Paying it forward
Theweekend.nz is community focused and we want to pay it forward by supporting local charities in communities across New Zealand.
Every year, we’ll raise funds for big and small notforprofits through our basic event listing donations.
Each quarter we will select a group of charities to partnership with. We have chosen to donate all the basic listing fees direct to chosen charities. These funds will go directly through to the charity associated to provide complete transparency.
Every time an organiser chooses to list their event, attraction or activity on our 30 day basic listing, they will have the opportunity to choose one of charities that we are working with in that quarter, to make a $10 donation too. This is a very exciting opportunity for both us at theweekend.nz and the event organisers as together we are paying forward to support some wonderful charities, that every day do amazing work!
Theweekend.nz website will be New Zealand’s most-comprehensive hub of attractions, activities and events – big and small. Local communities and businesses will use the site to promote everything there is to see and do in their area, in just one place.
We look forward to working with you and to bringing some fantastic prosperity to your notforprofit so that you can continue to make a difference.
We are incredibly proud to be working with Lifeline Aotearoa as our launch charity partner
Lifeline Aotearoa has been helping New Zealanders in crisis for over 50 years.
Our free community helplines, 0800 LIFELINE, Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 TAUTOKO and Kidsline, 0800 KIDSLINE as well as our text support service HELP (4357) are answered by qualified counsellors and trained volunteers from centres in Auckland and Christchurch. We also provide specialist counselling, corporate and volunteer training, online support for workplaces and coordinate suicide prevention and postvention activities in the Wellington districts.
Our mission is to reduce distress and save lives by providing safe, accessible, effective, professional and innovative services. We work specifically to increase awareness and understanding of suicide prevention in New Zealand and reduce the associated stigma and to work with others to make a positive contribution to the health and social sector.
We receive over 10,000 calls from people of all ages and ethnicities who are struggling with a wide range of issues including relationship and work problems, mental health, grief, abuse, bullying and loneliness. We help an average of 6 people a day at high risk of suicide.
Calls to our helplines are free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We receive no government funding for these helplines and reply on public donations.
Lifeline is part of Presbyterian Support Northern, a non-government organisation in the health and social service sector.
People have someone who will listen, to turn to when in distress.
Reducing distress and saving lives by:
- providing trusted, effective, interactive and professional 24/7 helplines
- collaborating with others to provide accessible and effective crisis services
- having supervised and compassionate volunteers
- making a positive contribution to the health and social service sector