North Island Events 2011

Check out some posters used during the 2011 Campaign, and details of events below. Have you started planning for White Ribbon Month 2012..?

 
 
Auckland
White Ribbon Day – handing out ribbons
7:30am, 25 November
The City Police will be handing out ribbons at Britomart and other key locations including ADHB approved locations on the day, as per previous years.
Vaughn Graham, Auckland City Police, vaughn.graham@police.govt.nz 09 3026493
 
Auckland
YDG Farm visit
1pm, 19 November
Young dads group are taking their families on a vist to the farm out in Henderson. Young dads and their mentors will be going on this trip between 40 and 60 people. Young Dads group is a collabaration between Glen Innes Family Centre, Thrive and Te Waipuna Puawai with support from Father and Child.
Chris Makoare Glen Innes Family Centre 021 020 62990 chris@gifc.co.nz
 
Auckland
Te Papapa School White Ribbon Event
25 November
Day to promote and to raise awareness. This will provide an opportunity for our community to recognise that White Ribbon Day is a celebration for both men and women whom are no longer living in violent relationships or are in the process of recieving help.
-  The children will have the opportunity to write about the positive relationship of their parents.
- Will invite an evening for parents to come and hear the stories from their child/childrens.
- A celebration of living violence free.
Contact Rebekah Staples ATWC – Putting Children First 027 567 4124 rebekahs@atwc.org.nz
 
Auckland
White Ribbon Day – Tautoko te Kaupapa (support the cause)
7am, 25 November
We will be distributing white ribbons to all Primary and Secondary Schools that are involved in the Cool School Peer Mediation Programme we here at the Peace Foundation manage. This will help create the awareness within the education sector for both Primary & Secondary students.
Contact Jonnie Black from The Peace Foundation jonnie.black@peacefoundation.org.nz 09 373 2379
 
Auckland
White Ribbon Day – Display
8am 25 November
We will have a display in the atruim, level 9, of National Women’s Hospital and ribbons will be distributed to male staff and patients who would like to show their support.
Organised by Simone Pook, National Women’s Health, Auckland City Hospital, hiws@adhb.govt.nz 09 307 4949 ext 25678
 
Auckland
Probation Awareness
8.30am, 25 November
White Ribbon Day eill be promoted at three report-in centres including the area office in Manukau.
Organised by Joy Shaw, Community Probation Services, 0272332453, joy.shaw@corrections.govt.nz / joyshaw@xtra.co.nz
 
Auckland City -Grafton
White Ribbon Breakfast
7.30am, 25 November
White Ribbon Day Breakfast with White Ribbon Ambassador, Dr Hone Kaa, the White Ribbon Riders and boys fromDilworthSchool. Tatai Hono Marae,10 Burleigh Street, Grafton.
Anton Blank, anton.blank@xtra.co.nz, 021 406 031
 
Auckland – Mangere
As Public Servants we will promote ‘It’s not OK’ booklets and share the message with all our clients and the public whom we come across – that we fully support violence against Women is a big NO!!! We will also seek permission from our HQ to wear the White Ribbon T Shirt on the day of the campaign.
Organised by Muriel Taala, Work & Income NZ, Mangere. Muriel.Taala001@msd.govt.nz 09 916 1731
 
Auckland – Manukau
White Ribbon Whanau Fun Day
9.50am, 25 November
Gala day with performances from local schools, speeches from high profile guests and the White Ribbon Riders.
Contact Raewyn Bhana from the South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network to get involved, 09 278 9304.
 
Auckland – Manukau
White Ribbon Breakfast for High School Youth in South Auckland
8am, 25 November
This event coincides with the big event on the 25th November 2011 at the Manukau Square, the Breakfast will take place at Salvation Army Manukau and will have guest speakers and include a visit from the White Ribbon Riders…A great collaboration of agencies are coming together for this great cause.
Organised by Diana Vao from the Salvation Army diana_vao@nzf.salvationarmy.org  
 
Auckland – Manukau
The Dream Centre
12.30pm, 25 November
White Ribbon Ride visit to The Dream Centre. Come down and meet them from 12.30pm!
Contact Anna Tauti 027 508 8071, 09 2612623 anna@thedreamcentre.co.nz
 
Auckland – Manukau
Dorothy Martin
12pm, 25 November
White Ribbon Day Shared Luncheon
We are a Private Training Organisation based in Manukau City. Almost all of our students are Maori or Pacific Islanders and have either been directly involved with or have been affected by violence in the home. This is an opportunity for our students to not only celebrate their diversity, their education successes (success may mean just signing up for and attending training) and abilities, but also their right to be safe in a non violent and/or judgemental environment.
Contact Dorothy Martin MSL Training Ltd 09 263 6940 dorothy.martin@msltraining.ac.nz
 
Auckland – Manukau
Bric-a-Brac and Book Sale for Women’s Refuge Project for Migrant Women 
10.00am, 2 October
Zonta Club members will collect items for their annual Bric-A-Brac and Book Sale, which will be held on 2 October 2011. Proceeds will go to Women’s Refuge Project for Migrant Women.
Contact Gaye Mears, Zonta Club of East Auckland Inc. gayemears@xtra.co.nz  021 2225810
 
Auckland – North Shore
We will be attending a number of events on the North Shore. We hope to have a stall at the Pasefika Event on the North Shore and other Xmas parades around White Ribbon Day.
Contact Yvonne Powley, North Shore Community & Social Services yvonne@nscss.org.nz / 09 4864820 or Deb Humphries 021 045 6912
 
Auckland – North Shore
Supporting the North Shore Event.
2:45pm, 25 November
We have the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club and Te Ahi Kikoha as the White Ribbon Ride on parade on the 25th November in support of White Ribbon Day. We do expect to have a large audience on the day.
Contact Wayne Williams Safer North community Trust 09 489 4975 x 113 or 0274 500 478 wayne@safernorth.co.nz
 
Auckland – Onehunga
Onehunga Community White Ribbon Day
9:30am, 25 November
We have different organisations within the Onehunga community such as Father & Child Trust, Shakti Women’s Centre, CYFs, Community Link, Tongan Trust, Multi Eduction Pasifika, Police providing information stalls, BBQ ( (donation to Shakti Women’s Crisis team), face painting, live music. We have a giant sized White Ribbon that we display on our building. We have run this successful event for the past three years, last year we had approx 200 people attend through out the day.
Contact Michelle Mitchell, Onehunga Community Centre, co.ord@onehungacentre.org.nz 09 634 9253
 
Auckland – Orewa
Orewa Santa Parade
11am, 19 November
We are going to have a stall at the Orewa Santa Parade with ribbons, balloons and information about family violence support in our community.
Contact Diane Woolson Neville, Te Rito Rodney teritorodney@paradise.net.nz 09 426 6524
 
Auckland – Otara
White Ribbon Luncheon Support
12.30pm, 11 November
Service Centre Luncheon for support of White Ribbon Week, to raise awareness and towards the purpose and povision of cultures in the workplae.
Contact the Otara CPS 09 271 7750
 
Auckland – Pukekohe
Te Paihere O Nga Wahine me Nga Tane
10am, 9 December
To raise awareness of family & domestic violence in our community.
Contact Robert Hita, Huakina Development Trust for details: robert@huakina.co.nz 09 2373325
 
