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Scouts Manukau

Wed 18th March 2009:

Scouts Manukau is running an event in conjunction with Stuart Fleming, it’s a great opportunity because: Stuart is very experienced in dealing with young people — he is the Scouts NZ National Commissioner, with plenty of first-hand experience in such challenging roles as Leader in Charge of the Youth Services Team (15-20 year olds) at […]

Hot Tips on Growing Boys with Ian Grant

Mon 16th March 2009:

Let’s believe in our boys and ensure they have the best opportunities to become secure and loving men. Boys can be bold, bright, challenging and fun. This seminar will not only share the latest research on boys, but will also give great ideas and insights to help boys thrive. Ian Grant is brilliant! Nothing else […]

NZVPA Symposium on Violence Prevention – Early Intervention and Therapy

Mon 2nd February 2009:

Director of the N.Z. Violence Prevention Association Warwick Pudney has organised a Symposium at AUT University on: Preventing violence and making our communities and homes safer.

Until Proven Innocent – David Dougherty – TV1 Sunday 8th

This week’s Sunday Theater at 8.30 pm on TV1 is a feature-length drama about the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of David Dougherty – falsely accused of rape. After serving three-and-a-half years of his wrongful sentence, he received a public apology from Justice Minister Phil Goff and compensation of almost $900,000. This case has been documented […]

Christmas BBQ

Fri 12th December 2008:

Hi Guys, Happy Christmas and a huge thanks for your support of Father and Child this year! We have established our Auckland team, launched the new magazines, had many dads and agencies connect with us, plus attended our first Parent and Child show. Our support for dads is now local, phone or in person and […]

World Festival of Magic

Sat 6th December 2008:

The ‘World Festival of Magic’ has been running for 20 years. It’s a magnificent 90-minute family orientated show and has been touring in over 70 cities in Australia and New Zealand.

Crying Wolf – 60 minutes documentary

Sat 15th November 2008:

For people who are falsely accused of rape, the extent goes much deeper than a bad reputation. Lost spouses, lost jobs — lives left in ruins. But the damage doesn’t stop with them. There are people who are not receiving police attention because the valuable police resources are tied up with these false complaints. Genuine […]

Movember Parties

Wed 5th November 2008:

A spectacular, spectacular where… Mo Bros, dressed to suit their Mos will be judged by an expert panel for their chance to be crowned the Gala Parté Man of Movember or Best Mo in Class. Mo Sistas, dressed to suit their Mo Bro or fancy dress will also be judged, with one Sista crowned Miss […]

Co Counselling

Co-counselling is a personal development system that confronts limiting behaviour at its deepest level. Working in peer relationships with others it enables us to heal hurts from the past, build on our present strengths, and live into emerging potentials. Learning to co-counsel means learning a series of simple techniques that allows us to work with […]

Brotherhood – Ride for Your Life

Fri 19th September 2008:

Every year too many Kiwi men’s lives are claimed by medical conditions and diseases that could have been diagnosed and treated effectively had they been caught earlier. Many of them could be saved. And that’s why, in November this year, Rick Martin of Cornerstone Group is going to go for the ride of his life […]

Men’s Caucus meeting

Mon 15th September 2008:

This meeting is being held to hear men’s views and men’s needs around domestic violence so to start a men’s refuge. Held by: Eastern women’s refuge Place: Marae at MIT University, Otara. (MIT = Manukau Institute of Technology) Map Date: 26th September (confirmation to be double checked) Phone: Eastern Women’s refuge on 833 9653 I […]

Public Meeting – Focus on Separated Families Comparing Parties Policies

Tue 2nd September 2008:

Invitation to Public Meeting – Comparing the Political Parties Policies: Organised by Men’s Centre Auckland phone for these meetings: 638 7275 cell 021 537 196 Tuesday 9th September – Focus on Supporting Separated Families These will be held at Mount Eden Normal School Hall, corner of Valley and Sherbourne Roads, Mount Eden, starting at 7.30 […]

Public Meeting – Focus on Together Families Comparing Parties Policies

Mon 18th August 2008:

Invitation to Public Meetings – Comparing the Political Parties Policies: Organised by Men’s Centre Auckland phone for these meetings: 638 7275 cell 021 537 196 Tuesday 19th August – Focus on Supporting Together Families Tuesday 9th September – Focus on Supporting Separated Families These will be held at Mount Eden Normal School Hall, corner of […]

