Community Scoop

Election 2020 political parties respond on community and voluntary sector

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney
Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

Delivering on policy agendas relies on a partnership between the government and the community and voluntary sector.

Volunteering generates the flows of wellbeing, public service, community building and social cohesion that are necessary for our communities to grow and thrive.

Volunteering New Zealand’s Election Manifesto 2020 called on political parties to protect and grow the mahi aroha, volunteering effort and effect in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Central Lakes Trust (CLT) Announce Scholarship Recipients

Press Release – Central Lakes Trust

CLT Scholarship 2020 Fifty students from five secondary schools were presented scholarships at an official awards function held in Cromwell on the 27th October. The scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, aim to assist students in further education beyond secondary … Read more »

Forsyth Barr Recommits To Stadium With 10-Year Partnership Agreement

Press Release – Forsyth Barr

Forsyth Barr has recommitted to supporting Dunedins stadium in a 10-year naming rights agreement, extending the partnership through to 2031. Already well-known to New Zealanders as Forsyth Barr Stadium, the facility provides a world-class venue … Read more »

New Home For Community Cricket And Boxing In Hastings

Press Release – NZ Community Trust

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $100,000 to the Hawkes Bay Regional Sports Park Trust for the construction of a community cricket and boxing building. Central District Cricket and Hastings Giants Boxing have approached Mitre … Read more »

New IRB For Vital Swift Water Rescue Service

Press Release – NZ Community Trust

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $9,730 to Coastguard North Canterbury for an inflatable rescue boat (IRB). Coastguard North Canterbury is the first specialist trained Swift Water Rescue crew in Aotearoa. It is a highly … Read more »

Pharmacists Welcome “sweeping Reforms” Of Health System

Press Release – Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand welcomes the announcement by Health Minister Chris Hipkins that sweeping reforms of the health sector will go ahead, with the number of DHBs to be dramatically reduced. The Society believes the biggest potential … Read more »

System Of Child Protection In NZ Has Failed Maori: NZ Maori Council

Press Release – National Maori Authority

The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council has called for wide ranging reform of the child care and protection system in Aotearoa as the final day of evidence is presented to the Waitangi Tribunal hearings into Oranga Tamariki. Matthew Tukaki, … Read more »

World Leading Dance Festival Launches Final Wave For 2020

Press Release – Tempo Dance Festival

Work: LungSong by Carol Brown (AUS) Tempo Dance Festival presents PUTIPUTI As part of Tempo #GoingDigital 2020 9 November – 5 December Tempo Dance Festival have always pushed boundaries as Aotearoas only professional dance festival, but 2020 has … Read more »

Infrastructure NZ Excellence In Social Impact Award Finalists Demonstrate Best Practice

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

Infrastructure New Zealand has announced the finalists of the 2020 Excellence in Social Impact Award, sponsored by Downer, recognising infrastructure projects that have gone above and beyond to enable outstanding social, cultural and/or economic … Read more »

Public sculpture commemorating Dame Hilda Ross

Press Release – TOTI

Dame Hilda Ross was the first Hamilton/Waikato woman elected as an MP in 1945 and became the second woman in New Zealand to become a Cabinet Minister in 1949. Artist Matt Gauldies bronze sculpture portrays Dame Hilda in Parliament, with one hand … Read more »

Elder Financial Grooming & Abuse Consumer Advocacy Campaign Launched At BewareCare NZ

Press Release – BewareCare NZ

A national and international private practice service provider in the field of Family & Relationship Counselling & Mediation has committed to privately funding a Consumer Advocacy Campaign regarding the practice of Elderly financial … Read more »