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After 100 nights ... it's good news
New Zealand

After 100 nights ... it's good news

Two-year-old Southland liver transplant patient Elliott Gulliver has spent more than 100 nights in Starship, but her parents hope she may now be over the worst.

Thank you, New Zealand!
New Zealand

Thank you, New Zealand!

You've done it. Herald readers have cracked the $150,000 target of the Help Our Kids campaign to raise money for Starship children's hospital.

Rippa rugby lover had a rocky start
New Zealand

Rippa rugby lover had a rocky start

Riley Ross was born with heart defects that would have killed him had they not been detected in a pregnancy scan and later corrected at Starship, his mother says.

Help Our Kids: Lucy Lawless thanks NZ
New Zealand

Help Our Kids: Lucy Lawless thanks NZ

The Help Our Kids fundraising campaign for Starship's operating theatres has passed the $100,000 mark. Actress and activist Lucy Lawless, who is also a member of the Starship foundation board, says thanks to the nation for the donations made so far.

Help Our Kids passes $100K
New Zealand

Help Our Kids passes $100K

"A huge thank-you to the thousands of Kiwis from all over the country, and even some abroad, who have helped so far," says Starship foundation chief.

'We are a Starship family'
New Zealand

'We are a Starship family'

Ten-year-old Elijah Amoah has spent more than a year in hospital being treated for leukaemia and the complications of its treatment.

Brave Jaden's sporting dream
Lifestyle

Brave Jaden's sporting dream

With the help of the Starship children's hospital, 10-year-old Jaden Movold dreams of one day becoming a Paralympic athlete.

'Kiwis are amazing!' Here's why
New Zealand

'Kiwis are amazing!' Here's why

Lucy Lawless tweets her appreciation as donations for Help Our Kids campaign to raise money for Starship hospital pass the half-way mark.

Kayla's debt to Starship
New Zealand

Kayla's debt to Starship

Kayla Nield and her brother Bodee have had around 30 procedures between them at Starship's operating theatres to help them with a rare genetic condition.

Nurses' dress-up helped cure fears
New Zealand

Nurses' dress-up helped cure fears

Starship nurses dressed up as cats and a doctor wrapped himself in green bandages to look like a leprechaun in their efforts to settle a young leukaemia patient.

From rat-infested dump to NZ's heart
New Zealand

From rat-infested dump to NZ's heart

Before Starship sick children were treated in a tired and run-down hospital. In 1991 all that changed, but the great hospital we know now had a difficult birth.

Not just an Auckland hospital
New Zealand

Not just an Auckland hospital

Starship isn't just an Auckland hospital - it's the national children's hospital. Here's why it matters to all of New Zealand.

FAQ: What is Help Our Kids?
New Zealand

FAQ: What is Help Our Kids?

Help Our Kids is a Herald campaign that aims to raise funds for Starship, the national children’s hospital. Find out how you can donate and how your money can make a difference.

Lucy Lawless: Help our kids
New Zealand

Lucy Lawless: Help our kids

Actor urges New Zealanders to get behind the Help Our Kids campaign to help raise funds for the national children's hospital, Starship.