Parent Help

Parent Help is a non-profit organisation that supports parents in New Zealand by operating a free parenting helpline for parents and caregivers. The helpline provides personalised, practical support and strategies to parents and caregivers on a diverse range of parenting issues and challenges.

Parent Help

Maori Education Trust Scholarships

The Māori Education Trust 2020 Scholarship Programme is now open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary school students who meet the respective scholarship’s criteria. The 2020 Secondary Scholarship Programme is made up of the following scholarships:

Year 9
• Ti Maru Māori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship
• Rose Hellaby Scholarship

Year 9-13
• Sister Anne Henry Scholarship
• Edward Carlton Holmes Memorial Scholarship

Year 10-11
• Māori Education Trust Year 10 and 11 Scholarship

Year 12-13
• RJ Graham Scholarship

Year 13
• VW & LM Rosier Scholarship
• Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

Students can apply online or download an application form from The closing date for applications is 4.30pm Friday 28 February 2020.

Turitea School Art Auction

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Central Energy Trust Bursaries

Applications for 2020 Central Energy Trust Bursaries are now open!! Bursaries are awarded both for academic study and vocational study. Each Bursary will be awarded for up to three years and have a value of up to $4,000, with the period and amount dependent on the type and duration of study. 

The Central Energy Trust 2020 Supreme Award is also available. This award will be presented to the outstanding application for the 2020 year. Trustees will consider academic results, leadership skills, sport and community involvement in making their decision. This Bursary is to the value of $15,000; $5,000 per year over a period of three years.

Applicants for the bursary must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, must reside in the Manawatu/Tararua region (the old CentralPower Electricity Trust Area) and be intending to reside and study in the Manawatu/Tararua region for the duration of their course of study. The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 15 November 2019.


For more information, please visit the Central Energy Trust website

Community Feedback Needed on Smoking and Vaping in Outdoor Areas in Palmerston North

Palmerston North City Council is reviewing its smokefree policy and would like community feedback on smoking and vaping in outdoor areas in Palmerston North. 

Complete this survey to go into the draw to win 1 of 3 $100 New World grocery vouchers.

This survey will help inform changes to Palmerston North City Council’s smoke-free policy. It should take you approximately 10 minutes.

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