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Global Care Day 2018 - February 2018


VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai proudly celebrated tamariki, rangatahi, and pakeke with care experience on Global Care Day on Friday, 16 February.

We joined our friends all over the world, and actively supported #careday18 to show our love and respect for Aotearoa’s tamariki in care. This was VOYCE’s first Global Care Day, so we were really excited to be part of it!

We organised special movie screenings in Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch to share the aroha (thanks Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, HOYTS Cinemas, and Oranga Tamariki for all your support in making this happen!), and linked in with our awesome mates Who Cares? Scotland, VOYPIC (Northern Ireland), EPIC (Ireland), and Voices From Care Cymru (Wales).

  • Event time: 16 Feb 2018

Ferdinand At The Movies! - January 2018


Thanks to our friends at the Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation and HOYTS, we were off to watch Ferdinand with tamariki and their caregivers in the Summer holidays! Woohoo!

  • Wed 17 Jan - Auckland - HOYTS Sylvia Park @ 3:30pm
  • Wed 24 Jan - Hamilton - Metro by HOYTS @ 3:30pm

  • Event time: 24 Jan 2018

Christmas At Eden Park! - December 2017


We partnered with Chefs for Compassion, Eden Park, Eden Park Catering and Bettjeman's hairdressers for an epic Christmas dinner at Eden Park.

The menu was designed, prepared, plated and served by care experienced young leaders for other tamariki and rangatahi!  Ka mau te wehi!

  • Event time: 15 Dec 2017

Celebrating The End Of 2017 - December 2017


What an amazing weekend we had with you all; our tamariki, rangatahi, Youth Council, fantastic caregivers, friends, Board, and Technical Reference Group.

We were super delighted to also celebrate Christmas and the end of 2017 with our special guests; Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Youth Hon Peeni Henare.

  • Event time: 03 Dec 2017

Safari Night At The Zoo Auckland - October 2017


We had a real blast at our second Safari Night at Auckland Zoo! 

Thank you so much to the fantastic team at Auckland Zoo for helping us enjoy an unforgettable night with the animals.

  • Event time: 04 Oct 2017
  • Location: Auckland Zoo, Motions Road, Auckland

Emoji Movie - September 2017


Christchurch and the Canterbury region, it was awesome to meet you all to kick start the next school holidays at our private screening of the Emoji Movie!

  • Event time: 29 Sep 2017
  • Location: HOYTS Riccarton, Westfield, Rotherham Street, Christchurch

Fun On Demand At Rainbows End! - September 2017


We had an amazing time at Rainbows End, and are super thankful for our partnership with Bluelight NZ who made the event possible.

  • Event time: 10 Sep 2017
  • Location: Rainbows End, 2 Clist Crescent, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

Chilling With The Chipmunks - August 2017


We booked out Chipmunks in Henderson for a care experienced connection event on 19 August and had an awesome time, thank you to all the young ones and caregivers who came along!

  • Event time: 19 Aug 2017

Setting Sail On The Hmnzs Canterbury - August 2017


Fifteen care experienced young people set sail on the HMNZS Canterbury, travelling aboard from Wellington to Auckland between 9 and 11 August.

Thank you to the awesome Royal New Zealand Navy and New Zealand Defence Force, for bringing us this amazing opportunity! 

The trip was particularly epic for some of the young people as they had already expressed interest in joining the NZDF, so they now had the chance to experience an active Navy ship and talk to serving personnel from across the Navy, Airforce and Army.

  • Event time: 09 Aug 2017

Leaping, Jumping And Laser Tagging Fun! - July 2017


We were practically bouncing off the walls at the Leap Indoor Trampoline Park and Megazone in Hamilton on 19 July, thanks so much to the amazing staff and fantastic caregivers who helped us make the event a success.

  • Event time: 19 Jul 2017

A Warm Kaitaia Welcome - July 2017


Well done to Mana for his epic bike journey from Wellington to Kaitaia!

We gathered with other care experienced children and young people at the Te Ahu Centre, to share kai and celebrate his amazing ride on 16 July.

Check out the latest on Mana's amazing ride here -

  • Event time: 16 Jul 2017
  • Location: Te Ahu Centre, Cnr State Hwy One and Matthew Ave, Kaitaia

Workshopping On Our Youth Council - July 2017


Thank you so much to all the young people who joined us at our workshop on 1 July, to share their ideas and feedback, and be part of setting up the VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai Youth Council!

  • Event time: 01 Jul 2017
  • Location: Central Auckland

River Rapids Rafting Adventure - June 2017


We had a wet and wild time in the rafts at Vector Wero Whitewater Park, what a blast!

  • Event time: 10 Jun 2017
  • Location: Vector Wero Whitewater Park, 770 Great South Rd, Wiri, Auckland
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Circus Hub Fun - May 2017


Ever wanted to be in the circus?  Then you should definitely check out the Circus Hub in Wellington!  We had an amazing time at our connection event there, and learned all about the high ropes, trapeze and other awesome tricks in a safe, fun and welcoming way. 

  • Event time: 06 May 2017
  • Location: Circus Hub, Newtown, Wellington
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Safari Night At The Zoo - April 2017


We're still excited about our special night at Auckland Zoo, complete with a barbecue dinner, torch-lit adventure, and an overnight stay.  What better way to start the day than to wake up for breakfast with the animals!

The overnight event started on Wednesday, 26th April at 4:30pm and ended at 8am Thursday, 27th April.

  • Event time: 26 Apr 2017
  • Location: Auckland Zoo
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A Night At The Movies - April 2017


We had an awesome time watching ‘Lego Batman’ at the movies in Hamilton, topping it off with free popcorn, drinks and ice cream!

  • Event time: 19 Apr 2017
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Fantastic Festive Feast - December 2016


For Christmas we hosted around forty children and young people in care for an amazing and special five course dinner. It was heaps of fun and Jay-Jay, Dom and Randell from the Edge radio came along and gave out spot prizes after an awesome dance-off competition!

  • Event time: 20 Dec 2016
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Auckland Movie Night - December 2016


Around 60 children and young people got to have a movie theatre to themselves to watch Dr Strange it was an awesome night with goodie bags, free popcorn, drinks and ice cream!

  • Event time: 08 Dec 2016
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Snowplanet - October 2016


VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai along with Dingwall Trust hosted an awesome outing to Snowplanet with a group of young people. It was a great chance to connect as they supported each other down the slippery slope!

  • Event time: 25 Oct 2016
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Ngāpuhi Taitamariki Wananga - October 2016


Children and young people of Ngāpuhi descent were brought together for a four-day wananga to connect with each other and learn about their tupuna and whakapapa links.

  • Event time: 06 Oct 2016
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Power Of Story - September 2016


A fun day of workshopping with guest speakers from Peace4Kids, an organisation and community for foster children in Los Angeles. Workshops included music, film, drama and poetry to learn the power of a personal story and how children and young people in care might contribute to developing a strong collective voice of people in care.

  • Event time: 20 Sep 2016
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On The Look Out For Fresh Ideas - July 2017

We're currently designing our future online and phone-based advocacy services, and we want to make sure they work for you!

If you have care experience and great ideas, and you'd be keen to help us design our future services, then please get in touch at

(Please note that this is not a one-off event, we've just put in the time to keep things focused!)

  • Event time: 30 Jul 2017
  • Location: Aotearoa

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