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nicola_2018-200x300Nicola Sutton

Chief Executive, English Language Partners New Zealand

 “How can I meet new people? How can I connect?” a migrant newcomer asked herself after arriving in New Zealand knowing no one. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – June 27

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon RUTH DYSON (LabourPort Hills) to the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration : What progress has been made on the Crown’s Global Settlement with the Christchurch City Council for costs flowing from the Canterbury earthquake sequence? Read more »

Victim Support completes donations to ChCh victims

Press Release – Victim Support

Victims Support today advised victims of the Christchurch Mosque attacks on the completion of donations from its Givealittle page fundraising, as well as other donations made. Kevin Tso, Chief Executive of Victim Support stated: This unprecedented … Read more »

Refreshed Cabinet line-up confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the details of a Cabinet reshuffle that sees Kris Faafoi being promoted into Cabinet, Poto Williams made a Minister outside of Cabinet and a team put in place to advance the Governments housing plan. Read more »

Kiwi group forms to fight health Syndemic

Press Release – EBE NZ

A new community-based health initiative has been formed to fight New Zealands rising tide of lifestyle illnesses. Read more »

Celebrating our volunteers at Civic Honours Awards

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Eleven individuals and two groups were recognised for their valued contribution to the community at a Civic Honours Awards ceremony in Hastings last night. Read more »

New Zealand’s first national historic landmark announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Te Pitowhenua Waitangi Treaty Grounds is the countrys first National Historic Landmark, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson announced at Waitangi today. Read more »

Study of sexual orientation and mental health

Press Release – University of Otago

Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows. Read more »

Noma Sio-Faiumu joins Board of SOUNZ

Press Release – SOUNZ

SOUNZ is delighted to announce that Noma Sio-Faiumu has joined the Board of SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music. Read more »

Curtain Bank helps keep homes warm and healthy

Press Release – Hastings District Council

A warm home is a healthy home, and since 2008 the Red Cross Hawkes Bay Curtain Bank has been helping local families avoid winter ills, and reduce their power bills. Read more »

Good for te reo, good for business!

Press Release – Panui Papaho

He hua reo, he hua pakihi! N te rangahau hou kua kitea e ng umanga ng hua o te whai whi atu ki te whakarauoratanga o te reo Mori. Read more »