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

 

#nzsecretsanta gifts donated to New Zealand Red Cross

#nzsecretsanta gifts donated to New Zealand Red Cross

New Zealand Post will tomorrow donate more than 500 Christmas gifts to New Zealand Red Cross for recently arrived refugee families in Wellington.

The gifts are being donated thanks to the more than 2,082 Kiwis who signed up to play New Zealand Post’s popular online Christmas game #nzsecretsanta this year. In total the secret santa community, along with New Zealand Post will donate around 700 gifts to more than 200 new Kiwi families nationwide.

Gifts for families in Auckland, Hamilton, Nelson and Palmerston North have already been delivered, and tomorrow Red Cross will accept gifts for new Kiwi families in the Wellington region.

$1000 was also raised for New Zealand Red Cross on the New Zealand Secret Santa Givealittle page.This cash donation will also be presented to the Refugee Services Team tomorrow.

In addition to gifts and the cash donation, New Zealand Post will give each newly arrived family a $50 voucher to spend on home items.

New Zealand Post Secret Santa spokesperson Rob Holmes said Secret Santa, known as #nzsecretsanta on Twitter, continues to be popular with the online community and gives New Zealand Post the opportunity to put its extensive network to a charitable use at Christmas time.

“The charity component of the game is as important to the online #nzsecretsanta community as it is to New Zealand Post,” Rob Holmes said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Wage Cuts, And The Listener’s Demise

Various levels of across the board wage cuts – 10%? 15% ?- are being mooted for workers in some of our larger firms, in order to help the likes of Fletchers, Mediaworks etc survive the Covid-19 crisis. It is extraordinary that unions should be having to explain to employers (and to the public) just how unfairly the burden of such a response would fall. Basically, if you’re on a salary in six figures, a 10-15% haircut can still be worn fairly lightly. If you’re employed at or below the median wage, losing 10% of your income can be a hammer blow... More>>

 
 

Government: Seeking Infrastructure Projects


The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to start as soon as the construction industry returns to normal to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones say...More>>

ALSO:


Police Commissioner: Christchurch Terrorist Pleads Guilty

Police acknowledge the guilty pleas in the Christchurch Mosque attacks prosecution that were entered in the Christchurch High Court today. The guilty pleas to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of engaging in a terrorist ... More>>

ALSO:

Transport: $54 billion Investment In Draft GPS 2021

The Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2021 on land transport confirms that the Government will invest a record $54 billion in its balanced transport policy over the next decade. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Loss Of Abortion Safe Zones

No doubt, last night’s defeat of abortion law reform provisions that would have created safe zones around abortion clinics will be portrayed, by some, as a victory for free speech. It isn’t. It was a victory for bigotry and intimidation directed ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On National's Regulation Crusade

Lets step back in time now, to simpler days and to simple-minded solutions. So…. if National gets elected, landlords will once again be able to evict tenants at will, raise rents anytime they like, and ignore the need to install a healthy standard of heating in the homes they put out to rent. This promised ‘bonfire of regulations’ is being done in the name of cutting red tape... More>>

ALSO:

SMC - Expert Reaction: PF2050 Strategy

DOC has released a strategy to reach Predator Free 2050, along with an action plan through to 2025. The predator-free goal focuses on three groups of mammals: possums, three species of rats, plus stoats, ferrets and weasels... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels