Umbrellas make us stand close together

photo of Peter GlensorPeter Glensor, General Manager
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Last week we held a second meeting of national umbrella groups.  There were people from environmental, health and social services groups, groups giving advice, and groups working with old and young people.  We were reminded of the huge diversity of the community sector – faith communities, volunteering groups, cultural and sporting organisations, professional associations, the disability community, very large and very small groups. Read more »

A New iPhone App to Help Breastfeeding Mums

Press Release – WellSouth

Following the success of a website and android app promoting public places in Otago and Southland where women are supported to breastfeed, a free iPhone app has been created. Read more »

First Seasonal Workers Swing into Action in NZ Orchards

Press Release – Bostock New Zealand

The first seasonal workers have swung into action in New Zealands apple orchards, preparing the trees for another bumper crop. Read more »

Nominations open for Deloitte IPANZ Awards

Press Release – IPANZ

Nominations for New Zealands longest-running and most prestigious public sector awards are open. The awards have been running since 2008. Read more »

Another ‘blind spot’ in housing policy exposed

Press Release – NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Another housing policy blind spot has been exposed – the situation of up to 230,000 baby boomers who are likely to enter retirement without owning their own homes, many of whom will be on low incomes. This was the response of NZCCSS Executive … Read more »

New phase begins for residential red zones

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New phase begins for residential red zones Today marks the start of a new phase in Christchurchs earthquake recovery, with responsibility for around 8,000 residential red zone properties transferring from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority … Read more »

2015 Roger Award Finalists Named

Press Release – CAFCA

The six finalists for the 2015 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand are: Read more »

Antarctica New Zealand welcomes new Board members

Press Release – Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand welcomes Dr Helen Anderson, Sharon Hunter and Rob Morrison to their Board of Directors today. Read more »

Survey Reveals Lack of Accessibility to Transport

Press Release – CCS Disability Action

Survey Reveals Lack of Accessibility to Transport Impacting Disabled Peoples Quality of Life A recent national transport survey has revealed disabled people use transport less than non-disabled people, and find it less easy to use. It also highlights … Read more »

Govt abandons older Kiwis

Press Release – Green Party

The Governments failure to build affordable housing, and to ensure rentals are long-term and healthy to live in, has created a ticking time bomb of homelessness as hundreds of thousands of baby boomers arrive at retirement, the Green Party said … Read more »

The Warehouse and Women’s Refuge launch ‘Elves on Shelves’

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

The Warehouse and Womens Refuge launch Elves on Shelves to support women and children affected by domestic violence Read more »