Abilities Incorporated - who enrich the lives of people living with disabilities by securing meaningful work in commercial sectors
John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation - who provide accessible sports and recreation experiences to young people that promote character development and good health
Refugees As Survivors NZ - a mental health and wellbeing service for people from refugee backgrounds living in Aotearoa
Youthline Auckland - who give counselling, mentoring and training support and programmes to young people when they need it
We are so excited to have these charity partners on board and can't wait for all of you to give them a warm welcome to the RTB whānau.
Let's get behind them and fundraise for their awesome causes!
Hazy skies caused by the Australian bush fires are set to linger this weekend.
Northwesterly winds have blown a hazy plume of smoke across the Tasman Sea, and while it has mostly affected the South Island in recent weeks, it has moved up the country.
The "robust plume" is expected to head to the South Island late on Saturday.
The haze has been causing a yellowish-orange, hue at sunset, making for some sweet sunset photos. Share your photos in the comments!
(Our photo is of the sun setting over the Waitākere Ranges, taken by visual journalist Ricky Wilson.)
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.
Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”
…read the full story here.