Stories: Big ideas that are making a difference
List of Case Studies
Creating a home away from home
Sparkly kitchen benchtops and everything in its place – it’s the site of a loved public kitchen in the Takanini Library that has become so much more than a kitchen to local whānau.
Bringing a community together with play
SKIP funding helping to bring play, fun and toys to tamariki and their whānau.
The village that’s raising the children
A community collective in the Hutt Valley is one of many local initiatives which were active during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Linking up to support whānau in Selwyn
Community groups in Selwyn have joined together, showing manaakitanga by supporting families impacted by COVID-19.
A virtual space connects parents of pēpi in Tāmaki
Parents of pēpi and tamariki under five in Auckland’s Tāmaki community are finding creative ways to stay connected during these tricky times.
Keeping children safe through parent education
SKIP Champion Eva Chen partnered with Asian Family Services to educate and inform Chinese migrants of their rights as parents and where to seek support.
Keeping calm with tamariki in tricky times
Here are some tips and resources to support your whānau and tamariki.
‘MumSpace’ provides a safe space for Mums wellbeing
MumSpace is a group of Mums in Oamaru who connect once a month, with a focus on how Mum is doing.
Community rock painting gets local families outdoors
Ōamaru Rocks is a great community led project that keeps families connected to each other and the wider community.
Hampden Playgroup: Reducing social isolation for rural families
Hampden Playgroup is a group full of young families that keep connected socially through the weekly meetings in the Hampden Community Hall.
Second hand books finding a second life with whānau in Ōamaru
'Laps not Apps' is an initiative that encourages parents to use literacy to form positive attachment with their tamariki.
Crystal Pekepo: Connecting whānau to whakapapa
Crystal Pekepo helps whānau in Hawke’s Bay connect with each other and build their cultural understanding.
Hamilton Chinese community grows connections
SKIP Champion Eva Chen has been working closely with the Hamilton chinese community to build parenting capability.
Latu To’omaga: Breaking the cycle
Latu To'omaga talks about breaking the cycle of trauma in his own family.
Sharing experiences connects Chinese families
It can be difficult moving to a new country, especially when you don't know the language. This is why Eva Chen uses Mandarin in parenting workshops and resources for Chinese families.
Discussing culture and identity for tamariki
Crystal shares how she brings Māori culture and traditions to her tamariki so they form a sense of identity
Real Talk programme creates a ripple effect in communities
Families in Strathmore and across the Wellington region are learning about conscious parenting and breaking the cycle through the 'Real Talk' parenting programme.
The invisible families of central Auckland
If you walk down the streets of Auckland’s bustling CBD, you’ll see plenty of crowded shops and cafes, but few prams or pushchairs...
Tāmaki, parenting in the face of change
Auckland house prices have been skyrocketing in recent years, and the more central, the more astronomical the cost...
Emotional parent support within the Chinese community
SKIP Champion Eva Chen talks about emotional support parenting workshops being run in Auckland
Sharing stories of Whāngai
Whāngai is a traditional Māori practice where a child is raised by someone other than their birth parents
Helping whānau with the tricky bits
It’s often said parenting should come with a manual, especially when it comes to the tricky bits of raising under–fives...