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26 October 2017

HIPPY still helping families 12 years on!

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1 October 2015

Golfers Tee off to Help Local Charities, Rodney Times

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27 August 2015

Kiwi Karma supports Great Potentials Foundation

Do you travel for business or leisure?

Here is a great way you can help support our work at Great Potentials Foundation, simply by doing what you were going to do anyway. Next time you travel, please consider booking your accommodation through Kiwi Karma.

Only on Kiwi Karma can you easily find, compare and book from over 3,200 places nationwide – from backpackers to luxury lodges. The room rates on Kiwi Karma should be the same as all other travel sites. The big difference is that at no extra cost to you 5% of the room rate goes to Great Potentials Foundation.

29 June 2015

Mentoring Scheme Helps Kids Dream Big, article by Nigel Moffiet and Shilo Kino in the Papakura Courier

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2 June 2015

A Fence at the Top of the Cliff, Takanini Family Service Centre: Providing a Positive Pathway Out of Poverty, article by Rebecca Glover in Elocal Magazine

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20 May 2015

Mum Connects For Future Generations, article by Emily Spink in The Press

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15 April 2015

Takanini Family Service Centres's Official Opening, Papakura Courier

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12 April 2015

Overland Footwear's Young Hearts Project supports MATES Junior

Over the past year we have had the privilege of a special relationship with Overland Footwear. Thanks to their Young Hearts Project, $5 from every pair of Deuce sneakers purchased goes directly to the Project, which supports our MATES Junior programme. This enables Great Potentials Foundation to provide empowerment, support, inspiration and hope to young New Zealanders. Since November, $300,000 has been raised through this initiative.

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Click here to find out more about the Young Hearts Project and Matt Hewitt's visit to Manurewa Intermediate School in 2014.

30 March 2015

Official Opening of the Takanini Family Service Centre

The Honourable Judith Collins and Honourable Nanaia Mahuta  officially opened the Takanini Family Service Centre on the 30 March 2015. We appreciate all our friends and supporters who helped make this dream become a reality. To date over 700 families in the Takanini community have been helped through the services offered at the centre.

17 March 2015

Takanini Family Service Centre features on Maori TV

The clip features Joseph, a father of 25 children, who has spent extensive periods of time in prison and associating with gangs, who now has sole responsibility for his four youngest children, and came to the Takanini Child and Family Centre desperate for help. To date over 700 families in the Takanini community, like Joseph, have been helped through the services offered at the Centre.

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17 March 2015

HIPPY Kelston Coordinator receives 'Proud to be Kelston Award'

HIPPY Kelston Coordinator Katrien Schroyens received a Proud to be Kelston Award on the 16th March. These awards recognise the contribution of young people, adults, businesses and organisations that have contributed towards building positive relationships and therefore, positive communities in Kelston.





7 March 2015

HIPPY South Kaipara's Tenth Anniversary

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3 March 2015

'HIPPY programme marks ten years', in the Nor-West News

HIPPY South Kaipara celebrates its tenth year anniversary.

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28 February 2015

'Let's Talk', article by Sally Blundell in the Listener

Dame Lesley Max is quoted in this article, which talks about the importance of talking with children in the early years.

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25 February 2015

'Making School Easier', article about HIPPY from the East & Bays Courier

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26 January 2015

MATES Senior profiled on TVONE News 

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Please note that contrary to the item, MATES does not yet have the funds to expand nationally. Great Potentials is seeking corporate and philanthropic partners who would like to share in this transformative venture.

7 January 2015

One on One Tutoring gets results that count

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2 December 2014

MATES Manager receives 2015 Vodafone NZ Foundation World of Difference award

9 October 2014

Charity Golf tourney nets $32,000 for programme

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9 October 2014

Jane Hall, Director of HIPPY NZ speaks on Radio New Zealand

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July 2014

Listener article, 'Power to Parents' with Dame Lesley Max

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June 2014

Community Welcomes Takanini Centre

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March 2014

Parents as First Teachers an idea HIPPY promotes, Tokoroa newspaper article

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March 2014

The Four Legged Race supports Great Potentials

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