70 days ago

Sharonika finds resilience through Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Teen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and I let life pass me by even if it was a wonderful opportunity because I was so afraid of the unknown.’’

Not anymore! Prasad, 18, and the youngest in a family of five, is now working as a caregiver while studying a foundation course at NZMA for occupational therapy and has realised she ‘‘could do anything’’. She is the first in her family to go to university. The South Auckland teen has found her potential with the help of our Foundation that aims to transform young Kiwi lives.

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Stars students shine with native birds

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

A group of Otumoetai College students have killed two birds with one stone by completing a community project while also raising awareness about NZ native birds.

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3 hours ago

Enhance your furniture with a simple stencil

The Team from Resene ColorShop Orakei

Bring a piece of Morocco into your home with this easy pattern DIY. Use it to pretty up a vintage cabinet.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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7 hours ago

Group creating a diverse community

The Team from Auckland Council

Whether it’s learning a few dance steps, how to cook up a storm or opportunities to keep active, Roskill Together is doing its bit to make Puketāpapa inclusive no matter what your age.

One of the many groups doing great things thanks to a grant from the Puketāpapa Local Board, the not for profit group offers a range of regular events and activities.
Find out more

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