Auckland – Rodney
White Ribbon Day Rodney
10am, 25 November
We will be holding free sausage sizzle’s in Warkworth & Wellsford, handing out information on family violence awareness and prevention and raising the profile of Rodney Stopping Violence, Homebuilders Family Centre, the Warkworth/Wellsford Women’s Centre, and Hestia Women’s Refuge.
Contact Rodney Stopping Violence Services, 09 4222 102
 
Auckland – Waiheke Island
White Ribbon Day Flag Raising
11.30, 25 November
Raising the White Ribbon Day flag with speeches by local personalities and dignitaries
Contact Kamalesh Lovegrove Living Without Violence – Waiheke 09 3729220 lwv.waiheke@xtra.co.nz
 
Auckland – Waitakere
White Ribbon Day March
25 November, 12.30pm
Every year Waitakere holds a WRD march through the main streets of Henderson starting at the Waitakere Hospital and ending at the Falls Park with speeches and performance and events for children. The WRD riders also attend. The March is led by prominent male community leaders including the Area Commander of Police, the FV Court Judge, heads of men’s programmes, ambassadors for WRD and the like.
Contact Kelly Maung from Auckland Council kelly.maung@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 0212447518 to get involved.
 
Auckland – Waitakere
White Ribbon Day visit toKelstonBoysHigh School
9.30am, 25 November
The White Ribbon Riders will be visiting aKelstonBoysHigh School, where school students will perform for them. A light lunch will be served at the end of the performance.
Contact Kelly Maung from Auckland Council kelly.maung@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 0212447518 to get involved.
 
Auckland – Waitakere
Man Alive White Ribbon Ride
2.35pm, 25 November
The White Ribbon Riders will have afternoon tea with the Man Alive group at11 Edmonton Road,Henderson.
Togia Lanefale, Man Alive, togia.lanefale@manalive.org.nz, 09 835 0509 ext 809
 
 
Cambridge
Cambridge Edtion newspaper fund raising in the Cambridge area
We are going to saturate the Cambridge area with posters, collection buckets for White Ribbon Day, large write up in the paper and asking advertisers to donate some of their advertising spend to the appeal. 
Contact Denise Saxton, Cambridge Edtion denise.saxton@wrcn.co.nz 07 8273680
 
Cambridge
White Ribbon Ride
8.30am, 24 November
Hosting of White Ribbon Riders in Cambridge; Cambridge business/services relay cycle ride to maximise involvement of public
Contact Beryl Emery Waipa Family Violence Intervention Network 021 572 062 / 07 843 7367 / beryl@cambridgelifeskills.co.nz
 
Dannevirke
Dannevirke White Ribbon Ride stop
5pm, 21 November
My Whanau-My Team themed event with sports activities, healthy food, parenting messages, health checks and of course the messaging around ending family violence.
Contact Wendy Lansdown from Tararua REAP to get involved, 06 374 6565
 
Dargaville
11.30am, 25 November
Dargavilles Support Day – Car and Bike Run to Dairy Flats
Meet at Woolworth Car Park for parade through town, pledge signing, then ride to Dairy Flats
Contact Tina Stewart  09 4396553 tina.stewart@xtra.co.nz
 
Featherston
White Ribbon Ride Tea Break
12.10pm, 21 November
The Riders will stop for a ‘tea break’ at the Community Centre where the local community is invited to attend.
Gerry Brooking, WFVN, gerry@svsw.org.nz, 06 377 0933
 
Fielding
White Ribbon Ride Breakfast
8am, 22 November
The Riders will be having breakfast at the Te Runanga o Raukawa,139 South St, Fielding.
Hinekahu Gotty Te Runanga o Raukawa, hinekahug@raukawa.iwi.nz, 06 323 6446 / 027 207 1241
 
Fielding
Feilding White Ribbon Day
10.30am, 25 November
A march, sausage sizzle and speakers are planned for White Ribbon Day in Fielding, along with a visit from the White Ribbon Ride from 8-9.15am on Tuesday 22nd November.
Contact Andrew Dever-Tod  from Te Manawa Services andrew@temanawa.org.nz 06 323 8330 for details.
 
Feilding
0 tolerance against Violence towards Women
25 November
We will be on the streets in our community speaking to every one and any one about ending Violence Against Women.
Contact Robyn Duncan from Manchester House Social Services for details, robynduncan@mhss.org.nz 06 323 7191
 
Feilding
Streetparty 4 Jesus 2011
10am 25 November
Feilding Youth proudly supporting White Ribbon Day & Yellow Ribbon sharing their hearts and memories of their loved ones lost/taken by domestic violence and suicide
Contact Liz Perawiti youth 221369950 ljperawiti@hotmail.co.nz
 
Gisborne
White Ribbon Ride
5.15pm, 22 November
The White Ribbon riders will do a lap of the town then the community will put on a meal for them. Come along to Marina Park, Gisborne District Council Buildings.
Tim Marshall, Tauawhi Men’s Centre, tauawhi@gmail.com, 027 634 4021
 
Gisborne
BIG GUY little guy
25 November
BIG GUYS within Tairahiti District Health host little guys from a local primary school for a morning and engage in fun activities which also promote violence free messages.
Organised by Kay Symes Tairawhiti District Health Kay.Symes@tdh.org.nz  (06) 8690500 ext 8606
 
Gisborne
Walk away from Violence
5pm, 25 November
A gathering at Marina Park Gisborne and then march/walk around the 3 bridges, returning to the park for a picnic and entertainment.    
Tim Marshall, Tairawhiti Men Against Violence/Tauawhi Mens Centre, tauawhi@psec.org.nz 027 634 4021
 
Hamilton
White Ribbon Ride Community Event
3pm, 23 November
The White Ribbon Ride will be joining the kids at the OSCAR after school kids program at the Enderley Park Communtiy Centre,Tennyson St, Enderley.
Contact Margaret from the Enderley Community Centre 07 853 8460
 
Hamilton
North IslandWhite Ribbon Ride National Launch
8am, 19 November
Come along for the Breakfast Launch of theWhiteRibbonNorthIslandRide,1190 Victoria Street,Hamilton.
Contact Roni Albert, Te Whakaruruhau Maori Women’s Refuge, ruahine.albert@tewhakaruruhau.org.nz 07 855 1569
 
Hamilton
Ribbon distribution
10am, 26 November
Distrubuting ribbons and information to the general public at malls, supermarkets etc.. Futher ideas are yet to be developed
Contact Catherine Corbett  07 8561146 cathandkarl@hotmail.com
 
Hamilton
White Ribbon Day the big freeze
12.30pm, 25 November
Similar to a dance flash mob this is a freeze where we invite people to Freeze in place for about 3 minutes as a group in a central site, while we have other people handing out white ribbons and stickers.
Contact Sarah Oliver Hamilton City Council 21942922 sarah_o@xtra.co.nz
 
Hamilton
Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project – White Ribbon Support
25 November
Supporting breakfasts, local communities, street walk, and court referrals.
For details contact Kaipo Peters, Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project mensprog@haip.org.nz 07 834 3148
 
Hamilton
Sausage sizzle/Public awareness
11am, 25 November
Contact Brenda Johnson, Work and Income, bjohn002@hotmail.com 07 957 6811
 
Hamilton
1 October
Celebrate women against violence in Midlands Needle Exchange
Contact Denise Gemmell, Needle Exchange, denise@needle.co.nz 027 279 2279
 
