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Community Aroha

Welcome to 2020! This year is set to be action-packed and we are so fortunate to have such wonderful community support to help with our fundraising for the House. Planning...
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Then and Now: Millie-Rose Cowan

The House had been their home in 2016 and 2017 when Millie-Rose, then aged 3, was receiving treatment for Metastatic Neuroblastoma. Now seven-years-old, the memories of what happened at the...
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A year in the life of Stevie, Clint, and Baby Harvey

Stevie and her partner Clinton have already spent 53 nights at Ronald McDonald House South Island before and after Harvey was born, and will be back and forth during the...
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Southland Spirit

What an exciting start to 2020! The Ray White Invercargill Home and Garden Tour raising funds for the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital was held a few weeks ago...
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Sibling Love

“My blood pressure was really high, so they made me stay in hospital overnight after the scan. The next day, my blood pressure just wouldn’t go down so they decided...
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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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