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National Children's Day



The 5 March 2017 is Children’s Day. Children are our treasure! Children's Day is a chance for all of us to get together and celebrate the precious young people in our lives.

Children’s Day – Te Ra O Te Tamariki, provides New Zealanders with an opportunity to give time to children. Children’s Day has been running since the early 2000’s and is on the first Sunday of March each year. Hundreds of events happen all over the country each March, some big and some small.

Children’s Day is about treasuring our children, including:

  • Giving time
  • Praising and encouraging
  • Listening and talking
  • Sharing Love and affection
  • Exploring new experiences

To join in on the Children’s Day celebrations, you can:

  • Organise and register an event, it can be big or small. Check out our event tips.
  • Attend events in your area.

You can download posters and activity booklets here.

Earlier Event: 4 March
Reflective practice workshop
Later Event: 15 March
Stroke support group