May 17, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Whos your parenting hero?

1 min read

With Mothers Day just around the corner, theres a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge those special people in our lives who helped us get through the tough times of being a parent.

Breastfeeding NZ has launched a competition asking Kiwis to nominate their parenting heroes, the people who were there when it mattered.

There are many unsung heroes in our communities, and their stories are an inspiration. From grandparents looking after children when mum and dad cant, to parents bringing up children on their own, to families with children with special needs, to a mum or dad who has always just been there.

If theres someone you just couldnt have done without, why not nominate them? It could be your mother, father, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, cousin, best friend or even an organisation that provided much-needed support. All you have to do is upload a photo of your parenting hero to and say why they are a hero.

The competition runs from 21 April until 13 May, Mothers Day. You can show your support for all of our parenting heroes by voting online at

  • Winners will be decided by public vote and announced on 13 May.


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