For the Sake of Our Children Trust hosts several key events a year.

An active part of the role of For the Sake of Our Children Trust is to keep people informed of issues that impact on children. To that end we will also post information on relevant events hosted by other organisations around the country.
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Upcoming Events

Chief Coroner on Child Abuse & Neglect in New Zealand.
Thursday 21st August 2013, 5.30pm
Venue: Florence Court
8 Omana Ave, Epsom Auckland.
Contact: for further information.

For the Sake of Our Children Trust Board Meeting
Thursday 14th August 2013, Auckland.

Past Events

Leadership Dinner with a Difference 27th June 2013, Auckland

Aspiring Leaders Forum 4th-7th July 2013, Wellington.

Social Sector Trial Visits  25th-26th October 2012, Tauramanui, Levin, Kawerau, Tokoroa and Te Kuiti

Aspiring Leaders Forum - 22-25th July 2012, Wellington.

The Aspiring Leaders' Forum is an annual four day event that brings together the brightest, most committed and courageous young leaders from across all sectors and towns in New Zealand.

Each year thousands of young New Zealanders grapple with the task of answering some of the fundamental questions of life. Which direction should I take? What will I do with my life? What is my purpose?

It is this stage of life that is one of the most important – these young New Zealanders are in the process of determining their direction, they have begun to develop a critical-thinking approach to life, they are defining goals and aspirations and yet their ideals are still intact. One day these young people will lead our nation. Their view of leadership and what it means to lead is therefore of critical importance to New Zealand's future.

The Aspiring Leaders' Forum on faith and values attempts to bridge the growing divide between our nation's young people and its leaders as they come together in Wellington to debate and discuss the ideas and philosophies of leadership. While Members of Parliament will host the Forum, the focus is not purely politics: it is about encouraging young people to be better leaders in the areas of society they are engaged in, be it the arts, business, politics or sport.

There are always more followers than leaders, yet one leader can affect the lives of millions. Our hope is that the Forum will build a bridge from one generation to the next, inspiring and elevating our young people's expectations of leadership.

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Children's Day - Sunday 4 March 2012 is Children’s Day!

New Zealand celebrates Children's Day on the first Sunday in March each year.

Go to the Children's Day website for information about events in your area or you register an event. This year’s theme is ‘treasure our children’. If you’re a mum, dad, whânau, or someone in the community, you will find many ideas about the things you can do to treasure your tamaraki, everyday.

There are Children’s Day events on the website If you’re planning something fun for the children in your life, don't forget to register your event with on Then you can get free stuff. If you'd like to learn more about Children's Day, email us at or phone 0800 10 33 22.

Lunchtime Forum for Our Children, Tuesday 30th August, 2011.

Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury - A champion of human rights

For the Sake of Our Children Trust was pleased to host a dinner event for visiting speaker Baroness Caroline Cox held at Florence Court last month. Guests included our Trustees, friends of the Trust : Michael and Kim Barnett of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Tim Sisarich of Focus on the Family, Rachel Langton of Maxim Institute, Emeline Afeaki-Mafileo of Affirming Works and elected National MPs Dr. Paul Hutchinson and Sam Lotu-Iinga.

The night was a wonderful evening where stories of passion for the community and the nations were shared. Baroness Caroline Cox is a crossbencher peer from the British House of Lords.  She is known for her active involvement in humanitarian aid and human rights, as well as for her interest and work in slavery and education.  Baroness Cox was Founding Chancellor of Bournemouth University and is currently Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University, and Chief Executive of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).

Beach Haven Community Gap Home Opening
The Trust is pleased to be partnering with Church Army and the Beach Haven Anglican Church to support it's leadership GAP home. Called the "Elliot-Bateman Discipleship Home" it is dedicated to local leaders who are making great progress in their community.
Family First Forum '08
The Trust were pleased to sponsor and support the 2008 Family First Forum held last year at the Life Convention Centre.  The CEO at the time, Christine Rankin, gave a brilliant speech calling politicial leaders and Christian believers to take responsibility for children in our nation who are being violently abused and/or neglected. For more information please go to  Our Trust continues to support initiatives concerning the wellbeing of the family and our children.

Aspiring Leaders Forum 08
Last year, Rachel and her husband Alekisanita (Aleki) attended the forum as a facilitators to a group of young aspiring leaders who came from vast different backgrounds.The event itself was attended by 130 young leaders from across NZ and hosted by over 30 MPs.  The Forum is about Leadership based on Faith and Values.  The Trust will continue to support Aspiring Leaders Forum 2009.

Community Leaders Retreat 08
In partnership with Aspiring Leaders Trust, For the Sake of Our Children Trust were pleased to sponsor the first Community Leaders Retreat held at the Duxton Hotel, Lake Rotoiti Rotorua.

The Retreat was an opportunity to encourage and refresh our community leaders. 30 community leaders attended the 3 day event and were able to share their personal stories and what it means to aspire to make a positive difference in their respective communities. The Trust will continue to support local community leaders in 2009.

Christmas Celebration 08
Thank you to all our friends and supporters who attended our festive cheer celebrations.  The turnout out was fantastic considering the short-notice but guests came from Rotorua, Christchurch and even as far as Gore!  The event was an evening where friends of the Trust were able to celebrate the year been highlighting some interesting moments throughout the year. We at the Trust look forward to what 2009 brings.

Organise an Event
If you would like to host an information evening or community action group in your local area please contact us for more information.

Got a Great Idea?
If you have any ideas for events or action that the Trust can take on behalf of children in New Zealand we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.