Videos about generosity
These video stories highlight just some of the ways the people of New Zealand are giving to their communities. Watch them and be inspired!
Starting the giving habit early
Youngsters, Adam and Ben Roberts talk about their money box system, which helps them to spend, save and give to good causes - making the important point that small amounts of giving are just as vital as big ones. (One of six ReGeneration project videos.)
Giving people a hand up - not a hand out
Stephen Tindall of the Tindall Foundation talks about what philanthropy means to him. (The 2nd in a series of six ReGeneration project videos.)
Working for our environment
Secondary student Vanshika Prakash talks about her involvement in the school's Enviro team. (The 3rd in a series of six ReGeneration project videos.)
A West Coast community project
Hokitika resident, Julia Bradshaw talks about how "a wonderful group of people" put time and effort into establishing a Hokitika community hut. (The 4th in a series of six ReGeneration project videos.)
Giving time to rebuild Christchurch
As she walks through Canterbury's central city red zone, Volunteering Canterbury Manager, Ruth Gardner reflects on the satisfaction of linking people who need help with those who have time to give. (The 5th in a series of six ReGeneration project videos.)
Kids connected to nature and making a difference
Educator Annie McDonald explains how contagious mucking in can be – as she describes an environmental project that started with a few students and spread to involve the rest of the class, fellow schoolmates, parents and the collectivity of everyone joining together. (The 6th in a series of six ReGeneration project videos.)
Giving it all away - Sir Roy McKenzie's legacy of philanthropy
Watch the opening segment of the award-winning documentary 'Giving It All Away' which tells the story of Sir Roy McKenzie – philanthropist, ski champion, champion of the struggling and needy in New Zealand. Written and directed by Paul Davidson, the full film is 70 minutes duration.
World Giving Index links happiness to generosity
The UK-based Charities Aid Foundation designed the World Giving Index, a survey that covers 153 countries and 95% of the world's population in ranking various types and levels of giving. Their World Giving Index found that Australia and New Zealand ranked number one in generosity in the categories of offering money, time and help to strangers. The other top five philanthropic nations include Canada, Ireland, Switzerland and the United States.
Hug it forward comes to New Zealand
Hug it Forward goes to New Zealand to spread world peace through Hugs. See how Kiwis react to free hugs. The scenery is amazing, the people inviting and the culture exciting.
Rugby World Cup volunteer ambassador Michael Jones
Rugby World Cup volunteer ambassador Michael Jones talks about the importance of all sports volunteers and encourages people to volunteer for the 2011 Rugby World Cup volunteer roles.
TVNZ Good Sorts
Every Sunday evening, ONE News profiles Kiwis doing great things in their communities. Some volunteer their time, others raise money and some carry out genuine acts of kindness. Whatever they do, each of the Good Sorts is inspiring.
Student Volunteer Army mucks in to help Christchurch
Sky News reports on the early days of the Student Volunteer Army as young people give their time and energy to help those in need.