Put Tamariki First

Children's Day is Sunday 3 March 2019!

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See what's on

Join the fun in your community, take your whānau along to one of the exciting Children's Day events happening this March. There are hundreds of events all around the country.

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Children's Day events

Organise an event

Remind everyone why we care about children, and what it means to put them first by hosting an event in your community. Your event can be anything, big or small.

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Children's Day organisers

Spread the word

Let's get all of New Zealand celebrating children! You can help by sharing on social media, in your community or at your workplace. We have resources to help you promote Children's Day and events.

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We can all help tamariki thrive

Giving time


Talking with tamariki and really listening to what they say makes them feel heard and builds their confidence.

Aroha, mahaha


You can never spoil a child with too much aroha. Showing warmth and affection builds trust and positive self-esteem.

Praise and encouragement


Safe, loving, supportive whānau and communities surrounding tamariki will help them to grow and flourish.

Children's Day 2018 highlights

Show us how you celebrate #ChildrensDayNZ