About our Club

We are an active club that provides a number of services to our 40+ members in the Tawa-Pukerua Bay area of Porirua City, New Zealand. The ages of our multiple birth children range from newborns to adults, and include twins and triplets. Our services for parents/caregivers and children are listed below.


Telephone Support

We provide a friendly ear and help with specific issues by telephone any time of the day or night for parents and caregivers. Contact our President for more information.


Social Occasions

Morning Teas - We meet and chat like any other coffee group, with our children. It can be one of the best forms of support when you can bounce ideas off others who have been there before you. Contact our Social Coordinator for more information.

Evening Get Togethers - Another opportunity to get together and chat - this time without the littlies. Chocolate and other delectables a must, and guest speakers are sometimes organised!

Family Events - Occasionally we gather at a family (and multiple) friendly venue, eg Chipmunks, Aotea Lagoon, for an enjoyable outing with our children.

Conferences - Attend a Multiple Birth Conference, held at a different venue in New Zealand each year.

Check our Events Calendar for more information about local upcoming events.


Assistance with Information

We can tell you what home help and childcare assistance you are entitled to, and able to help you complete relevant forms when you apply to WINZ. Also look at the Childcare Assistance rates for low and middle income families in New Zealand, or phone 0800 774 004.


Resources

Our club does not have a library but there are plenty of online resources, and at your local library. If you are looking for information on a specific aspect of twin or multiple pregnancy, birth or raising multiples, contact a committee member with your request.


Assistance with Meals

Parents of newborn multiples, who are members of the the club, may receive a grocery hamper subject to the club having adequate allocated funds. The club will endeavour to provide some meals or baking once your babies have been born. Once we are informed of the arrival of the babies, a New Member Officer will make contact with the parents to arrange a suitable time for drop off.


Nappies

Thanks to Huggies, every member receives a box (144 nappies) when their babies are born.


Clothing Grabs

Four times a year we get together to swap pre-loved clothing. A fantastic way to save money or hand on unwanted clothing. It is all of good quality, and is pre-sorted into age groups. Clothing may be dropped off at any time to our Clothing Coordinator.


Hire Equipment

The Club has a huge range of equipment for hire. Why spend money buying your own when you can hire from the club. Lots of brand new equipment ready for you and your family to use, including buggies, frontpacks, portacots, jolly jumpers, and equipment for breastfeeding mums. Contact our Equipment Officer for more information.


Club Support

Our club members sometimes need to have someone whom they can turn to for help, advice, or just a general chat whilst getting settled into the different phases of parenting multiples. This is done on a 1-1 relationship with another twin mum who has "been there, done that", and who can hopefully (or at least attempt to) provide the necessary support and advice to make the job of parenting multiples that little bit easier. If you wish to have on-going support, please contact a New Members Officer in your area who will help.


Membership

The membership fee is $40.00 per annum (from 1 July to 30 June), regardless of when you join. This covers your membership, antenatal education, regular newsletters, coffee mornings/playgroup, family events, quarterly clothing grabs, library books, special assistance and support when required, and other activities during the year such as guest speakers and workshops. (After you have been a member of the club for three years the membership fee is reduced to $20 per annum).

If you would like to join the committee to help provide continued support of members and new families, please contact any of the people on the committee for more details. You won't need to offer twice!

Print or download Membership Form (Word), complete and send to our Membership Secretary with your payment.


Newsletters

We provide a bi-monthly newsletter for all club members which keeps you up-to-date with club information, current activities, has a classified section, hire information, committee and support contact numbers, and some fun stuff too such as recipes, personal stories, articles and news. Contact our Newsletter Editor to submit an article.


Special Discounts

From formula to buggies to baby gear and hair cuts - you can obtain special discounts at various baby stores and shops around Wellington and Porirua City, including Baby Factory, and Just Kids. Ask a committee member for more details or look in our New Members Folder or our latest Newsletter.


Ante-natal Information

We can point you in the right direction for information specifically for multiple pregnancy and birth in our Resources and Articles section.