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Join us for a fun and informative evening to learn from experts, share stories, and connect with people in the community who appreciate and support the goal of creating great little people by guiding them to sleep well, get active and be healthy.

6.45pm for a 7pm start
$10 –includes refreshments

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Please note there will only be limited door sales on the night – if not sold out prior.

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Featuring guest speakers:


Head of Paediatrics and Child Health at Otago University, Professor Taylor has recently completed a randomised trial of sleep intervention versus conventional advice for prevention of obesity in infants.  With the rapidly increasing child obesity rates a national problem, a significant part of Professor Taylor’s research now focuses on prevention and management of this issue.


Wendy has 20 years’ experience in exercise training and health science, and a master’s degree in child development. She currently runs TimberNook, which offers nature-based child development programmes, and is Educational Director at Moving Smart and co-author of Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps. She knows how to get kids moving!


Sir Graeme is Chair of the Hawkes Bay Community Fitness Centre Trust which is leading a major collaborative life-long research project on healthy lifestyles – from conception through the newborn to pre- and primary schools, and into adult life – in the fight against obesity. Sir Graeme said the success of these programmes would be measured on reducing the very high prevalence rates of obesity and physical inactivity in Hawke’s Bay. 

Maggie, Rakelle and the Lumsden team provide the highest quality of childhood care available. At Lumsden your child is not just another number, they are treated as the special little individual they are and with respect and kindness at all times.

Kirsty and Craig Skidmore
Parents of Evie, Sam and Millie

Thank you for taking care of Alex and Zoe since 2012! We couldn't have asked for better. You have an amazing centre, brilliant facilities and lovely staff.

Felicity and Nathan Cammock
Parents of Alex and Zoe