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Welcome to 2023

Welcome to 2023After a summer break of wet weather and earthquakes (here in the Bay of Plenty) it was still a time to step back for a few weeks. After two summers of Covid restrictions, mother nature rained on this one.A top tip I give to our dads is sometimes taking a step back is the best action to take. There is no shame in taking a tactical retreat, particularly if it feels like the sky is falling in around you. It gives you an opportunity to consolidate and get your ducks in ...

January 18, 2023

Thank you NZ Post and My Food Bag Customers for Spreading some Christmas Joy

A huge thank you to NZ Post and My Food Bag customers for providing toys and food for families at KND Bay of Plenty.  As we know many families are finding it challenging to provide some presents and food this Christmas, so our team were delighted to accept these gifts to provide to some of our families.  Merry Christmas from KND BOP. ...

December 21, 2022

Dad Tips for Christmas

At Kidz Need Dadz we are looking to give some general pointers through a regular blog in 2023. As we on the cusp of Christmas and often tensions bubble over or the usual routines get up-ended, this might be a good time to give a brief Christmas survival guide.Firstly, remember that family are like fish, they go off after 3 days. So, if you go to stay with them or they stay with you, keep in mind that there is a best-before date, and it is easy to outstay the we...

December 19, 2022

Seeking a Manager for Christchurch Office

New Manager for Kidz Need Dadz Trust in Christchurch  Start 2023 with a fantastic opportunity.  We want a manager to restart and expand the Kidz Need Dadz operations in Christchurch. We want to offer support services for Dads as well as provide our KidzKare service of supervised contact for families to stay connected through some challenging times.  We are offering a fresh start to build your own team and start to deliver much needed services for Dads and their whanau.  Role...

December 12, 2022

Jono and Ben Event at Bunnings

The KND BOP Team braved the weather to support the Bunnings initiative, whereby Jono and Ben were attending a sausage sizzle in every town to show support for local charities.  Our team were delighted to attend.....think we had the best sausages!!!  HUGE thank you to the team at Bunnings Mount Maunganui. ...

November 28, 2022

Contact Supervisor Role with KND Bay of Plenty

Do you want to work with families to support connection and engagement?  The Bay of Plenty team are recruiting new contact supervisors in Tauranga and Whakatane.  Please email tauranga@knd.org.nz for the Job Description or call 07 571 0379.  ...

September 19, 2022

Feedback from our Discovering Fatherhood Correspondence Course

This course was amazing.  I found all the information very insightful and interesting, it definitely kept me looking forward to the next modules coming in the mail.  I really enjoyed learning all the different stages of growth in our children and what's happening in the brain at those stages.  Also working out what my parenting style was, will I feel, really help me be the best dad I can be.  The team at Kidz Need Dadz were very diligent and informative.  They showed me ...

March 29, 2022

Chris Bowden Talk, Wellington March 2022

His talk focused on the importance of Dads for children and young people's development. Chris has lectured in the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington since 2004. He teaches in courses that focus on human development, adolescent and youth development and child and adolescent mental health.  Early in his career he managed a national research project on resiliency the role of early childhood education in supporting the development of family/whānau resilience. Later h...

March 15, 2022

Kidz Need Dadz Christchurch

In late 2021, Cliff Shepherd, one of our fantastic team in Christchurch received a Civic Award on behalf of the city of Christchurch from the Mayor, Lianne Dalziel for "Community Services in Education and support for Dads, helping thousands of families and children enjoy better informed parenting."    Photo includes Cliff, Lianne, and our Christchurch Support Worker Sandra Murphy.  Cliff sadly retired from Kidz Need Dadz at the end of last year, and we wish him all the best f...

February 25, 2022

Online Dads Support Every Thursday in 2022

Kidz Need Dadz is now providing a DadzKare ZOOM Group happening every Thursday in 2022 on ZOOM from 7.30pm.  The link to the DadzKare ZOOM Group is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83035932078 and stays the same each week. The new weekly online meetings build on our existing DadzKare community to provide Dads who are located in remote areas or who are new to our services an opportunity to meet up online. We are excited to grow a supportive community of men a...

January 25, 2022

Covid 19 Tips

Sevem Top tips for keeping calm with kidz... #1-4 Self care πŸ‘Œ πŸ‘ 1. Sleep 😴 2. Sleep - πŸ›Œ 8hrs - you need it! 3. Eat Well - πŸ₯˜ & Eat first 4. Exercise - πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ Get Outside β˜€οΈ 5. Know your triggers - πŸ€” πŸ’£ πŸ’₯ and Early Warning Signs ⚠️ 😩 7. Just Breathe! β€œKeep calm and keep having fun!” Hope this helps... πŸ‘§πŸ½πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ§’πŸ½πŸ’™πŸ‘¨πŸ» #kidzneeddadz #keepcalm #havefun #lockdown #covid19 #fatherhood #dadsmatter #dadsmatter...

January 20, 2022

Wai Dadz Bushwalk

[Video] Luke Tiller narrates a local Dads group's bush walk with their Kids as part of Kidz Need Dadz Wairarapa Dadzkare programme. ...

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