Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence (ocean)?

Raewyn FoxRaewyn Fox
Chief Executive Officer
New Zealand Federation of  Family Budgeting Services

In New Zealand we have been pretty overwhelmed in recent months by media articles about homelessness, housing crises in Auckland spreading and general poverty issues, not to mention domestic violence. It makes me feel like we are going backwards pretty quickly compared to other similar countries as we don’t hear much about these issues in overseas news reports. Read more »

Questions & Answers – 30 June 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy LeaderLabour) to the Minister of Health : What reports, if any, has he received on the impact of homelessness, inequality, and natural disasters on the mental health of New Zealanders? Read more »

Government must intervene to help Lifeline continue

Press Release – Public Service Association

Lifeline must not become the latest casualty of New Zealands mental health crisis, the Public Service Association says. Read more »

Autism New Zealand Conference 2016

Press Release – Autism NZ

The Autism New Zealand Conference 2016 provides a unique opportunity for delegates to network with the New Zealand autism community, experts and international speakers and share our celebrations at the inaugural Autism New Zealand awards dinner. Read more »

Crowdfunding the Peace Foundation’s expansion: 7 days to go

Press Release – New Zealand Peace Foundation

Crowdfunding the Peace Foundations expansion: 7 days to go… Our Vision for a Peaceful World: A global network of people with peer mediation skills, working together to resolve conflict in our homes, schools and communities. Imagine how it … Read more »

Activation offers free workshop on volunteer engagement

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

Learning how to engage volunteers is the focus of a free workshop that Upper Hutt City Councils Activation team are hosting for community groups and sports clubs. Read more »

Call on Government to prioritise child sexual violence

Press Release – Toah-Nnest

TOAH-NNEST strongly supports the call for the new Childrens Commissioner to place particularly focused attention on the issue of Sexual Violence against children and youth. Outgoing Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills has described the manslaughter … Read more »

July is Cuppa for a Cause Month

Press Release – Alzheimers Canterbury

Making your morning or afternoon tea count by hosting a Cuppa for a Cause in July is a great way to show your support for people in our region who are living with dementia. Getting together, dressed in the international color of dementia purple, … Read more »

Help Kmart shine a light on Kiwi kids

Press Release – Kmart

June 30 2016 , Kmart New Zealand is showing its support for local communities for the third year running through its partnership with the Graeme Dingle Foundation, formally known as the Foundation for Youth Development. Read more »

Thanksgiving Festival Growing in Glen Innes

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Thanksgiving Festival Growing in Glen Innes Its that time of the year when winter brings a twinkle in the eastern skies to herald the arrival of Matariki (the Pleiades star cluster). Hundreds of people across the region will be attending functions that … Read more »

Questions and Answers – 29 June 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. JONO NAYLOR (National) to the Minister of Finance : Does he stand by his statement that “a priority for this Government is to build a more productive and competitive economy that supports jobs and higher incomes”? Read more »