Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Cooking Kiwi style – an education for Thai children


Cooking Kiwi style – an education for Thai children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A group of children rescued from a life of poverty in Thailand will get a hands-on taste of New Zealand on Monday, October 8.

The children will be participating in an interactive cooking lesson at the Kitchen Things showroom at the Apex Mega Centre, Mt Wellington.

Aged between 10 and 15, the children are all beneficiaries of the Hands Across the Water charity established in 2005 by Australian social entrepreneur Peter Baines, who personally witnessed the devastating effects of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

The children, from the Baan Tharn Namchai Orphanage in Thailand established by Hands Across the Water, are experiencing their first overseas trip.

Their cooking lesson, by tutor Sean Treacy, has been organised to provide a fun experience and to raise awareness of the work of Hands Across the Water.

It will be followed on Tuesday evening by a charity dinner at the Northern Club, where Peter Baines and orphanage director Khun Rotjana will speak. The event MC is entertainer Frankie Stevens.

Hands Across the Water was set up to rescue children from the slums and help prevent such children from living a life of crime and abuse.

The charity has already established two orphanages and a community sports field, and funded a large number of development programmes in Thailand.

It is unique in that not one cent of donations goes towards administration costs – these expenses are all absorbed by Peter Baines, board members and volunteers.

NARTA, the National Associated Retail Traders of Australia and an independent appliance buying group, is a key donor to Hands Across the Water.

The association has 32 members in Australia and five in New Zealand, including Kitchen Things.

Kitchen Things welcomes any member of the media to attend from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Kitchen Things Mt Wellington, at the Apex Mega Centre, 383 Mt Wellington Highway.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news