enabling you to find practical solutions to day to day problems
  • Parenting programme
  • Working with you on a tailored plan for your family
  • Offering parent education opportunities
  • Offering parent networking opportunities
  • Supporting you to engage with services, e.g. Work and Income
  • Providing referrals to specialist services.

For children and young adults we offer the following opportunities:

  • Subsidised after school activities such as swimming
  • Activity days during school holidays.

For Families:

  • Offering low-cost events for the whole family to enjoy
  • Providing practical assistance with furniture, toys, clothing and books
  • Up to date news on our Facebook page
  • Christmas presents for children up to 12-years-old.

Our Goals

We encourage and assist families to:

  • Develop their own strengths
  • Set realistic goals for parents and children
  • Plan their own future
  • Be a valued and valuable member of their own community.

You can help us with:

  • Making a donation
  • Becoming a Friend of Birthright Whanganui
  • Giving your time as a valued volunteer
  • Sharing your skills and talents with us.

Contact information

Free call 0800 457 146
Phone number: 
(06) 347 1770 or 0210 844 4027
Email address: 
244 Victoria Avenue / PO Box 7252 Whanganui 4500