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Support Blind Week and life without limits

Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:16 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Volunteer collectors around the country will take to the streets on October 7 and 8 for the Blind Foundation’s annual Blind Week street collection. More >>

Devoted guide dogs Ami and Heidi change Lisa’s life

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 12:59 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

The upcoming Red Puppy Appeal is crucially important to people like Lisa Reid who lost her sight after being diagnosed with a brain tumour at just 11 years old. More >>

Sight loss studied at school

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 3:59 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Monique Pursglove and Kate Thompson are delighted that their fellow students at Aotea College in Porirua will be learning about blindness in the lead up to Blind Week (October 29 – November 4). More >>

Will you shake a bucket for Blind Week with Judy?

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 12:34 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

22 August 2012 Will you shake a bucket for Blind Week with Judy? This Blind Week, Judy Hale is urging Kiwis to join her and hundreds of others on the streets to collect vital funds for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB). Running from ... More >>

Historic treaty brings books to blind people

Friday, 28 June 2013, 1:21 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) is delighted that negotiators at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have finalised terms on a copyright treaty to expand book access for the people who are blind or have low vision. More >>

Turn On Your Ovens And Get Baking To Help Guide Dogs

Monday, 11 March 2013, 3:36 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

11 March 2013 News Release Turn On Your Ovens And Get Baking To Help Guide Dogs Calling all eager bakers to support Red Puppy Bikkie Day Kiwi bakers are being urged to whip up a batch of puppy-shaped bikkies to sell to friends, family and workmates ... More >>

Get Involved And Fundraise To Help Train More Guide Dogs

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 2:35 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

5 February 2013 News Release Get Involved And Fundraise To Help Train More Guide Dogs Calling supporters for 2013 Red Puppy Appeal On April 5 and 6 this year, the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) needs a brigade of volunteers to ... More >>

Will you shake a bucket for Blind Week with George?

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 10:21 am | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

This Blind Week, 91-year-old George Phiske is urging Kiwis to join him and hundreds of others on the streets to collect vital funds for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB). More >>

RNZFB supports a fair deal on copyright

Friday, 13 July 2012, 12:14 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) supports the launch of the Fair Deal cause to highlight the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its implications on copyright. More >>

Awaken your senses at Gala Dinner

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 12:55 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Renowned chefs, including Michael Meredith (Merediths Restaurant) and Mike Van de Elzen (The Food Truck and formerly Molten), will take guests on a culinary journey to celebrate their senses at the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind’s (RNZFB) ... More >>

Keen bakers needed to bake a future for Puppies

Wednesday, 14 March 2012, 3:32 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Keen bakers are being asked to support Red Puppy Appeal 2012, by participating in Red Puppy Bikkie Day, on Friday March 30. Baking and selling puppy-shaped bikkies to friends, family and workmates will aid in helping raise funds for Royal New Zealand ... More >>

Guide dogs need a helping paw

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 2:13 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Calling bakers and donors for 2012 Red Puppy Appeal “It’s like looking through a very small straw,” is how mother-of-two Gael Jordan describes her view of the world. More >>

Happy Birthday Louis Braille!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012, 9:31 am | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

On 4 January in 1809, Louis Braille was born. After becoming blind in an accident at a young age, he invented braille, a simple system of raised dots read by touch. Braille is still used across the world today and even works with computer technology ... More >>

Santa’s gift for blind and partially sighted kids

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 3:29 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Santa Claus’ elves have been busy learning a special skill this Christmas – how to write letters to children in braille and large print! The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) has worked alongside a special team of elves who ... More >>

Social change leader honoured for helping the blind

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 2:29 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) member Minnie Baragwanath has been recognised for her achievements in the disability sector at the RNZFB’s Annual General Meeting. More >>

Bake a Difference for the Red Puppy Appeal

Friday, 11 March 2011, 11:10 am | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

This year’s Red Puppy Appeal is set to be sweeter than ever with the launch of Red Puppy Bikkie Day on Friday 1 April. More >>

Helpline for blind, deafblind & partially sighted people

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 2:10 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) is asking for support from those in Christchurch to check on blind, deafblind and partially sighted people in their communities. The RNZFB has on record more than 1,200 members in the Canterbury ... More >>

Here's to our army of change makers

Friday, 3 December 2010, 4:43 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

Please join the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) this Sunday 5 December, International Volunteer Day, in recognising and appreciating New Zealand's unsung heroes. In applauding volunteers of all causes, who give their time and energy to ... More >>

RNZFB election results announced

Monday, 8 November 2010, 4:00 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

RNZFB election results announced and blind cyclist honoured for inspiring achievements The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) congratulates its four new Board directors for the coming year, after the election announcement at the RNZFB’s ... More >>

Blind Week has begun

Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 5:05 pm | Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

As Blind Week kicks off today, the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) also blows out 120 candles on its birthday cake. More >>

 

 

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