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NATIONAL

National Council of Home Educators New Zealand (NCHENZ) – was set up in 1998 for the purpose of advancing the cause of home education in NZ at a national level. NCHENZ is free to join and their website of full of useful ‘need to know’ information for new and experienced home educators. Membership enables home educators to access discounted subscriptions to various educational programmes.  www.nchenz.org.nz

NORTH SHORE GROUPS

Homeschool Auckland Sports & Cultural Association (HASCA) – we have been supporting families and home educated students since 2002 by providing sporting and educational opportunities, events, activities, information and support! We are an Auckland-wide association, however we have a large presence on Auckland’s North Shore and can offer you support. Please do contact us at hasca.nz@gmail.com

Shore Home Educators Network (SHEnet) –  is not a ‘physical’ group but an online point of contact for Shore home educators. SHENET operates via a Yahoo group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/shenet-homeschool/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/shenet/. Picnic gatherings are scheduled from time-to-time at various locations on Auckland’s North Shore. Email queries to: shenet.homeschool@gmail.com

Shore Café Nights – Café nights ran for many, many years and were offered by local homeschooling parents in support of new home educators. What a wonderful service! Cafe nights are not currently running, however HASCA will be offering casual coffee-and-chat opportunities regularly in 2019, plus information gatherings: day time and evening – to support home educating parents and families. Contact us at hasca.nz@gmail.com.

Homeschool Social For North Shore Auckland – A Facebook group to share info about homeschool social events, gatherings, meet-ups based on the North Shore. www.facebook.com/groups/1022135994503948/

AUCKLAND GROUPS & SUPPORT

Auckland Home Educators (AHE) – AHE’s role is to help and support families in the Auckland region who have chosen to home educate. AHE maintain a solid working relationship with Government, helping to protect your right to home educate. AHE also offer exemption application support, provide student I.D. cards, and more. It also organises events such as the Science Fair, Art Fair and Cross-Country Run. For more info, check out www.aucklandhomeeducators.org.nz

Auckland South Home Educators, groups.yahoo.com/group/ashe

Auckland Unschoolers, groups.yahoo.com/group/aucklandunschoolers

East Auckland Home Educators, groups.yahoo.com/group/eahssg

Franklin Homeschool Group, groups.yahoo.com/group/FranklinHomeschoolGroup

Franklin Homeschool Support Group, franklinnewzealandhomeeducators.wordpress.com

Homeschool Outings, Auckland- activities include outings to Ruapehu, Sonshine Ranch, and classes at Snowplanet, Mindlab, St John’s www.facebook.com/pages/Homeschool-Outings-Auckland-Area/564452223587580?fref=ts

Homeschool Sports Auckland South, www.sites.google.com/a/nski.co.nz/homeschool-sports-auckland-south

Manukau Home School Support Group, groups.yahoo.com/group/ManukauHomeSchoolSupport

Rodney Hibiscus Coast Home Educators, groups.yahoo.com/group/RodneyHE

www.facebook.com/groups/Rodneyhomeeducators/

The Homeschool Group is a Massey-based group providing activities for children of all ages.  www.thehomeschoolgroup.co.nz 

South Auckland Home Educators, southaucklandhomeeducators.wordpress.com

Waiheke Island, contact drsrandsfarrant@gmail.com

Waitakere Homeschool Group, www.waitakerehomeschool.co.nz

West Auckland Christian Homeschool Group, contact mmlawton@gmail.com

West Auckland Natural Learners/Unschoolers, www.facebook.com/groups/WestAKLunschool

NORTHLAND GROUPS & SUPPORT

Far North Homeschoolers, www.facebook.com/groups/276145272448108

Kaipara Homeschool Group, www.facebook.com/pages/Kaipara-Homeschool-Group/329140590543885

Mid North Homeschoolers & Unschoolers, www.facebook.com/groups/1419480461607300

Northland Home Educators Network, www.facebook.com/NorthlandHomeEducatorsNetworkNewZealand

Whangarei Home Educators Support Group, whesg.koru.net.nz/nav/welcome.htm

WAIKATO GROUPS & SUPPORT

Coromandel Home-School Group, contact nzjewel@gmail.com

FAST (Families All Socialising Together), contact gmdsouza@actrix.co.nz

Hamilton Christian Home Educators, groups.yahoo.com/group/HamCHE

Hamilton West Christian Homeschool Group, hwchs.blogspot.co.nz

HamiltoNZ HomeEducation, www.facebook.com/HamNZHomeEd

Homeschool in Te Awamutu, contact gauri44@hotmail.com or sas.dean@clear.net.nz

Learning as Families, sites.google.com/site/learningasfamilies/home

Matamata Piako Homeschoolers, contact baxendine@farmside.co.nz

Taupo, contact lavenderandroses@paradise.net.nz

Taupo Homeschoolers, groups.yahoo.com/group/Taupohomeschool

Thames Homeschoolers, contact carogerdb@hotmail.com

The Home Educators Network, thehomeeducatorsnetwork.wainet.org

The Home Educators’ Network Waikato, groups.yahoo.com/group/THEN-Waikato

BAY OF PLENTY GROUPS & SUPPORT

Arrows Tauranga, www.facebook.com/groups/arrowstauranga/

Christian Home Educators Support Tauranga, groups.yahoo.com/group/TAURANGA_treasure_chest

