Category Archives: Pacific region

Project Toolkit.. sneak peek at ‘the works’ !

toolkit-trayChair Trish Gribben writes   … :Dear friends interested in Project Toolkit,  our exciting scheme to help provide Ear Nose and Throat instruments so that volunteer ENT surgeons can help loads of little children in Samoa.  I thought you would be interested to see how one of the “trays” that are so crucial to the project is coming to completion. Note the silicone inserts,  hand-made to hold each delicate instrument snugly so that they cannot move during sterilisation or air travel or customs inspections. They really are works of high-tech art with a very down-to-earth purpose: Helping children listen and learn better with unblocked ears, clear noses, non-infected throats…..

On we go.

‘The Rehearsal’ Film Event for Samoa – Huge success !!!

    rosenz-film-event-pic                                                                                                                                                             Three Rose Charities Trustees on  Wednesday 24th August 2016  at the movie preview of The Rehearsal, a film the New York Film Festival director rated in his top three. The event raised $6000 for Project Toolkit, a scheme to provide volunteer doctors with the Ear Nose and Throat instruments they need for surgery for children in Samoa.

Nicola Thomas (left) and Pip Neville Barton flank Rose NZ chairperson Trish Gribben. Nicola and Pip hold the vessels for the raffle which had prizes of concert tickets for the Samoan Solo Mio brothers with a bottle of champagne.
The movie screening was a sell-out.
The Rehearsal is based on A novel by Eleanor Catton, with script co- written by Emily Perkins, directed by Alison McLean.

Sheffmed, the company that is supplying the high quality instruments for Project Toolkit in Samoa, has just announced that they will donate an extra custom- made tray (worth more than $1000) for the scheme. The open weave steel trays are a crucial element of Project Toolkit, to safeguard the delicate instruments for travel to Samoa, sterilisation and customs inspection.

John Veale and Mike Webber awarded Cook Island Honorary Residency

Five New Zealanders, including  Mike Webber and John Veale,  awarded Honorary Residency of the Cook Islands for outstanding service over many years in the arena of health to thepeople.

Photo taken at the Queens Representatives House:  Left to right: Liz Iro (Sec Health), Bob Eason (Physician CMDHB), Vealy, Lady and Sir Frederick Goodwin (Queens Rep),Andrew MacDiarmid (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tauranga), Mike. Missing Paul Rosser (Eye Surgeon, Auckland).