Chewbacca, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Cinderella and Snow White – just a few of the Superheroes and Princesses who welcomed our group of special children at their very own Christmas Party!

Thanks to SKY, NZME, and Manuka Doctor who are the three major sponsors of this heartwarming event, held annually across New Zealand. Te Aranui Youth Trust was lucky enough to be a registered charity this year. We were able to take a group of awesome kids across to Mystery Creek to have a day dedicated to special children just like them!

The Special Children’s Christmas Party is a day where our kids and their families are able to embrace what it is that makes their children special. To just enjoy a day where Parents, Grandparents, Aunties, Uncles, Brothers, Sisters, Cousins, and/or Caregivers can appreciate their childs’ uniqueness. The day is about creating a safe space for these kids to enjoy themselves, laugh, play, run, jump, sing, and dance without worry. Truly an inspirational day to be involved in.

A huge thank you to Mt Intermediate for providing us with our transportation for the day. The group of 13 we took over to Mystery Creek, Hamilton truly had a memorable day.

Thank you to NZ Police and Ministry of Education – Learning Support Teams. Without your support on the day we would not have been able to take our young people to such an amazing event.

For more information on the Special Children’s Christmas Party, head over to their website: