Having a choice – “some people have all the luck!”

Gabrielle OBrienGabrielle O’Brien
Chief Executive Officer 
Birthright NZ

Yesterday was my day off (or “day on” as another working parent named it), when I got to do lots of different things and be “Me” in lots of different ways.

The day started with “Exercise Me” and my regular Wednesday run with a good friend – it’s never pretty, we’re not fast and if it wasn’t for the peer pressure and chance to catch up, it wouldn’t happen! Read more »

Weaving through a lens

Press Release – Otago Polytech

The most powerful way to reduce poverty is to give women access to income. Thats the motivation behind Awamaki, a Womens Cooperative Programme run for Andean women in Peru. It helps women start and run their own business creating … Read more »

Last push to raise funds for tunnel property purchase

Press Release – Dunedin Tunnel Trails Trust

The Dunedin Tunnels Trail Trust is calling on the community to help it raise the last funds needed to purchase the property providing access to the disused Chain Hills rail tunnel that connects Abbotsford to Wingatui. The deadline for confirming … Read more »

Public meeting for Dunedin families affected by IDEA cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A group of Dunedin families affected by cuts to IDEA Services will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss their concerns, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today. Read more »

Working together to improve risk assessment

Press Release – University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) research is paving the way towards improved accuracy in risk assessment and better informed treatment approaches to ultimately contribute to reducing harmful sexual behaviour in the community. Read more »

Kaibosh’s Make a Meal in May appel

Press Release – Kaibosh

On Monday 1 May, Kaibosh the Wellington Regions own food rescue organisation launches Make a Meal in May , its annual fundraising appeal. Read more »

CID welcomes new minister of Foreign Affairs

Press Release – Council for International Development

The Council for International Development (CID) welcomes the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as the new minister of Foreign Affairs. Read more »

Mental health and addictions system

Press Release – Platform Trust

Welcome to all the commentators about the sad state of the NZ mental health and addictions system. This is an obstacle course littered with blame, hurt and not much accountability. Read more »

Cast your votes for a Community Changemaker

Press Release – Philanthropy New Zealand

Public voting is now open for the inaugural AMP Capital Peoples Choice Award for a Community Changemaker 2017. Read more »

Salvation Army sets out to end poverty

Press Release – Salvation Army

New Zealand has a reputation as a beautiful and prosperous country thats a great place to live and raise children. But for thousands of families living in poverty, the reality is very different, says Salvation Army head of social services Major … Read more »

Pacific Youth MPs challenge Parliament

Press Release – PYP

Pacific Youth MPs challenge Parliament Saturday 22 April Young Pacific MPs have made a bold challenge to parliamentarians in election year at the PYP: Our Movement Pacific Youth Parliament. The event, which is being hosted at St Bedes College … Read more »