Hamilton
White Ribbion Day Dinsdale Shopping Centre
10am, 25 November
Each year the staff of Dinsdale Community Link and supporting Business pay for a sausage sizzle from 10-3pm, we hold an event that shuts down some of the carpark in our shopping centre and we invite the public to sit and watch the entertainment. We have bands come and the local kapa haka group joins us, two of our local schools come down and sing with the band. Our MC through out the day shares with the public messages of how we all can help. We are part of a community link that connects people with over 15 different agencies – all of which are invited to host on the day. We publish the photos of the day in our office each year.
Contact April Johnson, Dinsdale Community Link, april.johnson033@msd.govt.nz 07 9576825
 
Hastings
We will run White Ribbon Awareness campaigns through the whole week, and are also the Hawke’s Bay area organiser for the ride.
Contact Peter Andersson from YMCA Hawke’s Bay to get involved, ceo@ymcahb.org.nz 06-8783027
 
Hastings
10am, 25 November
White Ribbon Day
As like every year we are holding a Hastings Central Business White Ribbon Day. This year we are spending more time and going the extra mile to promote and support this. We have invited many guest speakers and will be having involvement of schools, men speaking from dfifferent walks of life.
Contact Mary Paki from the Hawkes Bay DHB Mental Health Service to get involved,  mary.paki@hawkesbaydhb.govt.nz 068788109  ext 5819
 
Hastings
White Ribbon Ride
10:30am, 22 November
White Ribbon Riders in Hastings for a White Ribbon event. Come down to the stage in the CBD to welcome them to Hastings!
Contact Darren Prtichard, Hastings Police 06 873 0590
 
Hawera
White Ribbon Ride school visit
1.35pm, 22 November
The Riders will visit HaweraPrimary School, 261 South Rd, Hawera, and speak with the students about the campaign.
Meridath Sullivan,School Principal, principal@haweraprimary.school.nz, 06 278 7709
 
Hawera
Violence Intervention Coordinators at Middlemore Hospital
CMDHB Mufti Day and Collection at Front Counter
8am, 25 November
Our staff are holding a mufti day on Friday 25 November and will also have White Ribbons etc available to the public for a gold coin donation. We will also be taking photos of the men who work here to send to you for the website.
Contact Sonia Murray from South Taranaki District Council sonia.murray@stdc.govt.nz 0800111323
 
Hawera
White Ribbon Day
2pm, 25 November
We are part of the South Taranaki Safe Families Collabortive and we are having a street march and a bbq on 25 November to bring more awareness around violence towards women and children
Contact Marion James at South Taranaki Safe Families Collabortive, 06 759 1492 ext 6
 
Helensville
White Ribbon Day BBQ
11am, 25 November
We plan to have a free sausage sizzle in Helensville town on November 25th, we will use the event to connect with people and raise awareness of the significance of the cause.
Contact Andrew – Men & Family Centre South Kaipara, ph 09 420 8263
 
Huntly
White Ribbon Day at Huntly and White Ribbon Ride stop over
2pm, 24 November
Waahi whaanui staff and other organisations are taking part in a big family/whanau concert on site at the Parry Street complex to make those in the community aware of the White Ribbon message. Posters and other resources will be spread around the Waikato region to allow whanau time to prepare for the upcoming White Ribbon Ride visit. Inviting every preschool, primary and secodary school and Wananga in Huntly to participate along with those artists who no longer attend a school. Invitation to all services who deal with Family Violence to promote their services. We will be getting the community to sign the White Ribbon pledge and asking men who are great male role models to tell their stories
Contact Lyn King Population Health Waikato District Health Board lyn.king@waikatodhb.health.nz 07 828 6532 / 021 356 786 or William Tipene from Waahi Whaanui Trust tipenew@whanui.org.nz 07 828 9695 ext 820.
 
Hutt Valley
White Ribbon Week
Hutt Valley DHB
Step up, Sign up & Support the ‘Stand Up To Violence’ signature banner.
Throughout this week the 25 metre 2010 Giant White Ribbon will be on display within the main corridor of the hospital.  The banner is a collection of signatures from those adding their names and support to stopping violence in our communities, homes, workplaces and anywhere else that it exists.
 
Sixty panels were sent around the country prior to White Ribbon Day 2010 to be filled with signatures. The panels were then gathered and sewn into a Giant Ribbon which was installed at Auckland DHB. We invite everyone to sign our sections of fabric adding the HVDHB support to the Giant Ribbon before it gets passed onto the next prominent location. See if you can find the Prime Ministers signature and other dignitaries, it’s there amongst the hundreds of others!
 
12.15-1.15pm, 18 November
Tane & Wahine ‘Finding the Balance’ Complimentary Roles:He Tahuhu Whakawhanau
New AmsterdamReedy – is a much respected Maori academic and practitioner of traditional Maori frameworks of wellbeing and holistic practices.  Tane & Wahine ‘Finding the Balance’ Complimentary Roles: He Tahuhu Whakawhanau.  Is an interactive workshop which invites people to experience Ngati Porou-tanga that explores Maori models of relationships, whanau, childbirth and child rearing practices. A healthy debate on issues relevant to Mana Tane  and the roles of protector, nurturer, provider – father, son, brother etc within whanau. Highly recommend to all staff, public and visitors. Location DHB Auditorium / Learning Centre.
 
12:30–1:30pm, 15 November
Grand Round: Men’s Panel discussion “Its Not OK ….Are You Okay”. 
Location: Auditorium/Learning Centre Highly recommend to all staff, public and visitors. A panel of men from various walks of life and circumstances; who share their journeys, perspectives (personal & professional), differences and similarities about taking why we all need to take a proactive stand against violence and abuse.
 
For more information please contact Nicholette Pomana – DDI: 570 9921 / 0272310457 nicholette.pomana@huttvalleydhb.org.nz
 
Kaitaia
Tamarere – Opua Country Womens Institute Awareness Day
9am, 25 November
The institute baked bags of cookies in 2010 and gave them out for free to the community of Kawakawa, they also handed out awareness material. They did this voluntary last year and will be doing it again this year.
Contact your Local Police Station for details.
 
Kaitaia
Kaitaia White Ribbon Whanau Day
12pm, 26 November
The Far North Maori Social Service Provider Forum is made up of NGO’s based in the Far North who have formed a collective to address issues pertaining to domestic/whanau violence in our community.  We will be hosting a White Ribbon Whanau Day in a public carpark in Kaitaia on 26 November 2001. This day will be the venue to raise our communities awareness around domestic/whanau violence and to offer agency contact details for whanau to get help. We will be one of the Northern legs of the White Ribbon Ride, will have a concert happening, will be promoting key messages around prevention of this violence and will also providing resources for whanau to take home to highlight the non-violence kaupapa of this day. We will also be having key speakers sharing their experiences with regard to this issue.
Sam Tecklenburg Waitomo Papakainga Development Officer waitomo.papakainga@xtra.co.nz / 09 408 0900
 
Kapiti
White Ribbon Week Promotion
21-25 November
Promotion within Work and Income office supporting our staff in the promotion of our Family Violence Intervention Program. This is in conjunction with the wider Kapiti Community and their activites during White Ribbon Week.
Contact Sandra Moncrieff, Work and Income for details, sandra.moncrieff001@msd.govt.nz 04 903 0924
 
