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 It was amazing to be at the Bronze Award ceremony in Christchurch on Friday 14th October where 6 participants, who were part of our pilot programme at Christchurch Men's Prison, received their Bronze Award. The programme was run through the Joshua Foundation, funded by the Friedlander Foundation.  One of the Bronze recipients said "Feels good to show family. Like, they're not proud you're here, but just proud getting on with your time and learning new skills." Watch the full report at TVNZ here. 

Our longstanding, highly respected Director who has led our high achieving Award national office for many years is retiring. We are currently in the process of recruiting a new National Director to lead New Zealand's delivery of The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award.

Earlier this month The Joshua Foundation held a Bronze and Silver Award Ceremony in Christchurch at which 23 participants received their Awards from Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.  Full story here. 

We have a great opportunity for 10 lucky Gold Award participants on each project to help us build and establish ‘The Grove’. If you are interested in helping to replant trees, make artworks and create a conservation area that can be enjoyed for years to come, then we need you!
To find out more take a look at our flier.

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