NGOs and trade unions – natural allies in making NGOs great places to work

Brenda photoBrenda Pilott, National Manager
Social Service Providers Aotearoa

I’ve just joined Social Service Providers Aotearoa as its national manager, after a decade working for the PSA, NZ’s largest union which includes thousands of community sector workers amongst its membership.  So I came to the job with some views about NGOs as employers and how they treat their staff.  I also brought with me a strong view that unions and NGOs are natural allies. Read more »

POP awards showcasing the best of policing

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Six districts have been selected as finalists in the 2016 Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Awards. Read more »

Avoidable early deaths costing $3.1 billion annually

Press Release – Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

Investment in the physical health care of people with mental illness could recoup millions for the New Zealand economy says the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists who have released a report which calculates the economic cost of … Read more »

Protecting the Long-Term Health of Kiwi Women Seniors

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Today in the Banquet Hall of Parliament Buildings, Wellington a group of breast cancer supporters, MPs, and VIP guests gathered at a special Pink Ribbon Breakfast event, where the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) presented a petition to Government … Read more »

Surgeons recognised for contribution to Aboriginal health

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Two surgeons were recognised today for their contributions to better Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Mori health outcomes today at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress in Brisbane. Read more »

Charity Aims to Help Over 1000 Mothers this Mother’s Day

Press Release – Dress For Success

More than 70 percent of the women who go through Dress for Success Auckland (DfSA) looking for help are mothers, a third of which are single mothers. This month, DfSA is launching their annual May I Help? campaign to raise much needed funds to support … Read more »

Countdown helps Kiwi families in need

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

3 May 2016: Countdown stores throughout New Zealand will once again be getting behind The Salvation Armys annual Red Shield Appeal to help Kiwi families in need. Read more »

Kapiti Sports Awards winners revealed last night

Press Release – Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year

Taekwon-Do World Sparring Champion Rose Biddiscombe was judged both Sportswoman and Sportsperson of the Year at the PaknSave Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year awards dinner on Monday night. A great turn-out of 238 guests representing the Coasts … Read more »

‘Cathartic’ Pledge Pushes Project Along

Press Release – Hundertwasser Project Action Team.

A Whangarei widower who recently donated over $7000 in his wifes name toward the Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery says the donation is keeping her spirit alive. Read more »

Fleet renewal creates jobs and opportunities for young Maori

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

New Zealands biggest fishing fleet renewal project in four decades is creating career opportunities for young Mori looking to join the marine industry. Read more »

Annual Conference of the Islamic Women’s Council of NZ

Press Release – Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand

Stepping up and stepping out was the theme of this years Islamic Womens Council annual conference. The Hamilton conference, which was attended by 200 women from around the country, included a youth programme, along with competitions for written … Read more »