frontline charities

United we stand

COMMUNITY. In March, as this town, and our country, went into lockdown and the reality and ramifications of Covid-19 on the Whakatipu started to hit home, Mountain Scene published a message on our front page, reminding us all our community...

Needs fund tops $1m

By TRACEY ROXBURGH In just over six months more than $1 million has been raised for the Wakatipu Greatest Needs Fund. Established by Queenstown’s fundraising queen Kaye Parker during Alert Level 4 lockdown to provide financial support to front-line charities in...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A resort video production company’s given itself one hell of a challenge next month, which will hopefully raise at least $3500 for the Wakatipu Community Foundation’s Greatest Needs Fund. Shotover Media’s aiming to shoot 36 promo videos, for 36...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH The Auckland owner of Queenstown's QBox campsite's donated $20,000 to the Wakatipu Greatest Needs Fund. Following an article in Mountain Scene last week, Li contacted fundraising queen Kaye Parker, who founded the fund in conjunction with the Wakatipu Community...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH More than half a million dollars - and three cows - have been raised for the Wakatipu's Greatest Need Fund. Queenstown fundraising queen Kaye Parker tells Mountain Scene in the seven days to last Wednesday donations continued to...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH In three weeks, a group of community-minded Queenstowners have raised almost $430,000, sought expressions of interest from frontline charities in need, and granted more than $150,000 to help with the immediate need in the Wakatipu. Well-known Kelvin Heights...
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