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  • Chairperson acknowledges the passing of valued board member

    It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a valued member of our board of trustees, Gordon Sanderson, who died unexpectedly on 5 July 2017.

  • Fred Hollows makes history, helping one million people see in a year

    The Fred Hollows Foundation has reached a remarkable record with over one million eye operations and treatments achieved in just one year, for the first time in its history. "Performing one million eye operations and treatments in a single year is an important milestone and one I am incredibly proud of," says Brian Doolan, Chief Executive Officer, The Fred Hollows Foundation. "We are now so much closer to our goal of ending avoidable blindness." Occurring over 20 years after his death, it is a result that Fred Hollows himself would have been immensely proud of achieving.

  • Time to see opens in New Zealand for landmark tour

    In the latest in its tour of the Commonwealth, Time to See has travelled to New Zealand where a private preview of the exhibition will be held at Government House before going on display to the public in Auckland and Wellington. Time to See features the work of five award winning photographers who visited seven countries where The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and Standard Chartered are funding projects to prevent avoidable blindness.

  • Arty Eyes: Dick Frizzell and Specsavers launch specs with soul

    New Zealand artist releases limited edition frames to pay for life-altering surgery equipment in the Pacific Iconic New Zealand artist, Dick Frizzell has joined forces with Specsavers to raise money for The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ through a limited edition Frizzell frame. Exclusive to Specsavers and available in stores nationwide from today, each unisex frame sold will see $25 donated to The Foundation’s Pacific Outreach team and will enable someone blinded by cataracts to see.

  • Dunedin street named after Kiwi legend Fred Hollows

    A street in Dunedin’s Leith Valley has been named 'Fred Hollows Way' in memory of the famous Kiwi eye doctor who restored sight to countless people in the developing world. The celebration was attended by Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull, Fred’s daughter Tanya Woolcott and her husband, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, His Excellency Peter Woolcott, as well as Executive Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, Andrew Bell.

  • NZ public invited to step aboard the first mobile eye clinic for Fiji

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is throwing open the doors of its new mobile eye clinic, destined for Fiji. On 13 and 14 February, the public are warmly invited to step aboard the state-of-the-art clinic in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. Manufactured and funded by New Zealanders, the clinic is an 11.5 metre facility which will travel to remote parts of Fiji, providing sight-restoring services to needlessly blind people.

  • New Zealand charity launches first mobile eye clinic for Pacific

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces the launch of a new mobile eye clinic for Fiji. Designed, produced and funded by New Zealanders, the clinic is the first of its kind in the Pacific region: a state-of-the-art 11.5 metre facility which will travel to remote parts of Fiji, providing sight-saving services to blind people in need.

  • World Sight Day announcement: new eye care facility to open in Papua New Guinea

    To mark World Sight Day on October 9th, The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ announces the opening of a new operating theatre in Papua New Guinea. The construction will stand alongside a recently refurbished clinic in Madang and double the amount of people who can get their sight restored in the region. Andrew Bell, Executive Director for The Foundation says the expansion will have a major impact.

  • Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for leading eye care charity

    For immediate release: 21 July 2014 The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces the appointment of a prominent Kiwi eye doctor to a key leadership role in the Pacific. Dr Jim Stewart from Hamilton will begin work as the Director of the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji in early September. He will oversee The Foundation’s international training facility in Suva.  

  • New Solar Powered Health Centre for Honiara

    As part of its Pacific strategy The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is working with the New Zealand government to build a state-of-the-art eye care centre in the capital of the Solomon Islands. The $3.8million investment will create a sustainably designed facility and represents an ongoing commitment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the charity founded over 20 years ago by the late Professor Fred Hollows.

  • Sight-Restoring Charity Explores the Threat of Diabetes

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ this month hosts a FRED Talk to discuss the rising threat of diabetes in Pacific communities. The speaker is Stephanie Emma, the Diabetes Technical Advisor for The Foundation and lecturer in the diabetes eye care program at The Foundation’s Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji. 

  • Sight Restoring Charity Launches Lunchtime Series: FRED Talks

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces a new series of lunchtime conversations entitled ‘FRED Talks’. Designed to share stories from the staff and volunteers who carry on the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows, the free series will feature leading experts discussing issues relating to the Pacific, healthcare and international development.

  • Let's Go on Outreach: 2013 Figures

    Every year our team of eye doctors and nurses traverse the Pacific to restore sight to people in need. Last year we did 18 outreaches across seven countries, with patients receiving treatment through our clinics as well as having sight-restoring surgeries. The following infographic depicts the latest figures for 2013.

  • Restore sight for $25

    Did you know that four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be? Their condition is preventable or treatable and you have the power to help. For as little as $25 you can ensure someone gets the cataract surgery they need to live an independent and productive life. It’s a simple 20-minute operation which allows people to see again, resume work, care for family, and carry on the lives they were living before they lost their sight.