Male Friendly New Zealand Men’s & Fathers’ Support Groups

One of the biggest mistakes NZ men can make when their relationships break down is to try and handle it on their own. Non-judgemental support from other men who understand what you are experiencing is available – take advantage of it!
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Groups which hold regular public support meetings for men in NZ can have their own free page on this site. Contact us here.

Local Groups


Tu Matua Every second Wednesday at 7pm, The Men and Family Centre, Gerald Stokes Ave, Hellensville. Costs $5 per evening For more details contact Andrew on 027 282 6305 or email Men and Family Centre


Father & Child Mauri Ora Father’s Circle and


Hillsbro Parents’ Support Group


Kidz Need Dadz and

Hawke’s Bay:

Union of Fathers Taradale Rugby Club Rooms, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand Every 1st & 3rd Thursday 7:15pm
Contact Ken (06) 878 3580, answer service on 0508 2255 323 (0508 Call Dad)


Manline is a DV Court provider for Stopping Violence programmes but also offers counselling and education services for men. Operating for 32 years, they are a service run by men, for men and advise men on looking out for their own interests. Phone: 06 3581211


Union of Fathers Natural Healing Raumati, 22 Margaret Road, Raumati Beach, Kapiti Tuesdays 7.30pm (except 1st Tuesday of month) – No Meetings from Mid December to Mid January Contact Allan (027) 242 0112, answer service on 0508 2255 323 (0508 Call Dad)


Real Men – Real Dads Operating out of the Neighbourhood Centre in central Nelson. Real Men – Real Dads meets monthly. The Neighbourhood Centre at 28 Vincent St is definitely father-friendly and is open especially for dads and kids every Friday morning Contact Philip Chapman


Father and Child 10-2 Weekdays and by appointment at 357 Gloucester St., Christchurch email or phone 03 982 2440


Canterbury Men’s Centre 8:30-5, 357 Gloucester St., email or phone 03 365 9000

National Organisations

Support for clients of Child Youth and Family

CYFStalk Forum

FARE – Families Apart Require Equality

FARE is a national organisation of parents, dedicated to helping children and parents affected by divorce and separation. Our commitment is to truly putting children first, and to fostering equality of rights for both parents.

Contact: Bruce Tichbon
Ph: 027 437 9050
Email: [email protected]

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