Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.
You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.
Frida - Viva La Vida documentary launches soon. It's about Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter.
Reminder that our fundraising event is on in two weeks. Please message me if you'd like to support us and watch a great movie.
It's $20 per ticket including a glass of bubbly or OJ.
Reminder about our Polio NZ fundraiser on Monday 3 February - Frida Kahlo documentary. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to attend and support us.
Tickets are $20 and include a glass of bubbly or orange juice. Venue = Lighthouse Cuba.
Trade Me's latest figures show Wellington's median rent has topped $600 for the first time. But if you go further afield it's not much better, with the region sitting at $580, and areas like Upper Hutt, Porirua and Kāpiti Coast seeing huge increases in inquiries. Where are you choosing to rent these days?