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Visit to the Town Hall

By | 2017-04-27T21:42:20+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Bulletin|

After our meal, members and a number of partners gathered at the Rangiora Town Hall for a tour conducted by Craig Sargison. The party gathered in the upper floor foyer meeting room. Craig was introduced by Jim Gerard who explained that Craig was responsible for overseeing the whole project. Jim commended Craig for the way [...]

Paul Fiddymont – Swannanoa Volunteer Rural Fire Force

By | 2015-06-22T12:12:43+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Bulletin|

Paul is the chief of the Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Force. He described how the Fire Force came to be formed. Paul and his family had experienced a fire at their place in Swannanoa which they had had to fight with the help of neighbours.

‘Care under Canvas’ – ShelterBox supports hospital in Nepal

By | 2017-04-27T21:42:20+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|Tips & Advice|

‘Care under canvas – unsafe Kathmandu hospital buildings have been condemned, so Nepal’s wounded are being treated in ShelterBox tents’ ShelterBox tents are being pressed into service as mobile clinics in Kathmandu, as crumbling hospitals are branded unsafe. Nursing Director Geeta Shrestha says ‘from my heart and from my hospital, I thank you.’ It is [...]

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

By | 2017-04-27T21:42:20+00:00 April 29th, 2015|News & Articles|

A ShelterBox response team has arrived in Nepal to see how they can be of assistance following an earthquake measuring 7.8 in magnitude.   The quake occurred between the major cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, with tremors felt as far away as Delhi in India. More than 4000 people are reported to have died following [...]