Below are some of the organisations whose values we support. Feel free to let us know if there are others you think we should know about.
Birds have long fascinated me, especially New Zealand native birds such as the very rare and endangered kākāpō. So when I heard about the threat they were under, due to the fungal infection aspergillosis, on Codfish Island (Whenua Hou) I felt compelled to contribute.
If you want to find out more about this amazing bird and what is being done to help ensure its survival then I recommend checking out the Department of Conservation's kākāpō recovery webpage.
NZME Special Children's Christmas Party
Growing up in a large Southland family I was lucky enough to experience a classic Kiwi upbringing. However many kids aren't so lucky and can have their precious childhood scarred by illness, domestic violence, poverty, or intellectual or physical impairments. I believe that all children deserve the chance to have some fun, even if just for a few hours, the NZME Special Children's Christmas Party does just this and that's why I donate to their cause.
If you want to find out more about this great event and how you can get involved the be sure to look at their website.