Cholmondeley Calls On Canterbury To Support Vulnerable Local Children


A year on from Aotearoa’s nationwide lockdown, Covid-19 is continuing to impact the lives of vulnerable children and their whanau in Canterbury. Cholmondeley Children’s Centre in Governors Bay is witnessing the ongoing psychosocial impacts first-hand and is re-igniting its Little Gems Awareness Month this May to support Canterbury’s at-risk tamariki.

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16 April 2021

Cholmondeley Charity Golf Classic: Putting children first for 30 years


The Cholmondeley Children’s Centre’s annual fundraiser teed off for the 30th time on Thursday. With more than 125 participants over 18 holes at the Templeton Golf Club, the Cholmondeley Charity Golf Classic has...

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14 April 2021

Covid-hit South Island charities given funding boost by Foodstuffs (South Island) Community Trust


When a Blenheim family received a small pack of mince in their emergency food parcel, their little boy asked if it was Christmas time again – that was the last...

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25 February 2021

Pop Up Penguins charity auction nets just over $1 million


Just over $1 million has been netted for the sale of more than 50 giant penguin sculptures in Christchurch.

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29 January 2021

Final weekend for Canterbury's waddle of Pop-up Penguins


From Rangiora to Rolleston, Christchurch to Kaiapoi, 120 penguin sculptures have brought joy to the streets of Canterbury this summer.

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14 January 2021

Rugby club member honoured by 'pop up' statue


A large black penguin donning a Suburbs Rugby Football Club jersey stands at Hoon Hay Park honouring its longest serving life member Snow Richards.

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5 January 2021

Penguin purloiner on the prowl: Vandals steal fundraising art installations


Two of Christchurch’s Pop Up Penguin art installations have been prised from their plinths, with one found dumped in a garden in “really bad condition”.

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24 November 2020

Pop-up penguins to hit Christchurch streets in the summer sun


 Penguins will soon be spotted on the streets of Christchurch – in the peak of summer.The birds, in sculpture form, will be part of the Pop Up Penguin art trail from November...

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21 September 2020

People's Choice Penguin: Christchurch art trail needs your vote


They might be black and white in the wild but a waddle of colourful penguins will be coming to Christchurch this summer – and you can help choose the final line-up.

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24 June 2020

On the Up


Each week we profile a local Christchurch organisation to give them a plug and see how they’re going as the country eases into recovery.

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18 June 2020

Penguin sculptures arrive in Christchurch for new art trail


A waddle of penguins has flown into Christchurch to be decorated by school children and artists and installed on city streets.

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