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Cyclone won’t stop dorm build

Rugby players, builders, and volunteers will descend on Fiji, just a week after Cyclone Winston devastated the country, to build a new dorm for a rugby academy for at-risk boys. Tauranga builder Peter Scott, along with former New Zealand rugby sevens representative...

Papamoa’s Vanuatu rebuilders

An organised team of volunteers from Papamoa have returned from Vanuatu after last week accomplishing four post-cyclone construction projects in five days. The team of 32 completed $50,000 worth of projects, including a concrete block home for a family whose tin shack...

Slumdog Millionaire Moment Sparks Global Social Enterprise

They’ll probably make a movie about Diana Judge one day. The plot outline? High-flying Kiwi Global Brand Manager for Shell Oil based in North America, has a ‘slum-dog millionaire’ moment while on business in India and gives up her lucrative lifestyle to establish an...

Local ladies prep for Mexican build

Four Tauranga women are among an all-girl group heading to Mexico next month to build a house for a poverty-stricken single mother and her three children. The trip is run through charity Breakfree Expeditions, fronted by Tauranga woman Diana Judge, who met with the...

Clothing sale exceeds hopes

Nearly $1800 was raised to help build houses for the homeless in Cambodia at this week’s massive $2 clothing sale in Mount Maunganui. Click here for the full story.

From Brunswick West, Melbourne to Mexico to help build a home

ON a holiday to Mexico most people expect to visit tourist attractions, not become one. But becoming one was exactly what happened to Brunswick West dad Robert Martin last year when he helped build a home for a poor family in a slum in Tijuana. Mr Martin was part of a...

High Flyer to Poorest of Poor

A high power global marketing executive leaves Shell oil to serve the poorest of the poor - but with a twist! Hear the story of Diana Judge today as she chats with Clayton. Follow the story of Diana from Shell to touring with a Rock Band and now running volun-tourism...

Courtney off Mexico way to build homes

Courtney Tilby is a girlie girl who likes netball and wants to be a fashion designer. But the Tauranga Girls College pupil will swap her sewing machine for a paintbrush and hammer in September when she travels to Mexico on a 3-week building trip. Click here for full...

A school made of toilet paper

Tauranga woman Diana Judge is asking people to help her wipe away poverty by buying toilet paper to help her raise funds for charity projects around the world. Click here for full story.

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