Black Tie Charity Dinner and Auction


This is our 3rd Black Tie Dinner and Auction and like previous years is set to be a fanastic night thanks to all our sponsors:
Start the night with complimentary bus (courtesy of AJ Hackett Bungy) from a stop near you to the stunning Stoneridge Estate.
On arrival enjoy a welcome Cocktail (courtesy of Cocktail Merchant) whilst browsing the silent auction.
Create memories with the Amazing Travelling Photo Booth.
Enjoy an unique 3 course dining experience from top class chefs, showcasing quality local faye and wine.
Our live auction is set to bring out the competitor in you!
Then dance the night away to the fantastic LA Social, before the buses take you home.

At $170 a ticket this event truly is value for money.

With 100% of the funds raised goes directly to providing services to vulnerable and at risk children and youth in our the community. Grab your friends, make a night to remember and support a great cause. Tables of 10 available call 0274947489 to book now!

The Parenting Series – starting Thursday 3rd December




Transition and Change in Our Children

Transition and change is normal. Transition is a time which if full of opportunity and potential, however, it may also hold uncertainty and anxiety which without the right skills can become overwhelming for our children.

It is widely known and understood that transition and change can have an impact on our children’s ability to cope day to day.

  • Transition difficulties may come from: normal growth and development, changing schools or home, a new sibling, family separation, illness or loss.
  • The impact of transition may cause: confusion, anger, difficult behaviours, sadness, disengagement, clinginess, crying. It may cause difficulty for a child to engage in learning, or develop and maintain friendships.
  • Transitions may also stir uncomfortable feelings in ourselves or uncertainty on how best to support our children through this.

What transitions are happening in our family? How is this impacting on you? On your child?

Queenstown Lakes Family Centre  is offering the opportunity for families to explore the impact of normal transition and change on your child and how to teach them the skills they need to be confident, learn resilience and develop healthy supportive friendships.

Seminar date: Wednesday 25th November 2015
Time:                6.30 pm
Cost:                 $20

Registrations are essential to book your place.

Ph: (03)441 4331

Big Buddy Programme


A mentoring programme for children aged 4- 12 years who are in need of extra adult support.

Contact: Nanette Benington 03 442 4470 or