HAMILTON TREATS IN THE PARK 6 safekids news | April 2018 ISSUE No 79 WITH SAFEKIDS’ SAFETY WHARE ON TOUR Safekids’ Safety Whare has already participated in four events this year with more than 600 visitors learning about child home safety. The engaging exhibit delivers educational material and home safety messages through play and immersive activities. The playhouse design is built from plywood, with pops of bright colour used to designate the different zones. Within each zone there is a mix of tactile and digital experiences designed to help families and whānau be safer at home. IF YOU WANT TO HOST OUR SAFETY WHARE AT YOUR EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT US: firstname.lastname@example.org OR COMPLETE OUR BOOKING FORM: https://fs26.formsite.com/1f32Yf/ form1/index.html Whānau Fun Day on 16 January In Mount Maunganui was organised by Katarina Dickson and the team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi Trust. Haka in the Park on 3 February In Lower Hutt with the support of Miri Luke and Te Rūnanganui o Te Atiawa ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui. Waitangi Day on 6 February We were in Hamilton with our Safekids THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND HOSTS WHO HELPED OUT DURING OUR EVENTS DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. Coalition, coordinated by Monique Mulhern, from Te Rūnanga Ō Kirikiriroa. Ōtāhuhu Family Fun Day on 24 February Organised by Auckland Council and a great opportunity to engage with whānau. Hamilton Safekids Coalition was fortunate to be part of Hamilton’s annual ‘Treats in the Park’ event, involving Halloween fun and a park full of bouncy castles. This fabulous event, organised by Western Community Center in Nawton, gets bigger and better every year and provided the opportunity to share injury prevention messages with 2,500 tamariki and their caregivers. With the support of coalition volunteers from Te Rūnanga Ō Kirikiriroa, Plunket, Safekids and Population Health and Hamilton City Council we had over 200 visitors through the whare. With volunteers from so many different organisations we had a wealth of knowledge to share with whānau. Another coalition partner - Māori Women’s Welfare League - came along with wahakura and weaving demonstrations to promote safe sleep. Family Start was there supporting the Safety Whare and promoting their service and well-being for whānau. As part of the coalition, Plunket set up a stall promoting the ‘look for me before you turn the key’ campaign. They provided keyrings and the Western Community Centre provided a free photo booth for whānau. Working together we were able to personalise 1200 key rings for whānau with photos of their own tamariki. Another 300 keyrings were distributed to people who couldn’t quite make it to the top of the queue before the event closed for the day. Fire Emergency NZ (FENZ) also supported the event by bringing along their kitchen fire demonstration truck – delivering kitchen fire and fire safety education sessions every 30 minutes.