53 days ago

Generosity follows cancer diagnosis

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

You might remember the story of Dave and Liz Evans - who found out Dave was terminally ill just months after moving to New Zealand.
The pair said they had a "terrible" work-life balance back in the UK, and moved to New Zealand for the Kiwi lifestyle and the beaches.
But Dave, 44, was diagnosed with terminal cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) in February, soon after the move.
The couple's story has prompted an outpouring of support.
A Stuff reader let them stay at his beachside home in Tairua, meals are cooked for them by members of the Residents of Flagstaff Facebook group, a neighbour goes for daily walks with Dave, and another drove to Auckland Airport to pick up Dave's parents.
Read more here.

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8 minutes ago

Paris’ Story: From wagging school to succeeding in life

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Across Aotearoa we have amazing tamariki and rangatahi who come through our programmes and experience inspiring transformation journeys.

Paris from the Bay of Plenty recently caught up with Sun Live to discuss her journey and the positive impact that Project K has had on her life.

Kei runga noa atu koe Paris! Thank you for inspiring us and leading the way for other rangatahi across the country!

Learn more about Paris' story here: bit.ly...

23 minutes ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

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8 hours ago

Help us fill hungry tummies around Aotearoa

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

With chilly days and nights just around the corner, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, we see a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in our foodbank hubs.

You can help by donating a Winter Bundle today. We've teamed up with Countdown to select a range of useful items that we know our foodbanks need.

Help us fill hungry tummies around the country today. Donate online or pop a food donation into the specially marked purple bins in Countdown stores throughout June.