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Guess & Win with Pikau the New Zealand Babywearing Week Kiwi – Winners Announced!

Hi everyone.  It’s Pikau writing to you on this lovely Spring evening.  Sorry it’s taken me a while to announce the winners in my competition but I’ve been so exhausted from my daytime jaunts during New Zealand Babywearing Week  attending some of the events happening around the place from October 6th – 14th. It’s taken me this long to feel recovered enough to get my typing toes into gear!

I had such a great time travelling during New Zealand & International Babywearing week, attending some wonderful events and meeting some great Kiwi parents and kids.  Here I am at the event which kicked off NZBW12 – the Kerikeri Babywearing Walk which concluded at the Food at Wharepuke Cafe.  This is me with the winners of the sponsored prizes!

In this pic I was checking out the famous Stone Store!

New Zealand Babywearing Week in Kerikeri

I also got to visit the Makana Chocolate Factory, see how some of their products are made and meet some of the staff too!!  And of course there was the sampling plate, hehe . . .

My next event was the Whangarei Babywearing Walk – boy was that thirsty work as it was soon after the Kerikeri Walk which was that morning and quite frankly my bed was really calling to me.  I maintained my professional demeanour however and enjoyed the event, helped out a bit by a lovely young lad called Ethan who installed me into his kids baby carrier – very comfy it was too.  Check out Stiched Purls if you’d like to get one for a small person you know.

Here I am with most of the group in Whangarei!

My next stop was the Babywearing North Shore workshop in Auckland which was a lot of fun. I met some more fabulous people, helped with the prize draws and got to have a ride in a stretchy wrap with a lovely pregnant lady.  I almost dozed off in there!

Next on the agenda was a trip further south so I jumped in the car and hit the road . . .

We arrived in Rotorua in time to join the lovely locals for a babywearing walk which ended at the Rotorua War Memorial Park by the lake for some demo’s and prizes.  It was fun hanging out there.

Here I am checking out the famous Rotorua Museum!

After Rotorua we drove across to Tauranga and joined the Tauranga Babywearers for their celebratory walk which ended at Grindz Cafe for demo’s and prizes.  Here I am with most of our group before we set off on the Tauranga walk:

It was such a busy week for me.  Being a nocturnal chap it was a challenge to stay awake during the day but it was so worth it, I had so much fun.  Thanks to everyone who sent in entries for the guess and win comp – guessing which events I would be attending during New Zealand Babywearing Week.

My prize for the winners is pictured below and includes a set of fumbee shoulder strap protectors (suitable for any baby carrier, stroller/pushchair or car seat straps) from My Natural Baby, a pair of Huggalugs leg and arm huggers from our friends at Huggalugs New Zealand and a copy of the latest The Natural Parent Magazine.  Big thanks to our prize sponsors!! Prize value is $60.00!  (Prize can only be shipped within New Zealand).

And the lucky winners with correct guesses are . . . . actually noone guessed four correct events!! Most entrants guessed two events correctly, and two guessed three correctly.  Sooooo the two people who guessed three events correctly will each win a prize pack!  Congratulations to Kerry Sequana and Tonya Bristow!!  I’ll organise for your prize packs to be sent to you this week!

Thanks again to everyone who joined in the New Zealand Babywearing Week 2012 celebrations – I look forward to seeing many of you again next year!

Pikau xx

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Guess and Win with Pikau the New Zealand Babywearing Week Kiwi!!

Pikau the New Zealand Babywearing Week Kiwi is sooooo excited to hit the road and join as many of you as he can at some of the events happening around New Zealand from October 6th – 14th for New Zealand and International Babywearing Week!  Look!  He has his bag packed all ready with some of the giveaways that will be up for grabs at official events, thanks to some very generous sponsors!  Pikau is looking forward to assisting with the prize draws at as many events as he can manage to get around.

Pikau has a special prize up for grabs to two lucky Kiwis. All you need to do to be in the draw to win, is guess four of the events that Pikau will be making an appearance at this year. Hint: Check out the official events listed on our site to help you make your guesses. Email your guesses to info @ mynaturalbaby dot co dot nz along with your name, address and phone number.  The cut off for entries is 8am on Saturday 6th October 2012. The two winners will be announced as soon as possible after the 14th of October.

Pikau’s prize for you is pictured below and includes a set of fumbee shoulder strap protectors (suitable for any baby carrier, stroller/pushchair or car seat straps) from My Natural Baby, a pair of Huggalugs leg and arm huggers from our friends at Huggalugs and a copy of the latest The Natural Parent Magazine.  Big thanks to our prize sponsors!! Prize value is $60.00!  (Prize can only be shipped within New Zealand). Good luck and happy guessing! Where is Pikau going during New Zealand Babywearing Week?

Show your support for New Zealand Babywearing Week – Share our Logo and WIN!

