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Community Services & Charities

Extract from ‘The Makers’

I believe that everyone has a story and that by sharing these stories, through thoughtful and captivating storytelling, we can positively impact people’s lives and the world.

Rotary Could Be Your Kind of Club

Just a few years ago, you could be forgiven for having thought Rotary clubs were for men only. That’s certainly what Christine Fraser-Wilson believed, 5 years back, when she was invited along to a meeting by a work colleague who thought she might be interested in joining.

Making a Difference – Community Trap Lines

In recent years, voluntary-run community traplines have become an effective way of controlling the predators that threaten our native animals, especially birds and bats. They are also a way of engaging with and educating the public about the threat to native wildlife from introduced predators.

Making a Difference – A Labour of Love

When most of us decide to donate money, we go through a professional agency such as Red Cross, Save the Children, or, closer to home, Make a Wish or KidsCan. But for a group of Southland quilters that go by the name of ‘ET Patchwork Circle’, not only is the giving rather more involved, it’s also a labour of love.