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  08 February 2023
FIRST New Zealand Robotics Trust

The mission of the FIRST New Zealand Education Trust (FIRST NZ) is to engage young people throughout New Zealand to become the innovators of tomorrow through building science, technology and engineering competencies that will nurture their life skills including collaboration, self worth and communication.

We will achieve this through:

  • mentoring-based programmes

  • equality for all

  • working towards understanding and solving real-life problems

  • taking ownership of the future

FIRST New Zealand Education Trust (FIRST NZ) supports The New Zealand Curriculum / Te Matauranga o Aotearoa with the integration of the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum.

We support programmes in FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge in schools across the country.  We need support to keep these costs down and get more kids engaged.  

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  04 May 2023
Little Miracles Trust
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My vote to this fantastic trust please. 

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Looking after neonatal babies and their families.

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We’re here for a very simple reason.
To make a difficult start to life that little bit easier.

By supporting parents and whānau through a time that no one is prepared for. A newborn surrounded by monitors and tubes, not hugs and cuddles. A hospital stay lasting weeks or months, not hours or days. Eyes filled with tears of sadness and worry, not tears of happiness and joy. These are the times you need someone who knows what you’re going through to tell you it’s going be alright. Someone who can give you the kind of support and resources that will make all the difference. Someone who can say “We’re here for you”.

The Little Miracles Trust provides a range of free services and support to what whanau of premature and sick babies who require neonatal care, throughout their hospital stay, the journey home and beyond.

For more information please visit our website https://littlemiraclestrust.org.nz/ or Facebook page www.facebook.com/littlemiraclestrust

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My vote to this fantastic trust please. 

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Looking after neonatal babies and their families.

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We’re here for a very simple reason.
To make a difficult start to life that little bit easier.

By supporting parents and whānau through a time that no one is prepared for. A newborn surrounded by monitors and tubes, not hugs and cuddles. A hospital stay lasting weeks or months, not hours or days. Eyes filled with tears of sadness and worry, not tears of happiness and joy. These are the times you need someone who knows what you’re going through to tell you it’s going be alright. Someone who can give you the kind of support and resources that will make all the difference. Someone who can say “We’re here for you”.

The Little Miracles Trust provides a range of free services and support to what whanau of premature and sick babies who require neonatal care, throughout their hospital stay, the journey home and beyond.

For more information please visit our website https://littlemiraclestrust.org.nz/ or Facebook page www.facebook.com/littlemiraclestrust

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My vote to this fantastic trust please. 

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Looking after neonatal babies and their families.

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We’re here for a very simple reason.
To make a difficult start to life that little bit easier.

By supporting parents and whānau through a time that no one is prepared for. A newborn surrounded by monitors and tubes, not hugs and cuddles. A hospital stay lasting weeks or months, not hours or days. Eyes filled with tears of sadness and worry, not tears of happiness and joy. These are the times you need someone who knows what you’re going through to tell you it’s going be alright. Someone who can give you the kind of support and resources that will make all the difference. Someone who can say “We’re here for you”.

The Little Miracles Trust provides a range of free services and support to what whanau of premature and sick babies who require neonatal care, throughout their hospital stay, the journey home and beyond.

For more information please visit our website https://littlemiraclestrust.org.nz/ or Facebook page www.facebook.com/littlemiraclestrust

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  28 November 2022
Country Retreat Animal Sanctuary

Helen and Gavin and the most amazing people, they give up all the time and home to help save so many Dumped, Abandoned and homeless fur babies.

Unlike some of the other animal rescues Helen and Gavin don’t have a list of foster homes they house all the puppies, mums and adult dogs themselves and with the assistance of some very special volunteers manage to get through each day

However those days are not always full of joy then are many days where they a full of tears and lots of questions of how someone can do this to an animal
3years ago I had to make the hard decision to have my furbaby of 15years put down and then a year later felt it was time to accept another furbaby to our family.


I knew I wanted a rescue so I reach out to Helen, seeing first hand what they were working with was heart breaking at this point Helen and Gavin had 20 puppies at once. I fell in love with all of them but 1 puppy picked us and we have never ever looked back.

If I was in a position to help out financial and more I absolutely would, so when I see things that potentially could get some very much needed funding I jump at it.

Helen posts video all hours of the night keeping everyone updated with progress on sick puppies when all she wants is prayers from us. But we also get the funny dancing videos from Gavin too.

please get behind these wonderful people and vote for Country Retreat

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  04 May 2023
RYDA Programme (Road safety education limited)
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RYDA - such an important educational activity for young people.  They deliver critical learning in a fun and interactive way and go above and beyond to ensure vulnearable communities have access.

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this is extremely valuable for the youth of today. any skill learnt to help them be safe drivers is worth learning . I have assisted with the RYDA events locally and am impressed at the high level of teaching and potential for a safer future with our youth drivers.

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Rotary Youth Driver Awareness programme - a great road safety training programme for young people starting out on their driving career. It helps keep our road users safe from serious harm.

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Getting behind the wheel of a car as a driver or a passenger is one of the most dangerous things a young person can do. Drivers on a restricted licence are seven times more likely to be involved in a fatal or serious injury crash than other drivers. In 2019 there were 73 fatal crashes involving drivers aged 15-24 years, and in that same year young drivers had primary responsibility for 63 fatal crashes.  – It was the young driver that caused the crash for a whopping 86% of the fatal crashes that they were involved in.  The risk of crashing diminishes with experience and the development of decision-making skills to recognise risky situations and make safe choices.

The RYDA programme is a national best practise road safety programme running in NZ high schools with over 90,000 graduates over the past 16 years.  The RYDA approach supports youth development in a number of areas, including social resilience and anticipating and managing risk.   At the workshop, students attend six interactive sessions at a dedicated venue over the course of a school day.  The workshop utilises small class sizes and multiple educational strategies including small group work, role plays, investigative learning, think-pair-share activities, thought experiments and features highly engaging practical demonstrations, real-life narratives, videos and quizzes.  All sessions are delivered by trained facilitators. Back in the classroom, RYDA gives teachers everything they need to support and continue the learning throughout the school year – whether it’s to pre-load student knowledge and experience before the workshop, weave road safety in as an authentic context to curriculum learning or provide follow-up lesson plans and/or road safety assignments.

We currently have over 15,000 16-17 year olds booked into our programme for 2023.  It costs us $65 per student to put them them a course and we would greatly appreciate support so we can keep this cost affordable for everyone or even free. On average students paid $9 to attend last year. Measured against the social cost of a fatality  - $4.56 million per person  or a serious injury $477,600 per person this is an excellent value investment into our rangatahi.

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  19 January 2023
HELP (Free Sexual Abuse Support Services)

HELP Auckland has been a primary specialist provider of sexual abuse support services to children, young people and adults since 1982. 

Over the last 40 years, we have supported at least 32,518 people of all ages (not including all callers to our 24/7 HELPline), and 17,000 children, parents and caregivers through the We Can Keep Safe preschool programme.

Beyond our HELPline, we provide free ongoing therapy support services, police and medical support call outs, court and justice support, and we also facilitate community education and prevention workshops. We work closely with other support services, government agencies, schools and community groups to deliver the most effective help we can.

If you have been impacted by sexual abuse, we are here to support and empower you. You, and everyone affected by such an experience. We want you to reclaim your rightful place in your family and society.

For more information on the work HELP does, please visit our website: https://www.helpauckland.org.nz/

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