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 $10,000 raised from the sale of the sketch to Variety. A big thank you to Jimmy Choo and SKYCITY for helping create brighter futures for... more
Friday, 30 Oct 2015
Cherie and her children used to live in Christchurch, but after the earthquakes in 2011 they were effectively left homeless, losing nearly all their personal possessions, furniture and appliances. Cherie drove her children to Auckland in an attempt to rebuild their lives in a safer city. She... more
Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015
Meet Jade. She's a happy and outgoing 17 year old who loves music. Jade was diagnosed with multiple disabilities from birth including Fryns-Aftimos syndrome and vision and hearing impairments.  Variety provided a grant for Jade to buy a tablet to assist with her communication... more
Thursday, 22 Oct 2015
Scratch 'n' Win raises $220,000 for Laptops for Learning A big thank you to everyone who bought a Variety Scratch 'n' Win Ticket from The Warehouse over the last month.  Together you've helped raise over $220,000 for Variety's Laptops for Learning programme which provides digital... more
Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015
Variety is excited to announce that RE/MAX New Zealand has recently come on board as our newest corporate partner.  The real estate company is encouraging all its offices to fundraise for Variety. Each office can choose which of Variety's programmes they'd like to support. From... more
Thursday, 01 Oct 2015
Variety is delighted to be the official charity partner of Miss Universe New Zealand 2015! The 20 finalists worked hard to fundraise for Variety as part of the Entrepreneurial Challenge and organised a range of events to raise funds from cake sales to yoga classes! 50% of the almost... more
Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015
Variety Mini Bash working bees, hospital visits and island fun Sixty underprivileged kids from Pakuranga STAND Health Camp and organisations in Waitakere and Onehunga will step aboard a SeaLink ferry on October 17, heading for a fun-filled day on Waiheke - and a free ride on the island's... more
Thursday, 10 Sep 2015
On Saturday 5 August close to 300 guests joined us for the third SKYCITY Variety of Chefs. This fine dining event featured award winning chefs Adam D'Sylva - Executive Chef at Coda and Tonka in Melbourne and Nic Watt - Executive Chef at Federal Street's MASU. The chefs cooked for a cause to... more
Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015
The Warehouse Gala Dinner raised more than $725,000 for Kiwi Next Generation programme A new programme to assist young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) was launched on Friday night as a collaboration between Variety - The Children's Charity and The Salvation... more
Friday, 31 Jul 2015
The combined efforts of volunteers and book lovers alike have helped make Variety's final Monster Book Fair a big success. The fair held at Alexandra Park last week saw sales of $90,087 for Variety to help create brighter futures for sick, disabled and disadvantaged Kiwi kids. Eager browsers... more
Thursday, 02 Jul 2015
Friends of Variety hosted a wonderful wine tasting to raise funds for disadvantaged Kiwi kids. Over 50 guests gathered at the Auckland Fish Market to sample a selection of exclusive American wine under the guidance of Puneet Dhall from Dhall & Nash Fine Wines Ltd.  A total... more
Saturday, 13 Jun 2015
Mary McCutcheon-Walker is the Committee Chair of the A-Z Book Fair voluntary group which runs Variety – The Children’s Charity’s annual Monster Book Fair. Mary is now in her twilight years so 2015 will be her very last year volunteering for the Variety Monster Book Fair... more
Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015
Meet Lockie. He is 13 years old and is severely autistic, intellectually impaired and has major sensory and behavioural challenges. His passion in life is swinging. It calms him, balances him and is one of the few times that he will interact with others. Lockie’s mum says that his old... more
Friday, 22 May 2015
Taranaki local Nigel Williams has been awarded a Presidential Citation at the Variety International Conference held in Milwaukee last month. He was nominated by Variety New Zealand as an “unsung hero” for his efforts in helping Kiwi kids over the past 22 years. Variety... more
Friday, 22 May 2015
This year Variety provided the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra’s Sistema Aotearoa programme with a grant of more than $8500 to purchase a new set of woodwind instruments. The Variety team got the chance to see the students and tutors in action last week at the Otara Music and Arts... more
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Meet Eli. He's nine years old and is the second of triplets. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 14 months old. Eli’s mum has to monitor his blood glucose levels several times during the night and Eli is responsible for monitoring them up to eight times during the day.... more
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