Kapiti Coast
Celebration that Council is a White Ribbon Council!
25 November
Get in touch with Sam Hutcheson from Kapiti Coast District Council 027 5556 818
 
Kawerau
Kawerau White Ribbon Ride stop over
1pm, 23 November
Coordination of all schools and preschool centres to converge on Prideaux Park just prior to the arrival of the motorbike riders. There will be korero from the group of riders, from a community delegate and from a rangatahi delegate. The winner of a school competition will be chosen.
Coordinated by Jodi Hawe from Eastbay REAP, jodi@eastbayreap.org.nz 07 323 8605
 
Levin
Family Picnic / White Ribbon Ride Hui
12.30-4.30pm, 20 November
Family Picnic held at our town’s largest public park with live music, food, kapa haka & showcasing the arrival of the White Ribbon Riders to build awareness in a family environment for the prevention of domestic / family violence in our region & our nation.
Contact Veronica Pitt Horowhenua Ffamily Violence Intervention Programme Inc hfvip@clear.net.nz 06 367 0355 or Lyn Cooper, Birthright Levin Inc., lync.birthrightlvn@xtra.co.nz 06 368 7039 or Shelley Williams Birthright Levin Inc. 06 368 7039
 
Levin
Self Defense Workshops @ the Freyberg Lounge,Chamberlain Street, Levin
10am – 12noon 22 & 23 November
Contact Veronica Pitt Horowhenua Ffamily Violence Intervention Programme Inc hfvip@clear.net.nz 06 367 0355 or Lyn Cooper, Birthright Levin Inc., lync.birthrightlvn@xtra.co.nz 06 368 7039 or Shelley Williams Birthright Levin Inc. 06 368 7039
 
Lower Hutt
TaitaCollegeraising awareness of family violence
9am, 22 November
TaitaCollegeJuniorSchoolare hosting the White Ribbon Riders alongside this they are raising awareness of family violence to this generation.  There has been an outstanding response with over 120 students putting their name down as the planning group only.  Planned is a photo to be taken of students with important males to them standing behind them to show support against family violence.  We are intending on getting this into the local paper and for the photo to be hung all year round in the school foyer.  Students will also be taking part in other activities throughout the community hence we would like them to all be wearing a white ribbon for each event.  Invited into the school will be Avalon Intermediate the neighbouring school so their students also can have awareness raised to them with schools opening doors to discuss and issues of this nature.
Contact Kim Barnden Midnight Express 0273 703 744 kbarnden@pcc.govt.nz or Rose atTaitaCollege 567 8728 ex 256 / 021 154 0617
 
Lower Hutt
Pomare White Ribbon Day Community Breakfast – “Unity in Our Community”
8.30am, 25 November
For the past 3 years Pomare Community have organised a community breakfast which involves speakers, entertainment, food and a March around Farmer Crescent.  We release White Balloons acknowledging all those who have been affected by family violence.  Each year we have had a community artpeice, a hand painting, a graf art of increase the peace and last year we had a huge rock and put a plaque on to acknowledge the day.  Every year we have a theme, the first year was “Its Not Ok”, the 2nd year “Increase the Peace” and last year “Respect Yourself”.  This year our theme is “Unity in Our Community”.  This is a community event that has grown over the years, people from all over attend and support our community in getting our messages out there. 
Contact Dina Awarau from Hutt Union & Community Health for more information, dina@huchs.org.nz 04 5676414
 
Mangawhai
Mangawhai White Ribbon Rally
12.30pm, 25 November
Contact Sue Poynter from the Zonta Club of Mangawhai, 0275556636
 
Marton
Community Awareness
10am 25 November
The newly formed  Rangitikei Violence Intervention Network (yet to be named) is starting their journey and promotional awareness with White Ribbon Day.  We will be holding an event in the main street to inform the community of the groups establishment and thei support of White Ribbon Day.
Contact Lydia Matenga Te Kotuku Hau Ora O Rangitikei 06 327 5594 lydia@ngatiapa.iwi.nz
 
Masterton
White Ribbon Ride stop over atMastertonImmediateSchool
1.15pm, 21 November
Welcome from the Kapa Haka group. Students, parents, teachers and agencies to attend. Lunch will be provided.
Gerry Brooking, gerry@svsw.org.nz, 06 377 0933
 
Masterton
White Ribbon Week
Continuation of support for the Family Violence Intervention Programme within Work and Income. Visible promotion within Masterton Site for clients around the issues of family violence and that it is not okay. We will be supporting Case Managers in having those conversations with clients around their safety and that of their children.
Contact Robyn Ross, Work and Income robyn.ross009@msd.govt.nz / 06 901 4092  
 
Morrinsville
White Ribbon Ride school visit
1.25pm, 24 November
MorrinsvilleCollegeVisit. Come in the front gate and hear from the White Ribbon Riders.
Hine Love-Thompson, Te Hauora O Ngati Haua Trust, hine@tehauora.co.nz,  07 888 7870
 
Matamata
Railside by the Green White Ribbon Ride Community Event
10am, 24 November
The West Wind of the White Ribbon Ride will stop in Matamata at Railside by the Green on 24 November at 10.40am. There will be speeches from the bikers and this will be a community event where social service organisations can display and network with people and hopefully the business community will wish to be involved.
Coordinate by Alison Greenwell, Matamata Community Resource Trust, railsidebythegreen@xtra.co.nz 07 888 7128
 
Napier
White Ribbon Ride stop over in Maraenui Napier
10.30am-1.30pm, 22 November
White Ribbon BBQ Day lunch for the White Ribbon Riders stop off in Maraenui.  The event is to coincide with the promotion of ending violence against women and will include an MC, entertainers to perform, while awaiting for the arrival of riders…
Contact Paora Crawford from the Roopu – a – Iwi Trust for more info, paora.crawford@rait.co.nz 06 8431590.
 
Napier
Napier Family Violence Team White Ribbon Mail Box Drop
25 November
The week of White Ribbon we will drop ribbons into 5000 mail boxes in Napier. We will have media to make people aware we are doing this and to wear their ribbon on the 25th November 2011.  A leaflet will go out with the ribbons to let people know local and national family violence stats. 
Contact Rebeckah Hunt, Napier Family Violence Team/LIVE HB, rebeckah.hunt@dovehb.org.nz 06 8435307
 
New Plymouth
White Ribbon Ride Breakfast
7.30am, 23 November
Members of the community will meet the riders in McDonalds carpark to share breakfast and hear more about the campaign.
Tony Wooding,Taranaki Safe Families, TonyW@relationships.org 06 824 8811 / 06 758 3803
 
 
New Plymouth
White Ribbon Day Family Challenge Day
2pm, 27 November
Family Challenge Day promotes White Ribbon Day by having a free day of fun for families.  We have lots of activites that are for families to take part in together all have an element of challenge about them. The wider community is involved in running the activites eg the Police, Fire Service ,Army etc. Contact Mary Beaumont from Taranaki Community Law to get involved, marybeaumont.tcls@xtra.co.nz 06 7591492
 
New Plymouth
White Ribbon Street March
12pm, 25 November
There will be a street March in both New Plymouth and Hawera on Friday 25th November at 12noon. All 25 member agencies along with sports clubs and high schools will be invited to be part of this march, lead by our local MP’s both which are White Ribbon Ambassadors. White Ribbons will be given out on the street along the way, ending at Pukeariki landing
Contact Marion James, Coordinator of theTaranaki Safe Families Trust, marion.tsft@xtra.co.nz 06 759 1492
 
New Plymouth
Cup Cakes for White Ribbon Day
9am, 25 November
We will be providing Cup Cakes and White Ribbons to DHB staff and visitors at both hospitals (New Plymouth Base Hospital and Hawera Hospital).  The cup cakes will be vanilla or chocolate flavours with white ribbon icing.
 
