News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Guide Dog Appeal preliminary results

Guide Dog Appeal preliminary results

So far New Zealanders have donated over $311,000 to the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind’s 2001 Guide Dog Appeal.

“This is a outstanding response from the public and these aren’t the final figures,” says Jeanette Manson, RNZFB National Manager Funding Development.

“We still have a number of fundraising events planned before we release a final total at the end of June.”

Regional breakdowns so far:
$83,339 in Auckland and Northland
$15,219 in the Hawkes Bay
$41,573 in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty
$63,238 in Wellington, Tarankai and the Manawatu
$10,338 in Nelson and Malborough
$69,525 in Christchurch
$28,000 in Otago

The Foundation would like to thank everyone who was involved with the street appeal, especially volunteers and supporters from around the country who have made this year’s appeal a success.

“Thanks to the support of the media running up to the appeal our volunteer numbers increased considerably,” says Jeanette Manson.

“The media also helped considerably to raise awareness about our need for more guide dogs, especially since we didn’t use television advertising this year.”

The money raised goes to the Foundation’s Guide Dog Services and other valuable services for blind and sight-impaired New Zealanders. These services enable Foundation members to meet the challenges of their sight loss and maintain their independence.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news