Forum on the Family 2016 At Your Place
Met 1,000’s of supporters around NZ
When we ‘dreamed up’ the idea of visiting some centres around New Zealand to meet supporters and potential supporters of Family First rather than just having a conference in Auckland, we never realised just how many invitations would pour in.
But five months after our first meeting, and 58 presentations later, it’s been an amazing success. We’ve had anywhere from 5 up to 125 attendees at each meeting, and we’ve met literally thousands of supporters throughout the country.
It is safe to say that Family First is well-known, well-supported, and well-appreciated by kiwi families. It has been very encouraging to realise the level of support, and to meet the many ‘family advocates’ in various towns and cities throughout NZ.
The ‘family movement’ is definitely alive and well!
Thank you to the thousands of you who were able to attend the Forums. A key message of our presentation was that our aim is to Inform, Equip, & Inspire families to continue to speak up on issues important to NZ families – whether in the political field, media, or at a more local level e.g. schools, community issues.
It’s now time for a bit of a rest, clearing the backlog of emails and administration, and planning for 2017!
Thanks again for the huge support – and for standing with us as we stand for families.
Each year we usually invite supporters to our Conference hosted in Auckland. But this year (being our 10th anniversary) we thought we’d like to come to your place! We have thousands of supporters throughout NZ who we would love to meet (and thank!) in person.
So National Director Bob McCoskrie is visiting cities and towns around NZ during 2016 to have a ‘coffee and chat’ with supporters and potential supporters interested in the work of the organisation. We’ve already had some great meetings this year.
Under the heading of “Strong Marriages, Strong Families, Strong Nation”, the presentation will give an overview of current family issues including;
* family breakdown and marriage,
* child poverty,
* child abuse & the anti-smacking law,
* sex education & ‘gender identity’ in schools,
* parental notification laws,
* and more….
The extensive work of Family First since its inception in 2006 will be summarised in a short video presentation.
We can work the focus of the presentation around what your particular group is most keen to hear about.
If you would be willing to host / organise one of these meetings in your area, please download a booking form, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will work with you to make it as easy and low-stress as possible. A ‘committee’ of supporters would make it even easier!
We really appreciate you considering this request. We look forward to coming to ‘your place’.
The Team at Family First NZ
(Dates & Venues – regularly updated)
Sunday 29 June Paeroa Elim Church, 77 Station Rd, Paeroa
Sunday 3 July 5pm Papatoetoe Emanuelu Christian Church, 31/33 Seddon Ave, Papatoetoe
Tuesday 5 July 12.30pm Hamilton (invite only)
Wednesday 6 July 7pm Paraparaumu (postponed)
Tuesday 9 Aug 10am Pukekohe Pukekohe Mens Probus
Thursday 11 Aug 7pm Hamilton Reformed Church of Hamilton, 11 Aberdeen Dr, Hamilton
Monday 15 Aug 7pm Taihape St David’s Presbyterian Church, Huia St, Taihape
Tuesday 16 Aug 7pm Taupo Lake Taupo Christian School, 42 Kiddle Dr, Hilltop, Taupo
Wednesday 17 Aug 7pm Hawkes Bay The Oasis Church, 15 Owen St, Napier
Thursday 18 Aug 7pm Gisborne Mangapapa Church, 314 Ormond Rd, Gisborne
Sunday 21 Aug 7pm Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Bible Chapel, Chapel Dr, Te Awamutu
Monday 22 Aug 7pm Auckland Tyndale Park Christian School, 206 Murphys Rd, Flat Bush
Tuesday 23 Aug 7.30pm Wainuiomata Reformed Church of Wainuiomata, Main Rd 100, Wainuiomata
