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Free Support Group for Dads

Filed under: General — Brendon Smith @ 1:47 pm Tue 21st January 2014

In light of recent, related events, Father and Child Trust are pleased to announce that their Fathers’ Mauri Ora Circle meetings start again tomorrow evening in Onehunga.

Since 2009, every Wednesday 7-9pm, fathers have been welcome to gather together and share issues. Dads of all ages, stages, races and cultures find solace, support and in some cases, ways to progress seemingly stalled situations…

See below for press release on website or call for further information…

Father and Child
Trust – Auckland
83 Church Street
Onehunga, Akld
PO Box 11931
Ellerslie 1542
Ph 525 1690


  1. Good work. We “the dads” need it.

    Comment by kumar — Tue 21st January 2014 @ 2:50 pm

  2. 🙂 sounds good

    Comment by Dominic Dilligaf — Tue 21st January 2014 @ 4:15 pm

  3. Pleased to hear Father and Child Auckland are still active. Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Allan Harvey — Tue 21st January 2014 @ 6:05 pm

  4. I am real happy you brought this up Brendon.

    There’s soooo many men and women who need support and there’s soooo many different scenarios. Who would think that in one set of holidays there’d be so much chaos.

    A dad asked me the other day if I know a lawyer less than $350 an hour. That’s no biggie, for I know the women’s groups are using lawyers $350 – $450 an hour but it confirms my suspicion. They all charge the same…. they do not compete because they don’t need to….there’s enough clients to go round and if they all charge the same, then they all get a pretty penny from being ‘lawyer for child’ and representing ‘CYF’. Most are on the payroll of the Family Court, Child Services AND the family. It’s crazy. (this is Auckland by the way).

    I wish there was a way to break their business.


    Here’s another… a certain amount of mechanics (AA, A1, etc) have the right to assist cars on the motorway. Instead of competing, they got together and said, “AA has week 1, A1 has week 2, and so on”. They won’t go out on the week that is not their week (there’s always a variable with this). My friend says they charge $190 a call out fee.

    So much for the free market. Someone needs to put a ceiling on lawyers fees and tow truck fees.

    Comment by Julie — Wed 22nd January 2014 @ 1:57 am

  5. Julie, are you able to name these lawyers?

    Comment by Soothsayer — Wed 22nd January 2014 @ 12:20 pm

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