News

July 2014: The HHN & The Sutherland Family Holiday features in Market Place! Read the article

April 2014: The fourth HHN family holidays with us!

Read all about Zoe and the Edwards family experience here

11 Sept 2013: The Waiheke Island Holiday Helpers Network features in stuff.co.nz

We finally get a chance to thank our fantastic sponsors in the news & hopefully encourage other communities around NZ to start their own HHNs. Read the article here.

Sept 2013: The third HHN family holidays with us!

Read all about Graesyn and Kylie and their experience here

June 2013: The second HHN family holidays with us!

Read all about Brenda and Andrew Moffatt and their experience here

May 2013: More Helpers come on board

What a great boost to the HHN to have the following new local businesses coming on board: Essence Beauty Therapy, The Oyster Inn, Obsidian Wines, Waiheke Auto Car Rentals, The Wine Maker’s Loft and Stonyridge Vineyard.

January 2012: The first HHN family holidays with us!

Read all about Samuel and the Davy family an their experience here

April 2011: Other Helpers continue to join the list

We have been very fortunate to have recently received the generous support of Sealink, Progressive Enterprises/Countdown, Passage Rock, Cable Bay Vineyards, Waiheke Local Cinema, Fullers, Waiheke Executive Transport, and Waiheke Unichem pharmacy.

March 2011: The HHN signs up its first Helpers

We are very excited about now having our very first holiday accommodation option to offer families (a 4 bedroom typical kiwi bach in Oneroa, Waiheke island complete with sea views, BBQ areas, spa and only minutes from a beautiful white sand beach and Oneroa village). Click here to see the property in detail.

 We are also proud to have formed a partnership with the children’s immune deficiency charity,  KIDS Foundation, who are fully supportive of the idea and already have suitable families in mind ready to refer to us.

 However, before we can offer up the very first HHN truly free holiday for families, we need more Helpers to join our network.

 So, whatever industry you are in (e.g. Transport, Activity and Leisure, Attractions, Bars and Restaurants, Catering Suppliers, Entertainment, Hair and Beauty, Retail Outlets, Accommodation), if you think you can offer assistance, no matter how big or small, please contact us now.

January 2011: The HHN seed is planted in New Zealand…

We began by talking with the founders of similar charitable initiatives in the UK, in particular Donna’s Dreamhouse (in Blackpool) and the Torbay Holiday Helper’s Network. This research showed straight away that the idea was a real success in the UK, and that deserving families’ lives were being helped everyday through the generosity of accommodation and holiday experience providers.

 So, what was stopping us from setting up a similar network in New Zealand to provide holiday experiences for New Zealand families? Nothing.

 And so the plan for signing up Helpers from all over New Zealand to build the HHN began …