Supporting parents to care for children

Parentline Manawatu


Our Mission:


To eliminate child abuse and break the intergenerational cycle of abuse by providing accessible, specialised services for parents and the communities of the Manawatu.


To empower parents and whanau of the Manawatu to effect change by providing accessible and specialized services to enhance and support parenting.


About us:


Parentline Manawatu is a Palmerston North based, not-for-profit community organisation committed to promoting healthy family relationships. We believe that parenting can be the toughest job in the world, but also the most fulfilling and rewarding. Changes parents make can effect powerful changes within a family. Our focus is to provide support for parents.


There is a national Parent Help Line at 0800 568 856. Calls to this number are connected to trained volunteers. These people are great listeners and dedicated to supporting parents to care for children.


We fundraise by bringing, to the Manawatu public, a parenting 'guru' to speak at our Annual Parenting Event.


Our services:


  • counselling
  • parenting groups
  • annual parenting event
  • annual professional development workshop/seminar
  • parenting library



Please use the form below to get in touch with us.