News, Resources & Events/Workshops

Tsunami Evacuation Maps for Gisborne and coastal areas can be found online at  Gisborne's harbour, the industrial subdivision and low-lying properties are some of the areas included in the tsunami evacuation zone.  The Gisborne city tsunami map spans across the district along the railway line, Anzac St, Kaihutia St and Childers Rd until the Turanganui River.  Kaiti Beach properties are also on the map.  Civil Defence advises people to prepare emergency survival items.  Equipment suggested include a touch with spare batteries, a batter-operated radio, wind and waterproof clothing, first aid kit, food and water to last at least three days.  They also advise for people to create a getaway kit that is easily accessible at home and work, and this kit should include similar items.  a full checklist is available at:


Action Station is a great NGO and website to see what submissions are open and how to quickly submit an email or sign a petition on a current issue. or


  Please read below for current and upcoming workshops here in Gisborne:

Ka Pai Kaiti Regular Events
  • Monday, 6-8pm     Romiromi Massage (koha)
  • Wednesday,  5.30pm   Whanau support around Meph
  • Thursday, 6-8pm     Ka Pai Kaiti KINGS Chess & Draughts Club

These weekly events take place at the Kaiti Mall, 500 Wainui Road.


Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care Programme

Hospice Tairawhiti is offering the Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care education resource to all staff. There are eleven learning packages, delivered in 2 hour education sessions. It is a truly multidisciplinary education resource. Certificates will be awarded for each session attended. All sessions are free of charge. Participants must attend the introductory session, Essence of Palliative Care, first and then may attend the other sessions in any order.

Date Session
8 February 10:00 to 12:00 Essence of Palliative Care
19 February 1:30 to 3:30 Caring for Ourselves
1 March 10:00 to 12:00 Pain Management
13 March 1:30 to 3:30 Loss and Grief

more info here

For registrations and further information please contact Clarice Alderdice, Hospice Tairawhiti Education Co-ordinator
Email: or Phone: 06 869 0552


Incredible Years Parenting Programme

The Incredible Year parenting programme is a 14 week programme for parents of children aged 3-8 years, who would like to develop positive
relationships, and be empowered and supported to make changes, and feel more confident in their parenting.

Programme One: Strengthening Children’s Social Skills, Emotional Regulation and School Readiness Skills

  • Session One: Introductions, Goals, Child Directed Play
  • Session Two: Child Directed Play Promotes Positive Relationships
  • Session Three: Play Academic and Persistence Coaching Promotes School Readiness
  • Session Four: Play Social and Emotion Coaching

Programme Two: Using Effective Praise and Incentives to Encourage Co-operative Behaviours

  • Session Five: The Art of Effective Praise and Encouragement
  • Session Six: Effective Ways to Praise & Using Tangible Rewards

Programme Three: Household Rules, Routines and Effective Limit Setting

  • Session Seven: Establishing Routines and Household Rules
  • Session Eight: Effective Limit Setting
  • Session Nine: Effective Limit Setting and Follow Through

Programme Four: Positive Discipline, Handling Misbehaviour

  • Session Ten: Ignoring Children’s Inappropriate Behaviour
  • Session Eleven: Time out to Calm Down
  • Session Twelve: Time out for Aggression and Noncompliance
  • Session Thirteen: Natural and Logical Consequences
  • Session Fourteen: Teaching Children to Problem Solve

When: The programme will be running for 14 weeks beginning 1st March every Thursday

Time: 10.30am - 1pm

Where: Family Works, 141 Bright St

Cost: Free

To register: email


Sustainable Funding

Would you like ongoing income but are unsure where to start?

Do you want more people helping out with your fundraising efforts so you can work smarter, not harder?
Join us for a one-day workshop on Sustainable Funding and create real action steps for increasing your fundraising revenue. Much more than grants, this session is full of practical ideas that will help you develop a truly sustainable funding plan, so you can stop scrambling from one crisis to the next.

In this Sustainable Funding Workshop you will discover:

  • The 7 Key Income Streams for Charitable Groups. What opportunities are you missing out on and how can you make the most of every funding stream?
  • The difference between donations, sponsorship and grants. What does it really take to secure all three? What are they looking for and are you approaching each avenue in the best possible way?
  • Why traditional fundraising events are still an important part of the fundraising mix, and how you can make them worth your while. How do you get more people helping out so that you're not doing all of the work, all of the time?
  • Simple tips and tricks for improving what you already do. What little tweaks can you make to help you raise more money for your efforts? How can you work smarter, not harder?
  • How can you put it all into a Sustainable Funding Plan?

This Sustainable Funding Workshop is not like any fundraising workshop you've been to before. It is full of practical, down-to-earth information that you can easily implement in your organisation and covers membership, donations, sponsorship, social enterprise, contracts, grants and traditional fundraising events and activities. No fluff and jargon - just real ideas that will work for you.

When: Thursday 22nd March,

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Where: Napier Coastguard, 704 Meeanee Quay, Westshore, Napier

Cost: $120 per person (Tonic Subscribers receive a 10% discount)

To Register: Email or click here to register online



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