Doing Real Justice

photo of Phil McCarthyfrom Phil McCarthy
National Director, Prison Fellowship NZ

I spent 14 years as a General Manager in the Department of Corrections, 10 of those with responsibility for the Prison Service.  I always used to say that I wasn’t in the job because I ‘was into keys’.

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Questions and Answers – October 23

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Economic ProgrammePolicies 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (NationalBotany) to the Minister of Finance : What measures is the Government taking to help the New Zealand economy become more productive and competitive? Read more »

Junior chef acknowledged for cuisine and charity

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Nicholas Brockelbank is mixing up inspiration in his Cambridge kitchen, despite being only 12-years-old. Following a recipe for success, this junior foodie is creating delicious food and publishing cookbooks, while giving back to his community. Read more »

Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord signed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord has been signed between Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Vanessa van Uden to provide an additional 1300 homes over the next three years. The Queenstown Lakes District is one of the five least affordable … Read more »

Local garden supports breast cancer trust with open day

Press Release – Thackwood Garden

North Nelsons Thackwood Garden, nestled in a fourth generation, 300 acre Farm, in Wakapuaka opens to the public on Sunday 23rd November as a fundraiser for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust. Read more »

Outstanding Kiwis Recognised At 2014 Excellence Awards

Press Release – Foundation For Youth Development

24 extraordinary young people received prestigious awards at the 2014 Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Excellence Awards at Government House in Auckland last night. Read more »

Community partners to build home for needy Auckland family

Press Release – Habitat for Humanity

Housing charity Habitat for Humanity Auckland, Takapuna Grammar School, and the Rotary Club of Devonport are partnering to build a home for an Auckland family in housing need. Read more »

ANZ gets behind Grand Designs New Zealand

Press Release – ANZ New Zealand

ANZ New Zealand and TV3 have formed a production partnership to create the New Zealand version of the hit British show Grand Designs , the bank announced tonight. Read more »

Communities Turn Out to Support Clean Water

Press Release – Landcare Research

NZ Landcare Trust’s Communities for Clean Water weekend-of-action proved to be a big hit around the country with hundreds of volunteers turning out to get involved in regional events. Read more »

Missing girl found

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Levin Police are happy to advise that the 16 year old female Sela Fifita-Tovo, who was the subject of a missing person enquiry has been found safe and well. Sela has reported to police in the Auckland area and her family have been notified. Read more »

1080-baited pellets no risk to Rolleston residents

Press Release – Pest Control Research

The business behind the plan to manufacture possum bait pellets containing the pesticide 1080 at Rollestons Izone industrial park says there is no risk to peoples health or the environment in the proposal. Read more »