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In late  August last year Lachie was sick…again. He’d had a fever every month since March, but with no other symptoms we were told to let him rest and he...
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Self Care for Families

Sarah McGuinness is a ‘guru’ of self care in New Zealand. With degrees in psychology and communications, Sarah guides people of all ages to be happier, healthier versions of themselves....
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Southland Family Room Turns 5

December 12, 2018 marked five years since the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital was opened – the world’s most southern Ronald McDonald House facility. Since the Family Room’s doors...
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Very precious cargo

Very precious cargo When Timaru parents Kendall and Joshua MacDonald found out they would have to stay at our Christchurch House, they were apprehensive. Unsurprisingly so – their little family...
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Our team and NICU workers

Social workers based at Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit play a very special role in caring for families and their precious little ones. Chrissy, Claudine and Margaret are...
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Volunteer Spotlight – Karen

Every Wednesday for the last three years Karen has volunteered at our Christchurch House, typically found with a vacuum cleaner in hand and a smile on her face. After a...
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Silver Linings, Autumn 2019 is here!

Check out the stories of the quadruplets that took the nation by storm and started their journey with us, the incredible Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Social Workers who accompany so...
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Drive for Good

To celebrate turning 100, Archibalds are generously giving away $100,000 to charities. We are incredibly humbled to be chosen as one of 10 Canterbury charities in the running to receive...
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Fundraiser a cut above

In 2005, Lisa Deer underwent surgery for a brain tumour. Thirteen years on, the Blenheim beauty therapist has bravely lobbed off 21 inches of her hair to raise money for...
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Volunteer Spotlight

Every Wednesday for the last five years, our Christchurch facility has welcomed volunteer house handymen David, Gus and Neil – or as they’re more commonly known, ‘The Three Musketeers’. The...
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