Events 2021


Each year there are hundreds of White Ribbon events that take place all over New Zealand.  Often the largest event is the White Ribbon Ride, which visits over 80 communities in both the North and South Islands throughout November in the lead up to White Ribbon Day. Despite the last two years being less than event friendly, 2022 is shaping up as a great opportunity to show your support for a violence free Aotearoa. 

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Wellington, 1pm, 25 November 2021

White Ribbon event on Parliament’s steps to Shine a Light on Violence Prevention and highlight what really works to change attitudes and behaviours. 
White Ribbon Ambassadors Air Marshal Kevin Short, Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, Judge Peter Boshier and Hannah Dorey will be speaking.
Following Hannah’s story which includes her experience of surviving sexual violence, the White Ribbon Riders will present the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence ‘stories of change’.

As a result of Covid restrictions we are keeping the numbers small with a focus on trying to get media coverage of this important issue. We hope you will join us as the event will be streamed on White Ribbon’s Facebook page, 25 November at 1:00pm. Events starts at 8mins in 


Information on events will be displayed below:

Town or City:  Auckland
Name of Event:   Bake Sale and Raffle
Date:   25 November
Venue:   Middlemore Hospital
Description:   Funds being raised for Pet Refuge.


Town or City:   Auckland (Glendene)

Name of Event:    White Ribbon Breakfast Remix!

Date:   25 November


Venue:   Glendene School

Description:   Over the last 7 years our organisation has partnered local residents, police and with our local Glendene School serving a hot breakfast to our small residents and their families on the Friday following White Ribbon Day promoting the message and it’s a wonderful time for our community and school

Sadly due to covid and strict restrictions we are not able to serve and connect with our school community in person. However with the awesome receptionist an caretaker we are still able to make sure the message is shared with the children and their whanau.

The WR product is getting delivered straight to the school we ordered a couple of tshirts for the receptionist & caretaker who have agreed to help distribute the breakfast foods – which we have ordered from countdown to go straight to the school in time for Friday Breakfast with funds from our awesome Henderson Massey Local Board!


Town or City:   Auckland

Name of Event:   

Date:   25 November

Time:   6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Venue:   Online – Google meet and Facebook live

Description:   Muskaan Care Trust NZ has invited Ethnic White ribbon ambassadors and community Leaders to join one platform to collaborate and bringing impactful awareness, actions and education campaign for ethnic communities Shine a Light on Violence Prevention Hui.. Whiti te rama  Community leaders & Ethnic White Ribbon Ambassadors (WRA)Hui Let us Spread the message and act together, Raise awareness & Say ‘NO’ to any sort of VIOLENCE Violence; IT IS NOT OK but IT IS OK TO ASK FOR HELP HELP US TO HELP YOU and VIOLENCE FREE SOCIETY.



Town or City:  Blenheim

Name of Event:   

Date:   Thursday 25 November 2021

Time:  Noon – 2.00pm

Venue:   The Forum -Marketplace, Blenheim

Description:   White Ribbon Day Promotional Stall
Free White Ribbon resources;  Free sausage sizzle;  Free raffle – 3 prize draws;  Live local music;

We are mindful of covid-19 and regulations, there will be social distancing required and there will be QR Codes placed around.

Please be mindful of others and their personal space.


This event is supported by the following organisations:
Maataa Waka Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust –

Marlborough Womens Refuge –

Marlborough Violence Intervention Project –



Town or City:   Dunedin

Name of Event:    Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence

Date:   25 November 2021

Time:  Between 10.00am and 1.00pm

Venue:   Lower Octagon

Description:   2021 White Ribbon Event in collaboration with the Perc Café to learn about White Ribbon Day and all the amazing services on offer to whanau and individuals in need. We will be giving out free white ribbons, pamphlets, and FREE coffee vouchers. To redeem your free coffee come see us in the Octagon then present this voucher to the team at the Perc Café (Central) between 10am and 1pm on 25 November.  A massive thank you goes out to the Perc Café, Allpress, and Anchor for your kind donations to make this event possible.



Town or City:  Dunedin

Name of Event:   Local White Ribbon Day Ride

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021
Approximately 10.00am – 1.00pm
Tribal Nations Riders and White Ribbon Rider and Ambassador Jamie Addison
The Riders are meeting in town at the BP on the one way going south at 10.00am and then doing a few laps of town.  At approx 10.45am we are planning on parking our bikes up in the Octagon (Town Centre) and giving out the resources and talking with the public who are passing through.


