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Tiki Taane puts focus on former child soldiers with new song

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:35 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Celebrated Kiwi musician Tiki Taane today releases his new song ‘Falling Angels’ in collaboration with World Vision, with all proceeds going to World Vision’s work rehabilitating former child soldiers as part of next month’s Live Below The Line ... More >>

“This has to stop” says Kiwi on the ground in Gaza

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 10:02 am | World Vision New Zealand

Kiwi Alex Snary, World Vision's National Director of Jerusalem-West Bank Gaza, today provided a first-hand report of the conflict, after crossing into Gaza to work with the international development agency’s team on the ground. More >>

Over 130,000 Kiwis to go without this weekend

Friday, 23 May 2014, 10:13 am | World Vision New Zealand

This weekend one of New Zealand’s most well-loved fundraising events, World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine, is celebrating the big 40. More than 130,000 Kiwis will go without for the 40th time since the event started in 1975. More >>

Innovative fundraising app to raise $100,000 for Malawi

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 11:23 am | World Vision New Zealand

Anybody can make a wish, we do it every year when we blow out candles on our birthday, or we find a wishbone or see a shooting star. Now World Vision is asking Facebook uses to send a wish to Malawi. More >>

World Vision US same sex marriage hiring policy

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 2:39 pm | World Vision New Zealand

The World Vision New Zealand position is simple. We work under New Zealand legislation and we do not discriminate on the basis of gender or sexual orientation. World Vision New Zealand hires on merit and in accordance with New Zealand legislation. More >>

Mass evacuations underway as Typhoon threatens Philippines

Friday, 8 November 2013, 10:31 am | World Vision New Zealand

The Government in the Philippines is preparing for the worst as the country braces for Super Typhoon Haiyan which is expected to hit the Visayas Islands Friday, local time. The islands are home to some 18 million people. More >>

Top institutions to join forces to tackle poverty

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 3:07 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Two of New Zealand’s leading organisations, The University of Otago and World Vision New Zealand, are joining together to enhance their efforts to alleviate poverty both globally and in New Zealand and the Pacific. More >>

World Vision Receives Funds From Award Winning Volunteer

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 12:16 pm | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision New Zealand will tomorrow receive a $250 donation from Bethany Tiddy, winner of the inaugural TrustPower Waipa Youth Community Spirit Award. More >>

Scenes Of Terror As Triple Quake Rocks Philippines

Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 12:37 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Aid workers have described scenes of terror as a triple quake rattled the Philippine islands of Negros and Cebu yesterday morning local time. A tsunami alert was issued in the immediate aftermath but later cancelled. The Philippine Army has put the death ... More >>

New World Vision Smiles data reveals most generous Kiwis

Thursday, 15 December 2011, 2:00 pm | World Vision New Zealand

We all know that according to the World Giving Index 2010 New Zealanders are the most generous givers in the world, but ever wondered who the most generous Kiwis are? More >>

Young Kiwis become refugees

Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 11:44 am | World Vision New Zealand

Finding their families at night while bombs drop around them, having to quickly choose which belongings to take before setting off on an endless trek, and navigating border crossings with hostile guards; New Zealand's most generous young leaders today found ... More >>

World Vision expands relief efforts to southern Somalia

Thursday, 11 August 2011, 12:31 pm | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision has established an emergency response centre in Dolo, located in southern Somalia near the border with Ethiopia. Dolo is one of the largest transit facilities for Somalis fleeing violence and famine. The United Nations estimates as many as ... More >>

Youth Ambassadors en route to Timor-Leste

Friday, 14 January 2011, 1:46 pm | World Vision New Zealand

A trio of Kiwi teenagers is en route to Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) as part of the World Vision and Sanitarium Youth Ambassadors programme. They will witness first-hand the huge difference this year’s 40 Hour Famine funds can make in the ... More >>

40 Hours of Fitness for 40 Hour Famine

Friday, 30 April 2010, 12:06 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Auckland. In May (21-23), five young motorsport racers will trade the racetrack for the treadmill in a 40 hour trainathon to help children in need in the developing world. More >>

Mayon volcano in the Philippines is set to erupt

Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 3:31 pm | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision Philippines is preparing to establish an operational base and assist authorities in the Philippines as they are awaiting a major eruption of the Mayon volcano any day. More >>

Careful Consideration Of Aid Programme Required

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 10:49 am | World Vision New Zealand

Foreign Minister Murray McCully must ensure the inclusive, pragmatic approach evident in the Government's first 100 days is not abandoned as it reviews New Zealand's overseas aid programme, World Vision New Zealand said today. More >>

Travelling scholars return from Tanzania

Thursday, 5 February 2009, 4:05 pm | World Vision New Zealand

While most secondary-school students spent their summer holidays relaxing on the beach, five socially aware teens have immersed themselves in African culture as part of the World Vision/Sanitarium travelling scholarship programme.   More >>

World Vision Celebrates Int'l Volunteer Day

Friday, 5 December 2008, 12:44 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Auckland. On the eve of International Volunteers Day, W rld Vision would like to thank the hundreds of New Zealanders who give their time, talent and energy to bring hope to thousands of children, families and communities living in extreme poverty ... More >>

World Vision aid in 'heartbreaking' Georgia

Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 2:06 pm | World Vision New Zealand

As thousands displaced by the fighting in South Ossetia and areas of Georgia flood into the Georgian capital or Tbilisi, World Vision is working with the UN to provide relief. More >>

40 Hour Famine sets a record for participation

Thursday, 7 August 2008, 12:51 am | World Vision New Zealand

- More than 120,000 young Kiwis stand up to fight poverty - 50 schools invited to send students to Annual Leadership week in Auckland and Wellington - 2008 Famine total exceeds $2.2 million and still climbing More >>