Oxfam Unwrapped Gifts
So the eternal question: What do you buy for the number one woman in your life?
We asked young Joe Blayney, 14, from Mount Albert Grammar what about his decision to pick his mum an Oxfam Unwrapped gift for Mother's Day this year.
Thank you to everyone who purchased Oxfam Unwrapped gifts for Christmas!
We've got some great news for all our supporters - news that is life-changing for people living in the places where we work.
We totted up all the gifts that you've bought and are delighted to reveal that you have given more than:
- 1000 pairs of chickens
- 610 piles of poo
Oxfam has revealed New Zealand’s most generous towns in its first-ever Oxfam Unwrapped Generosity List.
By looking at the numbers and locations of gifts given through the Oxfam Unwrapped appeal, Oxfam has named the South Island town of Upper Moutere as the country’s most generous.
Oxfam has revealed New Zealand’s most generous towns in its first-ever Oxfam Unwrapped Generosity List. By looking at the numbers and locations of gifts given through the Oxfam Unwrapped appeal, the organisation has named the South Island town of Upper Moutere as the country’s most generous.
Enoch and his family survived the bitter nine year Bougainville civil war by fleeing into the hills. After the conflict, they returned to their village to find it completely destroyed. Enoch knew good sanitation would be as vital for keeping the village children alive as protecting them from soldiers.
Despite being a tourist destination, Vanuatu is one of the poorest countries in Melanesia and faces many problems. A key issue is the absence of safe water and adequate sanitation, which causes poor health and disease and severely restricts rural communities’ economic and social development.
Many would think the toilet is a strange thing to celebrate, but Saturday (19 Nov) is World Toilet Day and there's a lot to be said for the dunny.
Did you know for example that 2.6 billion people still don't have access to a toilet, and do their business in latrines or out in the the open? Can you imagine life without toilets? The mess, the smell, the disease?
Keeping chickens is becoming more and more popular across New Zealand. Not only do they keep garden nasties like slugs at bay, they produce clutches of fresh eggs and are great to eat.