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About GRG

About GRG page - image-452-758For most grandparents, raising their grandchildren is the result of an unexpected and traumatic event that requires a significant readjustment to their lives and the lives of their grandchildren.

Founded in 1999 and established as a charitable trust in 2001, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand is a unique organisation that has a deep understanding of both the long-term benefits for grandchildren being raised by their grandparents and the challenges it can present.


GRG provides specialist support services to over 6,000* full time grandparent and other whānau care families - representing over 9,000 carers raising over 16,000 children and young people in New Zealand. [*September 2022]

These services are focused on strengthening and empowering grandparent and whānau care families so that they can raise resilient and healthy tamariki and rangatahi.

"The grandparents take on the care of their grandchildren because they believe it is best for them to to be brought up within the family.  But they do this while enduring huge personal sacrifice, stress and ongoing challenges -  financially, physically and emotionally. Many of the children have special needs and suffer from psychological damage. The grandparents who take on these traumatized children need considerable help and support. 

Our objectives are to help them by providing them with much needed support and information empowering them to provide a safe, nurturing and supported home environment that will also promote their ongoing well-being and development. 
 Diane Vivian, QSO Founder

If you are a grandparent who is raising grandchildren and you need support, advice and guidance you are not alone!  We can help you so please join up here. Membership is free. 
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About us 

Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenTM Trust NZ (GRG) is a registered Charitable Trust operating throughout New Zealand providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Our vision is for a community where grandparents raising grandchildren are empowered to provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for their grandchildren.

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Te tautoko i nga tupuna, mokopuna me te whanau.
Te awhina ia ratou ki te whakatutuki i nga putanga
pai i roto i to raatau oranga.
Supporting grandparents, grandchildren and whanau
to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.  



Contact us

Member Support 
Outside Auckland Freephone
0800 472 637      

Auckland Landline or Mobile Phone Callers
(09) 418 3753 

National Support Office
9:00am - 2:00pm
09 418 3753

PO Box 34-892
Auckland 0746
New Zealand

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