It’s just what we do

Gabrielle OBrienGabrielle O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer
Birthright NZ

Like many others, I have struggled to follow the news coverage regarding the death of 3 year old, Moko Rangitoheriri. Not because it hasn’t been accessible but because the circumstances were so horrific that it is stomach churning. Only the conviction that we need to face up to this tragedy to understand what we can do to change our shocking record of child abuse in New Zealand keeps me reading and listening. Read more »

Green Cross acquisitions drive 18% lift in annual profit

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Green Cross Health lifted annual profit 18 percent as the primary healthcare group added to its pharmacy chain and expanded into community nursing and medical services. Read more »

Tauranga Te Rongoa Trip gets the dig on development site

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Nine offenders serving sentences of Community Work in Tauranga had a unique experience recently when they had an opportunity to check out a local archaeological dig site. Read more »

Petition calling on Government to wipe emergency housing deb

Press Release – ActionStation

On Wednesday morning members of community campaigning group ActionStation will meet the Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley to present a petition calling on the Government to forgive debt incurred by people seeking emergency housing support … Read more »

Searching for Palmerston North’s Local Heroes

Press Release – TrustPower Community Awards

The search is on to unearth Palmerston Norths hardworking voluntary groups with entries now open for the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards. Read more »

Time to Acknowledge Tararua District’s Community Champions

Press Release – TrustPower Community Awards

The search is on to unearth Tararuas hardworking voluntary groups with entries now open for the Trustpower Tararua District Community Awards. Read more »

Ilam School’s Dash for Dementia

Press Release – Alzheimers Canterbury

For their Term 2 event, the Ilam School House Captains are combining sport with citizenship and are organising Run a Kilometre for Charity on Thursday 2nd June. They have chosen Alzheimers Canterbury as one of two charities to support those living with … Read more »

SBS Bank helps to keep families close

Press Release – SBS Bank

SBS Bank helps to keep families close at the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital Read more »

Council tenants face eviction as government cons Councils

Press Release – State Housing Action

Tenants of council-provided social housing face the risk of eviction after the government mislead councils into putting council housing into private housing trusts believing this would give them access to the governments IRRS (Income Related Rental Subsidy). Read more »

Counties Manukau DHB needs at least an extra $21 million

Press Release – NZNO

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate, registered nurse and midwife Judith Couch is calling on the Government to invest at least an extra $21 million over what is expected in Thursdays Budget for Counties Manukau DHB, just to maintain Counties … Read more »

Hawkes Bay DHB needs at least an extra $8 million

Press Release – NZNO

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) delegate and clinical nurse specialist Sara Mason is calling on the Government to invest at least $8 million over what is expected for Hawkes Bay DHB in Thursdays Budget, just to maintain Hawkes Bays health … Read more »