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Over 900 warm coats were collected from Auckland Schools on June 28 2022. Literally a trailer load of goodness that will change a life this winter.  This is part of our ‘Keep Our Kids Warm’ programme.

SHOUT OUTS to Vauxhall Primary School, Takapuna Grammar, Baradene College and Hotel Britomart who all generously donated so many amazing goodies!   The added bonus was listening to the tamarin share their ‘why’ and feeling the wairua….so special. It truly gives us hope for the future with these taitamariki  (children and young people) leading the way!

A warm coat will help a child get to school, learn, socialise and live life as all children should. It may not fix all the problems, but it WILL make a difference.  

If you’d like to help you can head over to our Angel Shop and sponsor a warm pack or donate on the pink button.  We guarantee it will make a difference to our tamariki (children) right here in the Far North. THANK YOU ALL!

We were super privileged to celebrate the amazing life of Dame Whina Cooper with her mokopuna and whānau from across the motu. Not only were we graced with the company of Dame Whina’s whānau, we also had Co-Director Paula Whetu-Jones with us.  We were all moved and inspired by the story of this incredible wāhine, brought to life in the biopic ‘Whina’.  

For so many years we have had Dame Whina Cooper’s quote on our wall:  “Take care of our children. Take care of what they hear. Take care of what they see. For how the children grow, so will the shape of Aotearoa.” 

So true. What we invest in our children now will reap rewards in the future.

After a warm and heartfelt powhiri from our local hāpu, Ngāti Rehia, we shared kai and had an exciting auction showcasing the auctioneering talents of a local rangatahi.  Nick is a senior at Kerikeri High School and with the support of super generous sponsors, he helped us raise over $10k!  

Watch this great slide show of the event– [By clever Laura Bolt from Kids and Co Photos] 

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