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Jacinda’s life-changing moments

As well as that, 10 percent of families were dealing with a high-risk pregnancy and needed to be close to the hospital. In 2017 and 2018, Jacinda Panther found herself...
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Family Street Appeal

Faced with a child’s illness life stops overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry. For parents who don’t live close to the medical care their child needs,...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Roberston

I started volunteering at the House in 2004. Back then I was working at a school and would come on Fridays for a couple of hours. I retired not long...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Kitty Eglinton

I always thought it was cool that one of my colleagues was a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House South Island. When she moved overseas earlier this year I realised the...
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Real Life Superhero – Manaia Huntley

  After 72 nights on-and-off at Ronald McDonald House South Island, and the successful completion of son Manaia’s treatment for a brain tumour, it’s hard not to reflect on their...
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Halloween Hits Ronald McDonald House South Island

One heck of a spoooooky and creative meal! Brain bhaji, vampire burgers, mummy hotdogs, spooky pumpkin donuts, ghostly mini cakes, and ‘dirt and worms’ were all on the menu for...
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Welcome to our Home: The Kitchen

If you’ve ever walked into the Christchurch House early in the morning and been met by the homely smell of carrot cake, cheese puffs, or muffins then you’ve probably encountered...
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Our story: Moonga Family

  In May, they were transferred to Southland Hospital and stayed in the Ronald McDonald Family Room for 50 days as the twins continued to gain weight. The ability to...
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The life-saving power of Friendship

For the first time in his life, Levi has a friend. A best friend. “Levi’s recovery has been slow because he’s never had someone to recover with. But since meeting...
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Poppy’s Story: Connection and Togetherness

Poppy’s favourite thing in the whole world is her twin sister Willow; they’ve got a special bond that is just unexplainable. Our twin girls were born five weeks premature. This...
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