Press Releases

Whanau Ora is welcomed

By Parentline, 21 June 2011

CEO Cathy Holland’s Column in the Hamilton Press 5th May 2010 From the outset, Parentline’s focus has been on working with individual children who have been abused or witnessed domestic violence. However, it always bothered us that after having affected changes in behaviour and securing their place in the world, children were then returned to… Read more >>

The Art or Science of Parenting

By Parentline, 20 June 2011

THE ART OR SCIENCE OF PARENTING There’s that delightful advertisement of the first time mother being handed her new born baby and then reaching out for the accompanying Parenting Manual. For most of us, parenting is probably the hardest job we ever take on and there are few opportunities to learn exactly what the task… Read more >>

We Know It’s Not OK…

By Parentline, 12 July 2010

NZ’s Culture of Violence Parentline, Hamilton’s leading agency for children, has launched a new project targeting New Zealand’s ‘culture of violence’. It’s “LOOK UP”, a public information database available on Parentline’s website www.parentline.org.nz. Chief executive Cathy Holland says Parentline has developed the LOOK UP service for people everywhere to see the “enormous and never-ending efforts… Read more >>

Our Childs Voice – White Ribbon Day 2009

By Parentline, 4 March 2010

By Cathy Holland – Published in Hamilton Press on 25 November 2009 There is widespread acknowledgement that most violence remains hidden, with official estimates placing 80% of family violence as unreported to Police. In spite of numerous interventions, the outcome is increasing person to person violence, in particular within families resulting in lifetime consequences for… Read more >>

Our Childs Voice – 28 October 2009

By Parentline, 4 March 2010

By Cathy Holland – Published in Hamilton Press on 28 October 2009 Last week was a significant week. We launched our new logo with the motto “safe family safe child – maru i te whānau maru i te tamariki” to better reflect Parentline’s vision of keeping children safe from abuse and domestic violence. We were… Read more >>

Our Childs Voice – 30 September 2009

By Parentline, 4 March 2010

Parent behaviour under microscope By Cathy Holland – Published in Hamilton Press 30 September 2009 We regularly field phone calls from a parent seeking advice on how to deal with the challenging behaviour of their child. When we start to understand the issues that have created the behaviour, we often find that the underlying issue… Read more >>

Our Childs Voice – 26 August 2009

By Parentline, 4 March 2010

Parenting practices of old days recognised By Cathy Holland – Printed in Hamilton Press 26 August 2009 It was great to watch Nigel Latta’s Politically Incorrect Parenting show last week. For some years now, we have been persuaded to raise our children by the book, to the point where we have become ridiculously super sensitive… Read more >>

Our Childs Voice – 31 July 2009

By Parentline, 4 March 2010

COURSES BOOST PARENTS’ SKILLS By Cathy Holland – Published in the Waikato Times 31st July 2009 There’s the delightful advertisement of a first time mother being handed her new born baby and then reaching out for the accompanying Parenting Manual. For most of us, parenting is probably the hardest job we ever take on. The… Read more >>

Winger Suzuki Presents Parentline’s New Vehicle

By Parentline, 13 January 2010

MEDIA RELEASE 13/10/2009 PARENTLINE SPONSORED BY LOCAL BUSINESS Today marks the beginning of a partnership between Winger Suzuki and Parentline Charitable Trust whereby the Hamilton car dealership has sponsored Parentline with a brand new 2009 Suzuki Swift This vehicle will enable Parentline staff to work out in the community, visiting families, schools and other agencies… Read more >>