Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Barnardos prepares for Big Toddle - November 2005

Barnardos prepares for Big Toddle - November 2005

Throughout November, young children around New Zealand will put their best foot forward for Barnardos Big Toddle.

“This is the first year that Barnardos New Zealand has organised the Big Toddle and it is shaping up to be the biggest, brightest and best fundraising event for the under five’s in the country,” says Murray Edridge, the Chief Executive of Barnardos New Zealand.

“The Big Toddle aims to get a record number of children walking their way to health and fitness while raising funds for Barnardos community and family services as well as their own group.”

All groups of under-five-year-olds are welcome to join in the Big Toddle. So far 116 groups (with more than 5000 children) have signed on and are either organising their own Toddles or joining one of the Barnardos-hosted Big Toddles being held in Auckland, Gisborne and Christchurch.

“The overriding aim of Barnardos is to work with children and families to ensure that children experience a cycle of success through effective care, support and education,” says Murray.

“We are really excited to see the numbers of young children’s groups and their local communities keen to help us achieve this aim.”

The money raised will help Barnardos continue to provide its child-focused services which include: home based support for families under stress; parent education; supervision of contact visits between children and their non custodial parents; and programmes for children affected by domestic violence.

ENDS

Note:

Big Toddles will be held in:

Auckland at Cranwell Park, Henderson, on Friday, 11 November from 10.00am to 12.00 noon
(postponement date 18 November).

Gisborne at the Botanical Gardens on Tuesday, 15 November from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Christchurch at Queen Elizabeth II Park on Friday, 18 November from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Roe v Wade Aftermath


Now that the right of US women to abortion (formerly protected by Roe v Wade) has been abolished, the important role of medication-induced abortion will come even more to the fore. Already, research by the Guttmacher Institute reproductive rights centre shows that over half of US abortions are obtained by medication. According to the US Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organisation, the abortion pills can be safely self-administered at home within the first ten weeks of pregnancy, rather than via a surgical procedure carried out in a bricks-and-mortar abortion clinic...
More>>



 
 


Government: Electoral Changes Will Bring Greater Transparency For Voters

Changes to electoral law announced by Justice Minister Kiri Allan today aim to support participation in parliamentary elections, and improve public trust and confidence in New Zealand’s electoral system... More>>


Parliament: Grounds Fully Reopened

Parliament’s grounds have been fully reopened today at a ceremony and community event with mana whenua, members of the public, and representatives of Parliament... More>>


Chris Hipkins: Statement On Charlotte Bellis

On 31 January I released a statement regarding Charlotte Bellis and her MIQ application. I stated that emergency allocation criteria includes a requirement to travel to New Zealand within the next 14 days... More>>



NZ Republic: Charles CHOGM Speech Green Light For Change
“Prince Charles had made it clear in his speech to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda today that even the Royal family think it’s time for change” said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic... More>>


National: Goodfellow To Retire As Party President
Peter Goodfellow today announced he will not seek re-election as President of the National Party at its Annual Conference. Mr Goodfellow will remain as a director on the board for one final term to assist in the transition... More>>

Police: Parliament Occupation Investigators Seek Public Assistance
Police investigating criminal activity on the final day of the occupation at Parliament grounds earlier this year are appealing for the public’s help to identify 15 people... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels