General Resources

Here you will find information and links on a wide range of topics that may help you in your everyday life.

Supporting Children Young People and their Families During Periods of DeploymentSupporting Children Young People and their Families During Periods of Deployment – A Guide for Parents and Carers (Service Children’s Education, MOD UK) [pdf file - size kb]

This is a useful guide from the UK, full of practical ideas gathered from both the experiences of Service families and advice from professionals, such as psychologists and educators. Most of the information is relevant to the NZ deployment experience.

Hello from HomeRoyal Air Force - Community Support Deployment Downloads:
Hello From Home, and Activity Book
Here are some fun downloads for kids and carers. Children may need some help in downloading and printing these.

Dads at a DistanceDads at a Distance – A Website for long distance fathers.
This US site provides lots of ideas and resources that long distance parents might like to use with their children. This is a companion site to Dads at a Distance, Moms over Miles and Grandparenting at a distance from the National Institute for Building Long Term Relationships.

Moms over MilesMoms over Miles – A website for long distance mothers
This US site has many useful ideas and resources that long distance parents might like to use with their children. This is a companion site to Dads at a Distance, Moms over Miles, Grandparenting at a Distance and Long Distance Couples, from the National Institute for Building Long Term Relationships.

Grandparenting at a DistanceGrandparenting at a Distance 
A website for long distance Grandparents

This US site has some good ideas and resources for those Grandparents who, while separated from their Grandchildren, may want to play a more supportive role while a parent is away on deployment. This is a companion site to Dads at a Distance, Moms over Miles and Long Distance Couples, from the National Institute for Building Long Term Relationships.

Long Distance CouplesLong Distance Couples
This US site has many useful ideas and resources that long distance partners might like to use to help maintain their relationship while separated by deployment. This is a companion site to Dads at a Distance, Moms over Miles and Grandparenting at a Distance, from the National Institute for Building Long Term Relationships.

Sesame StreetSesame Street Workshop - deployment resources
This US website hosts the very popular Sesame Street resources developed for US Services personnel and their families. All the kids’ favourite characters are there and can be viewed online. Clips for children’s viewing are supported by material with advice and comments from Service members and their families.

Deployment KidsDeployment Kids – kids deployment website
This US website has some fun activities and resources for children of deployed personnel. Some resources use US flags etc which would need to be amended for NZ use. Likewise some of the information is not relevant to NZ.

Zero to 3Zero to Three – Resources for use with 0 to 3 year old children
This US site has some resources relevant to military families with young children including a free videos and brochures about deployment and families.

Military Youth on the MoveMilitary Youth on the Move - Deployment
An interesting page on deployments and teens from the US military Youth on the Move website.

Army FRG (Family Readiness Group) - Kids Army FRG (Family Readiness Group) - Kids
This US Army website has a limited number of puzzles, certificates and games available at for free download.

http://www.nzpost.co.nz
A useful site for all your postal queries.  Type "postal guide"  into the search box for a comprehensive guide book on posting items. 

http://www.consumer.org.nzhttp://www.consumer.org.nz
The well known consumer website offers a variety of information and product reports for consumers.  Some information is only available by purchase or subscription.

http://www.winz.govt.nz
Work and Income NZ for all benefit and employment assistance information.

http://www.sorted.org.nzhttp://www.sorted.org.nz
Sorted is full of information and calculators to help you manage your personal finances.  It is a free independent money guide run by the Retirement Commission, which is an autonomous Crown Entity. 

http://www.metservice.co.nzhttp://www.metservice.co.nz
For all your NZ weather information needs

http://pricespy.co.nzhttp://pricespy.co.nz
Pricespy advertises its services as the complete and independent price and product comparison service.  It provides product information, store and product ratings.  

http://yellow.co.nzhttp://yellow.co.nz
The well known NZ directories for businesses and services

http://yellow.co.nz/whitepages/
The well known White Pages directories, including international information and a world clock. 

community Advice Bureauhttp://www.cab.org.nz
An independent community organisation whose member bureaus' provide information, advice and advocacy and support to individuals.

http://www.legislation.govt.nzhttp://www.legislation.govt.nz
A useful site for those who need the legal details from Acts and Regulations although most such information will be better obtained through sites that give advice attached to the regulations.  For example, council websites for building and compliance regulations etc  

http://www.finda.co.nzhttp://www.finda.co.nz
 A NZ buiness directory, listings and reviews site.

http://www.menus.co.nzhttp://www.menus.co.nz
A directory for cafes, restauarnts and bars in your area.

http://nz.webjet.co.nzhttp://www.webjet.co.nz
Webjet compares flights with the mjor carriers around and from NZ and provides booking services

http://www.seek.co.nzhttp://www.seek.co.nz
An online job-search site.

http://www.jigsaw.org.nzhttp://www.jigsaw.org.nz
A network of 37 organisations working to stop child abuse, neglect and family violence in NZ communities.

http://www.cyf.govt.nzhttp://www.cyf.govt.nz
Child Youth and Family is a service of the Ministry of Social Development and this site offers lots of  information and guides on many topics related to children and young people and families.

http://newzealand.govt.nzhttp://newzealand.govt.nz
A entry into all NZ government related sites and services, from taxes to tourism it's all here.  

This page was last reviewed on 9 February 2017, and is current.