Parents Centre

new plymouth

new plymouth




Annual fees

Standard membership - $80.00

Holder of Community Services Card - $40.00

Committee member - FREE

If you wish to join Parents Centre, please click  E-Membership Form Click  or E-Membership Form Click

Please email it back to the Membership Officer at or post it to PO Box 4059, New Plymouth.  

After payment has be verified the application will be processed.

If you are already a member and wish to renew your subscription, please email to Membership Officer at

Payment can be made by direct credit, cash or cheque to New Plymouth Parents Centre. 

Please include “membership” and your “name” when making payment direct to bank account 15-3942-0001772-00  

An annual membership offers:

  • 6 issues of the National Parents Centre magazine Kiwi Parent

  • Discounted Parent Education Programmes & Courses

  • Discounted Rate for Centre Room Rental

  • Free Entry to Parents Centre Playgroup

  • Exclusive 20% Discount Shopping Days at New Plymouth Baby Factory

  • A Variety of Exclusive Discounts through Local Businesses

So, what are the other benefits of Parents Centre membership?

Membership of Parents Centre also provides;

  • Friendship – coffee groups, shared experiences, and connectedness with other parents
  • Support – networks, resources, community, expertise and a national voice for the parenting role.
  • Equipped knowledge – information, empowerment, life skills and access to ongoing parent education programmes.
  • Valuing of the parenting role – opportunities to participate in strengthening communities and respect for the immense value of parenting to our children’s future.

Did you know.....................If you join Parents Centre, you will be privileged to be a part of an outstanding organisation that lobbied for and introduced the following in New Zealand;

  • · Initiation of antenatal education classes in New Zealand
  • · Lobbying for mother’s maternity needs, including informed consent to obstetric procedures such as anesthetisation.
  • · Promotion of breastfeeding as being best for baby.
  • · Successful lobbying for open visiting hours and parents-stay for children in hospital
  • · Pioneering classes for adoptive parents
  • · Supporting domiciliary midwifery as an option
  • · Involving parents in childbirth - introducing evening antenatal classes so working couples can attend
  • · Introducing on-going postnatal support groups
  • · Representing parents on government committees
  • · Providing training in leadership skills and personal and professional development for volunteers
  • · Establishing the only recognised New Zealand course for training Childbirth Educators
  • · Ongoing development of Parent Education Programmes
  • · Lobbying for and supporting legislative changes that protect the rights of children at all times
  • · Promoting flexible working conditions and hours for parents
  • · Establishing Parenting Programmes in 19 of New Zealand’s prisons








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