About Us

Our Story

Here we are, 2 years after the earth shook. 

The South Marlborough communities of Seddon, Ward, Kekerengu and Clarence have shared, 

rebuilt, laughed and cried.

Our lives changed.

Our community united. 

Our journey to recover stability has been 

worthwhile and rewarding.

The schools in Seddon and Ward are the heart of our community. They are well through the process of rebuilding, so over the last year our focus has turned towards our youngest. 

Our aim

The services for our littlies have been reduced, but we are hanging in there. 

We see the future in working together.  

Simultaneously strengthening our community, our whanau 

and our services.

This way we can preserve the different services that provide for the diverse needs of tamariki and whanau within this community.

The Awatere Early Childhood Education Hub (ECE Hub) will provide a home for Awatere Flaxbourne Plunket, Awatere Playcentre and the Awatere Early Learning Centre. 

Health, education, care and whanau support from different services - all within one modern building. 

How you can help us

Father of two and ECE Hub Chair, Phil Muir says “I am excited to see the fundraising start after two years of repair talks and extensive community consultation. A united Hub provides a greater facility for our community, now and in the future"

So we are now asking for your help. Your small change will return the services we need to the South Marlborough region.

The fault lines that ruptured on 14th Nov 2016 

cover a distance of 180km.  

It would take less than two, 20c coins from each person in New Zealand to cover that distance and build our ECE Hub.


Can you help us to rebuild fundamental services for our young tamariki and connect community and whanau within South Marlborough?

Please give us your small change, and help us to look after our youngest.

Shake that change for good for our Early Education Hub Fundraiser

Donate at givealittle and help us reach our goal

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