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It’s never too late to learn. And with Tararua REAP, it’s never too early. From babies to school age, through youth, to adults, we design courses, seminars and workshops that provide training and learning opportunities to help Tararua people and families succeed. It’s about providing community education that’s developed by those who know best – those who know its people and the opportunities that will see our region thrive.

We work with families, supporting parents to grow their skills in early childhood education through programmes like SKIP, and positive parenting.

We work with local schools to develop specialist programmes for children that support the New Zealand Curriculum – like reading assistance, music and kapa haka.

We work with individuals of all ages to give them the skills in areas from finance and computers to health and wellbeing so they can get involved in the economic and social life of our region.

Incredible Years Parenting

Tararua REAP runs the Incredible Years Parenting Programme regularly. This is an 18 week parenting programme for parents of children aged 3-8 years. It involves weekly sessions of around two hours. Over the weeks, parents develop strategies to build positive relationships with their children and to manage problem behaviours. For further information please contact Tararua REAP on (06) 374 6565 or email

Tararua Strengthening Families

Do you work with families and people needing support and assistance?  On the first Thursday of every month (except January) a networking meeting is held at Tararua REAP for community support workers.  This is a great opportunity to share information about your role and also find out what other support is available to the community. For further information please contact our Strengthening Families Coordinator on 06 374 6565 or email

Budget Services

The Budget Services Financial Mentors help individuals build financial capabilities through FinCap, a service supported by the Ministry of Social Development.  Trained Financial Mentors offer free and confidential financial, one-on-one support to help navigate through financial hardship.  Budgeting support can support one to:  reduce weekly cash-flow pressures, pay overdue bills, save for home ownership, negotiate with creditors, offer specialised advice for Kiwisaver withdrawals, bankruptcy, IRD or WINZ support.  In addition one learns the fundamentals of good money management which builds and improves financial capability.

The 2019-2020 Annual Report

The 2019-2020 Annual Report represents another successful year for Tararua REAP. Download 2019 Annual Report



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