Monday, 11 Jul 2016
As we approach the one year anniversary of the Variety Book Fair going online on Trade Me, we acknowledge all those people and organisations who have donated books for us to sell, thank you!  On 1st August 2015, the book fair was launched on Trade Me, following many years of running... more
Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016
Variety – the Children’s Charity is thrilled to be the charity partner of Miss Universe New Zealand once again this year. Variety has had a long standing relationship with Miss Universe New Zealand and have been the charity partner of the competition since 2013. Since then,... more
Friday, 10 Jun 2016
Meet Shanae. Shanae is five years old and has Global Development Delay which affects her language development and learning motor skills.  Her parents applied to Variety for a tablet for Shanae to help with her learning. She's got the tablet now and her mum said that it's already... more
Thursday, 02 Jun 2016
Meet Sam. Sam has Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy and is getting progressively weaker, and tires easily. A powered wheelchair for school helps manage his fatigue, but as a typical Kiwi lad he still loves mobile play but specialised trikes can cost thousands of dollars.  The Variety... more
Thursday, 02 Jun 2016
Left: Kiwi Next Generation students Antonia and Briana with Mentor Julie Harwood. Right: Paul Walsh - Executive GM Community and Environment, The Warehouse Group, Lorraine Taylor - CEO Variety - the Children's Charity and Gregory Fortuin - National Director, The Salvation Army... more
Friday, 20 May 2016
Meet Vanessa - she's a Hawke's Bay local who stepped out of her comfort zone and raised money for deserving Kiwi kids to get their very own bikes - all while exploring stunning Cambodia on two wheels.  This year, Kiwis of all ages and abilities have the chance to take the trip of a... more
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Minji is 18 years old and received a Variety Gold Heart Scholarship in 2015. Minji has profound autism and learning difficulties and is mainly non-verbal.  She’s a talented artist and uses art as her way of communicating. Her mum says “Minji is speaking and communicating... more
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Earlier this month Bathgate Park School in Dunedin received 16 new iPads from Variety thanks to a generous donation from NZI. The iPads, valued at over $10,000 were presented at a special assembly and will positively impact more than 200 children.   For today’s students,... more
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Things were looking up for 12-year-old Dannille and her family. Her mum had been saving up for new uniforms and had got them all ready for school to start.  But two weeks before Christmas, disaster struck the family. Their home burnt down, along with all their possessions –... more
Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016
Meet Elijah. Last week Elijah was presented with a brand new bike on the Variety Bikes for Kids tour in Northland. His mum said: “He has gone to sleep in the lounge tonight so he could sleep beside his bike, which we let him bring into the lounge to sit when it got dark. He is one... more
Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016
The Variety Bikes for Kids tour is coming to Northland and we're looking for nominations of deserving kids to receive a brand new bike and helmet. If you're someone who knows a deserving or disadvantaged child... more
Wednesday, 03 Feb 2016
Variety – The Children’s Charity is helping local young people to reach their full potential in education, music, art and sport through its Gold Heart Scholarship programme. Applications for Variety Gold Heart Scholarships are now open. Gold Heart Scholarships provide up to... more
Tuesday, 02 Feb 2016
Meet Breana. Breana is 15 and has been awarded a Variety Gold Heart Scholarship the last two years to help her realise her dream of dancing professionally. "At three years of age I had my first ballet lesson, I went into the class holding my teacher's hand and I've never... more
Friday, 29 Jan 2016
A team of 12 young cyclists will leave Bluff on Sunday and bike to Cape Reinga over 20 days, cycling 130 kilometres a day to raise funds for Variety. These amazing University students want to bring up the conversation of child poverty in New Zealand and the need to give these kids access... more
Monday, 30 Nov 2015
Variety CEO Lorraine Taylor and The Warehouse GM of Community and Environment Paul Walsh visited Otago and Southland in November to present 10 local schools with 102 digital devices as part of their Laptops for Learning programme. Laptops for Learning is a fundraising partnership between... more
Thursday, 26 Nov 2015
A big congratulations to Variety Gold Heart Scholar Grace Jale who has been selected to travel to Brazil with the Football Ferns. The 16-year-old has been included in the 19-player squad to take on Brazil in November as part of the Football Ferns' campaign to qualify for the 2016... more
Friday, 13 Nov 2015
Anirudh's ultimate goal is to make the Black Sticks New Zealand men's hockey team. This year he has already made the Auckland under-18 squad and hopes to be selected for the New Zealand under-18 squad. He is captain of his college First XI and is also playing top-level club hockey. His team are... more
Friday, 06 Nov 2015
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Variety hosted New Zealand Premiere of James Bond SPECTRE! It was a fantastic evening with over $20,000 raised to help Kiwi kids living in deprivation. A special thanks to our Bond lookalike MC Rawdon Christie and to all those who made... more
Sunday, 01 Nov 2015
For the last three years Variety has partnered with Zurich New Zealand to create a schedule of Variety at Work days for their employees.  A range of opportunities are offered to suit the different members of their team and more than 80% of their employees take part each year. One of the... more
Saturday, 31 Oct 2015
At the end of October world renowned shoe designer Professor Jimmy Choo visited Auckland and attended a black tie cocktail event in his honour at SKYCITY Auckland.  He kindly presented SKYCITY with the opportunity to auction a one-off sketch. SKYCITY chose to donate the... more
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