He’s no ordinary thing

When a close friend needed help, Opshop frontman Jason Kerrison did something he knows well, going on stage and fronting the recent Man Down benefit concert, the band’s first live performance in Christchurch in nine years.     The rest of his tight-knit group of friends also rallied around to help when they heard their […]

A stylish cause

Fashionistas are invited to a winter styling event on June 17 to raise funds for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and other Zonta charities. Hosted by the Zonta Club of Christchurch North and co-ordinated by Stephanie Rumble, the evening will showcase Ballantynes’ winter collections and styling ideas.     The “Winter Styling Event”, to be held at […]

A taste of cultures: New Zealand Red Cross

A unique opportunity to experience the richness and vibrancy of international cultures is coming to Christchurch with New Zealand Red Cross’ charity dinner, Taste of Cultures, next month. The unique culinary experience will not only provide guests a four course dinner by renowned local chefs using local ingredients, but showcase the cultures of recently settled […]

Penguins pop up & pop off for charity

The Pop Up Penguins art trail brought fun and colour to the community as 50 giant penguin statues decorated by the country’s leading artists were displayed throughout Canterbury. And now, the initiative has raised more than $1million for charity. PHOTOS BY DICE SALES PHOTOGRAPHY   The penguins – adorned in artistic themes such as steam […]

Curtain call, inside Canterbury’s Curtain Bank

The Christchurch-based Curtain Bank, one of the flagship offerings of Community Energy Action Charitable Trust (CEA) has been helping to keep Cantabrians (and more recently West Coasters) healthier for over 25 years. The first of its kind in New Zealand, it has provided over 6000 homes with good quality, recycled window coverings – as well […]

Eat. Teach. Love

Fionna Heiton could be Christchurch’s very own Julia Roberts. From getting over a relationship breakup by leaving her job in New Zealand and travelling to the Himalayas, to finding her future partner and starting her own international charity in Nepal: It feels like Eat. Pray. Love got a Kiwi revamp. Our main character came to […]

Giving back to a good bunch: Daffodil Day

When she was diagnosed with renal cancer, Christchurch woman Angie Milner’s immediate thoughts were making sure she supported her family. The Cancer Society made sure she was supported, too.     Not many people expect a cancer diagnosis. And especially not Angie, who had no risk factors when told she had a form of kidney […]

The Drive for Good: Archibald Motors

Charity initiative Drive for Good ended in style at Archibald Motors, with three local charities taking home a share of $100,000 at a vibrant celebration in the showrooms on Tuam Street. Seven more charities were gifted equal shares in $50,000. Cantabrians clearly relished the chance to show support for their chosen charity, with more than […]


Art helps charities: TakeHeART

A love of art and a quest to help charitable organisations succeed in a difficult fundraising environment is the motivation behind the first ever TakeHeART fundraising exhibition.     Christchurch woman Jen Duncan is organising the exhibition to be held at the Great Hall at the Arts Centre from November 30 to December 2; with […]

Sweet Louise

Bargins for a good cause: Sweet Louise

Local radio host and TV personality, Brodie Kane recently became a brand ambassador for Sweet Louise, New Zealand’s only charity solely dedicated to supporting those with incurable breast cancer. After digging into her own wardrobe to donate pre-loved clothing for a local fundraising event this month in honour of a member who passed away, she […]