Fathers getting a piece of the parenthood action

NZ Herald August 27, 2008

The Christchurch-based Father and Child Trust has obtained charity funding to include a 54-page magazine for new dads in 15,000 Bounty packs distributed in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch over the next six months. “It’s the first time there’s ever been anything for fathers,” said the trust’s Auckland co-ordinator, Brendon Smith, a father of two. The Wellington-based Families Commission has also taken up support for fathers as one of its priorities for the next three years, starting with two “fathering conversations” facilitated by Richard Aston of mentoring agency Big Buddy in Wellington and Auckland.