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Guide dogs find homes with Fiona

Meet Fiona Notton, Adoption Coordinator and Senior Administrator at Guide Dogs. In her role, Fiona’s job encompasses ‘finding forever’ homes for dogs that …

Stevi Irvine and guide dog Halo

A life-changing partnership

Meet Blind Foundation client Stevi Irvine who has been involved with the Blind Foundation since she was six months old. Stevi is from …

Guide dog puppy in training Brooke in her red coat

Blind Foundation Guide Dog Facts

We mainly breed Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and purpose-bred first crosses. Known for their intelligence and steady, friendly nature, these breeds make excellent guide …

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Creating leaders with Sharon Jefferies.

Meet Sharon Jefferies, Employment Consultant based in Hamilton. Sharon has been working at the Blind Foundation for three years now, covering a wide …

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Guide dog takes on the Tarawera Trail

In December, 10 courageous Blind Foundation clients, one volunteer, three Blind Foundation staff, and superstar guide dogs Dendi, took on the challenge of …

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Annual Taupo Summer Camp brings the fun

In January, 22 Blind Foundation clients, between 8-14 years of age, attended the week-long annual Taupo Summer Camp. Nine young adult Blind Foundation …

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How to spot changes in eye health.

It is often hard to notice subtle changes in your eye health, the advice given here will help you feel confident about spotting …

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Sharing the gift of reading for 25 years

International Volunteer Day on 5 December is a great reason to celebrate and recognise volunteers around the world for the invaluable work they …

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Planting the SEEDs for young leaders

The Blind Foundation 2016 youth SEED leadership programme opens up a world of opportunity for aspiring leaders. Success, empowerment, expertise and development (SEED) …