A Man’s Core Desire for Adventure

Sun 3rd August 2008:

So here I am… an Australian man posting on… brave or what? Especially after the Wallabies received an absolute grubbing at the hands of the All Blacks yesterday. John Potter had explained that was specifically designed and created for New Zealand men, but after I played the “ANZAC” card, he was most gracious, […]

Father and Child Trust, Auckland Meeting Monday 7-9pm

Fri 4th July 2008:

Our Auckland Father and Child Trust Meeting is on Monday night, 7-9pm, at the Onehunga Community Center, 83 Church Street, near the library. We had our strategy confirmed at the Father and Child Trust AGM in Chch, to positively encourage fathers, as early in their fatherhood as possible.

Father and Child Trust, Auckland Meeting 7-9pm

Sat 7th June 2008:

Our Auckland Father and Child Trust Meeting is on Monday night, 7-9pm, at the Onehunga Community Center, 83 Church Street, near the library. We had a visit from Harald Breiding-Buss last month, plus we are hoping to attend the ASG Parent and Child Show – do we know anyone keen to share? We hope to […]

Auckland Father and Child Trust Meeting this Monday night

Thu 1st May 2008:

Hello Team, Our third Auckland Father and Child Trust Meeting is on this Monday night, 7pm at the Onehunga Community Center, 83 Church Street, by the library. Plus, we are helping to host a ‘Jingle and Jive’ session each Monday, starting at 11.30 am, low cost and very ‘Dad Friendly’, we will be there, stay […]

Second meeting of the Auckland Father and Child Trust

Tue 25th March 2008:

The second meeting of the Auckland Father and Child Trust committee is next Monday. It will be held at the Onehunga Community Centre, 83 Church Street, Onehunga. Any local fathers interested in helping develop or deliver services for dads are warmly welcomed. You won’t be expected to take on a huge workload, Coordinator Brendon Smith […]

Auckland Father and Child Trust meeting

Mon 18th February 2008:

Auckland Father and Child Trust – Inaugural Meeting is on Monday 25th, 7-9pm at the Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn St Onehunga, Auckland All interested fathers/people welcome, partly to encourage dads who want company, would like to join our volunteer committee, or would like a free magazine…! Our ‘ceo’ Harald Breiding-Buss will be up here, […]

We’re marching for democracy again

Thu 29th November 2007:

. . A lot of deceit has gone on over the Electoral Bill but it is from the outside made to look so that the opposition to Labour cannot use their power of money. And yet at the same time Labour is using dirty political tactics to win votes. This post is only touching the […]

Waitakere Men’s Health Week

Tue 20th November 2007:

. . An awareness week for Men’s Health featuring FREE Men’s Health Check-ups, FREE Men’s Gym Sessions and a FREE Men’s Health Forum. Waitakere Men’s Health Week. Waitakere City is to have it’s inaugural Men’s Health Week from 19 – 25 November. This week, which features FREE Men’s Health Checks at participating local medical practices, […]

Innocence Project NZ 2007 Conference

Sat 1st September 2007:

I’m planning on going to an interesting-looking conference in December where my wife Felicity will be one of the presenters. The Innocence Project New Zealand (IPNZ) is a joint venture between Victoria University of Wellington and University of Otago. It was recently established as non-profit group of scientists, writers and lawyers aimed at investigating possible […]

Waitakere Focus on Fathering Week

Thu 23rd August 2007:

. What’s coming up for Fathering Week? Photo exhibit of local dads plus community support for fathering at Waitakere Central railway air bridge, Railside Avenue, Henderson. Make sure your dad’s photo is displayed on the air bridge! Supporting New Dads Forum Tuesday 28th August 7pm – 9pm Supporting new fathers panel and group discussion with […]

The NZ Forum on the family – Family First NZ

The NZ forum on the family will bring together a national network of pro-family and pro-life organisations, scholars, lobby groups and leaders that seek to promote and protect the well beings of families, the roles of parents and the welfare of our children. Details and registration

Invitation to Kidz Need Dadz Opening

Mon 20th August 2007:

Kidz Need Dadz Inc. and Union of Fathers invite all present, past or prospective members of UOF to the official opening of Kidz Need Dadz’ new premises at 538 Fraser St, Tauranga on Sunday 2nd September at 2pm followed by a BBQ. More information from Sheila Ewart: Kidz need Dadz is the charity arm of […]

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