Information on caring for children and Whānau Āwhina Plunket services at Orange.
There are all kinds of Kiwi families. Whānau can range from grandparents raising children, to single parents, to step-parents and many other types of arrangements.
Learn more about the different types of parenting arrangements and stories from whānau across New Zealand.
Being a parent
Parenting separately or alone
Read Waihoroi's story of being a single mum.
Starting a new relationship
New relationships can be exciting and you may feel ready to introduce your new partner to your kids.
Many New Zealand parents decide to co-parent their children after a relationship ends.
Sometimes two families will blend together to make one whānau.
Grandparents raising grandchildren
It’s common for grandparents to raise their grandchildren in Aotearoa.