Undermining Public Safety?

 photo of Phil McCarthyfrom Phil McCarthy
National Director, Prison Fellowship New Zealand

“Sex crims walk in park” screamed a front page Dominion Post headline last week.  Apparently “two paedophiles and a killer” had the temerity to be taking some fresh air together.

Had they escaped?  Were they on the prowl?  How had three such characters managed to get together in these circumstances? The headline and article opening were perfectly cast to generate a sense of moral outrage.  Read more »

Agreement in principle signed with Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngti Twharetoa towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. Ngti Twharetoa is a large iwi of around … Read more »

Red Cross Needs Your Help

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Crossis urging Kiwis to get behind its annual appeal so it can continue helping people in crisis in New Zealand and around the world. Read more »

Social Housing Reform Programme

Press Release – Ministry of Social Development

Public engagement is under way on the Governments social housing reforms Read more »

Honour great community volunteers today!

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Civic Honours Award nomination forms are now available on the Council website, says Chairman of the Civic Awards selection panel, Councillor Crichton Christie. Read more »

Women’s Refuge awarded $3.6m

Press Release – Women’s Refuge

Ng Whare Whakaruruhau o Aotearoa – National Collective of Independent Womens Refuges (NCIWR) on behalf of the 41 affiliated member Womens Refuges in partnership with Shakti New Zealand and the Pacific Island Safety and prevention Project are … Read more »

It’s Time for Men to Step Up for Gender Equality

Press Release – UN Women

Its time for male leaders to join the campaign for gender equity and empowering women, says the UN Women National Committee of Aotearoa New Zealand (UN Women NC ANZ). Read more »

Banana Thunderpants Fight Food Poverty

Press Release – All Good Bananas

All Good Bananas and Thunderpants have teamed up to create New Zealands first underpants to fight food poverty. Read more »

CCS Disability Action welcomes new ERO report

Press Release – CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action welcomes the new Education Review Office (ERO) report, Inclusive Practices for Students with Special Needs in Schools. CCS Disability Action cautions, however, that the report cannot be compared to the 2010 report, Including Students … Read more »

Forward Foundation empowers young women through sport

Press Release – Forward Foundation

Forward Foundation is set to empower young women and increase leadership and development opportunities through sport with the launch of its first nationwide initiative. Read more »

Lightning Lab Auckland Chooses 9 Digital Startups for 2015

Press Release – Lightning Lab

The ballots are in! Lightning Lab has announced the 9 digital startups who will join the 2015 Auckland programme. Read more »