2017

Information and technology expert from Half Moon Bay, Auckland uses her power for good in Cameroon, West Africa. Yida Zou volunteered for 3 months as an AV technician. Read about Yida Zou’s experiences in the ship’s IT team here

 

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2017

Josie helping young Justine get mobile after surgery

The 14 weeks that changed everything for her patients and a made a big impression on a Hutt Valley nurse too. Josie Christensen worked primarily with children receiving orthopaedic surgery during her volunteer work with Mercy Ships. Read her story in DomPost here

2017

How a young software developer and paediatric nurse duo found a place to volunteer together, and the remarkableand life-saving events that they became part of. Read Us Two magazine here

Jonny and Stephanie Clark volunteered for three months in Benin, West Africa

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2017

LISTEN ONLINE to RNZ’s Nine to Noon interviews nurse Deb Adesanya about the special bond speaking the local dialect gave when interfacing with her patients, and other remarkable aspects of her five-month voluntary service on the Mercy Ship.

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2017

Behind the scenes of The Surgery Ship documentary is a crew of huge-hearted volunteer medics, and none like to stay below the radar more than Kiwis.

Click here to read the Dom Post article about Dr Tony Diprose’s volunteer work, and his involvement with Julien, who features in Episode 1 of The Surgery Ship airing on Friday December 1, at 7.30pm on National Geographic on Sky Channel 72

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2017

This remarkable documentary series filmed onboard the Mercy Ship aka The Surgery Ship will transport you into the corridors of the Africa Mercy. The premiere series follows the joys, hearts-breaks and challenges of the Mercy Ships crew and the patients they serve. Watch the trailer now

National Geographic’s The Surgery Ship airs Friday nights from December 1, at 7.30pm on SKY channel 072

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2017

2017

NEWSHUB: To commemorate World Maritime Day and the role of hospital ships in New Zealand’s heritage, Mercy Ships staff made a special journey aboard the Nautilis – a launch used by one of NZ’s WW1 hospital ships. Read more from NewsHub

Special thanks to The Maritime Museum for the voyage on the restored Nautilus!

 

 

 

2017

2017

QUIZ NIGHT: 27th Sept. Are you a general knowledge nut? Do you love a bit of New Zealand history? Are you ready to gather your crew together? Come ‘aboard’ and test your trivia against your friends in a hump-day quiz night to celebrate World Maritime Day, on the 27th September. With gourmet platters, drinks, prizes, an auction and a special performance by New Zealand’s own singer/songwriter Peter Woolston, this is not a night to be missed!

Kiwis do astounding work aboard ships all around the world, including for charities such as Mercy Ships New Zealand.

In addition to the quiz, come and explore the World War One hospital vessel, the Nautilus. The Nautilus was carried by the hospital ship Marama which transported wounded New Zealand soldiers home during World War One.

With gourmet platters, drinks, prizes, an auction and a special performance by New Zealand’s own Peter Woolston, this is not a night to be missed!

Tickets: are $25 per person. Contact prteam@mercyships.org  or text to 02102984719 to book your tickets by Sunday 24 for you and your mates.

Where: The Dinghy Locker, The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. 181 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland, 1011.

When: 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday 27th September