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Breaking down barriers to social connection

LELlogoStdLockupMy mother tells stories of huddling in a bomb shelter with her whanau and neighbours, singing and joking as German bombs pounded our hometown of Swansea during the Second World War, flattening a large part of the town centre.

New Zealand, like the rest of the world, is now caught up in another global crisis, but instead of huddling together, people are facing unprecedented social restrictions in order to combat the spread of Covid-19. At a time of increased anxiety and hardship for many, we are required to isolate and distance ourselves from others as never before. Read more »

Platform/Atamira Trust Is Seeking A New Chief Executive

Press Release – Platform Charitable Trust

Platform/Atamira Trust is seeking a new Chief Executive to follow on from Marion Blake MNZM who has led the organisation with distinction for twenty years. Platform/Atamira Trust is a champion for the community sector especially focusing on organisations … Read more »

New Tools To Make Nature More Accessible

Press Release – New Zealand Government

  People planning to head outdoors now have a resource that lets them know how accessible an area is for people with varying levels of mobility, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced today. The Halberg Foundation, Sensibel, and … Read more »

Calling Musical Artists: Spotify, Givealittle Partner To Support Covid-Challenged Local Arts Scene

Press Release – Perpetual Guadian and Spotify

New Zealands musical artists are being invited to use two prominent platforms to help get through the tough times of COVID lockdowns, when touring and performing are either banned or heavily restricted. Artists who use the digital music service … Read more »

Mandarin Superstars Announced For NZCLW 2020

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week

Nine New Zealanders are promoting Mandarin as New Zealand Chinese Language Weeks 2020 Mandarin Superstars. They are: Michelle Elia Silota a trade officer in the Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration; Joshua Murphy third … Read more »

New Conservative Announces Number 8 List Candidate

Press Release – New Conservative

Alan Tne Solomon has been announced as New Conservatives number 8 list candidate. Prior to relocating to Rotorua, he served as a physical training instructor in the Royal NZ Air Force and has travelled to more than 40 countries. Devoting 20 years … Read more »

Ōtautahi Female Leadership Celebrated

Press Release – The Christchurch Foundation

The Christchurch Foundation is thrilled to announce the three award recipients for the Christchurch Womens Fund Te Ira Wahine o tautahi for 2020. The annual awards, in their second year, celebrate the citys proud tradition of female leadership. … Read more »

How The Parties Score On Policies For Children And Young People

Press Release – Tick for Kids

Tick for Kids has released a series of political scorecards focused on social policies to help voters make their decision on who they will vote for in the coming election. Tick for Kids asked New Zealands main political parties whether they support action … Read more »

Rip Cording Canterbury

Article – Ian Powell

In my over 30 years working in New Zealands health system I never came across the expression rip cord even from the most pretentious jargonistic management consultants. However, it has now appeared on the lips and keyboards at the crisis … Read more »

Resignation Of HealthCare NZ CEO

Press Release – New Zealand Health Group

Group Chief Executive of New Zealand Health Group, Josephine Gagan, today announced that Healthcare NZs Chief Executive, Vanessa Dudley, has resigned from her role, and will take some well-earned leave until her employment ends in mid-October 2020. Read more »

Unitec’s First Ever Virtual Open Day Showcases Real-world Learning With Innovative Technololgy

Press Release – Unitec

Auckland, 16 September 2020 Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland will open its virtual doors this Saturday to a host of budding engineers, builders, architects, nurses, robotics engineers and more in its first ever virtual Open Day. Due to COVID-19 … Read more »