Community

Supporting our local communities

Orbit World Travel is proud to be 100% Kiwi owned and operated.  With several locations around New Zealand, we are pro-actively involved in our local and regional communities. Below is just a selection of how Orbit World Travel supports our communities, the environment and not-for-profit organisations.

Hospice New Zealand

As the corporate arm of House of Travel, we are proud to have been in partnership with Hospice New Zealand since 2005.  Our commitment as a New Zealand owned and operated company ensures a commitment to the communities within which our people live and work. Every year, hospices around New Zealand provide care and support for people living with a life-limiting condition and their families. Each year, hospice services across the country provide for more than 18,000 people and their families, either before or after the death of a loved one.

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Auckland City Mission

Auckland City Mission support thousands of Aucklanders in crises each year. The Mission provides unique and specialised health and social services to marginalised Aucklanders.  Auckland City Mission was established in 1920 by Reverend Jasper Calder. Under Reverend Calder’s leadership, the Mission quickly grew to become one of Auckland’s most influential social service providers – and today, it still is.  No two clients’ stories are the same and the people who come to the Mission for help come for many different reasons; some are isolated elderly, others are rough sleepers or people living in cars and inappropriate housing. Still others are battling addictions, living with mental health issues, or struggling to feed their families over a period of unexpected crisis.

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​Diabetes Otago

Diabetes Otago is a branch of Diabetes New Zealand Incorporated, a charity that represents and supports people with diabetes. ​Diabetes Otago have been around for over 50 years and have a National Office in Wellington, and branches across the country with staff and volunteers who help people live well with diabetes.  Their mission is to ensure that every person in New Zealand affected by, or at risk of diabetes has access to the information and support needed to manage their health and well-being.

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Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

Fred Hollows restored sight to thousands of people around the world and trained countless eye doctors to do the same. He believed everyone, rich or poor, has the right to quality, affordable eye care. His work lives on today through The Fred Hollows Foundation.  The Fred Hollows Foundation now works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to over two million people worldwide. 

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Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA)

VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteer agency working in international development. VSA brings together New Zealanders and our Asia-Pacific neighbours to share their skills and experience, working to transform lives and create a fair future for all.  Over the past 55 years they have recruited more than 3,500 New Zealanders from a wide range of backgrounds, from business mentors and lawyers to doctors and eco-tourism operators. VSA believes all people and communities deserve to be treated equally with respect and dignity.

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ASB Nelson Sports Awards 

Founded in 1959, and originally called the Nelson Marlborough Sportsman of the Year Awards, the Awards were designed to recognise outstanding performance in the field of sport within the Nelson and Marlborough Districts. Celebrating it's 50th Anniversary in  2017, the Nelson Sports Awards are one of Sport Tasman's signature events of the year.  We understand the importance of recognising and celebrating successes in sport to inspire excellence in future generations. Sport Tasman is proud to have been host of the awards since its revival nearly thirty years ago.

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Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme 

The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme educates future leaders at the University of Waikato within the values of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer, Sir Edmund Hillary.  Inspired by the view that “Together, we believe the impossible is a summit to be conquered”, the Hillary Programme enhances scholar's success through relationships with regional, national and international partners.

Proudly supported by Orbit World Travel Hamilton

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Cancer Society - Otago Southland

The Cancer Society’s mission is to be the leading organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.  The Cancer Society is committed to working with our communities by providing leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in Health Promotion, Support, Information and Resources and Research.

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Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House South Island is an independent charitable trust that helps families of seriously ill children. We help keep families together and close to the care their child needs. In 2003 the 26-bedroom Christchurch House first opened and provides more than 1,000 families with a ‘home away from home’ each year. Families stay with us completely free of charge while their children are hospitalised so they can concentrate on what matters most – their child.

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Wildbase Recovery Community Trust

Our country is home to many endemic species, which means they are uniquely special to New Zealand. The Wildbase Recovery Community Trust’s vision to help, protect and conserve our wildlife, and remove their threat of extinction. Wildbase Recovery Community Trust is a Charitable Trust tasked with raising funds for the sole purpose of building, operating and maintaining the community funded Wildbase Recovery. The world-class sanctuary will be a place for ill or injured animals to rehabilitate in a stress-free and purpose-built environment, while educating national and international visitors about our native wildlife.

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​Nelson Arts Festival

The Nelson Arts Festival is designed to bring the world of arts to the beautiful city of Nelson. In its 24th year, the Festival sees shows coming all the way from such far-flung places as Hungary, Canada, Australia and even Nelson. In the line-up you will find everything you want from circus to chamber music, theatre to talks, music to mask, and dance to disco.

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