Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Matamata Families Benefit from Generation Homes Sponsorship

Matamata families to benefit from Generation Homes sponsorship

New parents can enjoy more support in their local community thanks to Generation Homes new partnership with Matamata Plunket.

Generation Homes Matamata’s financial pledge will help advance the rollout of Plunket’s parent education programmes in the area. Its contribution of more than $6,000 will positively impact the level of care babies and toddlers aged two years and under receive.

“Generation Homes has a longstanding tradition of supporting families within the areas we operate. We don’t see it as sponsorship - it’s simply support from our family to yours,” said Trevor Roberts, Director of Generation Homes Matamata.

“It’s important for new mums and dads to have access to the right tools so they can be great parents. The challenges of raising young children while coping with the stress of fulltime work can be overwhelming. We see it as our duty to help create happy homes within the communities we are building.”

Generation Homes’ funding will be used to support the delivery of three parent education programmes in Matamata:

- Your Growing Baby (0-6 months)

- Your Moving Baby (6 months to 1 year)

- Your Active Toddler (1 to 2 years)

Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation which offers families expert and localised advice they can trust about parenting, child health and nutrition.

Plunket National Partnership Manager Nin Roberts says each education programme ensures new parents are supported and have access to the right information to give their babies the best start in life.

“As a charity, all our community services for families are funded by partnerships like these, which give us the opportunity to offer valuable early child development services to the community free of charge,” she said.

“We offer a non-judgemental community service and help parents develop their unique parenting style. Our classes also serve as a networking opportunity because it’s important for new parents to meet others going through the same experience.”

All of Plunket’s education programmes aim to improve parents’ knowledge of nutrition, stimulation, safety, behavioural changes and day-to-day care, so they are empowered to manage the needs of their baby and enjoy the experience of parenthood.


Parents can attend two-hour sessions for up to six weeks at the Plunket Matamata centre.

This sponsorship is yet another way Generation Homes has demonstrated its commitment to supporting families and strengthening communities.

Generation Homes was established in Tauranga in 1997, and is focused on providing affordable houses to New Zealand families expecting a quality home without compromising on design.

Roberts has many years of experience working in the building and construction industry, and partnered with Generation Homes in 2012. Generation Homes is a national top 10 residential building company that has built more than 4000 homes throughout New Zealand within the last 20 years.

Generation Homes’ new Matamata show home is located on the corner of Banks Road and O'Sullivan Drive, Evergreen Estate, is open every Thursday and Sunday from 12-3pm.


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Election Day Results

National won 46% of the vote with Labour on 35.8%. NZ First won 7.5%, with the Greens on 5.8%. ACT held on to Epsom, but failed to get more MPs. The Maori Party were wiped out of Parliament.

There are still special votes to be counted, but clearly National is in the box seat to form the next Government.

The Greens can not contemplate a deal with National. So, Winston Peters will have to make a choice and could back National or a combined Labour/Green coalition. Full preliminary results >>

 

Lyndon Hood: Election Lists

While the ship of state is listing, so I thought I would make some lists as well. More>>

ALSO:

Targetting: ACC’s Computer-Aided Decision-Making Questioned

University of Otago researchers are warning of the potential pitfalls in government departments using computer-based risk prediction models, as has been recently revealed through a controversial new tool used by the ACC... More>>

ALSO:

From The Hood: The Campaign Strategist’s Lament

"This election is a chance to really work the record of what nine years of National-led government has done to improve the country for everyone. Or will do. Another three years, maybe six. Thirty-three years, tops. You don’t want to risk that, do you? More>>

PSA Report: National Gets An ‘F’ For Health Funding

"Seeing National’s record on health collected in one place is quite sobering - it’s clear that underfunding is having dire consequences on both patients and staff, who are having to do more than ever with less," says Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary. More>>

ALSO:

Children With Disabilities: Education Crisis Unaddressed

In 2008 IHC lodged its complaint against the on-going failure of New Zealand Governments and the Ministry of Education to ensure that disabled children access a quality education on an equal basis to others in New Zealand schools. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

if anyone you know is thinking of voting National in Saturday’s election, there’s still time for an intervention. You owe it to your friends and relations to intercede. Because there’s plenty of evidence on National’s mediocre-to-awful track record over its nine years in power. We can’t afford another three years of drift. More>>

ALSO:

Suffrage Day: PSA National Secretaries Vote For Equal Pay

PSA national secretaries Erin Polaczuk and Glenn Barclay are advance voting for the 2017 election alongside their daughters, with equal pay and fairness in mind on the 124th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Charge Protests: Dairy Farms Use Same Amount Of Water As 60 Million People

Using Dairy NZ numbers, economist Peter Fraser and agricultural consultant Dr Alison Dewes calculate the water consumption of New Zealand dairy farms is equivalent to the residential use of 60 million people. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election