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Vote and help us help the community

Vote and help us help the community

Thanks to Crux we have the opportunity to be The Hills Golf Course charity of choice for their annual Charity Golf Day on April 6th, 2019.

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Your Invitation to Relay For Life 2019

Your Invitation to Relay For Life 2019

As an individual or member of a family / whānau who has been affected by cancer, we would like to extend you a warm invitation to attend the Relay For Life 2019 and be a part of our Opening Ceremony walk and Candlelight Ceremony.

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International Volunteer Day 2018

International Volunteer Day 2018

To celebrate International Volunteer Day we asked three of our amazing volunteers to talk about what made them get involved with the Cancer Society as volunteers, what they found most rewarding about their experience, and what advice they would give others who were thinking of getting involved.

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The time is right to ban smoking in cars with kids

The time is right to ban smoking in cars with kids

The Cancer Society is lending its support to a petition launched this week calling for a ban on smoking in cars with children.

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Southern Air to Get Fresher

Southern Air to Get Fresher

Twenty cafes in Otago & Southland will be making their outdoor spaces smokefree this summer as part of a pioneering pilot.

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Relay For Life 2019 - Registrations Now Open

Relay For Life 2019 - Registrations Now Open

Calling all superheroes! - Team registrations are now open for Relay For Life 2019.

Along with our Queenstown and Otago Student relays, we are excited to announce our first ever Relay for Life at Pembroke Park, Wanaka.

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Vintage Car Club Daffodil Day Rally

Vintage Car Club Daffodil Day Rally

This Sunday 26th August, all across New Zealand, hundreds of vehicles will be on the road, or on display, at the same time to raise money for the local Cancer Society including in Otago and Southland

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ANZ’s Four Matt’s and a Cam give hope for the 1 in 3 NZers affected by cancer

ANZ’s Four Matt’s and a Cam give hope for the 1 in 3 NZers affected by cancer

“Will it grow back? Will I be completely grey? Will my children recognise me?” Senior Business Banking Manager for ANZ, Matthew Gregory says he is nervous about shaving his head for Daffodil Day but is doing it for a good cause.

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A whole lot of scones

A whole lot of scones

Sandra Wilson uses between 14 and 16 cups of flour on Wednesday scone mornings at Daffodil House. That’s a whole lot of scones.

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World Cancer Day with Jeeves and Wooster

World Cancer Day with Jeeves and Wooster

Last Wednesday, the cast and crew of Fortune Theatre's latest play “Jeeve’s and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense” were invited to join Daffodil House guests for World Cancer Day.

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Running For Grandad

Running For Grandad

So we are now officially 10 days out until the Air New Zealand Queenstown Half Marathon.
I thought things were getting real, but now that I am almost single digits out from the event, things are very real.

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CanShop strut their stuff at annual fashion show

CanShop strut their stuff at annual fashion show

The CanShop Fashion Show was, for the second year running, invited to provide a fashion show as the main event for the Arrowtown Spring Flower Show in September.

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The gift of feeling whole again

The gift of feeling whole again

“They sometimes come in with hunched shoulders and low self confidence,” says Angela Melrose, one of the Supportive Care team in Dunedin, “and they walk out with a smile on their face, feeling a million dollars.”

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Relay for Life - How a local business owner honours her mother

Relay for Life - How a local business owner honours her mother

“In 2013, four days after I moved to New Zealand my mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She didn't want to worry me, so didn't tell me for a further 6 weeks.

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Sixty schools show their support for Daffodil Day - A winner announced

Sixty schools show their support for Daffodil Day - A winner announced

Schools across Otago and Southland turned yellow in celebration of Daffodil Day last month.

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