Andrew Ulugia

Following Mirza and Asma's journey

My Activity Tracking


My target 192kms

Seth Haapu...New wave

The walks, at week three, are challenging with the weather.  But, it's still great to have some Seth Haapu jams to keep me going.  There's a lot to appreciate about the accident of my being born in Aotearoa-NZ, and Kiwi music is one of the many things I get to enjoy.  The journey of the young men I supported, as a volunteer, had been a difficult one to get away from ill treatment due to their religious and cultural identity.  They don't take for granted the generosity of the NZ community and the freedom they now enjoy. #redcrossjourney

Everyday I'm shuffling...the start of the journey

On Day one, started out with Fat Freddy's Drop.  I walk to work when the weather's good - which in Auckland is, you know, a coin toss.   

Hello friends and family!

I have joined Red Cross Journey because I am inspired by the good work of New Zealand Red Cross. From 8-31 May I will be counting my daily steps to reach my step target. As I reach milestones in this step challenge, I will get updates on the real journey of Mirza and Asma’s family, a refugee background family whose journey includes surviving multiple gunshot wounds, fleeing Pakistan and even losing a daughter, before settling in New Zealand. The more I walk, the more of their real journey will be revealed to me.

Please support me in this challenge by making a secure donation to my fundraising page. Donate now and you too can support New Zealand Red Cross to help vulnerable people at home and overseas.

When you help me to raise money for New Zealand Red Cross, you’re contributing to the Red Cross response to disasters like the November 2016 earthquake, to community development programmes, support for former refugees, community transport, teaching life-saving skills to children, delivering Meals on Wheels and much more.

Thank you in advance for your generosity so, together we can help Red Cross support people in need in New Zealand and overseas.

Thank you to my Sponsors






Taupaki Walker

Whoop Whoop ! go you :)


Gillian Armstrong

Here's to you!!!