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Executive Officer, Community Networks Aotearoa (formally NZCOSS)

It’s 2015, and everything is already going crazy.  I have had meetings all over the place, and the first thing I notice is that things are changing.

Organisations are closing and opening, people have new jobs and other people have moved to new positions in the same organisations.  How do we keep track? Read more »

Iwi Plans Major Waitangi Day to Celebrate 175 Years

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Celebrate the 175th anniversary of Waitangi Day with Ngti Kahungunu at the Hawkes Bay Sports Park. This free family friendly, smoke and alcohol free, zero waste party is for all ages with food and market stalls, kids rides, sports and a multicultural … Read more »

Habitat welcomes Government housing reforms

Press Release – Habitat for Humanity

Affordable housing provider Habitat for Humanity is welcoming the Governments announcements on social housing direction saying it is a step in the right direction. Habitat for Humanity Acting CEO Nic Greene says the Prime Ministers announcement … Read more »

Sponsors invest in leadership development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is calling for more sponsors to develop New Zealands future leaders by partnering with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Over the past fifty years, nearly 850 Fellowships have been awarded to … Read more »

Pacific jobseeker numbers fall

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Working-age Pacific people recorded the largest fall in work-ready jobseeker numbers over the last year, new statistics show. Read more »

Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

Press Release – Scape Public Art

Installation of New Zealands largest public sculpture Fanfare at the northern entrance to Christchurch City is set to go ahead in 2015 after the Canterbury Community Trust awarded a $100,000 grant toward the project. The sculpture, titled Fanfare … Read more »

Hikoi Opposing Deep Sea Oil Endorsed by Hapū Leaders

Press Release – Statoil Out

Today northern Maori environmental activists released details of a hikoi that will converge in Kawakawa before heading to Waitangi to co-incide with Government politicians arrival on Waitangi Day. The focus of the hikoi is in opposition to Statoils seismic … Read more »

Average rates increase of only 1.9% over next 10 years

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Ratepayers are looking at a projected 1.9% increase annually over the next decade and our external debt reducing to a level of only $4M or less. Read more »

MOTAT Fire and Rescue Day 2015

Press Release – MOTAT

Fire engines, sirens, rescue displays, demonstrations and education programmes about disaster preparation are just some of the exciting things on offer at MOTATs Fire and Rescue Day on Sunday 8 February. Read more »

Social workers are deeply concerned about proposed reforms

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Social workers are deeply concerned about the impact of proposed reforms to public housing. Basic security requires a stable home. Inadequate housing is a profound social harm. While we welcome Mr Keys objective of seeing that those who need … Read more »

Partnership key to tackling social housing challenge

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

The Prime Ministers announcement earlier this week that state housing would be significantly modernised is welcome news, but without private development expertise is not likely to achieve the Governments objectives, says Stephen Selwood CEO … Read more »