June
20
Thu

World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

June
25
Tue

Matariki - The Māori New Year

Traditionally, Matatriki was a time for remembering the dead, celebrating new life and planting new crops. In the 21st century, observing Matariki has become popular again as a cross-cultural celebration. Kites, kai, balloons and fireworks help mark the occasion.

July
1
Mon

Women's Refuge Awareness month

Help prevent and stop family violence in New Zealand.

July
1
Mon

Dry July

Dry July is a fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free and raise funds for people affected by cancer. Funds raised for Dry July will benefit Look Good Feel Better, a charity that provides free, community-based programmes for any person, facing any cancer, at any time.

August
1
Thu

World Breastfeeding Week

Set every August for the first seven days of the month, World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider push for maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security.

August
25
Sun

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day is Cancer Society’s most important annual fundraiser. The money raised is used to support patients with cancer and their families, fund breakthrough cancer research and help reduce the incidence of cancer for our children and grandchildren.

September
1
Sun

Cervical Screening Awareness Month

National Screening Unit's aim will be to convince any woman overdue on their smear, to get one, with the main focus on our priority group women and women between 25-39 years old. Cervical Screening Awareness Month is held to encourage women to get their smear test.

September
1
Sun

Blue September Month for Prostate Cancer

Blue September is the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual national awareness and fundraising campaign. Every little bit helps to provide support, campaign for greater awareness, and advocate for better diagnosis and treatment outcomes.

September
1
Sun

Breathe Better September

Breathe Better September is a national campaign to raise awareness of respiratory conditions in New Zealand. The campaign encourages all Kiwis to show their support for better breathing and healthy lungs and to start thinking about how they can improve their respiratory health.

September
2
Mon

Gambing Harm Awareness week

Gambling Harm Awareness week takes place on the first week of September, this event is help to help raise awareness around the dangers of gambling, to encourage and enspire people to slow down/quit and to try put gambling addictions to an end in our communities. This years theme is still yet to e announced.