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Birthright Marlborough's Relaunch
To mark its relaunch, late last month Birthright Marlborough celebrated by holding a shindig at Riversdale Community Centre in Blenheim for families, committee, staff and supporters.
Birthright Ashburton Celebrates Children's Day
It was all about the children when Birthright Ashburton helped host a family-friendly fun day to mark Children's Day 2015.
In fact not only was the event enjoyed by many members of the community, but behind the scenes its a real community affair too with many local organisations, businesses and individuals donating time and resources to ensure the day's success.
Train, motorcycle trike and the army jeep rides all proved popular activities on the day, along with the craft activity tent, face painting and the famous lolly scramble and treasure hunt.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Spongebob and Harold made special guest appearances, much to the delight of the many young children enjoying the festivities.
Birthright Ashburton would like to thank everyone who made the day such a success, including its sponsors, supporters and volunteers - and of course all the wonderful children and families who came out to celebrate Children's Day 2015.
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Thank you HealthPost NZ!
Birthright NZ has received a healthy donation just shy of $6000 from HealthPost NZ, a one-stop online health store.
The welcome donation was made possible after HealthPost named Birthright as its charity of the month - during March, which meant for every order they received, up to $2 was donated to Birthright.
Birthright president Phillipa Ballard said it never ceased to amaze her when community minded organisations, such as HealthPost, showed their support by offering initiatives such as this.
"We are just so grateful to them, as well as all those that placed an order during the month of March. Thank you so much HealthPost!"
Funds will go towards supporting the families Birthright works with.
Paid Parental Leave Extended
New parents who welcome a child into the world from April 1, 2015 are now entitled to 16 weeks paid parental leave - two weeks more than what was previously offered.
Child Support Changes from April 2015