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Lending Service

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We have TENS machines available for hire to members and non-members, plus a small range of birthday cake essentials and parenting books and DVDs.  To make a booking please contact our Lending Coordinator on

Your hire fee goes towards supporting the courses and services Central Auckland Parents Centre provides. Please deposit your hire fee into our Kiwibank account 38 9011 0794839 00, and use your surname and the item hired as a reference.

TENS Machines

A TENS machine can help reduce your pain during labour and childbirth. CAPC has several TENS machines available for hire. You can make a booking for the two weeks prior to your due date and have the machine for four weeks.
Cost: $60 for members, $75 for non members, plus $50 bond.


Cake Tins


#1, #2 and Teddy Bear cake tins: it's amazing how good a packet cake, simple icing and a few jelly beans can look and taste if it's made in a "fancy" tin. CAPC has one of each you can borrow for $5 for members, $8 for non members, plus $20 bond.

Women's Weekly Kids Cakes Book

A wealth of ideas to create a masterpiece for your child's birthday, or any special occasion. Many cakes are a simple iced sponge with lollies for decoration and quick enough to create during your baby's nap time. CAPC has a copy of this book you can borrow for $5 for members, $8 for non members, including delivery.

Baby Gone Book

A compilation of carefully chosen New Zealand families' stories about infertility, miscarriage, still birth and infant loss. It is an interesting read whatever your parenting story is. CAPC has a copy of this book you can borrow at no charge.

Moving To Learn Book and CD Set

Moving to Learn is a musical, dancing, playing, and movement resource designed to stimulate your child in their early years.  The book covers an extensive range of topics from birth to three years including the importance of movement, music and play; physical stages of development; the importance of tummy time.  Packed with lots of ideas of things to do with your baby and child; this book also comes with a 63 track music CD.

We have three copies available for CAPC members to borrow for a gold coin donation.

Nought to Five Series 1 DVD

This DVD is new to our lending library and provides an informative guide to development and parenting strategies for the various age groups.  The DVD also looks at younger and older siblings and how four year olds deal with these people.  Recommended by the CAPC Committee!  You can borrow this DVD for $5 including return postage.

The First Three Years Last Forever DVD

This DVD offers a snapshot into brain development from birth to three years old. Did you know a newborn brain is quarter of the adult size, and by three it's almost as big as a full grown adult. And by the time your baby is three all the connections made in the brain could reach to the moon and back FOUR times!  Recommended by the CAPC Committee!  You can borrow this DVD for $2 including return postage.

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