Come along to a Voyce - Whakarongo Mai event, meet other children and young people in care, have fun and be heard!
Christchurch and the Canterbury region, we're coming for you! If you're care-experienced and looking for something fun to kick start the next school holidays, then join us at HOYTS in Riccarton for a private screening of the Emoji Movie!
We've hired out a whole cinema on Friday, 29 September from 6:00pm - 8:00pm to meet you all and watch this awesome movie.
This event is free to attend, but we'll need you to RSVP by midday on Wednesday, 27 September as spaces are limited. Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 063 8671.
We had such a blast at our last event at the Zoo, we’ve booked another Safari Night for the upcoming school holidays! If you’re care-experienced and 5 years old or over, please join us on Wednesday, 4 October 2017, from 4:30pm for an unforgettable night with the animals.
This event is free to attend, however, spaces are limited, so please RSVP by Friday, 29 September 2017 to confirm your place via email@example.com or phone to 021 063 8671.
Event time: Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 4:30pm – Thursday, 5 October 2017, 8:00am
We’re super excited cos we’ve partnered with Bluelight NZ and we're heading to Rainbows End!
Join us for the free event, all ages and stages welcome! Be aware though, as given how awesome this event is and the limited spaces available, we are operating on a strict first-in-first-served basis.
For anyone aged 14 and over, please feel free to attend on your own or in a group with the supervision of VOYCE staff.
For those under 14, we ask that you attend with a caregiver or trusted adult that can ride with you. For health and safety reasons, there will also be a consent form which will need to be filled in and signed.
If you’re keen to coming along, want a copy of the consent form or have any questions, please get in touch by midday on Wed, 6 September 2017 via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone to 021 063 8671.
Please also let us know when you RSVP if there are any special needs or dietary requirements we should be aware of.
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.
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!
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.
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 - https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/cycleforchildren2017
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!
We had a wet and wild time in the rafts at Vector Wero Whitewater Park, what a blast!
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.
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.
We had an awesome time watching ‘Lego Batman’ at the movies in Hamilton, topping it off with free popcorn, drinks and ice cream!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
(Please note that this is not a one-off event, we've just put in the time to keep things focused!)
Have an awesome idea or feedback for our events? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org