Community Scoop

A Fresh Take on Apprenticeships

Jane Wenman_med sizeJane Wenman
Chief Executive | Careerforce

For many people, when they think of apprenticeships and apprentices, they’ll likely think of predominantly young people, and chances are they will also think hammers, nails, wrenches, wiring or u-bends.

Chances are they won’t think of apprenticeships across the ‘softer’ professions such as those across health and wellbeing. Read more »

Judge Releases ‘Vicious’ Wife-beater On Home Detention – Makes Total Mockery Of Justice System

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

We may as well knock on the gang headquarters around this country and tell them we all give up,” says Darroch Ball co-leader of Sensible Sentencing Trust. It is simply outrageous that violent offender, James Tuwhangai, has been released from … Read more »

Iwi Pandemic Response Group Recommend Government ‘step Up’ Testing, Put A Cap On Entry And Māori Vaccination Strategy

Press Release – Iwi Chairs Forum

The National Iwi Chairs Forum [NICF] Pandemic Response Group has today issued six priority recommendations to the Government. We are extremely proud of the combined efforts of Government, Mori Organisations and the public at large that have avoided … Read more »

Over 60,000 Native Tree Christmas Gifts To Combat Climate Change

Press Release – Project Crimson

62,686 more native trees will be planted in New Zealand in 2021 thanks to generous Kiwis who chose to go green for Christmas gifting. <img src=”” width=”720″ height=”540″> Trees That Count, a programme … Read more »

Church leader defends decision to exclude politicians from hui

Article – RNZ

The Rtana Church will have an opportunity to sort out its long-running problems by deciding not to host politicians this month, its chairman says. Read more »

Additional Actions To Keep COVID-19 Out Of NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. Given the high rates of infection in many countries … Read more »

Calling Out The Injustices Of Israeli Government Actions Does Not Constitute Anti-Semitism

Press Release – Alternative Jewish Voices

Statement by: Shma Koleinu / Alternative Jewish Voices collective , 10/1/21 Two organisations the Israel Institute of New Zealand and the NZ Jewish Council – have again accused groups and individuals including Green Party MP … Read more »

Spend Massive Covid Overpayment On Climate – Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace

Official figures released by Greenpeace show the Government could be due a huge refund from the Covid wage subsidy scheme. The environmental organisation has some strong views on how it could be spent. A total of $14 billion was paid out to businesses … Read more »

Addressing Racism And Building Equity Across The Education Sector

Press Release – University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is proud to be part of the collaborative support for the communities participating in Te Hurihanganui The University of Waikato has partnered with the Ministry of Education to deliver a new, community-led kaupapa to address … Read more »

Te Pūtahitanga O Te Waipounamu Welcomes Applications For Wave 13

Press Release – Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Te Ptahitanga o Te Waipounamu is kicking off the new year by welcoming applications for Wave 13, the latest round of Whnau Ora funding available to individuals, community groups and organisations throughout Te Waipounamu, Rekohu/Wharekauri and Rakiura. … Read more »

Homecare Strike: Not So ‘Happy New Year’ For Lifewise Homecare Workers

Press Release – Etu NZ

Its not a very Happy New Year for Lifewise homecare workers, who will go on strike for at least the next three full days unless the Lifewise Trust is prepared to settle a fair collective agreement. Homecare workers at Lifewise provide care … Read more »