Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Trillian Variety Bash Starts Off In Style at Rainbows End

March 16, 2014

Trillian Variety Bash Starts Off In Style

Rainbows End hosts cheque handover for Kiwi kids

The Variety Trillian Bash started its 2014 event in fine style at Rainbows End, Auckland, with a breakfast cheque presentation, and a chance to take in some of the thrilling rides for 70 kids nominated by the Salvation Army and Stand Children’s Village in Auckland.

First up, young Manaia Taputu, whose $1700-cheque will pay for a specialized laptop to assist her education, handed to Manaia and her family by the team from the Argus Fire engine.

Then came cheeky Blayke Markham, his $579 presented by the Ford dealer team also for a modern tech tool that his dad says has helped dramatically improve his speaking skills – he could manage only three words by the age of five, but dad says he’s now catching up.

Lllaida Jonuzi could not attend, the $1700-cheque accepted on behalf by comic magician Super Hubert, over from Australia for the event.

The 25 teams of quirky characters run dressed-up classic cars and fire engines on the rally, and they love clowning around to entertain kids along the route. But it’s children like Manaia and Blayke, and the families working hard to support them, that fire their fund-raising efforts throughout the year.

Tomorrow they’ll be delivering Canon printers and Warehouse-donated laptops to schools from Waitomo to Bennydale, and on up to Rotorua.

Variety - The Children's Charity levels the playing field for disadvantaged Kiwi kids; and with around 265,000 Kiwi kids growing up in poverty our work is essential.

Every year we help over 10,000 local children - we meet their unmet health and education needs providing them with brighter futures.

We fund a broad range of requirements, from providing the basics of life, to much-needed medical equipment, to life-changing mobility needs, to innovative educational initiatives.

We work alongside schools, agencies and the government, tackling child poverty so the Kiwi kids who urgently need our life-changing assistance are set up to reach their full potential in life.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news