Town or City:   Dunedin

Name of Event:    Songwriters James Dignan and Darryl Baser live

Date:   25 November 2021

Time:  7.30pm

Venue:   Dog With Two Tails

Description:  Twanging guitars and warbling voices by way of Dunedin’s Darryl Baser and James Dignan, at Bark with Two Dogs! Enjoy the music and take notes, because there won’t be a test afterwards. $5 koha. White ribbons and temporary tattoos will be available for a donation to White Ribbon NZ


Town or City:  Gisborne

Name of Event:   

Date:   27 November 2021

Time:  7.00am-2.00pm

Venue:   Makorori Beach

Description:   7th Annual Tauawhi No Violence Longboard Classic in association with Moananui Longriders – a fun, family friendly Longboard comp supporting safe and healthy whanau

Contact:   Email:

Facebook or Web link:


Town or City:  Invercargill

Name of Event:   St Paul’s Church, First Church and Presbyterian Support Southland

Date:   25 November 2021

Time:   12.15pm

Venue:   178 Dee Street

Description:   White Ribbon event focusing on domestic violence.  Speaker:  Pastor David Elder from Church@ who will share his experience of being a Police Chaplain and what the Bible and Faith have to say to domestic violence.

Contact:   Bronwyn Phone 03 218 3486 or email


Town or City:  Kawerau

Name of Event:   White Ribbon Day event

Date: Thursday 25 November
Noon to 2.00pm
On the grass area in front of the Kawerau District Council. 


Town or City:   Mt Maunganui

Name of Event:    Pamper and Retreat

Date:   24 November 2021

Time:  10.30am

Venue:   1/270 Oceanview Road Mt Maunganui

Description:   A group of 10 women from Coromandel who have suffered Intimate Partner Violence are planning an overnight pamper / retreat in Mount Maunganui. We would like to have David White come to speak to us at the air bnb that we will be staying at before we return to Coromandel. David has a very sobering story that would be very good for all of the women to hear as we navigate through our journeys of recovery.

Contact:  Abbey Namana,


Town or City:  National

Name of Event:    Shine a Light on Family Violence Prevention – Zoom Webinar

Date:   25 November 2021

Time:   4.45pm-5.30pm


Description:   Join our Presbyterian Support New Zealand Webinar on White Ribbon Day.

This introductory family violence webinar offers an opportunity to learn about the complexity of domestic violence.

It will also focus on the importance of responding empathically and include the help-seeking pathways available for people experiencing violence. This webinar is only available to the Presbyterian family as we want to show our commitment to safe and loving homes.



Town or City:  National

Name of Event:    White Ribbon Day Prayer and resources for Presbyterian Churches.

Date:   25 November 2021

Time:   times will vary


Description:   The Presbyterian Church and Very Rev Ray Coster (White Ribbon Ambassador) have created a series of resources for Presbyterian Churches across New Zealand to take part in this year’s campaign including White Ribbon Shine A Light beeswax candle, a video prayer message from  Moderator Right Rev Hamish Galloway, texts and a powerpoint to Shine a Light on Violence Prevention.



Town or City:  National

Name of Event:    Launch of new resource

Date:   29 November

Time:  6.30pm

Venue:   Online

Description:   This year, White Ribbon has teamed up with Hohou te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence and Rainbow Hub Waikato to develop a new Toolbox for parents with kids who break gender rules. These kids often get bullied – boys who want to wear nail polish or play with dolls, or girls who refuse to wear skirts and want to play with trucks.  Sometimes this means getting picked on at school, or by older brothers and sisters, parents or extended families.


White Ribbon’s kaupapa often means we talk about how to challenge gender norms that are the breeding ground for unhealthy attitudes and behaviour and ultimately violence towards women. Our new Toolbox – Kids and Gender – is primarily aimed at parents of kids who are challenging gender norms.


Parents often have lots of questions when this happens, and don’t know where to turn for support or advice. We hope Kids and Gender will help provide safe and helpful information and resources for parents.


This launch will be hosted by Slay Way from Rainbow Hub Waikato.  We will hear from several parents who have gone through this journey, sharing what they found useful.  Slay will also speak to Toolbox author Sandra Dickson and Rainbow Hub Waikato about the support available to parents and families.

