It has been a tradition since 1929 for Kiwis to celebrate fathers on the first Sunday in September.
The day recognises the contribution men make to their families as Dads, stepfathers, grandfathers and uncles.
The traditional view of fathers as the main breadwinners for their families is being challenged in today’s busy world where both parents are likely to be working.
According to the 2013 census, around 36,000 Kiwi men opted to be stay-at-home dads, compared to 195,000 women, but the trend is growing. In the UK, for instance, one in seven fathers is the main childcare provider.
Dads are also getting older, with the median age of fathers increasing from 28.5 in 1980 to 32.4 last year.
The number of solo dads is on the decline, with 23,160 men being sole parents in 2001 compared to 22,845 in 2013, and most solo dads are in fulltime employment (82%).
Thanks to the generous support of the businesses listed below, Hibiscus Matters has vouchers and gifts to the value of nearly $500 to giveaway for Father’s Day.
The prizes include toiletries, dinner vouchers, clothing and more. To enter, email your best ‘Me & Dad’ photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, ‘Like’ Hibiscus Matters on facebook and message the photo and your details, or drop a photo into the Hibiscus Matters office at 21 Florence Ave, Orewa. Include your name and daytime phone number. Every entry received goes into the draw to win.
Entries close August 26.
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Thank you to the following businesses for their support: The Barber Lounge, Life Pharmacy Orewa, Berlin Men’s Clothing, Ship & Anchor, Liquorland Orewa, Portugrill, Downbeat, Stihl Shop Silverdale, Hibiscus Coast Panel Beaters and Wainui Golf.