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“So, what exactly is your job?”

Nina Herriman 

Chief Storyteller | National Council of Women of New Zealand

“So, what exactly is your job?” is a question I’ve heard a lot since May this year when I started as Chief Storyteller (Data and Visualisation) at the National Council of Women of New Zealand. Read more »

Hikianalia’s Voyage To California

Press Release – Polynesian Voyaging Society

After a more than two-week delay due to weather and final canoe preparations, Hikianalia and her crew are scheduled to depart Sand Island for California tomorrow (weather permitting). Read more »

Record numbers of civilians and aid workers killed in 2018

Press Release – Council for International Development

A high number of civilians continue to be killed or injured by conflict, including civilian humanitarian personnel from International NGOs such as those based in New Zealand. Read more »

Virtual Reality providing real-world literacy tool

Press Release – University of Otago

Virtual reality is moving beyond purely entertainment to become a potential tool in improving literacy, and the University of Otago is behind one ground-breaking approach. Read more »

Largest subdivision in Levin since the 1970s on the cards

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

A Master Plan is being created for a 2000-home subdivision on the eastern side of Levin. Built over 20 years, it will eventually be home to about 5,000 people. Read more »

Māori Language Week 2018 one month away!

Press Release – Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

I runga i te mea kotahi marama e toe ana ki te tmatanga o Te Wiki o te Reo Mori, kua whakaputaina e Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Mori he rangat pnui whakaahua e whakanui ana i tna kaupapa m te tau Kia Kaha te Reo Mori. Read more »

Proposed euthanasia bill in NZ ‘needs tweaking’

Article – RNZ

The wording of proposed euthanasia legislation should be tightened to ensure it only applies to the terminally ill, members of an Australian advisory panel say. Read more »

ACC boosts investment in family violence intervention

Press Release – New Zealand Government

ACC will invest a further $1.7m over the next three years to support the expansion of Gandhi Nivas, an early intervention service that provides emergency accommodation and counselling for perpetrators of family violence, says Minister for ACC Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

ASICS partners with Auckland and Christchurch City Missions

Press Release – ASICS NZ

The reality of homelessness in our country is hard to ignore. A recent study from Otago University found that the homeless population in New Zealand was over 40,000. For those thousands living rough, there is an ever-growing need for basic necessities, … Read more »

Disability responsive training changes attitudes

Press Release – Life Unlimited

When a customer with a disability comes to the counter at Hamilton City Council, they know theyre going to be treated appropriately thanks to a training programme running at the council with a local charitable trust. Read more »

Compliance approaches to dairying

Press Release – Local Government NZ

A Forest and Bird report released this week regarding Regional Council compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) of the dairy sector in 2016/17 shows the potential benefits of a national methodology for reporting in order to better understand CME … Read more »