Kidz Need Dadz Tauranga


We provide services to support Dads to be active and present in their children's lives even when they are facing their own challenges.

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  Bay of Plenty Family Support Awareness

Who Are We?

Kids need two loving and supportive parents in their lives – whether the family all live under the same roof or not. For all sorts of reasons, dads are often not in the picture. We help dads play an active part in their kids’ lives. As well as supporting fathers, we educate the broader community about the need for dads to be involved with their children.

Our organisation began in Tauranga in 2002 and now offers services across the Bay of Plenty and the greater Wellington region. From parenting courses to organising events, to helping to facilitate legal advice, counselling and other support services, we’re here to help.

Mission: Strengthen father-child relationships through support, education and fun.

We offer services in five main areas:

• DadzKare

Our DadzKare Advocate offers one on one support sessions, during weekdays or Dads can attend our weekly support meetings, held every Tuesday night at your local branch. These act as a support network for separated fathers, and also offer help understanding the legal system and the Family Court. If needed, we can also refer fathers to other organisations for specialist help particularly around mental health issues, addiction services, anger management etc.

• DadzRefuge

CURRENTLY FUNDRAISING TO DELIVER THIS SERVICE: This service will provide safe and supported short-term accommodation for fathers, with or without their children.

• KidzKare

This service facilitates supervised contact between fathers and their kids, to help maintain the father-child relationship in a safe environment. Referrals are made through the courts, Oranga Tamariki or privately.

• Education

We run programmes around good parenting, anger management, and working through family separation.

• Community Events

We organise fun days to provide dads with the opportunity to spend time with their kids and the broader community.

We are a charitable trust and rely heavily on grants and donations to provide our services. We welcome support – financial or otherwise – from anyone who can help.

More about us

Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust was established to strengthen families by supporting and educating Dads on the importance of being involved in their children’s lives.

Kidz Need Dadz is raising awareness by providing education, support, and fun.

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Latest update

Donations needed!  18 October 2018

Posted by: Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust Tauranga inc

If you wish to support the wonderful work we do in the community for Dads, Kids and families, please make a donation to our cause!

Any amount big or small is welcomed! To become a regular donor, please contact the office at for details

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Guest Donor on 29 Mar 2020
100% kids need dads
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Mc Clure on 28 Mar 2019
Thank you Allan
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Reagan Douglas on 18 Jan 2019
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Guest Donor on 18 Oct 2018
Such an amazing organisation!
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