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The Importance of Culture, Identity and Social Connectedness to Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

tayo-agunlejikaTayo Agunlejika

Executive Director | Multicultural NZ

The Treaty of Waitangi, as a founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, provides a framework to strive for racial equity, partnership, kindness and fairness. We have made major gains in getting along with each other compared to other OECD, Commonwealth and francophone countries. Notwithstanding, we still have a long way to go in achieving racial justice especially now that we are witnessing foreign cultures and foreign toxic race politics infiltrating our polity, institutions and community – our kiwi culture of respect, DIY and fairness. Read more »

Community changemakers: the people’s choice

Press Release – Philanthropy New Zealand

Rescued food, youth development, health workers, economic development and supporting incarcerated women to turn their lives around. Which organisation gets your vote? Read more »

We are the Rising Tide!

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

The seas are rising – but so are we! Human wave for action on climate change. Read more »

Prince William arrives on Anzac Day for Christchurch visit

Article – RNZ

Prince William is arriving on Anzac Day for a two-day visit in which he will meet survivors of the mosque terror attacks. Read more »

Dairy woman of the Year finalists breaking the mould

Press Release – Dairy Womens Network

Breaking the mould of public perception about the role of farmers wives is highlighted by this years four finalists for the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award. Read more »

Environment Aotearoa yardstick welcomed by LGNZ

Press Release – Local Government NZ

The latest report providing metrics on the state of New Zealands environment is being welcomed by LGNZs Regional Sector as a way for councils to focus their efforts where it can make the biggest difference. Read more »

Timaru asked to share love and support with Muslim community

Press Release – Timaru District Council

TIMARU DISTRICT COUNCIL TE KAUNIHERA -ROHE O TE TIHI O MARU MEDIA RELEASE KRERO PNUI Read more »

Taking Our Story to the World

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Assn of Supervised Contact Services

On the 25th of May, 2019, seven committee members of the ANZASCS will be heading off to what is considered to be the most unique city in the United States of America. Read more »

Strong data networks for better environmental guardianship

Press Release – Land Air Water Aotearoa

Today, Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) released Environment Aotearoa 2019, an overview report on the state of our environment as mandated by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015. Read more »

Funding changes set to seriously impact ‘community funds’

Press Release – Central Lakes Trust

Changes in government funding for both emergency response and key social services, will leave community funders to make up the shortfall advises Central Lakes Trust Chief Executive, Susan Finlay. Read more »

“SOUR MILK” Protest at Parliament

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Yesterday afternoon, around 60 members of Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara gathered in Parliament grounds to protest against intensive dairy farming, and the associated land damage, greenhouse gas emissions, freshwater pollution, health impacts … Read more »