Te Wananga O Tamaki Nui A Rua is promoting White Ribbon in the Dannevirke township.

Organisers said the first event would be held today at 10.30am on the corner of Dannevirke's main street and Ward St.

The event would be a public welcome to those attending, giving a formal address to open the week of activities and events happening throughout the township and to also acknowledge the different organisations that have helped support the White Ribbon campaign over many years in Dannevirke.

Organisers said they would like people to support the opening by wearing the White Ribbon Symbol, which would be handed out.


The event should last about an hour and if the day was wet the opening would be moved to the Rangitane office on Ward St. Tamai Nicholson was to be the MC.

Organisers are also working with the wider community to provide an opportunity to contribute and or promote White Ribbon within their organisations.

Te Wananga O Tamaki Nui A Rua is a non-profit organisation which is also seeking sponsorship from business people who may be able to contribute.

Activities available in the community for the week include:
5:30am: Prayer at the southern end of Dannevirke township beside the Viking Statue
10:30am: Official opening Ward St
6pm: Run/Walk, starts at the Domain play area
10.30am: March through Dannevirke township, starting at MacDonald's
6-9pm: Dinner and Auction at the Citizens Club, 1 Princess St
9.30am: Motor Bike Ride from Huia Range School
Saturday: 10.30am-1pm Picnic in The Park, includes free sausage sizzle, face paint, music at the flower garden. Pack a lunch and go along.