There’s a range of activity happening in our regions in June. We’ve pulled this together into one page as an overall update. . . 



NICU Mums Morning Tea – 12th, 26th June, Mums kitchen

This is a morning tea for Mums who currently have a baby or babies in the NICU at Auckland hospital.  It’s a chance to meet those Mums you often pass in the corridor, plus one of Lactation Consultants comes along to answer any questions you may have about expressing or feeding.

The Neonatal Trust FREE Developmental Playgroup, 7th & 21st June from 10am to 11.30am at the Parenting Place, Great South Road.

This is a fantastic service for babies who have been through a NICU or SCBU.  It is appropriate for babies from when they go home until they are cruising the furniture.  If your baby is well, you may come along when you feel ready.  Janet Milne, an Occupational Therapist, is there to answer any questions you may have.

We can be contacted about any of the above items on: 



We’re seeking support from local businesses and organisations to host our brand new incubator donation box.  If  you think you can help, please email us



Family Fun Days

Family Fun days are regular days throughout the year held at different locations where neonatal friends and families can come together for a fun filled day. It is a great way to meet and catch up with other families, have a Whanau day out and to gain social support from other parents who have or are going through a similar experience.  It is for any families that have spent time in a neonatal unit. 

It is a free event and the venue is always changing so it is key to follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our events.



Calling all Runners Young and Old

If you or your friends are thinking about entering the Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km or Kids Magic Mile on 1st July and would like to turn your run into a fundraiser for The Neonatal Trust Wellington we would be delighted to have your support please.

Some of our NICU staff are planning on entering this event so it would be great to get a team together. It would be awesome to see a few NICU Graduates running in the Magic Mile.

For more information please go to our EverydayHero page and choose: “Get Started”…/the-neonatal-trust-wellington

NICU Coffee Group – 6th June

Is held on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at the Southern Cross Cafe and Garden Bar, Abel Smith Street, Wellington CBD. We invite all our NICU Graduate families to join us for a coffee/muffin and chat. Please just purchase your own coffee at the counter and we will provide a platter of muffins and scones. The Neonatal Trust and Homecare staff will be there to catch up with and to answer any questions you have. We hope lots of new graduate families will come along and join us.

SCBU Coffee Group – 22 June

Held on the 3rd Friday of every month with the next one being Friday 16th March from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at Benedicts Cafe, 141 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki. We hope lots of new SCBU families will join us for a coffee/muffin.

Volunteers Needed
We are always looking for new volunteers to help us raise awareness at our fundraising and social events.  It might involve 2 hours of your time once every 6 months or providing some baking. If you are keen to be involved please just e.mail us at:



Due to low attendance numbers The Neonatal Trust Canterbury Play/Music Group is no longer running, however watch this space for something happening in the warmer months.  



We would love some support from local businesses and organisations to host our incubator donation box and smaller counter donation boxes.  If you want to be kept in touch with upcoming initiatives in Dunedin please let us know on