Ohakune
Mana Wahine, Mana Tamariki, Mana Whanau: White Ribbon Ride event
2pm, 19 November
This event is not only awareness around domestic violence, but also a celebration of whanau, wahine and tamariki. Violence in our home, work place and community is not acceptable, nor should it be tolorated. Don’t be afraid to speak out and seek help. Ohakune will have the local college opening this event with kapa haka followed by local talent shows as well as motorcycle rides, face painting, bouncy castels, prize give aways and local guest speakers. Free sausage sizzle, and a full meal for the White Ribbon Riders. We have all sorts of events happening on the day and we also have follow up workshop that will be running on the back of the White Ribbon Campaign.
Organised by Peter Porter from the Ngati Rangi Trust, peter@kahuimaunga.com 06 385 9500
 
Opotiki
Opotiki Domestic Violence Network and White Ribbon Ride Community Event
12pm, 23 November
We are organising a march down our main street after which we will meet at a designated area in town. Speeches will be given by members of the DV network and the White Ribbon Riders. We will have a sausage sizzle for the community we have in attendance which includes local social services and all members of our collective – Police, CYF, Women’s Refuge, Probation. Everyone in our community is invited to attend the events of the day.
Contact Sylvia Rangiahua, Whakaatu Whanaunga Trust for details, wwt2@xtra.co.nz 07 315 5174
 
Otaki
WhiteRibbonRideSchoolVisit
12.50pm, 21 November
The White Ribbon riders will visitWaitohuPrimary Schoolto speak with students about the campaign.
Maine Curtis, principal@waitohu.school.nz, 06 364 8282
 
Otorohanga
Raising social awareness of family violence is what we do. Providing domestic violence prevention education needs a public exposure which these resources will provide year round.
Contact Ray Leng, North King Country Family Support, nkcfamilysupport2@xtra.co.nz 07 873 6502 or Missy Harris nkcfamilysupport@xtra.co.nz
 
Paeroa
11am, 25 November
Paeroa White Ribbon Day Rock Off
Contact Rachel Harrison from the Hauraki Family Violence Intervention Network, 07 868 9831
 
Paeroa
White Ribbon Riders arrive at the L& P bottle in Paeroa
10am, 24 November
Come down and meet the riders by the L&P bottle in Paeroa.
Contact Rachel Harrison Hauraki Family Violence Intervention Network 027 333 7547 / 07 868 9831 hfvin@paradise.net.nz
 
Pahiatua
Pahiatua White Ribbon Ride 2011
3.30pm, 21 November
Tararua Coalition for Change, in conjunction with Pahiatua Community Services Trust and Tararua Early Years Services, are assisting with this years White Ribbon Ride as an anti-violence message for our rural town of Pahiatua.   With last years White Ribbon Ride being such a resounding success, we hope to get the message to even more people.
The proceedure of the day is as follows:  A warm welcome in the towns central square, then local school children perform a combined group kapahaka display, after which the riders: *blokes on bikes* speak to the local community members, sharing their stories and promoting their anti-violence message.  Once the scheduled presentation is finshed, the riders are invited to mingle with our community members, and it is during this time we aim to share the white ribbon promotional resources to further encourage the campaign message.
 
Palmerston North
White Ribbon Ride Community event
3pm, 21 November
The White Ribbon riders will meet and greet members of the local community at Te Aroha Noa Community Centre, 12-26 Brentwood Avem Highbury, Palmerston North.
Te Ao Pritchard, Te Runanga o Raukawa, teaop@raukawa.iwi.nz, 06 355 7200 ext 730
 
Palmerston North
Family land whanau lunch
12.15pm, 25 November
Our early Learning Centre will be having a shared family and whanau lunch to support White Ribbon Day. All parents will be invited to come along and support the centre and White Ribbon Day!
Contact Aimee Simcox from the Barnardos Early Learning Centre roslyn.elc@barnardos.org.nz 06 3500043, 0273223561.
 
Palmerston North
Increase the Peace
8am, 25 November
We will be conducting a staff quiz on both violence against women and family violence, having a white clothes only day, and having a ‘white out’ (i.e. offices to be decorated in white). To encourage participation of all staff in these activities, competition prizes will be up for grabs! All staff will be asked to wear White Ribbons, raise awareness with all clients they come into contact with, and gift White Ribbons on to clients. A morning tea of ‘White muffins’ will be put on for all staff who participate in any or all of the activities listed above. There will be a display in the entrance of the building. White Ribbons will be offered at reception for any visitors.  Posters & ribbons along with an explanation of the day will be sent to all GP practices asking them to display them in waiting rooms accompanied by a list of referral agencies.
Contact Tawhiti Kunaiti from Central PHO for further details, tawhiti.kunaiti@centralpho.org.nz 06 354 9107
 
Palmerston North
White Ribbon Day event in Square
11am, 25 November
We have a 3 hour event in the square in collaboration with Police and the 47 community groups involved with MAIN. There will be a stage with kapa haka, pacifika performers, the Mayor.
Two relays will take place with the square being closed off.
P.A has been donated free from Access radio via PNCC.
It will be a cracker of an event!
Contact Paul Woods Manawatu Abuse Intervention Network 06 3513633 main.nz@gmail.com or Ang Jury, Palmerston North Womens Refuge, 06 3545355
 
Paraparaumu
White Ribbon Ride & White Ribbon Day events
25 November and 11.30-12.30, 21 November (White Ribbon Ride stop)
We will be having an event at the railway station first thing in the morning and then will have a stall in Coastlands from 9am to 3pm and then a sausage sizzle outside Pak n’ Save from 3pm until 6pm. We are also having our usual White Ribbon biscuits made to hand out also on the day. We will also be hosting the White Ribbon Ride from 11.30-12.30 on Monday 21 November – come join us to welcome them to Paraparaumu!
Contact Shona Jaunas, ksct8@safercommunity.org.nz, 04 905 8867
 
Porirua
White Ribbon Ride Porirua Proud Brothers Breakfast
7.30am, 21 November
Join community leaders and the White Ribbon Riders for Breakfast at Maraeroa Marae.
Contact Hamiora Ritete, Maraeroa Health Clinic, hamiora@maraeoa.maori.nz , 04 235 8000
 
Porirua
White Ribbon Ride
9am, 21 November
Local schools have been invited to meet with the White Ribbon Riders atWaitangiruaPark,Warspite Avenue. Come on down!
Karen Taui, Te Whare Tiaki, tiaki@plwvs.co.nz, 04 237 7027
 
Porirua
Porirua “Under the Canopies” White Ribbon Event
10am-1pm, 25 November
Combined event with local charities, council organisations etc hosted by Mayor, located under the “canopies” in Porirua CBD.  Main event co-ordinator is Paula Williams.
Contact Melanie Andrews, Barnardos Regional Office (Porirua) 04 801 1622
 
