Men's Hui - 29 April 2015

Regional Men’s Hui – Open to All Men

Men from all walks of life are invited to attend four men’s hui to be held during May and June.

Titled ‘A Call to Men’ the hui will focus on how men can take leadership in their own communities and nationally to reduce and prevent family violence.  They are supported by the It’s not OK Campaign.

The hui follow a successful national men’s hui held in Rotorua on 2014, attended by nearly 80 men.

It’s not OK champion Vic Tamati and researcher Dr Michael Roguski will speak at all four hui, but each hui will also feature local speakers.

Vic will share his ideas on how men can help other men; Dr Roguski will present his research ‘Narratives of Change’ completed for the Owen Glenn Inquiry in 2014. His research found that the best help for violent men comes from men who were violent but have changed.

There will also be time for participants to brainstorm how they can lead activities to stop family violence in their own communities.

“For too long efforts to reduce family violence in New Zealand have been led by women alone.  It’s time for men to step up and take the lead,” organiser Tim Marshall said.

 “Come along and share your ideas and be part of a movement across New Zealand.”

 There will be three hui in the North Island and one in the South Island.  Dates are:

 Northland – 8 – 10 May. To register email

 Wellington/Wainuiomata – 22 – 23 May.  To register email

 The other two hui will be in Auckland and Christchurch in June, dates are yet to be finalised.

Poster for A Call To Men Hui 2015 - Te Taitokerau

Where : Parawhenua Marae. Te Ahuahu Cnr State Highway 1, Te Ahuahu Rd Powhiri 6pm When : 8-10 May 2015 All men are welcome Guest Speakers : Kelvin Davis - Labour MP Te Taitokerau Dr Michael Roguski - Narratives of Change Vic Tamati - Safe Man Safe Family Russell Waetford - Family Violence - Contributing Factors Hone Mihaka - Historical Journey Taiamai Waka Tours, CONTACT : Phil Paikea 021 121 0763 MARAE : Hone Mihaka 09 405 9990


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