Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Children’s Day to move from October to March

25 November 2005

Children’s Day to move from October to March

From 2007, Children’s Day will have a head start on Mother’s and Father’s Day, Child, Youth and Family Minister Ruth Dyson said today.

Announcing a change in date for National Children’s Day from the last Sunday of October to the first Sunday of March, Ms Dyson said the change was being made to avoid Labour Weekend and take advantage of better summer weather.

“In past years, the last Sunday of October often fell on Labour Weekend, ruling out a number of potential organisers, participants and activities. The change of date will increase community participation and ensure that Children’s Day is an enduring event.”

As a result of the date change, there will be no Children’s Day in 2006.

Ruth Dyson said the change was being announced now so that people could plan ahead.

“People all over New Zealand work hard for months to make the event a success, and some media have made Children’s Day a regular feature. We want to give everybody prior warning and work towards creating a Children’s Day that is even bigger and better in 2007.

“Beginning the year with events that celebrate our children and remind us that the best thing we can give them is our time and love will increase the impact of a day New Zealanders have widely embraced.”

Child, Youth and Family is the implementation agency for Children’s Day. For the last six years, it has been supported by the Children’s Day National Steering Group made up of government and non-government agencies.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Emissions Reduction Plan Non-Event

Clearly, the attempt to take the politics out of climate change has itself been a political decision, and one meant to remove much of the heat from the global warming issue before next year’s election. What we got from yesterday’s $2.9 billion Emissions Reduction Plan was a largely aspirational multi-party commitment to the direction of policy on climate change...


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>




InfoPages News Channels