Porirua
PoriruaCollegePromotion – White Ribbon Week
General education around non violence – raising awareness amongst teachers and students.
Contact Bronwyn Boele van Hensbroek Compass Primary Health Care Network 04 239 6112DDI bronwyn.boelevanhensbreok@compasshealth.org.nz
 
Porirua
White Ribbon Day
10am, 25 November
As part of our clubs “champions of change, on & off the field” and our stand against violence we are getting behind WRD this year in force. We have some exciting activities planned here in Porirua! However, we have a number of meetings within the club prior to WRD where we would like to advertise WRD and expose our network to.
Contact Joanne Rameka, Porirua VIkings Rugby League Club, poriruavikings@xtra.co.nz 04 2381696 or 027 406 2939
 
Porirua
Schools go White!
1.15pm, 25 November
At exactly 1.15pm on Friday 25 November schools from schools of Porirua will be standing on the most common main road, closest to their school wearing white, displaying messages, white balloons and ribbons in support of White Ribbon Day.
Contact Paula WilliamsCannons Creek Fanau Centre 04 237 7749
 
Porirua
Waka Ama!
4pm, 7 December
Raising awareness of White Ribbon Day! Nau mai! Haere Mai! Come on down with your friends, family and colleagues and enjoy waka ama on the harbour. Sausage sizzle, music, and awesome people. It’s free and open to all.Wineera Drive, Porirua
Contact Paula WilliamsCannons Creek Fanau Centre 04 237 7749
 
Porirua
Donate a can or cash
12pm, 25 November
Donate a can or cash -  To mark this special day The School of Community Policing based at The Royal New Zealand Police College are running a ‘donate a can or cash’ event in the week leading up to 25 November. Staff, visitors and course members are encouraged to bring along a can or make a donation. The goods and cash will be dropped off to the localWomen’s RefugeCentre.
Contact Penny Clevely New Zealand Police penelope.clevely@police.govt.nz 021 326 922
 
Porirua
Breaking the Cycle with Jude Simpson
6-8.30pm, 24 November
Jude Simpson is a family violence survivor who has committed the past 13 years of her life to working with women and young adults to better their future. Come listen to her story at this free informative evening, open to all.
Contact Paula WilliamsCannons Creek Fanau Centre 04 237 7749
 
Raglan
Vic Tamati
7pm, 1 November
We are having Vic Tamati speak to our community here in Raglan in association with the ‘Its not OK’ and the White Ribbon Campaign. For the size of the community, Raglan has a high rate of domestic violence and we are wanting to run this evening to raise awareness and intervene with anti violence programmes and counselling services.
Organised by Anne Hall, Raglan Community House, r_ch@xtra.co.nz 07 825 8142
 
Rotorua
Night for the Knights
5.30pm, 17 November
A mens night to help supporting men in all health areas including Family Violence prevention.
Contact Iwi Te Whau Korowai Aroha Health Centre 07 348 8454 iwi@korowai.org.nz
 
Rotorua
11am, 19 November
Come down and meet the White Ribbon Riders at the Park Road Reserve,Park Road,WesternHeights, Rotorua
Contact Ariana Smith, Te Rito, 027 270 2357,terito@twptnz.org
 
Rotorua
Promotion of White Ribbon Day in BOP
25 November
Staff in BOP Police DHQ will be wearing white ribbons and there will be a display in the foyer and public areas in the Police building.
Organised by Zane Smith, Bay of Plenty Police zane.smith@police.govt.nz
 
Rotorua
Lakes DHB White Ribbon Day
10am, 25 November
All staff members are encouraged to wear the white ribbons and ED staff/children ward will give the children tattoos to wear.  It will be supported with advertising through work wise of the DHB and profiled on our intranet.
Yvonne McLean WCF Lakes DHB 274671967 yvonne.mclean@lakesdhb.govt.nz
 
Rotorua
White Ribbon Day at City Focus in Rotorua
10am, 25 November
We have organised a programme of guest speakers, music and children’s kapa haka in the central city area of City Focus. Different organisations will have stalls and there will be a space for helping children create art works.
Contact Heather Pearson Te Waiariki Purea Trust 07 348 5051 saferfamilies@twptnz.org
 
Stratford
White Ribbon Ride town gathering
3pm, 22 November
White Ribbon Riders will gather in the town centre (Prosper Place) and meet with the local community.
Kate Whareaitu, Stratford District Council,  kwhareaitu@stratford.govt.nz, 06 7656099
 
Stratford
White Ribbon Day
10:30am, 25 November
We will be holding a street march in New Plymouth on Nov the 25th plus our sub groups will be distributing ribbons in Stratford, Inglewood, Waitara and New Plymouth from people handing them out on the street and placement at Libraries and retail outlets.  We will have banners across the streets of Stratford New Plymouth and Inglewood.  We are also having a signed page in the Daily News of local celebrities and high profile sports people stating they are against violence. Contact Marion James, Co-ordinator of the Taranaki Safe Family Trust to get involved, ph 06 7591492
 
Taihape
White Ribbon Ride Taihape
9am, 20 November
A whanau family day with the White Ribbon riders to promote awareness re violence against women – games for children, social service information stalls, creative competition (youth-adults) promoting ‘Hands Up Against Violence’, panel discussion with the Riders about domestic violence.
Contact Elizabeth Mortland from the Taihape Community Development Trust for details, elizabeth@taihape.co.nz, 06 388 1307
 
Taranaki
25 November
We are hoping to give out white ribbons in our canteen and also across all departments. There are approximately 1000 staff here on site.
Kerry Evans Fonterra- Whareroa Site 06 278 2339 kerry.evans@fonterra.com
 
Taumarunui
10am, 25 November
In conjunction with other agencies in Taumarunui we are going to have a main street promotion and also a in-front of office promotion.
Organised by Kiri Barrett, Child, Youth & Family
 
Taupo
White Ribbon Ride Taupo Cultural Day
1.15pm, 19 November
Come along and experience a cultural day with kappa haka performances, student rock band, wearable arts parade, local weavers and have a delicious hangi dinner (for sale).
Contact Gloria Eves 07 378 4674, tvin@awhina.org.nz
 
Taupo
Summer Series of events from November 2011 – February 2012
In Taupo we have the Neighbourhood Summer Series which is every weekend during the Summer we go to different parks and reserves in Taupo, Turangi, Mangakino and promote health and wellbeing. We support the violence intervention network here in Taupo and we would like to add White Ribbon to our promotions. We do numerous different health promotion events throughout the year, and we would promote White Ribbon alongside what we do.
Contact Mary-Lou, Clark Cafe for Youth Health, marylouc@youthcafetaupo.org.nz 07 3783895
 
Tauranga
Annual White Ribbon Tug of War and White Ribbon Ride stop over
5.30pm, 23 November
This will be the third year the event is being held.  Last year 17 teams entered, that’s 85 men, from all sections of the community, large business, sports clubs etc.  Winners last were from Puke Piune Timber mill Te Puke.  Event is held at Fraser Cove shopping centre and is a family violence network initiative. 260 Police staff in the area will be wearing White Ribbons and 60 Police vehicles will be sporting White Ribbon window stickers. 
Contact Raewyn Mortensen from Tauranga Safe City to get onboard, raewynmortensen@gmail.com 07 576 5600
 
