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


$600,000 Christmas present for Guide Dog Services!

22 December 2004

$600,000 Christmas present for Guide Dog Services!

Christmas comes early for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) with a legacy of around $600,000 for Guide Dog Services.

The bequest will equal the cost of breeding, raising, training and matching a total of 26 guide dogs to blind and vision impaired New Zealanders.

Legacies are vital for our continued operation, says Paula Daye, RNZFB Chief Executive.

And as Guide Dog Services receives no government funding at all, this generous bequest is even more appreciated.

Maureen Kuiper, who passed away in September, felt that Guide Dog Services provided a valuable service and was aware of the high cost of guide dogs - totaling around $22,500 each.

Maureen was a very generous woman who wanted to help a worthwhile and essential cause. Guide Dog Services was the perfect choice, says close friend, Bruce Jackson.

With limited government support the RNZFB has to raise at least $15 million a year from bequests, donations and sponsorships to cover the more than $21 million it costs to provide essential services and support for blind and vision-impaired New Zealanders.


© 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