You can turn the wheel on the bridge of the Queen Mary, but it takes a long time to bring the ship around

Ros RiceRosRice-pic, Executive Officer, Community Networks Aotearoa

I have been reading the Productivity Commission’s comprehensive Draft Report written in response to the Issues Paper on More Effective Social Services. Read more »

Youth of Canterbury are struggling with the “new normal”

Press Release – Canterbury Community Trust

By announcing $1.75 million of funding for its Young People sector, The Canterbury Community Trust is acknowledging children and young people in Canterbury are still dealing with anxiety and mental health issues, as they try to adapt to the new … Read more »

You, Me, Us

Press Release – Rainbow Youth

Everyone deserves to be in healthy and violence-free relationships. Its also vital that people in marginalised communities have easy access to information and support for when things go wrong. RainbowYOUTH and the Ministry of Social Developments … Read more »

Joint venture between council and iwi pays off

Press Release – Auckland Council

The Araparera Forest Joint Venture between council and a hapu of Ngati Whatua O Kaipara is being wound up with the profitable harvest of the trees. Read more »

James Patterson Donates $100,000 to Get Kids Reading

Press Release – Random House

James Patterson , the worlds bestselling author, is giving bookstores in Australia and New Zealand up to $5000 each to spend on initiatives to get children reading. The total prize pool available is $100,000. Read more »

Turkey Keen to Hear About NZs Successful Midwifery-Led Model

Press Release – Released via Ali Jones PR Ltd

New Zealand College of Midwives Chief Executive, Karen Guilliland, leaves on Wednesday for Ankara, Turkey where she will address an academic audience on the world leading maternity system in NZ. Read more »

TGH Award an Inspiration for Tribal Members

Press Release – Waikato Tainui Group

An award for outstanding business leadership is not only positive recognition for a job well done; it is also valuable inspiration for future generations of Waikato-Tainui leaders. Read more »

“Free Press” Act’s Bulletin

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Cycleways Appearing on the Paul Henry show this morning talking about cycleways, Green MP Julie Ann Genter claimed the Greens had achieved more spending than any of Nationals confidence and supply partners. We love cycleways too. They are one … Read more »

With no cure in sight, controlling asthma is essential

Press Release – Citizen News Service

(CNS): With no cure in sight, experts believe that controlling asthma is essential to ensure good quality of life for those living with it. “It is Time to Control Your Asthma” is thus the sub-theme of this year’s World Asthma Day, an annual … Read more »

Celebrating midwives on 5 May

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Midwives, nurses and parents everywhere celebrate International Day of the Midwife tomorrow (5 May). This years theme is Midwives: for a better tomorrow. Read more »

Tess Allen to receive 2015 Kapiti Lions Sport Grant

Press Release – Scopevents Ltd

Each year the Lions Club of Kapiti gives a grant of $1,000 to a young athlete who is actively and successfully participating in sport, aged between 14-20 years, for the purpose of helping them develop their skills and attain their aspirations. Read more »