Wednesday 24 Aug 6pm Masterton Masterton Community Church, 117 Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton
Thursday 25 Aug 12pm Palmerston North (invite only)
Thursday 25 Aug 7pm Palmerston North Vision Complex Palmerston North, 237 Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North
Monday 29 Aug 1.30pm Hibiscus Coast St Johns Catholic Church Hall, 180 Centreway Road, Orewa
Monday 29 Aug 7.30pm Hibiscus Coast St Johns Catholic Church Hall, 180 Centreway Road, Orewa
Wednesday 31 Aug 1pm University of Waikato
Wednesday 31 Aug 7pm Morrinsville Morrinsville College, Alexandra Ave, Morrinsville
Thursday 1 Sep 12pm Tauranga (invite only)
Friday 2 Sep 11am West Auckland West Auckland Mens Probus, Kelston
Saturday 3 Sep 7am Waiuku Waiuku Men’s Breakfast, St Andrews, Queen Street, Waiuku
Monday 5 Sep 7pm Katikati Katikati Rotary Club @ Katikati RSA, Cnr of Henry and Main Road, Katikati
Tuesday 6 Sep 7.30pm Pukekohe Pukekohe Reformed Church, cnr Seddon St & Victoria St, Pukekohe
Friday 9 Sep 10am Manukau City Manukau City Baptist Church Chapel Service, 9 Lambie Dr, Manukau City
Sunday 18 Sep 6pm Waitara Knox Presbyterian Church, 17 Grey Street, Waitara
Monday 19 Sep 7pm Hawera Camberwell Lounge, TSB Hub, Camberwell Rd, Hawera
Tuesday 20 Sep 6pm Stratford The Well Café, 200 Broadway, Stratford
Wednesday 21 Sep 5.30pm Taumarunui Taumarunui Baptist Church, 250 Taupo Rd, Taumarunui
Thursday 22 Sep 7pm Wanganui Trinity Methodist Church, 183 Wicksteed St, Wanganui Central
Sunday 25 Sep 2.30pm Auckland UPF Peace Embassy, 24 St. Stephens Ave, Parnell
Saturday 1 Oct 1.30pm Auckland Congregational Union of NZ Annual Conference
Friday/Saturday 7/8 Oct Auckland Promise Keepers Men’s Conference
Sunday 9 Oct 7pm Auckland Greenlane Presbyterian, 211 Gt South Rd, Greenlane
Sunday 16 Oct 2pm Tauranga St Peters in the City, 130 Spring St, Tauranga
Sunday 16 Oct 7pm Waihi Memorial Town Hall, Seddon St, Waihi
Monday 17 Oct 7pm Katikati Katikati Christian Centre, 11-13 Henry Rd, Katikati
Tuesday 18 Oct 7pm Rotorua Front lounge, St Mary of the Cross McKillop, 40 Seddon St, Rotorua
Thursday 27 Oct 7pm Ruawai Ruawai Community Church, 47 Freyberg Road, SH12, Ruawai
Friday 28 Oct 7pm Dargaville The Lighthouse Church, 78 Normanby St, Dargaville
Saturday 29 Oct 7pm Whangarei Whangarei Central Baptist Church, 200 Bank St, Whangarei
Sunday 30 Oct 10am Kaitaia Kaitaia Baptist Church, 79 Matthews Ave, Kaitaia
Sunday 30 Oct 7pm Kerikeri Kerikeri Baptist Church, 41 Hobson Ave, Kerikeri
Monday 31 Oct 6pm Kaitaia Abundant Life Church, 11A North Road, Kaitaia
Sunday 6 Nov 7.30pm Christchurch Catholic Cathedral College Hall, 62 Ferry Road, Christchurch
Monday 7 Nov 7pm Rangiora Stewart Room, John Knox Presbyterian Church, Cnr High Street & King Street, Rangiora
Tuesday 8 Nov 7pm Timaru The Lighthouse Café, 92 – 96 Stafford Street, Timaru
Wednesday 9 Nov 12pm Waimate Knox Church Hall, cnr Shearman & Manse St, Waimate
Wednesday 9 Nov 7pm Twizel All Saints Church Hall, 52 Mackenzie Dr, Twizel
Thursday 10 Nov 1pm Ranfurly 207 Orangapai Rd, Ranfurly
Thursday 10 Nov 7pm Dunedin Nations Church, 334 King Edward St, Otago
Friday 11 Nov 7pm Invercargill Salvation Army Community Centre, 29 Victoria Ave, Invercargill
Saturday 12 Nov 7pm Gore Gore Baptist Church, 23 Ardwick St, Gore
Sunday 13 Nov 10am Gore Gore Baptist Church, 23 Ardwick St, Gore
Monday 14 Nov 7pm Queenstown Queenstown City Impact Church, 3 Hansen Rd, Queenstown
Tuesday 15 Nov 7pm Greymouth Cobden Anglican Church, 40 Richmond St, Cobden, Greymouth
Wednesday 16 Nov 7pm Westport Living Water Church, 27 Cobden St, Westport
Thursday 17 Nov 7pm Nelson The Centre, Richmond Community Church, Warring Car Park, Nelson
Sunday 20 Nov 7pm Manurewa Manurewa Bible Church, 84-86 Maich Road, Manurewa
Thursday 24 Nov 7.30pm Christchurch Hillview Christian School, 150 Wilsons Road, St Martins