Children's Day

Children are our greatest gift - He taonga te tamaiti

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Welcome to Children’s Day 2024!

Sunday 3 March, Children’s Day, will be a joyous celebration as it is every year. It’s also an opportunity for all of us taking part, to acknowledge the importance of safeguarding our children and putting their needs first. 

Our children and mokopuna are our legacy, they will lead and shape the future of our nation. Whether you are a parent, guardian, whānau member, educator or other member of our community, let’s extend the celebrations of the day into an ongoing commitment to protect the wellbeing and rights of those who are our greatest gift. Through aroha we can all help to create an environment that nurtures our tamariki. 

We have compiled a large list of resources from New Zealand’s many organisations for child and family advocacy, which we hope will help you on this path. The list can be found via the 'Community Resources' button below.

We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating Children’s Day 2024! Please join us in celebrating and protecting our children throughout this year and beyond. We can all help create safe and nurturing environments where tamariki can thrive.

Community Resources

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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.

Ways to celebrate

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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. 

Find events near you

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.

Download resources

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We can all help tamariki thrive



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

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

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