Fathers' Day on September 1 dawned bright and dry - an emphatic "spring is here" kind of day! Perfect for the annual Barnardos Dads' Day held here at Kiwi North.

Family-oriented events such as this is when the large Kiwi North facility really comes into its own.

This particular day is very special thanks to funding from the Whangārei District Council community grants, Barnardos is able to offer the gift of a huge annual day out for the entire family without the barrier of cost.

The original mission of this event, and still really relevant, is to encourage positive engagement