Nga Patai, nga patai (Questions, questions)

Tess Casey
Chief Executive
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Kia ora tatou!

I wasn’t going to write about the election but I can’t help myself.  I’m only recently back from a month away and I’m still struggling to figure out what has happened while I was gone.  When I left the election campaigning hadn’t really started but I wasn’t anticipating anything to be different from the other election campaigns in recent memory.  There’d be some debates, there’d be some policy announcements, there might be some election bribes, there’d be some mud-slinging and insults and there’d be some polls.  Quite frankly, we were all more interested in what was happening in US politics than we were with what was happening in our own back yard. Read more »

Ara tutor writes the textbook on global disability theatre

Press Release – Ara Institute

Thirteen years of working with intellectually disabled actors, a six-year PhD into disability in theatre and becoming part of a global network of leading academics and differently-abled theatre companies has recently led to a book contract for Ara … Read more »

Getting Manly

Press Release – Volunteering Canterbury

Getting Manly Most community organisations are unconsciously geared toward catering for women volunteers, says Volunteering Canterburys Outreach and Marketing Manager, Glenda Martin, and with that comes the risk of alienating a whole heap of … Read more »

New Head of Bayer’s Consumer Health Division Impressed by NZ

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Auckland 25 September 2017 New Zealands OTC (over the counter) medications environment is one of the most advanced in the world and a model that many countries will emulate in future. Read more »

South Alive Named Supreme Winner at Community Awards

Press Release – TrustPower

South Invercargill Urban Rejuvenation Charitable Trust (South Alive) have taken top honours at Invercargill/Southlands biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards. Read more »

Celo, Vensa and Orion Health named NZHIT award finalists

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Cutting-edge, lifechanging e-health companies Celo, Vensa and Orion Health have been named finalists in the New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) annual innovation awards. Read more »

Young People Do Their Bit to Help Community

Press Release – Volunteering Canterbury

YOUNG PEOPLE DO THEIR BIT TO HELP COMMUNITY It was a fantastic end of volunteering for the term, Pania Watson from Christchurchs Haeata Community Campus said, of the efforts today at Delta Community Trust of her team of seven senior students … Read more »

Election & Maori Still Experiencing Second Class Citizenship

Press Release – Veronica Tawhai

Whatever the results of the election this weekend, all New Zealanders should be concerned at the withholding of democracy for Maori electors and what the longer-term implications of this might be for Aotearoa New Zealand, argues a Maori politics and policy lecturer … Read more »

Chinese Communist Ideology Attempts to Infiltrate Democracy

Press Release – NZ Falun Dafa Association

On 16th September 2017, the United Chinese Associations of New Zealand organised an event for Act Party Leader, Mr David Seymour, to attend. Read more »

Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?

Press Release – Massey University

Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot afford the basics for everyday living a key issue that needs to be addressed by emergency preparedness agencies, according to new research from … Read more »

Gordon Campbell: Gareth Morgan, In His Own Words

Article – Gordon Campbell

S ome people are thinking of voting for Gareth Morgan on Saturday, and some already have. In a tight election and during a week when were celebrating the suffrage, that – arguably – doesnt make a lot of sense, at least to anyone on the centre-left. … Read more »