Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Coffee Support Group 12pm – 1.30pm


For most grandparents, raising their grandchildren is the result of an unexpected and traumatic event that requires a significant readjustment to their lives and the lives of their grandchildren.

Founded in 1999 and established as a charitable trust in 2001, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand is a unique organisation that has a deep understanding of both the long-term benefits for grandchildren being raised by their grandparents and the challenges it can present.
GRG provides specialist support services to over 6,000* full time grandparent and other whānau care families – representing over 9,000 carers raising over 16,000 children and young people in New Zealand. [*September 2022]


In Ngāmotu/New Plymouth, we’re lucky to have Jeanette Hinton co-ordinating our monthly get-togethers at Flourish. It’s a laid-back, friendly group where we chat, listen, eat, and relax. Sometimes, we have guest speakers, and we’re open to any topics you’re interested in. We meet once a month during the term, usually on the last Thursday from 12 PM to 1:30 PM at Flourish Taranaki. We serve up some tasty soup and drinks.

Feel free to bring a friend along if you want!

Term 2, 2024


Thursday 30th May 2024 and Thursday 27th June 2024.


12pm to 1:30pm

We meet upstairs at Flourish Taranaki

Go past the TSB stadium and through the double white gates (if closed there is a button on the small concrete roundabout to open the electric gate). Park and you will find us upstairs in the building with the TRFU sign on the roof.

You will see the Flourish flag, and the words on the sign that directs  you to the side door.  We are up the stairs, we are sorry if this causes any issues – we don’t have a lift. There is a doorbell if the door is closed due to wind.


No charge – this group is free, although we welcome a koha for Flourish if you wish to assist in running more groups at Flourish.

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1 Rogan Street, New Plymouth.

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