The best problem ever

OK team, I got through the last major chunk of name allocations last night, I’ve only got the people who signed up for more than 3 boxes left to allocate names to now. We have 3500 shoeboxes signed up for. Incredible. Note: when I say allocated, that doesn’t mean sent – I’m sending the names […]

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Jesse Mulligan 1-4pm – July 2016

Shoebox Christmas Pera Barrett talks to Jesse Mulligan about the project and what lead to it. From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, Thursday 7 July 2016 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Listen to full story on Jesse Mulligan 1-4pm : Radio New Zealand When Wellington man, Pera Barrett was 21 he woke up in hospital […]

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Delivering Happiness – thewireless.co.nz – June 2016

Delivering happiness Wednesday 29th June 2016 A fatal car crash forced Pera Barrett to make the best of a bad situation. For the past two years Pera has been the closest thing to a real Santa Claus. He spent the months leading up to Christmas collecting mountains of wrapped shoeboxes filled with donated gifts and delivering them […]

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Checkpoint story December 2015

‘Māori Santa Claus’ visits Cannons Creek 6:59 pm on 15 December 2015 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Leigh Marama McLachlan, Te Manu Korihi – leigh.mclachlan@radionz.co.nz Wellington rapper Pera Barrett, who performs as Percieve, has once again turned into a Māori Santa Claus delivering hundreds of gifts to children in Porirua. Enele Tuangalu […]

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