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. General Manager Robyn Wallace says that Cholmondeley is excited to bring Little Gems back to support local children and whānau who are facing stress, trauma and crisis. “We are excited to see the community rally behind fellow Canterbury families again during this Little Gems Awareness Month.

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16 April 2021 at 12:00 am

Cholmondeley Charity Golf Classic: Putting children first for 30 years

The Cholmondeley Charity Golf Classic was organised and run by Riccarton Rotary.

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14 April 2021 at 5:50 pm

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 at 12:00 am

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 at 6:32 am

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 at 12:00 am

Rugby club member honoured by 'pop up' statue

Snow (Ian) Richards beside Snow the penguin, which was designed and named in his honour to recognise his 73 years of service to Suburbs Rugby Football Club.

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5 January 2021 at 6:48 am

Penguin purloiner on the prowl: Vandals steal fundraising art installations

CHRIS SKELTON/STUFFBest Dressed Hoiho, designed by Sheyne Tuffery, has been found badly damaged.

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24 November 2020 at 12:00 am

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.

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21 September 2020 at 12:41 pm

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…

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24 June 2020 at 11:45 am

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 at 2:51 pm

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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