Every Playcentre has a story. Discover our many stories here.: November 2016

  • In the wake of the devastating 7.8 quake, one family launched into action, and have raised over $6000 for Kaikoura – inspired and driven by the principle, ‘it’s not hard to be kind aye’. St Albans Playcentre mum, Leiani Reardon-Hepi talks about the resonance of her father’s one-liner, as numerous others have embraced, indeed worn, the message.
    Posted: 29/11/2016
  • Across Canterbury, indeed the country, people have banded together to support those worst affected by the recent quakes. This is not a story about the devastation caused or about the many efforts and initiatives unfolding to support those in need. It is, however, a story about two Playcentres connecting and supporting one another – when, as a result of the earlier onslaught of quakes, one Playcentre lost its home.
    Posted: 20/11/2016
  • Following the example of their peers from Avonhead, the families at Prebbleton Playcentre are committed to getting out and about every Wednesday, regardless of the weather. Inspired by the interests and abilities of Jimmy (4), the outdoor sessions have opened up new possibilities for all the children. Jimmy is 'in his element' - and he is not alone!
    Posted: 5/11/2016