Wishing all who celebrate Christmas around our world a Merry Xmas: may it be a day of peace and understanding in our troubled world. My photo shows the New Zealand Christmas tree - the pohutukawa which flowers on the coast at Xmas time. This story from Bethlehem on Xmas eve of Christian and Muslim Palestinians expressing their respect for each other's beliefs and of people gathering from around the world gives us hope for the future: https://twitter.com/AFP/status/812725863401816064
Tonight our Sky Tower will be red, white and black to show solidarity with the Iraqi community as they honour the victims of the recent Baghdad bombing tragedy, in a candlelit vigil at Mission Bay. Many people are hurting and deeply impacted by this tragedy, this is our small way of expressing our love for those affected both here and overseas and to honour the values of diversity and equality that we all deserve and fight for as New Zealanders. ❤️
Giveaway time! Tonight we have this simply gorgeous Lillebaby Luxe Embossed Carrier in Coral up for grabs!!! Front carry, face out carry, hip and back carry...you name it!
Entry is super simple! 1. Like our page 2. Comment below with 1 thing you love about this carrier.
Please share with your friends & family, being hands free with a baby is always a good thing. Imagine if you helped a friend win this!! Sharing & tagging is not required for entry but we love you to spread the word for us as Facebook makes us pay to reach those who like our page.
We'll draw a winner on Monday. Giveaway not associated with Facebook. NZ & AU entries only please.Carol
Don't take this once in a lifetime opportunity for granted. We are the first and only country in history where the public have had the chance to vote for our national flag. You might be hesitant, you might've preferred another design, but the silver fern is a powerful symbol of New Zealand - it's not a white feather, it's the symbol emblazoned over our athletes hearts, etched on the graves of our fallen, and it bursts to life in our beautiful wilderness. Your vote for change can make the difference. #VoteForChangeNZ
We're sharing the love! To celebrate the launch of Annabel's new winter annual and thank you for your support we've got five preview copies to give away exclusively to Facebook friends. To be in to win just tell us why you like Annabel's recipes :)
We’re hoping to find 10,000 new donors to help us fill the gaps. Share this with your friends and family to help us spread the word and encourage them to register to become a blood donor at http://bit.ly/2bsVKHx
We got sent these "Alice Through The Looking Glass" DVD's - and Chloe was genuinely excited at the prospect of giving them away to a couple of lucky people ... so much so, she wanted to be in on the photo!
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1. Like Happy Mum Happy Child 2. Like + Comment on this post - tell me if you want it! 3. Let as many of your friends know (not mandatory) 4. All comments count as entries
Sharing is caring, and all that jazz. Two people will get 1 of these each.
Closes Friday 7th October - so get in quick! Not associated with FB, etc etc. NZ residents ONLY.
PS this amazing Disney story is about Alice returning to the whimsical world of Wonderland and traveling back in time to help the Mad Hatter. It's out now on BluRay / DVD; so if you want to grab yourself a copy you can do it anyway 😍
Schools back next week - luckily Chupa Chups has you sorted! You could be in to win a Chupa Chups prize pack simply by commenting your favourite Chupa Chups flavour below! Make sure you've liked our page and this post to go in the draw. Ts&Cs apply #chupaicon #chupachups
Look at what we found hiding in the office! We have 3 Caltex toy stations to give-away. Tag a family below whose little one would love to receive one of these to play with. Winners announced Monday 30th of May.
#HakaGoals.. the haka feels are strong in this one.. a beautiful haka performed for a bride and groom on their special day... shout outs to all the whanau from Ngāti Kahungunu.. I'm not gonna lie I got watery eyes haha try watching this without getting emotional..
WATCH: A first-hand account of what it’s like for families living in hardship as they send their kids back to school. We visited the Waikato with Tristram Clayton and saw Kihikihi School in Te Awamutu, who talked with us about the challenges of hungry tummies and making a little money stretch a long way.
Together, we are making a difference for 114,000 children, but 1,661 children are still waiting. Help us spread the word that for 50c a day, caring Kiwis like you can help provide a child with the basics they need.
We got a message from the parents of Charley, telling us that it was on her bucket list to meet us.. so we invited her and her family to breakfast in Hamilton!! There was a piano just outside the café so we had to sing her a song... even if it was 9am! Find the video on the link below:
"About a year ago, we were watching the rugby on TV with a very grumpy Charley at our side - until Sol3Mio came on singing the national anthem... Unlike when the woman just prior sang the opposition's anthem, suddenly, Charley quietened and became smiley. This was most unusual - she seemed mesmerised by the boy's music. We hadn't seen her do anything quite like it before. We re-ran the footage - both of the woman and then the boys - and the same thing happened! From then on, Charley has spent countless happy hours listening to Sol3Mio
So that's when we decided Sol3Mio needed to be added to Charley's Bucket List. We put the word out, and were helped by Donna Fleming, the writer of the boy's biography recently. Donna organised with their manager Res for us to all attend their Hamilton concert on March 12th. Unfortunately we couldn't quite get there, as Charley's mum and baby brother were late flying in from overseas that day, so we were invited to have breakfast with them the next morning instead!!!
For a full two hours over breakfast, Pene, Amitai and Moses chatted with us, sharing laughs and travel stories and listening to the story of Charley's life so far. After cuddles and kisses with all the boys, Charley's brother Zak pointed out the piano out on the footpath (Hamilton has a few of these for public use) and we all went out for the main event - the serenade! Being out on the street meant a few lucky onlookers were able to share the experience, but for the boys and Charley's family, the focus went completely on just one little girl... The love and care they showed Charley was so deeply touching. As well as being incredibly talented, these lads are truly gentlemen, each clearly with a huge heart that bought Charley's mum to tears. We gave them each a wee crystal Angel as a keepsake and told them to remember Charley when they see the light shining off them.
We played the video to Charley once we got home and got the quietening again, and then the biggest smiles! We will treasure these moments forever.
Thanks again Moses, Pene and Amitai, and your team, from the bottom of our hearts."