Birth House/Whare Kōwhanga in the Hutt Valley -  Community Discussions - Register Your Interest
In November 2022 it was announced that the Birthing Centre in Te Awa Kairangi / Lower Hutt will be reopening as a Transitional Care Unit in June 2023 for babies and new parents that need special care, which is a positive outcome for those whānau that need this support. There was discussion that there may be 2 rooms available for birthing at the transitional care unit, but details are yet to be confirmed. We welcome anything and will support it, but this is not what we had hoped for.  As June 2023 has long past now, and there is no transitional unit, and no birthing rooms, we are in the early stages of talking about a community owned and led Birth House/Whare Kōwhanga at Wesley Rātā Village in Naenae. We are delighted with the very positive signals from Te Ati Awa about having a birth centre at the headwaters of their awa and look forward to exploring how partnerships with Te Ati Awa and Wesley Community Action may develop.
If you are interested in how these community discussions evolve, and/or would like to offer your ideas and/or action and/or funds to help support the project, please register your interest below and we'll be in touch to let you know what is happening, as soon as something is happening!
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What area or suburb do you live in? *
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Communication will mainly be via email, but sometimes we will send out a group text message.  We may phone you to chat about your interest more, but as we are all volunteers, it is more likely to be via email or text.
To help give us a sense of who you are, please tick any boxes that apply below: *
If you are part of an organisation or company (or another entity), what is the name of it?
Would your organisation/company (above) be interested in supporting this project either financially, or by gifting voluntary skills and experience
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If you know of any individual, organisation or company who may be in a position to support this project financially, please do let us know about them here
If you can't think of any at the moment, please put your thinking hat on and let us know if you get inspiration.....
Are you happy for us to add you to our online (but secure) list so that we can contact you about project updates as and when they happen? *
Your contact details will be kept private and will only be used by those instigating these discussions to share information and other updates/activities to do with this project
Anything else you would like to let us know....?
Thank you for your interest.  We'll contact you as soon as there is any info to share.
Any issues or feedback about this form, please email Emily or Birth Hub on or leave a message for us on telephone 04 589 7802
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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