Make the New Zealand Babywearing Week Logo your Facebook Avatar for the rest of the month, participate on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page during October (share photos, comment and like etc) and you could win one of three prize packs!

Each pack includes a set of fumbee shoulder strap protectors (great for on any baby carrier, car seat straps or stroller/push chair shoulder straps) from My Natural Baby and a copy of the latest The Natural Parent Magazine!

There will be three random draws during October so keep an eye out for the winner announcements which will be happening on random days!

(Prizes to be shipped within New Zealand only.)

You can copy the logo from this post (see below – right click over the images and choose ‘save image as’ – save to your computer then upload it as your new Facebook avatar), or from the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook Page.

Good luck to all who participate!!

Winner: The Natural Parent Magazine one year subscription

New Zealand Babywearing WeekThanks to everyone who has joined us on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page as we count down to October 10th. To celebrate 500 page members we have a one year subscription of The Natural Parent Magazine to give away to one lucky page member, and a 2nd prize of a copy of the latest issue for another.

And the lucky winners are:

  • One year subscription to The Natural Parent Magazine – Sarah Hayward
  • A copy of the latest issue of The Natural Parent Magazine – Heather Kongs-Taylor

Congratulations to you both!  And thank you to the team at The Natural Parent Magazine for sponsoring this giveaway.

Keep an eye out for the next giveaway announcement as we count down to New Zealand Babywearing Week . . .

Winner – Father’s Day photo competition

The Natural Parent Magazine and manduca front pouchThank you to everyone who entered our photo competition.  There were so many great photos of Dads (& Grandads) wearing babies in baby carriers entered!  I’m very glad the winner was drawn randomly as if I’d had to choose just one I would have had a very hard time choosing an absolute favourite!

The lucky winner, who has been drawn randomly, will receive a copy of the latest The Natural Parent Magazine and a Manduca front pouch.  And the lucky winner is:

Ally Hay

Ally entered an image of her son William at 19mo in a back carry with his Daddy.  Congratulations Ally!

To view all the fantastic entries visit the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page and click on the photos tab on the left under the page avatar.  Thanks again to everyone who entered and Happy Father’s Day!

Helen

New Zealand Babywearing Week Giveaway with The Natural Parent Magazine

Hello everyone.  We’re on the countdown to New Zealand Babywearing Week (10 – 16 October 2011) and are looking forward to celebrating with you.  Over the next couple of months we’ll be offering some fantastic giveaways.  The next giveaway will be drawn once we reach 500 page members over on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page.

Our 500 liker giveaway sponsor is The Natural Parent Magazine. One lucky ‘New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page’ member will be randomly drawn to win a year’s subscription to The Natural Parent Magazine. There will also be a second draw for a copy of the latest issue of The Natural Parent Magazine. (Open to NZ residents only).

The Natural Parent Magazine is a brilliant new source of up-to-date and relevant information for all parents and caregivers.  Drawing inspiration from a dynamic range of experts in the frontline of their fields, the editorial content is an intelligent look at being a parent today, moving away from typical “10 step guide” style mags and towards a more thoughtful read. It is practical, smart and enlightened.

Over the last decade there has been a distinct shift towards a more eco conscious society – a society that wants to cherish its environment and its children. The Natural Parent Magazine will capture the essence of this generation of parents, in its forward thinking look at the world of parenting today.   Attachment parenting promotes the emotional and physical development of children in the most natural way possible. The Natural Parent creates an insight into attachment based parenting; taking evidence based material and translating this into a clear and accessible format.

To be in with a chance to win, join us over on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page. Then tag yourself in an image of The Natural Parent Magazine in the 500 Giveaway album – that’s it!  Simple, easy.

Winners will be drawn when we reach our goal of 500 likers on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page.

Good luck to all who enter!  And thanks for helping to spread the word about New Zealand Babywearing Week – the countdown is on . . .

New Zealand Babywearing Week Father’s Day Photo Competition

The Natural Parent Magazine and manduca front pouchFather’s Day will soon be here – Sunday 4th September 2011.  We want to celebrate the NZ babywearing Dads out there.  For a chance to win a copy of the latest The Natural Parent Magazine, and a manduca front pouch, share a babywearing photo of the babywearing Dad in your family on our facebook page and send in your contact details by email.  A winner will be drawn randomly on Father’s Day.

The Natural Parent Magazine is a treasure containing articles on intelligent living, connection parenting and health & well being.  The manduca front pouch can be used with any type of baby carrier that has a waist belt by securing it with the velcro strap.  It can also be used with the handy shoulder / waist strap.  Compact yet able to carry all the necessities including your phone, keys, cash, cards, sunglasses, snacks . . .  Total prize value $49.85

So post your images on the New Zealand Babywearing Week Facebook page, then email your name, delivery address and phone number to helen @ mynaturalbaby dot co dot nz  Your entry will need to be received by 9pm on Saturday 3rd September 2011.

Good luck to all who enter!