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Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Celebrating 27 years of sponsoring Variety - the Children’s Charity, Ford New Zealand has launched a test drive fund raising programme called ‘Drive One for Variety’ this month. Now through December 31 or until Ford New Zealand reaches its goal of raising $25000 for its charity partner,... more
Thursday, 26 Oct 2017
Huntsbury wedding celebrant Julie Lassen drove home in her brand new Ford Fiesta Sport on October 25 with a warm feeling that she’s also helped make life better for disadvantaged Kiwi kids. At 2.30pm at The Warehouse Barrington, Store Manager Amanda Baker handed the keys to Julie, the lucky... more
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Hope’s dream was a simple one. To run around for as long as her friends did in PE class. The 12-year-old Bay of Plenty girl always gave physical activities her absolute best try, but all too often severe asthma left her sitting on the sidelines. Then recently, a doctor suggested that... more
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Nathan's new shoes Nathan accepts that his mum, Nellie, can’t always provide. As Nellie explains, He would say, ‘Mum, my shoes are giving me blisters.’ I would say, ‘I can’t afford to replace them right now. Maybe at Christmas we can get a new pair.’ He would say, ‘Mum, I... more
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017
Henare aims to compete with the best At 5.30 every weekday morning you’ll find Henare starting a two-hour training session at his local swimming pool. In fact, this motivated 16-year-old spends at least 18 hours a week in the water. In 2017, thanks to CMC Markets, Variety was thrilled... more
Friday, 22 Sep 2017
Ford NZ is using its Global Caring Month and two of its partners – Variety – the Children’s  Charity and the All Blacks – to make an impact at a low decile Auckland school. Ford volunteers spent the day at Kingsford School in Mangere to fix up a garden: creating new  planter boxes,... more
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
Thank you to everyone who purchased a Scratch 'n' Win ticket this year. With your help, over $370,000 was raised over the counter at The Warehouse to help give disadvantaged Kiwi kids the childhood they deserve!  This is a fantastic result and we are so very grateful for your... more
Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017
From 23 August to 12 September 2017, customers can try their luck with a $2.00 Variety Scratch ‘n’ Win card from The Warehouse and be in to win a share of over $72,000 in prizes, including a brand-new Ford Fiesta Sport! Funds raised from the sale of Scratch ‘n’ Win tickets will go to Variety... more
Friday, 18 Aug 2017
On Thursday 17 August 2017 SKYCITY Variety of Chefs, hosted by TVNZ headliners Toni Street and Peter Williams, raised more than $85,000 for Variety – the Children’s Charity. Australasian star chefs Nic Watt (MASU, Auckland) and Jarrod Di Blasi (EZARD, Melbourne) took 300-plus diners on a... more
Monday, 10 Jul 2017
Ophelia Buckleton Reporter, NZ Herald ophelia.buckleton@nzherald.co.nz   Miss Universe New Zealand opens up about tough childhood that led her to help Kiwi kids It's a bitter, wet winter's morning in South Auckland. Classrooms sit half empty as kids without raincoats, jumpers,... more
Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017
Winter was a tough time for 7-year-old Eden. Although her mum, Deborah, budgets to get by on her very limited income, even basic essentials most of us take for granted are often out of reach. Deborah shops at second-hand stores, but has found it increasingly difficult to provide winter... more
Monday, 19 Jun 2017
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 has been the charity partner of the competition since 2013. Since then, more than $100,000... more
Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017
Order your new Entertainment Book and help Variety! A true Kiwi favourite, your 2017/18 Entertainment Book contains local deals on dining, entertainment, retail and more! There are books for Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Manawatu, Christchurch, Canterbury and Nelson,... more
Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017
On the 2nd of July 2017, tens of thousands of two-wheel enthusiasts around the world will lace up their boots, strap on their helmets and ride together in support of their chosen charities.  Ride Sunday is a worldwide motorcycle event which works to bring together all motorcyling communities... more
Friday, 09 Jun 2017
Last month, a beautiful-hearted community supporter raised over $6,800 for disadvantaged Kiwi kids on the promise of shaving her head. Gita Valabl said goodbye to her lovely locks one Sunday with the family gathered. She told Variety that her family and friends were incredibly generous with... more
Friday, 09 Jun 2017
Zara's letter to her sponsor Zara now has opportunities she dreamed of Zara is a typical 14-year-old; she loves her family and spending time with her friends. She works hard at school and likes to help in her community – doing dishes and helping with baking for the local food... more
Friday, 09 Jun 2017
Gift helps Ben keep up with his classmates Ben tried his best to join in with his class on writing and reading activities, but severe dyslexia held him back. When Ben reads he sees letters “jumping” into the words on the page, and this confuses him. As for writing, he could never get down... more
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017
Sarah Harris  Reporter, NZ Herald sarah.harris@nzherald.co.nz Glen Innes family 'living day by day' to survive From left: Hinerangi, 10, mum Sueanna, Precious, 8, and Aaliah, 9, are healthier and more secure after help by Variety. Photo / Nick Reed "We were struggling." That's how... more
Friday, 26 May 2017
In the Canterbury house where Taylor, aged seven, and her two siblings live, winter is a dangerous time. Nichola with (from left) Hayley, Taylor and Sam The wind whistles in through the doors, which don’t close properly because the floor is on an angle – the result of damage from the 2010... more
Thursday, 27 Apr 2017
Four-year-old Zac has suffered from serious eczema since he was nine months old. It not only makes him very itchy and uncomfortable, but it causes skin infections too.   The active, art-loving Kiwi lives with his two brothers and mum in the Bay of Plenty. Several times a day his mum, Emma, has to... more
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