Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Fun, Free Family Day to say Family Violence is Not OK

Media Release: Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence
Date: 14th November 2012

For immediate release:

Fun, Free Family Day to say Family Violence is Not OK, (But it’s OK To Ask For Help)

On November 25th from 11am – 3pm the Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence (DCAFV) will be hosting a large array of FREE events and entertainment for Dunedin residents to show their support for White Ribbon Day.

White Ribbon Day (25 November) is the international day when people, particularly men, wear a white ribbon to show they won’t tolerate or condone violence towards women.

It is also the day for celebrating those many men who are willing to show leadership and commitment to promote safe, healthy relationships in families.

There will be live music from bands such as Matt Langley, Julian Temple Band, King Leo, DelGirl, Both Sides of the Line, and many more.

There will also be Kapa Haka performances from Fairfield Primary, Otago Boys and Otago Girls High Schools.

FREE children's entertainment includes two large bouncy castles, face painting, Filipa Fairy and Jay Juggler. There will also be FREE candy floss (thanks to sponsorship from Jumping Jacks Castles) and a FREE sausage sizzle.

There will be key note speakers on the day, including Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago, Professor Mark Henaghan, whom will speak at 12.30pm. "Family violence is not so much a violation of society's norms as an extreme expression of them", said Professor Mark Henaghan of family violence in NZ, which is why we need to change societal norms as a community.

A children's art display is being hosted on the day by Barnardos, with the theme ‘Awesome Families’. Barnardos are taking entries up until November 23rd, and there will be prizes for all entries on the day, thanks to the wonderful sponsorship from the following businesses; Countdown, The Warehouse, Mitre 10 Mega, Laserforce, McDonalds and Cadburys. Information stalls from various community support services such as Youthline, Shakti, Presbyterian Support, Barnardos and DCAFV will also be present.

DCAFV Coordinator Bonnie Scarth said “We are looking forward to seeing a great turnout from Dunedin on the day; taking part in making a stand against family violence, and enjoying a fun day of free family entertainment and activities goes some way to strengthening our community”.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Team Behind Trump's Throne

Forget the Putin factor. Daily, the team of charlatans, bigots and stunningly ignorant crackpots that Trump is appointing to head key federal agencies is just as alarming. These are positions with vast power and budgetary discretion over policies that stand to affect tens of millions of vulnerable Americans. Sad! More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Hospitals: Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Super Fund: More Burning Ethical Questions For Steven Joyce

Greens: Radio New Zealand reported this morning that the New Zealand Superfund has $77 million invested in 47 coal companies that the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund – the largest sovereign fund in the world – has blacklisted. More>>

Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why Tax Cuts In 2017 Would Be A (Proven) Bad Idea

Ever since the world fell prey to the mullahs of the free market in the 1980s, no amount of real world evidence has managed dispel one key tenet of their economic faith. Namely, the idea that if you cut income taxes and taxes on small business, a wave of individual enterprise and entrepreneurial energy will thus be unleashed, profits will rise and – hey bingo! – the tax cuts will soon be paying for themselves ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news