Contact:  To register please go to:


Town or City:  National

Name of Event:    “In Discussion With” webinar series

Date:   3 December

Time:  11.00am tbc


Description:   ‘Ending Violence Against Women Now – A global perspective”.  Rob McCann will be speaking about Shining a Light on Violence Prevention.  Hoping other speakers will include the Co-Cordinator of the Kiribati Women and Children’s Support Centre, who we are supporting throughout the 16 days and they have invited Jan Logie to be the Moderator of the panel.



Town or City:  Porirua

Name of Event:    Daddy/Daughter Breakfast

Date:   26 November 2021

Time:  7:00am-8:30am

Venue:   Porirua Whānau Centre – 16 Bedford Court Cannons Creek

Description:   Daddy Daughter Breakfast.  Guest Speaker – Assistant Maori Children’s Commissioner Glenis Phillip Barbara.  Focus on respectful relationships and violence prevention



Town or City:   Napier

Name of Event:    White Ribbon event

Date:   22-26 November

Time:  All week. Every day during work Hours

Venue:   Napier City Council

Description:   We want to create an environment where our staff can access support and information about unhealthy relationships.  We want to integrate violence prevention into our business practices and are working towards this – we have our Family Violence is not OK Policy, several Ambassadors, and we are talking about behaviours that are both acceptable and unacceptable (above the line and below the line).  We are sending out resources and information during the week and also activities to help people understand the seriousness of this issue in New Zealand.



Town or City:   Upper Hutt

Name of Event:   

Date:   27 November

Time:  11.30am to 2.00pm

Venue:   152 Main Street, Upper Hutt CBD

Description:   The Mayor will be opening an art installation – a mosaic chair with a White Ribbon theme in the middle of the Upper Hutt CBD. Food, entertainment, education, conversations and pavement stencilling. We are hoping to have the Riders come in on their way down the country, Kapa Haka a possibility also.


Town or City:  Wanganui

Name of Event:   Atene Track Skyline Trek

Date:   27 November

Time:   ETA 6.16am for 7.00am start

Venue:   Atene Skyline Track

Description:   A chance to challenge yourself or donate to White Ribbon to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Contact:   Anna-Maree Mobile 027 295 5456 or


Town or City:   Wellington

Name of Event:   

Date:   25 November

Time:  7.00am-2.00pm

Venue:   136 Dixon

Street Flats

Description:   Hand out brochures to Tennants and visitors at 136 Dixon Street flats. Wear T-shirts and promote Anti bullying and Anti Violence to woman.



Town or City:   Wellington

Name of Event:   16 Days of Action against Family Violence – a series of Workshops for the

Wellington region

Date:   29, 30 November, 1, 2, 6 & 8 December 2021.


Venue:   Wellington and online

Description:   ORGANISED BY

Violence Intervention Programme Teams – Capital & Coast DHB and Hutt Valley DHB.

Free. Follow the links to register for individual events.

The Violence Intervention Programme (VIP) teams across CCDHB and HVDHB will be running a family violence campaign – 16 Days of Action – from 25th November (International Elimination of Violence against Women Day / White Ribbon Day) to 10th December (International Human Rights Day) – based on the UN’s annual campaign to end gender-based violence. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the international campaign and the theme is ‘Orange the World: End Violence Against Women NOW!’

The purpose of the 2DHB campaign is to:

  1. highlight family violence as a health issue
  2. recognise health professionals as being well positioned to respond to family violence
  3. increase awareness of VIP as the health response to family violence.

A series of events and lunchtime workshops facilitated by specialists on family violence and strangulation, economic abuse, traumatic brain injury and suicide, have been organised for this period.

These free workshops are available to community partners and NGOs in the Wellington region, so please sign up and come along!

29 Nov: Strangulation in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence – Wellington Regional Hospital

30 Nov: Should we be worried about economic abuse and harm? – Wellington Regional Hospital

1 Dec: Strangulation in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence – Hutt Hospital

2 Dec: Westpac: How banks can help family violence survivors – Wellington Regional Hospital

6 Dec: Let’s talk about traumatic brain injury in the context of family violence – Wellington Regional Hospital

8 Dec: What’s the link between suicide and gender-based violence? – Wellington Regional Hospital

Workshops are also available online – registration required – for people in the Wellington region unable to attend in person.

Download the poster (242KB, PDF)

Please note: The surveys, prizes and massage therapy are for CCDHB & HVDHB staff only

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