Tauranga
Zonta White Ribbon Day at Red Square in Tauranga
9am, 25 November
From 9am to 4pm we will be handing out White Ribbons and staffing a stall with information about where to go for help.  This is an annual event and we are helped by Tauranga Girls College. This event supports the increased profile for the campaign and aligns with others in the community.
Contact Angela Clark of Zonta Tauranga angela.clark@justice.govt.nz 027-2315773
 
Tauranga
10am, 25 November
Both family violence coordinators for BOP DHB have a stall in the entrance of each hospital – Whakatane and Tauranga. We have conversations with staff, patients and visitors. its a busy thorough fare, lots of foot traffic.
Contact Heather Beddie, Bay of Plenty District Health Board, heather.beddie@bopdhb.govt.nz 07 576 4537
 
Te Awamutu
White Ribbon Ride Community Event
1.15pm, 23 November
There will be a meet and greet with the riders. The local media will be present and local businesses are onboard. A Tug O War will be carried out with men from the local Family Violence course.SelwynParkRodeGardens,Arawata St, Te Awamutu
Beryl Emery Waipa Family Violence Intervention Network, beryl@cambridgelifeskills.co.nz, 021 572 062
 
Te Awamutu
White Ribbon Day BBQ
10am, 25 November
Waipa Family Violence Intervention Network is organising a White Ribbon Day barbecue including packs of information to be given out. Contact Debbie Ferguson from the New Zealand Police to for more details, debbie.ferguson@police.govt.nz  07 872 0106.
 
Te Kuiti
Whanau Promotion
17 November
Raising awareness among whanau and extended whanau by supplying ribbons and posters to Maori organisations operating within Te Kuiti Township.
Contact Rosemary Murray for details 021 130 3880
 
Te Kuiti
White Ribbon Day 2011
11.10am, 23 November
White Ribbon Day event 2011 includes the White Ribbon Riders and local riders being hosted at the Te Kuiti Domain on November 23, with key messages re It’s not OK campaign, positive activities for whanau and family picnic, media release, and long term rear window bus signage to raise awareness of key messages and guest speakers.
The event is being organised by the Maniapoto Family Violence Intervention Network. This network is made up of Police, MSD, Maori Women’s Welfare League, Ngati Maniapoto Marae Pact Trust, Te Kuiti Community House Trust, Waitomo Waipa Women’s Refuge, Otorohanga Counselling Service, North King Country Family Support.
Contact Anne Lemieux, Maniapoto Family Violence Intervention Network for details, anne.lemieux@waikatodhb.health.nz 07 878 6704
 
Te Kuiti
White Ribbon Day
8:30am 26 November
Community invite to all networks, schools etc.
Contact Wini Murray Waitomo Waipa Womens Refuge 07 878 5081 or 022 0208894 wwrefuge@callplus.net.nz
 
Te Puke
White Ribbon Ride hanging ribbons around trees
4.20pm, 23 November
Meet in the carpark of Molly O’Conncells Pub, corner of Jocelyn andJellicoe Streetbefore we set off to hang White Ribbons around the trees onJellicoe St.
Coordinated by Zane from the Te Puke Community Care Trust anne@tepukecommunitycare.org.nz 07 573 5614
 
Te Puke
Barbecue on the 25th
11.30am, 25 November and 4.30pm, 23 November (White Ribbon Ride in town)
We hope to have the bikers tie White Ribbons around the trees in Te Puke when they ride through the town on the 23rd. We will also have a team participating in the annual Tug o War in Tauranga later that evening.
Coordinated by Anne Kershaw of Te Puke Community Care Trust anne@tepukecommunitycare.org.nz 07 573 5614
 
Thames
White Ribbon Day Stall
10am, 25 November
Held at Goldfields Mall in Thames in conjunction with BBQ at Danby field by the Hauraki Family Voilence Intervention Network.
Organised by Liz Muirhead, CAPS Hauraki Inc, capsthames@capshauraki.co.nz 07 868 8644
 
Tokoroa
White Ribbon Bike Ride
10:45am, 19 November
The YMCA are hosting the riders from the North Island White Ribbon Ride. Contact
Wendy Jolly from South Waikato YMCA for more details, wendy.jolly@ymca.org.nz,  07 886 8737.
 
Tokoroa
Say “no” to family violence in the South Waikato
10am, 25 November
The event will be held at the Lake Moana-nui park. FREE White Ribbon Day Goodies will be given out to the public, with live entertainment and FREE BBQ.
For details contact Lisa Bright from the South Waikato Living without Violence Trust, 07 886 7041
 
Tokoroa
Its not OK awareness for our Pacific families in Tokoroa and the community
White Ribbon Week
White Ribbon mufti day with a coin donation going to the Tokoroa Womens Refuge.
We will also be lighting candles of rememberance for those affected by family violence.
Contact Navy Salatielu South Waikato Pacific Island community service 07 886 0010 pacificfw@swpics.org.nz
 
Tokoroa/Arapuni
5pm, 25 November
Family Twilight evening
We are holding a twilight evening in the Park for families within the South Waikato, of entertainment, games and a sausage sizzle which is all being funded through local business. Our staff team of 20 will be helping to run the event and raise awareness of the cause. This will be aimed at families and will be run in the early evening so that families can attend. We will be promoting the White Ribbon message throughout the month with staff in business throughout the area wearing T shirts and handing out ribbons. This is a collaborative event with numerous agencies being involved in raising awareness within our region.
Contact Megan Ince from Tokoroa Council Of Social Services, megan@tcoss.co.nz  0276500053 or Rochelle from Lemberg Tokoroa Pony Club Branch, tokoroa.ponyclub@gmail.com 07 883 6839 or 021 28 111 60 or Tracey Waterhouse, Homebuilders Family Support, Service traceyhy@yahoo.com.au 07 886 0572
 
Tolaga Bay Event
White Ribbon Ride goes to the East Coast
8.45am, 23 November
Come meet the Riders at the Uawa Radio Station.
Tim Marshall, Tuawhi Men’s Centre,tauawhi@gmail.com, 027 634 4021,
 
Turangi
White Ribbon March with the White Ribbon Riders
3.20pm, 19 November
Come join our March from the Aquatic Centre to the Police Station.
Contact Rina Crowther 07 386 6132, rina@arctpo.co.nz
 
Turangi
White Ribbon Day
9am, 21 November, and 25 November
We will be getting all the shops in the Turangi town to dress up their shops in support of White Ribbon Day for the week of leading up to the 25 November 2011.
Jess Hona Tuwharetoa Health 07 384 7576 ext 2 jessica@thct.co.nz
 
Upper Hutt
Rolling Haka
10am, 21 November 
A Rolling Haka will start  at St Patricks College and head towards Orongomai Marae (escorted by Police). The Haka will go past 11 schools downFerguson Drive. Come check it out – this is going to be impressive!!
Mat Davis, Orongomai Marae, orongo.ss@xtra.co.nz, 04 528 9639
 
Waihi
White Ribbon Day Event
Fri 26 Nov 10 am outside the Memorial Hall.
Waihi are planning a White Ribbon event which will be live skits in the middle of town featuring local people from community agencies. The scenario’s will centre around a ‘kitchen table family dinner and a pub”. The narrator will be interacting with the audience throughout the storyboard – to get their thoughts and ideas on what the family needs to do to improve their safety.
Contact Jenni Horgan from the Waihi Community Resource Centre, 4 Mueller St, Waihi, Ph: 07 8637555, Cell: 021 2121851
 
