Over the last few months we have been reviewing our programmes and resources to best support and strengthen New Zealand families. After much research, external advice and number crunching, we have decided to make some changes to Parenting magazine this year.

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From April 2017 onwards, we’ll no longer be running our Parenting magazine subscriptions, and Parenting will no longer be available for purchase in stores. This means Issue 73 (March/April 2017) will be our final issue of the magazine in its current format. However, this is certainly not the end of Parenting. In fact, we will be expanding the vision and heart of the magazine to reach even more parents through inspiring online content. Changing tack with the magazine will allow us to pour our energy and resources into bringing you the very best, tailor-made content in the form of articles, videos, podcasts and more!

In addition to improved digital content, we will also be creating custom editions of Parenting magazine in partnership with businesses, schools and community organisations. Last year we explored working with The Warehouse to create a bespoke Parenting magazine for their staff. We were thrilled with the result and will be working with other organisations to create and distribute similar publications to their staff and parents.


With parents increasingly turning to the internet for information and advice, the magazine industry is a tough one to be in and Parenting magazine has become difficult to sustain financially. Choosing to stop subscriptions has been a very hard decision, but we are excited about the opportunity to connect with even more parents by improving the quality and diversity of our digital content, and through new versions of the magazine.


Don’t worry, our plan is to refund you for your outstanding issues of Parenting. Of course, we wouldn’t be a charity if we didn’t give you the opportunity to donate the remainder of your subscription to The Parenting Place, to help with our ongoing work too. Please click on one of the options below, and we will get to work.


A huge thank you for being part of the Parenting magazine journey. It’s been a fantastic ride and we look forward to using our online channels to carry on the vision of inspiring, encouraging and strengthening New Zealand families. Keep an eye on your inbox and Facebook feed for exciting updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at magazine@theparentingplace.com

Nga mihi,





*Please note that refunds do not apply to those who received a subscription for free. This includes those who received a subscription to Parenting magazine through attending a Toolbox parenting course.

**As a charity, we rely on the generosity of donors and sponsors to make our work possible. Our purpose is to inspire and equip New Zealand families to thrive. If you choose to donate the remainder of your subscription, your money will go towards our work supporting families through our Toolbox Parenting courses, Family Coaching, Attitude Programme in schools, and other events and materials. Your donation will qualify for a 33.3% tax credit and we will send you a donation receipt to enable you to claim this.






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