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  • Leading Eye Care Charity Calls on Supporters to Take Extreme Poverty Challenge

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announced that it will play an active role in Live Below the Line 2013, and called on the NZ public to take up the challenge and help end avoidable blindness.

  • 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.

  • Auckland Marathon 2017

    This year we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary and we’d love for you to join us. Get a squad together, push your limits and have fun. Join Team Fred and help end avoidable blindness in the Pacific. Sign up today and go in the draw to win flights for two to Australia!* Event details: When: 29 October 2017 Choose from the following distances: 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Winter 2014: Newsletter

    In this issue: we feature patient Vani's journey to sight on outreach in Rakiraki, Fiji, show the impact of your support in 2013 and announce a new mobile eye clinic for Fiji!

  • Meet Vani

    In February, a team from The Foundation’s Pacific Eye Institute visited Rakiraki, a town on the northern coast of Viti Levu in Fiji. It was there that they met Vani Vatuwaliwali.

  • Media release: Sight-restoring charity asks Kiwis to Live Below the Line

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today calls on the New Zealand public to join a host of global and local celebrities and sign up for the Live Below the Line challenge to support The Foundation’s effort to end avoidable blindness in the Pacific.  Live Below the Lineis a global initiative which aims to build a movement to end the extreme poverty experienced by 1.2 billion people. The experiential challenge has previously attracted the support of major celebrities including Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, Josh Groban and Sophia Bush.

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