About Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower NZ

We are a charitable (non-profit) trust and the New Zealand Center of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, a nonprofit organisation that has served over two million people in 40 different countries since 1989.

Our History

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Our Mission

We help people stay safe, act wisely and believe in themselves.
Our goal is to build a safer world with positive strategies to stop violence; To empower people of all ages and abilities with positive, effective empowerment training so they have the tools and the confidence to enjoy living to their full potential.
With the help of private donors, sponsors and community grants, we aim to bring this training to people from all walks of life.


Proven Results!

As well as hundreds of endorsements and success stories, Kidpower NZ was independently evaluated in the Children and Youth Services Review, 2014, 44.

They found that our intervention uses best practices in risk-reduction and prevention, participation predicted greater increases in safety knowledge across domains, safety knowledge increases were generally maintained at both post-tests, and both students and teachers reported the program to be successful and helpful!

This success is based on the carefully developed, Skills First for Safety, strength-based, step-by-step Kidpower Positive Practice™ teaching method and approach used since 1987.

"Police have maintained an ongoing relationship with Kidpower NZ. Kidpower demonstrated to Police their total suitability and capability for primary prevention work."

           New Zealand Police

More Endorsements

"You said it comes back to you in a real situation and I didn't believe you, but it did come back!!! And I was really calm. I didn't freak out. It really gave me confidence." 

          Young Woman

More Success Stories


Contact Us

Call us free on 0800 KIDPOWER


National Office

Auckland Office


The Kidpower NZ Team

Fiona Bryan, National Executive Director

Fiona Bryan
National Executive Director

"I like it that the skills we teach can be used in everyday life situations and not just skills for potentially dangerous situations."

Cornelia Baumgartner, New Zealand Programme Director

Cornelia Baumgartner
Co-Founder of the Trust and Senior Instructor

"I thoroughly enjoy making a positive, real, lasting difference to so many people."

Karen Borlase
National Fundraiser

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Frith Daniels
Auckland Area Manager

"Imagine helping children; Feel STRONG enough to stand alone, SMART enough to know when they need help and BRAVE enough to ask for help when they need it."

Maree O'Donnell
Instructor Mentor/Programme Coordinator

"Kidpower even teaches adults to speak up and say what they want and don’t want. Other people can’t guess so speaking up is a great power."

Annie Simmons, Chair of Board of Trustees

Annie Simmons

"The skills you learn remain with you for ever.  It's amazing how the body remembers the skills.  You may not need them this year - but should you need them, they will be there."



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