Buddy Day is coming to the Ruapehu... You're invited!

Mā te hapori e tiaki ana i te tamaiti - It takes a community to look after a child

Buddy Day is an innovative, captivating and powerful vehicle for changing attitudes and behaviours in New Zealand about the way children are valued and it will be great to see you at one of our special Buddy Day breakfast events on Buddy Day.

Tautokohia te kaupapa - Get involved with Buddy Day

What one thing will you do better for kids in your life - today, this week, or this year?

Tamariki from Mangaweka to National Park have played their part creating 100 cardboard cutout Buddies which are all available for adoption. We still have a number left, whether an individual, community group or business head to buddyday.org.nz/31/get-involved/carers and register online or give us a call 0800 N RANGI. Come along with your whānau, friends, staff or colleagues and hear from some of our community and business leaders, about why they support Buddy Day and how doing altogether better for kids is good for everyone. On Friday we have a number of events going on around the rohe.

When: 13 November, 2015

7am - FREE community Breakfast and Buddy Carer adoptions in Goldfinch Street, Ohākune

Midday - Grab your lunch, Buddy and head to the Carrot in Ohākune for a picnic

5pm - Share your Buddy Day stories at the Cypress Tree in Ohākune - safe Buddy play area is available

7pm - Buddy Day short film festival premiere at the Royal Theatre in Raetihi

Where: Ohākune and Raetihi

Tell others about Buddy Day

We need you to help us grow Buddy Day. We would love you to tell your networks about your involvement and invite them to take part, share with your friends, colleagues and networks and invite them to join you for breakfast and adopt a Buddy on Buddy Day.

What to do on Buddy Day?

Here are a few ideas to help spread the Buddy Day messages:

· Take your Buddy to work with you and host a morning tea or get a group of friends or workmates together for lunch

· Take Buddy along to all the meetings you have that day

· Talk to as many people about Buddy Day as you can, and get them to sign Buddy’s diary to show they support the message of doing altogether better for kids ….See how many you can get!

· Ask people you meet to take a ‘selfie’ with your Buddy and upload it to their Facebook page

· Take heaps of photos and selfies and post them on the Buddy Day Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, make your ‘Buddy Selfie’ your profile picture!

· Send regular Tweets throughout the day about all the fun adventures you and your Buddy are getting up to. Don’t forget to tag us or use the hashtags #RuapehuBuddyDay #BuddyDayNZ and #NgatiRangi

· Send updates to the school/kids who created your Buddy…they will love to hear about what their Buddy is up to!