Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Doesn’t Your Dad Goat Enough?

Doesn’t Your Dad Goat Enough?

A challenge that most Kiwis can relate to in the weeks leading up to father’s day: How do we honour the great men in our life in a meaningful way?

You can be the coolest kid on the block by giving your dad a goat this father’s day!

But don't worry, you won’t have to wrap up a goat and take it down to your local post shop. TEAR Fund’s Gift for Life programme takes the hassle out of gift giving and eliminates the frustration that Kiwis experience from spending their weekends searching the shops for a meaningful gift leading up to father’s day.

The feel-good gifts in TEAR Fund’s Gift for Life Catalogue come in the form of goats, toilets, immunisation and a chicken farm to name a few. When someone buys a gift from TEAR Funds Gift for Life catalogue, that gift is given to those in need in the developing world. This gift will be in honour of their Dad and a card representing that gift is sent to him.

While most Kiwi dads strive to give their children a home, food on the table and a provide a loving environment for them to prosper in, many dads in the developing world struggle to make ends meet and provide for their family.

By purchasing a goat through the catalogue a family in the developing world will have a goat of their own to aid them in providing for their family. As Haider from Afghanistan explains “I have seven children and we didn’t have enough money for our basic needs. I was gifted a goat, it became pregnant and gave birth to twin kids. Since then, my two goats have become nine and my family has enough to survive."

TEAR Fund marketing manager, Sheena Duffy says. “Gift for Life is an opportunity for those in New Zealand to make a connection with people in the developing world in a straightforward way. The Gift for Life catalogue is a simple way to purchase items which hold great significance to those who are receiving them, the benefits of which will reach future generations. Not only that, but your Dad knows that this year on Fathers day he won't have to crack a fake smile whilst unwrapping the 7th pair of socks he has received”

Ms Duffy says, “We encourage Kiwis to do something a little different this Fathers day by purchasing the feel-good gift that keeps on giving”.

TEAR Fund will send all purchasers a special card explaining the gift and how it will benefit the recipient. TEAR Fund’s Gift for Life catalogue can be accessed through www.giftforlife.co.nz or by phoning 0800 800 777.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Last Rites For The TPP

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality.

To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the secretive way it has been negotiated and (c) the undemocratic way in which any final document would be ratified. Labour has shared some of those concerns, but while remaining generally supportive of the deal itself.

National has, for its part, been very enthusiastic about the TPP, while still giving assurances about Pharmac being protected... For the TPP’s friends and foes alike though, the end now seems nigh. More>>

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On The Farcical Elevation Of David Seymour

With the election won, it’s time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

As Key Mulls Joining ISIS Fighting: McCully Speech To UN Backs Security Council Bid

It is an honour to address you today on behalf of the Prime Minister and Government of New Zealand. Our General Election took place last week - our Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key is engaged in forming a government and that is why he is unable to be here in New York... More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

David Cunliffe has resigned as Labour Leader, but says he will seek re-election... If there is any contest the election will have to go through a process involving the party membership and union affiliates. More>>

ALSO:

Flyover Appeal: Progress And Certainty, Or Confusion And More Delays?

Lindsay Shelton: The Transport Agency, embarrassed by the rejection of its flyover alongside the Basin Reserve, says it’s appealing because the decision could “constrain progress.” Yet for most clear-sighted Wellingtonians a 300-metre-long concrete structure above Kent and Cambridge Terraces would in no way be seen as progress… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Cunliffe’s Last Stand

Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party... More>>

ALSO:

Key Seeking 'New Ideas': Look To Children’s Commissioner On Poverty - Greens

John Key should not reinvent the wheel when it comes to ideas for tackling child poverty, and instead look to the recommendations of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Group on Child Poverty, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says. More>>

ALSO:

'Safe To Re-Enter' - OIA Docs: Safety Is Absolute Priority At Pike River Mine

“We understand that the time it is taking to complete our evaluation of the risks is frustrating for the family members and we are trying to complete this work as quickly as we can,” Ms Dunphy says. “It is Solid Energy’s responsibility to make this decision and we will do so, once we have all the information required to make a fully-informed decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news