The Christchurch earthquake on February 22 was terrifying for everybody concerned but for the blind and partially sighted members of that community, life has become even more complicated.
Representative for The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind, Kerry Bothwell says: “The physical environment is now dramatically different. For our members who rely on their memory [...]
Each of them is facing 1103 steps up the Sky Tower – in full firefighting kit, no less – as they listen to the starter’s instructions.
“Ok, take a deep breath and when you hear the buzzer, just go mate.”
And go they did. More than four hundred fire-fighters from all over New Zealand took part in [...]
A 24-year-old trainee doctor who died while spearfishing near Tauranga two weeks ago will be honoured in the name of the charity he co-founded.
Jacob Beck-Jaffurs co-founded the mentoring programme Professional Pathways with lawyer and close friend Michael Forster to help students from low-decile schools enter professional careers.
Forster floated the concept to Beck-Jaffurs [...]
Energetic Aucklanders are preparing to sweat it out non-stop for 24 hours on Friday, to raise at least $20,000 for their Christchurch counterparts.
A group of personal trainers, staff and clients from Auckland Les Mills gym is planning a 24-hour stationary bike spin session, at Les Mills Auckland City, to raise money for Christchurch Les Mills [...]
A long lunch being held to boost the Christchurch earthquake appeal should also kickstart a new sense of camaraderie among businesses in Auckland’s central city.
Up to 400 diners will sit at one long table at the High St Long Lunch today (March 25). A specially imported lawn will be placed down the length of the [...]
Eighteen-year-old Stuart Macadam collected his final donations last Sunday, having raised more than $3000 for the people of Christchurch after riding a bike all day.
Starting at 7am, Stuart rode on a stationary bike at Mairangi Bay’s Windsor Park Baptist Church clocking in a distance of 465km just after 8pm — stopping only for toilet breaks.
Aotea Square filled with buskers for a special cause yesterday.
The midday event Money for Jam was a fundraiser for Starjam, a charity which gives disabled young people the chance to prepare and perform shows. These performers, or ‘jammers’ meet together weekly for workshops on playing guitar, drums, and vocals.
Ukulele busker Jessica Matthews says the kids [...]
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A charity that dresses out-of-work women including students held an event for women to ‘give it to a girlfriend’ on Saturday.
The Grey Lynn Community Centre was packed with women clearing out their corporate wardrobe by donating clothes for the Dress for Success event, InorGLAMics.
Dress for Success is a not-for-profit [...]
When I went for my first interview as a receptionist, my Mum told me: “It’s not the clothes that make the woman; it’s the woman that makes the clothes.”
True. But this is a lot harder when you don’t have the professional clothing in the first place.
One woman’s cast-off could be the difference between another woman getting her dream [...]
When 100 people “froze” outside Britomart last Friday evening it was not because the wind changed. Instead it was a stunt by a ‘flash mob’ – a group, mostly made up of students, raising awareness for the Hearing House charity by freezing for five minutes.
Carried out at 5pm on October 15 the frozen mob drew the [...]