Family Start

Ngā Whakamarama  |  Service Description

Family Start is free home visiting service for whānau who have vulnerabilities and are either expecting a pepi or have a young pepi under 12 months of age.  The programme aims to improve the whānau overall circumstances and is designed to assist you with your new born child to give your whānau the best possible start in life together.  Family Start is able to work alongside and support the whānau up until the child is 5 years old.

Mā wai ēnei mahi?
Can anyone use this service?

If you live in the Hutt Valley and have a pepi under the age of 12 months and can tick any of the following you can access Family Start.

  • Teenage mother

  • Relationship issues

  • Family violence

  • SIDS risks

  • Minimal, late or no ante natal care

  • Unsupported parent

  • Parenting/bonding problems

  • Social stresses

  • Social isolation


Waea Mai

Who do I contact to find out more?

Phone 04 920 1460, and ask for a member of the NET Team for more information.   Come see us at Kokiri Marae, 7  - 9 Barnes Street, Seaview, Lower Hutt 5014



Whaia te iti kahurangi ki te tuahu koe me he maunga teitei.

Aim for the highest cloud so that if you miss it, you will hit a lofty mountain.



Fun song to practice vowel sounds in Te Reo Maori.


A ha ka ma

A ha ka ma na pa ra ta wa nga wha

E he ke me

E he ke me ne pe re te we nge whe

I hi ki mi

I hi ki mi ni pi ri ti wi ngi whi

O ho ko mo

O ho ko mo no po ro to wo ngo who

A e

A e i o u

U hu ku mu

U hu ku mu nu pu ru tu wu ngu whu

To listen to this waiata go to:

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