Strengthening father-child relationships through support, education and fun.

Kids need two loving and supportive parents in their lives – whether the family all lives under the same roof or not. That’s where we come in.

For all sorts of reasons, dads are often not in the picture. We help dads play an active part in their kids’ lives. As well as supporting fathers, we educate the broader community about the need for dads to be involved with their children.

Our organisation began in Tauranga in 2002 and now offers services across the New Zealand. In 2019 Kidz Need Dadz merged with Father & Child Trust to combine our resources and expand our services to include support and education for new dads and advocate for fathers wellbeing.

From parenting courses, to organising events, to helping with legal advice and mentoring, we’re here to help.

courses for dads


We provide various educational programmes for fathers and the community. Topics include good parenting, anger management and working through family separation.  

Community Events

We organise fun days to provide dads an opportunity to spend time with their kids and the broader community.

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Thank you to our major sponsors for their continued support