Heartland returns to Wellington.

Invest more money in education. That was the message as the Heartland campaign rolled back into Wellington after five months on the road, when parents with special needs children addressed Ohariu MP Peter Dunne, Labour candidate Greg O’Connor and Green party candidate Tane Woodley.
Newspaper coverage of the community meeting in Newlands by the Independent Herald, July 5.
Congratulations Wellington North branch.

Marg B

You are valuable, worthwhile & totally needed so be your most authentic self, freely expressed, & deserving of equity on all levels.
You are perfect just as you are.

Vivienne Johnson

Every day I go to work and change children’s lives by providing a welcoming space, filled with books to encourage curiosity and develop imagination. A centre point to access information for knowledge building and best of all the love of reading.
When you read this women will have won the right to fair pay and will no longer have to explain why we deserve to be paid as much as men.
Today, I’m proud to be part of the movement that made that possible for you.
From Vivienne Johnson

Kim Hirst

I love helping people!…I love helping children grow in confidence and be proud of their achievements! I love seeing their faces when they ‘get it!’ Such a rewarding career.

Susan Toth

Enjoy wholeheartedly what path you choose. Be generous with your time and skills to others who need support.
Be a lifelong learner.
Above all else , value yourself and know your worth.


Being there for them and teaching them the strategies and skills they need to learn. My work helps children become confident learners and better citizens. Knowing that I make a difference in their lives makes me feel great!

Funding IS the cake – not the icing.

A cake big enough for all the children with some left over – that was the message on funding delivered at Dannevirke’s First Years Preschool and reported by Hawkes Bay Today newspaper here. Beautiful work Dannevirke.

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Helen from Hawera

We need better funding for support staff as they are grossly underpaid for the time and effort that they put in. With more funding we are able to employ support staff to work with individual students and to assist with tasks that take a teachers attention away from educating the students.