Community Scoop

Loneliness kills

nicola_2018-200x300Nicola Sutton

Chief Executive | English Language Partners New Zealand

“Loneliness kills. It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.” – Robert Waldinger.

A number of longitudinal studies out of Harvard show that “Close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives. Those ties protect people from life’s discontents, help to delay mental and physical decline, and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ, or even genes.”   Read more »

Mandarin superstars announced!

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week

Twelve Kiwis from all walks of life have been inducted as Mandarin Superstars for Chinese Language Week New Zealand (NZCLW). Read more »

Pharmacists agree a measles outbreak should not be happening

Press Release – Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand agrees with Dr Nikki Turner, Director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre who said recently that a measles outbreak in New Zealand should not be happening. Read more »

Human rights approach can help in resolving Ihumātao dispute

Press Release – New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Applying New Zealands international human rights commitments, particularly those in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, can help in resolving the situation at Ihumtao, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says. Read more »

First freehold land purchased under Waitara Lands Act

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

Waitara retiree Heather Tett made history on Wednesday (21 August) without even stepping out her door. After waiting more than 50 years, Mrs Tett was the first Waitara leaseholder to sign a sale and purchase agreement to buy her property off NPDC under the Waitara … Read more »

Homes for the homeless in Whangarei

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Whangarei homeless people are getting more chances to have a home with the launch today of Whangarei Housing First. Read more »

IHC hopes for sheep farmers’ support

Press Release – IHC

This spring, IHC is launching its new Lamb Programme, urging sheep farmers to join with dairy farmers to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families in rural communities. Read more »

Kāinga Pūmanawa provides new hope for Whangarei’s homeless

Press Release – One Double Five

Three community services have united to support the chronically homeless in Whangarei. Today [Friday 23 August], Khui T Kaha, One Double Five Community House and Ngati Hine Health Trust collectively launched Kinga Pmanawa to deliver the Governments … Read more »

Pasefika Cultural Centre Takes Shape

Press Release – John Tamihere

Mayoral candidate John Tamihere will meet with Pacific Island leaders and community elders today at Puhunui Reserve in South Auckland to commit to a Pasefika Cultural Centre. Read more »

A2 Milk says rising environmental costs not a ‘big risk’

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk says the cost of meeting more stringent water, animal welfare and emissions standards is not a “big risk” to the company and it will work with partners to help the industry meet the new requirements. Read more »

The PumpHouse Theatre recognises significant Friends

Press Release – The PumpHouse Theatre

Four people who have made an incredible impact on the The PumpHouse Theatres legacy were honored at the theatres Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 21 August. Read more »