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Cooking Kiwi style – an education for Thai children


Cooking Kiwi style – an education for Thai children

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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.

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