ProLife Events

40 Days for Life saving lives

Family Life International NZ holds various prolife, pro-family events throughout New Zealand each year.  Generally held in Auckland and Wellington, these events are usually, steeped in prayer as we recognise the spiritual nature of building a culture of life.  Events include prayer vigils, 40 Days for Life, Masses, conferences, seminars, LifeFests and other events.  Our conferences and seminars feature interesting, knowledgeable and powerful speakers from all over the world.  We endorse the annual National March for Life held in Wellington, having founded the event in 2017 to commemorate the tragic passing of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act, 1977.  Come along to any of the events below, make new friends and help rebuild a culture of life in New Zealand!

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  • Weekly Prayer and Witness for the Unborn outside abortion centres
  • Introductory Pro-Life Apologetics workshop
  • 40 Days for Life
  • Mass for Life (before the National March for Life)
  • National March for Life
  • Rosary outside Parliament

Prayer and Witness to End Abortion

Join us on Wednesday mornings to pray for an end to abortion, while being a sign of hope to all who pass by, especially abortion minded women, and abortion workers.

Currently, Family Life International (FLI) has two prayer vigil times outside Auckland Medical Aid Centre (AMAC) on a Wednesday morning:

  • 7:00am to 8:00am (during school term time)
  • 9:30am to 10:30am

All are welcome to join us, however, each participant must sign a one-off Statement of Peace.

During Lent these weekly vigils integrate with the 40 Days for Life vigil.

If you would like more information or to lead a vigil at another time, or on another day, please contact Michelle: 027 526 1199.

40 Days for Life

Wednesday 17 February to Sunday 28 March 2021
Auckland Medical Aid Centre
Wellington: Wellington Regional Hospital

Join us in Lent 2021 for New Zealand’s seventh 40 Days for Life vigil. Be a sign of hope and help save lives!

Prayer volunteers are rostered on an hourly schedule, 12 hours every day during the vigil (at least two people every hour). That’s 480 hours to cover!

Could you offer just one hour? Are you able to offer one hour every week of the vigil? Will you sacrifice several hours a week?

Your presence saves lives!

Find out more about 40 Days for Life here.

Midpoint Candlelight Vigil: Sunday 7 March (Auckland)
Final Hour Candlelight Vigil: Sunday 28 March (Auckland and Wellington)

Auckland is in Level 3 lockdown until 11:59pm Wednesday 17 February. The physical vigil outside AMAC will not commence until Thursday 18 February at 7:00am. Please pray for an end to abortion from home on Ash Wednesday. Further updates will be posted here after Government directives are announced.

FLI Pro-Life Apologetics Workshop

Introductory Pro-Life Apologetics Workshop

Saturday 1 May, 2021 | 1pm to 3:30pm
Venue to be confirmed
Please register your interest to be notified of venue and to assist with planning.

Have you ever wondered how to effectively answer common questions and statements about abortion? Here is your opportunity to learn how to respond to the common arguments friends, colleagues, and strangers make in favour of abortion.

In this Introductory Pro-Life Apologetics workshop, you will be equipped with the beginning skills and information you need to intelligently defend life, especially on the street.

Further courses will be offered throughout the year to build your knowledge.

A portion of this evening will be dedicated to discussing the philosophy behind 40 Days for Life and having a peaceful presence outside abortion facilities, addressing the particular situations encountered there.

For more information, and to confirm venue and time please contact:
Michelle Kaufman 027 526 1199 or

Pro-Life Apologetics Workshop

Mass for Life
and Eucharistic Adoration

Join the team of Family Life International NZ on the eve of the National March for life to pray for the protection of all human life from conception. You are invited to remain for one hour of Eucharistic Adoration after Mass.

Friday 3rd December, 2021

To be confirmed

For more information please contact Clare McClean 021 231 7954

National March for Life 2021

Saturday 4 December, 2pm
Gather at Civic Square, Wellington City from 1pm for family-friendly entertainment, a sausage sizzle, and pro-life stalls.
Marching at 2pm!

Find out more at

Rosary on Parliament Grounds

Join people from all over New Zealand in a very special Rosary at Parliament Grounds. The Rosary will be prayed 15 minutes after the conclusion of the National March for Life. Gather on the hill to the right of Parliament buildings.

“Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.”
St Pio of Pietrelcina

Saturday 4 December 2021
15 minutes after the conclusion of the March for Life

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