Links and Resources


Family Services in Kāpiti Booklet – This booklet lists all the services and supports for families in Kāpiti.

SmartStart. Government services related to pregnancy including registering the birth:

Antenatal classes

These classes provide information about pregnancy, strategies to get through the birth, breastfeeding and life with a newborn. They are also a great way to meet other local new parents. Ideally the classes will end in the month prior to your due date so ask the organiser which course they recommend you join. The options in Kāpiti are all good and include:

Paraparaumu Maternity. A set of four classes run from the Kāpiti Health Centre by a Maternity Unit midwife. Low cost. Phone 04 9030205.

Kāpiti Parents Centre. A set of seven classes and membership of Parents Centre with follow on classes offered about parenting. Phone Bridget Best 04 902 2076 or email [email protected]

Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre. A set of seven classes. Phone Melissa Guild 021 067 1165 or email [email protected]

Ōtaki Bumps to Babies. A set of six free classes run by Barnardos. Freephone 0508 2478433; email: [email protected]; website:

Useful links:

Acupressure for Labour and Birth



Father and Child Trust NZ:
Great Fathers NZ:

Homebirth Aotearoa

Maternity Services Consumer Council

Ministry of Health under the ‘Your Health – Pregnancy and Kids’ sections.

New Zealand College of Midwives

Parent’s Centre

Women’s Health Action

Women’s Refuge
Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Refuge (Kāpiti) Ph: 04 297 2595

Young parents
Kāpiti Youth Support:

NZ Maternity Information\


Nikau Midwives