Kia Ora nga Taonga

We hope that you are able to read this message in strong physical and spiritual health.

Please book in Wednesday 31 August 2016 for a Wellington EC-MENZ gathering.

Beginning at 7pm at the Childspace Institute (45 Helston Road, Johnsonville) attendees will be welcomed by the handsome, talented, knowledgeable and articulate duo of Robin Christie and David Sinnott a.k.a the dream team or Robid Chrisnot.

It was a grand day in Whangarei recently when the local EC-MENz network got together for a jam and a catch up at the famous Tikipunga Tavern. In the sunlit garden bar, surrounded by guitars, children, and assorted dogs we played, sang, and swapped stories.

We are very lucky to have the talented Jason Chung as our new local area contact. Jason is teaching with the Northland Kindergarten Association, is a heck of a good guy, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A huge vote of thanks is extended to the team at ‘The Tiki’ for making us feel so welcome. This included setting up the stage and PA system so we could really rock out a bit later in the piece, much to the delight of the local regulars. Kia ora kaupapa whanau!

Is this supporting children’s transition into school learning?

A presentation by Helena Winter and Bron Griffiths at the EC-MENz Summit in April 2016 at BTI (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Helena and Bron spoke about why they chose a virtues based programme to research how well children transition into school.

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A presentation by Martyn Mills-Bayne, Lecturer at University of South Australia, Coordinator of the MENtor program for males in ECE, at the EC-MENz Summit in April 2016 at BTI (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Martyn informed us about the MENtor program as well as statistics for males in ECE from South Australia.

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Enactment of gender equity in the NZ teacher-led early education sector

A presentation by Maggie Lyall, Te Whiringa: School of Leadership and Policy, Faculty of Education. at the EC-MENz Summit in April 2016 at BTI (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

In her talk Maggie spoke about her journey on gender research at a doctoral level.

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