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Grab a Ride through Middle Earth with Hobbit Fan

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 11:16 am | TEAR Fund

A hobbit fan who ran the length of New Zealand in sandals is now encouraging strangers to ride it with him on a tandem bike. More >>

Actors Team up to Fight Human Trafficking

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:16 am | TEAR Fund

Some of New Zealand’s best known television characters are joining forces to stand up against human trafficking. More >>

Life Getting Harder for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 2:24 pm | TEAR Fund

Life Getting Harder for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon - Nz Aid Agency Life is getting harder for the more than one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, says NZ aid agency Tearfund. The NGO says it welcomes yesterday’s announcement that donations to NZ ... More >>

The Elephant in the Room is a Cow

Friday, 26 February 2016, 8:38 am | TEAR Fund

The Elephant in the Room is a Cow While media attention has been focused on the Sri Lankan elephant gifted to New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key will sign a dairy cooperation agreement with the Sri Lankan government this afternoon. The agreement ... More >>

Humanitarian Groups Join in Appeal to End Syria Crisis

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 5:15 pm | TEAR Fund

New Zealand humanitarian organizations are adding their voices to an international chorus appealing for an end to the crisis in Syria as it nears its five-year mark in March. More >>

TEAR Fund urges Kiwis to give now

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 11:56 am | TEAR Fund

TEAR Fund is urging New Zealanders to give now to prevent a famine in the Pacific and East Africa. More >>

Kiwis up fight against sex trafficking

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 12:06 pm | TEAR Fund

New Zealand charity TEAR Fund is expanding its anti-sex-trafficking operations in Southeast Asia by joining forces with Hagar, an aftercare agency that provides recovery and protection services for rescued victims. More >>

Hungry Kiwis Help to Free Enslaved Women And Children

Monday, 28 September 2015, 4:54 pm | TEAR Fund

More than 700 hungry Kiwis participated in the Live Below the Line Challenge last week, raising over $124,000 for TEAR Fund’s anti-trafficking partners working to free women and children trapped in sexual exploitation. More >>

Hard-Hitting Anti-Sexploitation Speaker Coming to NZ

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 9:48 am | TEAR Fund

Is media and popular culture fuelling international sex trafficking? More >>

Tear Fund Wants Kiwis to ‘Brake the Traffick’

Monday, 15 June 2015, 1:24 pm | TEAR Fund

TEAR Fund is encouraging Kiwi cyclists to use their bikes to stop children from being trafficked into brothels. Every 30 seconds, a child is trafficked around the world. The average age of a victim is only 12 years old. By cycling in the TEAR Fund ... More >>

Tear Fund En Route to Vanuatu to Provide Relief

Monday, 16 March 2015, 2:55 pm | TEAR Fund

TEAR Fund Programmes Officers Alice Banfield and Andrew Findlay are currently en-route to Vanuatu to assist TEAR Fund’s partners in providing emergency aid to affected communities. A state of emergency has been declared since Vanuatu was hit in the ... More >>

Tear Fund Prepares for Vanuatu Communities for Cyclone Pam

Friday, 13 March 2015, 2:36 pm | TEAR Fund

TEAR Fund’s partners are preparing for the worst as Super Cyclone Pam bears down on Vanuatu. TEAR Fund CEO, Ian McInnes says teams on the ground are securing buildings and battening down the hatches as TEAR Fund prepares to respond to the aftermath ... More >>

Aid Worker Urges Kiwis to Support the Children of War

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 1:51 pm | TEAR Fund

On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Syrian crisis, TEAR Fund programmes officer and Middle East expert Kevin Riddell is urging Kiwis to continue providing much-needed aid to the region to ensure a brighter future for the children growing up amidst ... More >>

Aid Shouldn’t Be Second Priority to Military Intervention

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 9:16 pm | TEAR Fund

In response to Prime Minister John Key’s announcement to send New Zealand troops to Iraq, international aid and development agency TEAR Fund New Zealand is also urging the government to maintain and expand its humanitarian response. More >>

Sometimes the Best Gifts Come in Unexpected Packages

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:38 pm | TEAR Fund

No one wants to receive a plain Christmas card, but how about one that literally changes lives? After all, they do say the best gifts come in unexpected packages. More >>

Ebola Nearing Tipping Point

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 11:11 am | TEAR Fund

TEAR Fund today launched an appeal to help contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia through its Integral Alliance partner Medical Teams International (MTI) as Ebola will have dramatic impacts even beyond the immediate medical emergency. More >>

Jesse Mulligan Lives Below Poverty Line

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 3:24 pm | TEAR Fund

Jesse Mulligan Lives Below Poverty Line TV personality Jesse Mulligan will live on the equivalent of the extreme poverty line this October in order to raise awareness of sex trafficking. Mulligan will survive on $2.25 for his food from October 6 to ... More >>

Doesn’t Your Dad Goat Enough?

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 12:32 pm | TEAR Fund

A challenge that most Kiwis can relate to in the weeks leading up to father’s day: How do we honour the great men in our life in a meaningful way? More >>

A Race Against Slavery for Cameron Brown

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:29 pm | TEAR Fund

Media Release A Race Against Slavery for Cameron Brown Hot off the heels of his victory in 2XU Desaru Triathlon in Malaysia, Kiwi triathlete Cameron Brown has set himself another challenge, this time the race is on to save women and children from ... More >>

Tear Fund’s Obsession: Food And Sex (Trafficking)

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:56 pm | TEAR Fund

Food and sex have always been kindred bedfellows; both are sensory experiences that ignite the passions. For TEAR Fund, however, the relationship is less savoury and more complex. We work in the darkest brothels of Southeast Asia where young girls ... More >>

 

 

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