Posts in Auckland
The Hunger Project New Zealand

At The Hunger Project we believe that every human being deserves a life of fulfilment, self-reliance and dignity. We know that it's possible for hunger to end, and that our generation has the power to end it once and for all. People living in hunger are not the problem, they are the solution. Through sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and in partnership with them, we unleash their capacity, creativity and leadership so they can end their own hunger.

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Waiheke Resources Trust

The WRT is all about creating a great place to live. We do lots of different things to reach that goal including education and events and there are lots of different issues that we think are important: water, waste, food resilience, biodiversity, energy, and transport.

The concept that underpins our work is the importance of a healthy and thriving environment. Such an environment allows a community to flourish, and within that community, a strong economy can exist.

We work to celebrate and protect all the resources we have already, and build capacity and knowledge in the community toward the creation of a resource-full future for all.

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Mangere Mountain Education Centre. Te Pane o Mataoho

We help to encourage and create kaitiakitanga for our 70,000-year-old volcano.
We run guided walks covering either the archaeological or geological history.
We run hands-on workshops down at our education centre.
We have an amazing garden on site where we grow heritage food as well as everyday varieties of food.
All this work cannot happen without the amazing hands of volunteers.

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Pourewa Restoration Group

The Pourewa Restoration Group are a small group of locals transforming an important area of bush called Selwyn Bush in the Pourewa Valley in central Auckland. The Pourewa Valley is an important bird corridor though the east of Auckland heading towards the Hanua ranges.
18 years ago this bush was being infested by weeds and was at risk of being bulldozed and developed. it was and still is very important to keep the work going to protect this wonderful area of NZ bush only 6km from the city center.

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Karekare Landcare

Together as a community of landowners, residents, volunteers, Iwi and organisations, we hope to protect the unique natural character and biodiversity of Karekare and its surrounding catchments.

Acknowledging the principles of Kaitiakitanga - guardianship and protection of the land, we believe in the ideal of only providing what nature needs to heal itself.

Through sufficient resourcing and provision of advice relating to biodiversity protection and biosecurity control, we aspire to encourage nature to return to a self sustaining stable state.

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The Hunger Project New Zealand

At The Hunger Project we believe that every human being deserves a life of fulfillment, self-reliance and dignity. We know that it's possible for hunger to end, and that our generation has the power to end it once and for all. People living in hunger are not the problem, they are the solution. Through sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and in partnership with them, we unleash their capacity, creativity and leadership so they can end their own hunger.

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Zeal

We are Zeal. We are a family of passionate, creative misfits who believe that every young kiwi is creative and who dedicate our lives to helping them discover, express and develop their unique creativity.

We run youth development centres and services in West Auckland, Hamilton, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Kāpiti and Wellington. We also help young people in crisis online through our Online Crisis Intervention service.

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The New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust

The New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust accepts and cares for all New Zealand birds whether they are native, non-native or pet. Every bird in New Zealand is a NZ bird to us. We assist thousands of birds each year (between 4000 and 5000), many being the victims of cat attacks, road accidents, pollution (such as fishing line and nylon entanglements and botulism) or human cruelty.

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Educating Girls Globally

Educating Girls Globally is a New Zealand registered charity aiming to improve the standard of, and access to, girls' education worldwide. To achieve this aim, we raise funds primarily by motivating New Zealand high schools to run fundraising events in their communities. Since 2013, we have completed a number of construction projects in Malawi, focused on improving educational facilities for girls. These have included two toilet blocks and a security wall at a girls' school, two classrooms at Dzaleka Refugee Camp, and a girls' boarding hostel in rural Malawi.

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Couldrey House

Built in 1857, Couldrey House is an historic Victorian-Edwardian family home surrounded by beautiful gardens within Wenderholm Regional Park. The gracious colonial house sits between Wenderholm Beach and the Puhoi river (each a few minutes walk away through pohutukawa glades) and is furnished in a mixture of styles reflecting the eras and preoccupations of some notable past owners. With nine rooms on display over two storeys, visitors are warmly welcomed by our volunteer hosts for a small entrance fee.

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Surrogate Grandparents New Zealand Charitable Trust

Surrogate Grandparents is a New Zealand based Charitable Trust (CC54933) who connects families with surrogate grandparents in order to forge lasting friendships and family bonds.

What problems are we helping to solve?
Social isolation and loneliness are much more serious than just uncomfortable feelings... Research has shown that social isolation and loneliness has been linked with increased mortality, depression, high blood pressure and dementia. These are serious issues in New Zealand and not just for our older generations. Social isolation and loneliness are problems that people struggle with right across New Zealand's social demographics on a daily basis.

How can surrogate grandparents help?
Surrogate Grandparents is the bridge that connects generations. By connecting families with surrogate grandparents and grandparents with our children; we can fight social isolation and loneliness in New Zealand. Working together, we can make New Zealand a more caring and connected nation.

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Kaipātiki Project

Mo te ao, mo te whanau, mo tatou katoa - For the world, for our families, for all of us

Since 1998 we have been inspiring communities to live sustainably by restoring local bush reserves with our community and developing environmental education programmes for all ages.

Our vision : Connected, resourceful, healthy families, neighbourhoods and communities regenerating our planet’s environmental systems.

Our mission: To unleash the creativity of the community to identify and solve local environmental challenges.

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Auckland Greypower Association Inc.

Formed in 1986, to advocate for seniors heavily taxed by the Govt (50 cents in the dollar for earnings just $40 a week above the pension income) . Thousands joined, and marched in the streets. After 5 years when success was achieved (think social media and now it would have been like 4 - 6 months or less) the numbers reduced but still we are the largest lobby group in NZ, with more members than those belonging to political parties.

We are not a social service agency, but do support seniors to achieve fair and equitable outcomes in disputes with Council and Govt. Benefits include cheaper electricity and gas through our own Greypower Electricity company, $2,000 accident insurance cover free on joining, and quarterly newsletters and magazines which reflect advocacy issues and progress in achieving outcomes.

We hold meetings in central Auckland monthly and provide opportunities for members to discuss matters of concern, hear from Govt Ministers and Councillors, plus others with relevant experiences to share with seniors.

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