Waihi
White Ribbon Ride calls into Waihi
9-10am, 24 November
Come meet the White Ribbon Riders at the Waihi Memorial Hall, Seddon St, Waihi, have a cuppa and hear their korero about the campaign and why they are involved.
Contact Jenni Horgan from the Waihi Community Resource Centre, 4 Mueller St, Waihi, Ph: 07 8637555, Cell: 021 2121851
 
Waipawa
White Ribbon Ride Breakfast Event
8am, 22 November
Breakfast event including a powhiri, short speeches as well as special guests including the Mayor, fire brigade, Lions, Rotary and Te Aute College students. Come meet them atNellieJullPark, Waipawa.
Malcolm Byford, CHB Coordiator, DOVEHawkesBay, bmbyford@xtra.co.nz, 06 843 5307
 
Wairarapa
White Ribbon Week Celebrations
21 November
Continuation of support for the Family Violence Intervention Programme within Work and Income. Visible promotion within Masterton Site for clients around the issues of family violence and that it is not okay.  Supporting Case Managers in having those conversations with clients around their safety and that of their children.
Coordinated by Denise Allen, Work & Income, denise.allen008@msd.govt.nz 06 946 9142
 
Wairoa
White Ribbon Ride Wairoa stop off
2.30-4pm, 22 November
We are organising the stop off for the White Ribbon Ride in Wairoa. Last year we did the same and the response was great!
Contact Jason Thackeray from the NZ Police for details – jason.thackeray@police.govt.nz 06 838 3514
 
Warkworth
Wellsford White Ribbon Day Stall
10am, 25 November
A number of local community organisations are collaborating to hold a White Ribbon Day stall and free sausage sizzlee on the main street of Wellsford township.
Contact Quentin Jukes Homebuilders Family Services – North Rodney (Inc.) homebuilders.warkworth@paradise.net.nz 09 425 7048
 
Warkworth
BPW Warkworth White Ribbon Day Breakfast
9am, 12 November
A special breakfast meeting with guest speaker Lee Chisholm from Netsafe, speaking about Cyber Bullying and other related topics.
Contact Jackie Woolerton 425 1130
 
Wellington
White Ribbon Day awareness raising with staff and clients
November
Refugee Services offices throughout NZ will have White Ribbons available for staff and our clients during November in the lead up to WRD.  This will raise awareness amongst the refugee population about WRD and what it means in NZ. 
Contact Miranda Pittaway Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand Inc 04 805 0347 miranda.pittaway@refugeeservices.org.nz
 
Wellington
Grandparents Day
Presbyterian Support Central Family Works for the last two years have in colloboration with Wellington City Library held a story telling hour. Gregory Fortuin from the Families Commission and a Breeze DJ have read stories to children. Last year over 20 children and their carers attended.
Organised by Julia Hennessy Presbyterian Support central julia.hennessy@psc.org.nz 04 439 4978
 
Wellington
White Ribbon Race
25 November
Teams of ten men will race through the closed-off CBD clutching a long white ribbon to promote messages of positive masculinity and that violence towards women is not ok.
If you’re interested in registering a team, or know someone who might be, contact Roger Boulcott, rogerb@relationships.org.nz
 
Wellington
Christmas Book Appeal
1pm, 25 November
For the past 3 years on White Ribbon Day, the Altrusa Club of Wellington has launched an appeal for books for the children in refuges at Christmas in the Wellington region. We put a tree in the Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie and ask the public to buy a book for a child Altrusa Wellington will pay the first $10 of the cost. Annette King will again launch our appeal on White Ribbon day and it will run through to Christmas. The Bookshop puts up some posters and encourages the customers to take a White Ribbon from the box on the counter. To date we have donated just over 1000 books.
Contact Betty Hamilton, Altrusa Wellington to get involved with this great project: bettyrae@xtra.co.nz  04 389 2979
 
Wellington
New Zealand Federation of Multi Cultural Councils (NZFMC) National Conference/Regional meeting
9am, 6 November
The members of NZFMC (21 Regional Councils) distribute ribbons on streets and at their meetings and events around the country from Northshore to Invercargill. This year the Federation and NZ Police at its national conference in Christchurch are holding an awards night, where acknowledgement of volunteer work for the earthquake will be recognised. We intend to have White ribbon visibility by all members there (Nov 5-6). Every year we have distributed White Ribbons in all regions (Nov 25th).
Contact Rattan Prakash, New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils Inc., for details, executive@nzfmc.org.nz  04 916 9177 / 021 120 4983
 
 
Wellington – Wainouiomata
Wainuiomata High School – Social Action
3:30pm, 24 October
A group of students at Wainuiomata High School are carrying out a social action against Family Violence, helping to spread the word about family violence in New Zealand, how you can help, and where you can get help. We are handing out flyers and ribbons, and putting up posters.
Organised by Kristen Nicholas Wainuiomata High School, nick9100@wainuiomatahigh.school.nz 04 973 3631
 
Whanganui
White Ribbon Ride school visits
10.15am, 22 November
Police will escort to meet riders at Intersection of Anaua Street & Wikitoria Road, new Southern Entrance to Wanganui, then ontoTawheroSchoolandRutherfordJunior High School. The Riders will have the opportunity to meet schools students and refreshments provided afterwards.
Tim MetcalfeTim@jigsawwhanganui.org.nz 06 345 1636 / 027 4453 098
 
Whanganui
Quiz Nite
6:45pm, 25 November
The friends, family and staff of the Department of Corrections in the Manawatu area are holding a quiz nite, all money raised will be donated to The White Ribbon.
Contact Julie Gowan Corrections Inmate Employment (CIE) 06 3496 954 julie.gowan@corrections.govt.nz
 
Whanganui
Stone Soup community gathering
Contact Tania Hoeta from Te Ora Hou Whanganui 06 344 7860
 
Whanganui
Men’s Mass Street March
12pm, 25 November
As in previous years, we are mobilising up to 1000 men to march through our main street at lunchtime on White Ribbon Day. Food and entertainment for families at Majestic Square will follow the arrival of the march.
Also White Ribbon motorbikes coming to Whanganui 10.15 Tuesday 22 Nov. Will be going toTawheroSchoolandRutherfordJunior High School
Contact Tim Metcalfe jigsawwhanganui tim@jigsawwhanganui.org.nz 06 3451636, 027 445 3098
 
Whanganui
Festival of Light
6pm, 12 November
An event annually attended by 400 people mainly from migrant families. We will be promoting White Ribbon.
Contact Arish Naresh Wanganui Rangitikei Multicultural Council 022 624 8145 acnaresh@hotmail.com
 
Whangarei
White Ribbon Day supported at the 7 Community Links or Service Centres in Northland
10am, 25 November
Each site is supplied a calico banner and some paints.  Staff and clients are encourged to place their hand print on the banner in support of the 2011 Campaign three key messages:
- Violence towards women is unacceptable
- Men must stand up and provide leadership
- Men are part of the solution
Contact Liz Inch Work and Income 09 9839119 liz.inch@msd.govt.nz
 
Whangarei
White Ribbon Week
10am, 25 November
We are wanting to give all staff and patients that come into the hospital a white ribbon and stickers
Contact Adell Frew Northland District Health Board 021 878 636 adell.frew@northlanddhb.org.nz
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