Fathers’ Breakfast update

After 24 years of running our annual Fathers’ Breakfast event, we have made the decision to shift our focus and resources to other exciting initiatives this year.

Father’s Breakfast has been an incredibly rewarding event for a long season, and we are so grateful to all the people who have made it happen, the excellent speakers who have shared their wisdom, and the thousands of dads who have come along each year. When we first started this event, we wanted to value and uplift the role of fathers throughout the country. Research now indicates* that fathers are more engaged in the lives of their young people than ever before, and we feel proud to have contributed towards this change in our own small way.

We now find ourselves journeying with fathers through our many programmes and approaches which include Toolbox, Building Awesome Whānau, Family Coaching, Space for you and your baby, and our workplace partnerships. As we continue to adapt our work for community contexts, we are able to ensure our impact is even more relevant and accessible for fathers throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Instead of attending a Fathers’ Breakfast this year, we’d love to invite you – whether you’re a dad, mum, caregiver or grandparent – to participate in one of the following fantastic new initiatives (or any of our parenting programmes). If you’re part of a business that used to book a table at Father’s Breakfast, why not send your staff along one of our programmes this year?

Ti Kouka adventure camp

Tī Kōuka is the ultimate adventure weekend for parents and their pre-teens. In addition to a whole lot of fun, the weekend is designed to create space for deepening trust, communication and ultimately relationship.

Whiria relationship retreat

Whiria is a relationship retreat designed to create space for couples to escape the busyness of life and spend intentional time together, rekindling their connection and enhancing their relationship.

Why not host your own Fathers’ Breakfast? 

If you’re a part of an organisation that would like to host their own Father’s Breakfast event, Parenting Place would be more than happy to offer support in the way of providing speakers and content (details can be discussed with our Events team).

*Growing up in New Zealand longitudinal study.