Father & Child supports the ‘Income Splitting’ Bill currently before select committee. The bill would treat parents who live together as an economic unit for taxation purposes rather than tax them as individuals, as is presently the case. The present taxation system disadvantages families with only one income earner compared to a family where the […]
Father & Child Auckland has received funding from the Manurewa Community Board (Manukau City Council) towards a series of 3 seminars on what it means to be a father. These seminars will be held later in 2010. Details will be announced shortly but if you are interested or know anyone who might be send us […]
Dan Brown, a young father being supported by the Father & Child Trust, was interviewed on TV3 about the new “In Your Hands” DVD produced by Great Fathers.
A Father & Child survey of 124 dads attending the Waitakere City Toddler Day Out this year, found that a majority felt their needs as a dad are well catered for in Waitakere City. However, only half said that they’d had face-to-face contact with a Well Child Health provider, such as Plunket. Home-based Well Child […]
Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? To lend your support to other dads? A safe place to strengthen your role as a father? Maybe a dad only zone, where you can talk freely? Our Father’s Mauri Ora Circle may be just what you are looking for. Meeting every Wednesday evening from […]
Parenting: Babies and Movement by Harald Breiding-Buss Compared to all other mammals, human babies are exceptionally underdeveloped and helpless—so much so that it seems amazing that the human species has survived at all, what with our low reproduction rate and the kind of effort required to raise a child to maturity. There must be a […]
Fathers are called on to participate in a study on their experiences of a difficult birth of their baby. See here for more info.
Radio NZ National’s 9 to noon programme helped Father & Child Trust raise awareness for postnatal depression in men. Father and Child Auckland Coordinator Brendon Smith and Wellington-based Board member and GP Mark Stephenson featured in a 20-minute segment on the topic, in which both the personal and the clinical aspects of the illness were […]
The Plunket Society is trialing a new parenting course for fathers called ‘Dads4Dads’, with an eye to rolling it out nationwide through Plunket. Project leader Claire Rumble says that in principle she prefers courses where both parents can participate jointly, but some of their solo fathers have indicated that having a specific course for dads […]
A draft strategy produced by the National Breastfeeding Advisory Committee for the Director-General of Health makes no mention of fathers.