Put tamariki first

Children's Day is Sunday 4 March 2018. Let's all join together to celebrate tamariki.

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.

Find events near you

Children's Day events

Organise an event

Remind everyone why we care about children, and what it means to put them first. Your event could be anything, big or small. Register and receive a free pack of goodies for tamariki.

Register your event

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.

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Spread the word

We can all help tamariki thrive

Giving time

Giving time

The best gift you can give tamariki is your time. Have a chat with them, listen, try new things, go on an adventure.

Aroha and affection

Aroha and affection

Take time to pause, share hugs and be generous with your love. All children deserve and need aroha to flourish.

Praise and encouragement

Praise and encouragement

Your kind words cost nothing, but can be priceless. Remind them just how important and special they are.


Show us how you celebrate #ChildrensDayNZ

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