Parents Inc. holds a number of one off events throughout the year, the largest being the Auckland Mayoral Fathers‚Äô Breakfast. This event was first launched in 1994 by the then Mayor of Auckland, Les Mills. Over the last 15 years thousands of fathers have attended this hugely popular annual breakfast.
‚ÄúBeing a Dad is the most important job a man can do, so we‚Äôre offering advice and support to fathers so they can do their job better. The breakfast is also really good fun and a great feed,‚ÄĚ says Ian Grant.
Each breakfast has a star line-up of speakers, such as Nick Farr-Jones, Todd Blackadder, Sean Fitzpatrick, Stephen Tindall and Neil Finn. ‚ÄúThe speakers we‚Äôve had at the breakfasts over the years have been from all sorts of professions ‚ÄĒ sports, business, medicine, entertainment ‚ÄĒ but they all have one thing in common,‚ÄĚ says Ian, ‚ÄúThey‚Äôre all outstanding fathers.‚ÄĚ
Speakers present their personal experience of fatherhood, sharing the things that have worked and the things that haven‚Äôt. The practical nature of the speakers‚Äô advice, combined with the atmosphere generated by more than 700 fathers in a room, makes for a powerful event.
Cost: Single Ticket Price: $55.00 (Admits one person)
Table Of 10 Price: $550.00 (Admits 10 people)
Phone Janet Hird, Parents Inc. on 09 524 1388 or 0800 53 56 59
The Fathers Breakfast are planned for the following dates in 2010
Christchurch ‚ÄĒ Tuesday 16 March @ AMI Stadium
Address: Deloitte Lounge, Deans Stand, AMI Stadium, Christchurch
* Sir Gil Simpson KNZN, QSM ‚ÄĒ technology entrepreneur
* David McPhail ONZM, QSM ‚ÄĒ actor/writer
* Ruben Wiki ONZM ‚ÄĒ rugby league legend
* Ian Grant QSO ‚ÄĒ founder and director of Parents Inc.
* Zane Scarborough ‚ÄĒ Attitude presenter for Parents Inc.
Wellington ‚ÄĒ Tuesday 1 June @ Wellington Town Hall Auditorium
Auckland ‚ÄĒ Tuesday 24 August @ Sky City Conference Centre