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Variety Trillian Bash

01 Jan 2025

The end of an era! As of 1 December 2016, the Variety Trillian Bash is no longer a Variety-run event.

Since the Variety Bash launched in New Zealand in 1991 it has bought joy and delight to countless Kiwi kids around the country. Over the past 26 years, thousands of kilometres have been travelled with hundreds of communities visited, positively impacting the lives of many sick, disabled and disadvantaged children right across New Zealand.

“The Variety Bash would not have been possible without the hundreds of people over the course of many years who have fundraised to participate in the Bash.” Lorraine Taylor, CEO, Variety – the Children’s Charity says.  

“We are indebted to them, and in particular, those Bashers who have devoted multiple years to the event.”

We acknowledge the support of our Principal Partner, Ford Motor Company of New Zealand, who has sponsored the event since its inception.

We thank Trillian Trust for assisting to fund the event in recent years, and the New Zealand Air Force and the AA for providing mechanical support to Bashers helping to keep their vehicles on the road during the week-long event.

We’re delighted to announce that the Bashers will still be bringing joy to countless young Kiwis under the name Trillian Trek. 


The Variety Trillian Bash has been proudly supported by: