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Supporting whānau, communities and tamariki to thrive

Videos for whanau

What matters to tamariki?

We asked tamariki aged three to seven to share share how they like to be treated. Their words provide insights into what really matters in a positive nurturing relationship.

Building a support network

Tara talks about the different places and people that form her support network and how she utilises them in her everyday whānau life.

Creating safe spaces for whānau

Community weaver Sue Rei shares how they set up a toy library in her community of Taita that brings whānau and community together.

Showing pride in your tamariki

Our panel of awesome dads from Ūawa chat about how and when they show they are proud of their tamariki.

Connecting whānau in Turangi

Carol has been running playgroups in the wider Turangi area for a little over forty years. These playgroups connect parents from around the community and encourage learning through play for tamariki

Learning through play

Dorothy talks about the things they do to help her tamariki learn new things in a fun way.

Do things together you enjoy

Paula talks about the things her whānau likes to do together for quality time.

Dreams for whānau and tamariki

We travelled around Aotearoa connecting with some of the SKIP whānau hearing your dreams for whānau and mokopuna.

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Tip of the week


Repeating your child's favourite activities can be boring for you, but it’s great for their brain. Their growing brain connections are stimulated by repetition, which helps them to master new skills.

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