Katikati Homeschool Group, contact nathalie@actrix.co.nz

Rotorua Group, contact cepilaar@xnet.co.nz

Tauranga Group, contact jhandcmbrown@maxnet.co.nz

Tauranga Homeschoolers, www.taurangahomeschoolers.weebly.com

Te Puke Home Educators Group, groups.yahoo.com/group/TePuke-support-group

Tokoroa Group, contact Esther Ritmeester (07) 886 4252

 GISBORNE GROUPS & SUPPORT

Gisborne Home Educators Group, contact stussze@hotmail.com

Gisborne Home School Group, www.facebook.com/groups/Gisbornehomeschoolgroup

HAWKES BAY GROUPS & SUPPORT

Twin City Home Educators, www.twincityhomeeducators.comgroups.yahoo.com/group/twincity

TARANAKI GROUPS & SUPPORT

North Taranaki Home Educators, www.nthe.org

South Taranaki Home Educators, www.facebook.com/groups/378985332180441/

 MANUAWATU / WANGANUI GROUPS & SUPPORT 

Hearthland Educators, contact badi@slingshot.co.nz

Horowhenua Home Educators, groups.yahoo.com/group/Horowhenua-Home-Educators

Manawatu Home Educators, www.mhe.org.nzwww.facebook.com/groups/ManawatuHomeEducators/

Wanganui Home Educators Support Group, contact neil.lisa@xtra.co.nz

 WELLINGTON GROUPS & SUPPORT

Kapiti Home Educators, groups.yahoo.com/group/Kapiti-homeschoolers

Wairarapa Home School Association, www.au.groups.yahoo.com/group/wairarapahomeschool

Wellington Home Education Network (WHEN), www.when.net.nzgroups.yahoo.com/group/WHSA

Wellington Secular Unschoolers, www.meetup.com/Wellington-Unschoolers

 NELSON / TASMAN GROUPS & SUPPORT

Home Education in Nelson NZ, www.facebook.com/NelsonHomeSchool

Tasman Home Educators, contact nutria.e@gmail.com

MARLBOROUGH GROUPS & SUPPORT 

Marlborough Blenheim homeschooling group, contact tatts.family@slingshot.co.nz

CANTERBURY GROUPS & SUPPORT

Canterbury Home Educators, www.che.org.nz

Chch Tech: Techhie Homeschoolers, groups.yahoo.com/group/chchtech

Christian Home Educating Families (CHEF), contact marlonkay@xtra.co.nz

Home Educators in Selwyn, groups.yahoo.com/group/HEinSelwyn/?yguid=480143654

Homespun Learning, groups.yahoo.com/group/homespunlearning

North Canterbury “Dead Boring”, contact jandl@e3.net.nz

Secular Home Educators – Otautahi, www.facebook.com/pages/Home-Education-Secular-Otautahi/509165535763528

South Canterbury Home Educating Group, contact sue@tonyboyce.co.nz

South Island Home Educators, contact sihe@clear.net.nz

WEST COAST GROUPS & SUPPORT 

West Coast Home Educators, hewestcoast.blogspot.co.nz

OTAGO GROUPS & SUPPORT

Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF), contact teamlatta@gmail.com

SHEAF Dunedin, sheafdunedin.blogspot.co.nz

SOUTHLAND GROUPS & SUPPORT 

Southland Home Educators, email herring7@xtra.co.nz

Te Anau Home Schoolers, www.facebook.com/TeAnauHomeSchoolers

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National Council of Home Educators NZ

AS Homeschooling NZ (ASD Home School Support)

ASD Homeschooling South Auckland

Christian Educating at Home in NZ

Gifted Homeschoolers NZ

Home Education in New Zealand

Home Education in NZ

Homeschooled NZ

Kids (Home Educated) Craft Exchange NZ

NZ Homeschool Curriculum Discussion

NZ Home Schooling Families

Secular Home Education Discussions (SHED)

TradeMe Homeschoolers Support Group

TRIBE Eco-village

Unschooling NZ Networking

Versal Home Ed NZ

 NETWORKING WITH YAHOO GROUPS 

National Council of Home Educators of NZ

Christian Home Education Network for NZers

Classical Christian Home Education Network of NZ

Designer Kids

Educating from Home for NZers 

Home Educators, Non Christian

NZ Catholic Home Educators

NZ Home Ed Cambridge Examinations

NZ Home Education (political issues)

NZ Homeschooling (Christian textbooks)

NZ Unschoolers

Radical Unschoolers Aotearoa 

Single Parent Homeschooling

Taught of the Lord (NZ) Christian Unschooling 

Waldorf Steiner at Home NZ

CURRICULUM/BUY/SELL/TRADE

Crafty Home Educators

Harvest Curriculum Swap NZ

Harvest “A Bit on the Side”

NZ Homeschool Curriculum Sell/Trade/Swap

 OTHER N.Z. SOCIAL NETWORKING GROUPS

TradeMe Unschoolers/Homeschoolers Support Thread

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