To go far, we go together

photo of Sue McCabefrom Sue McCabe, Chief Executive of the National Council of Women of New Zealand

I’m a believer that New Zealand is a great country and could be greater. However, like other countries, we have some serious problems. There are far too many people in New Zealand with, to put it bluntly, crap lives due to poverty, violence, ill-health etc. 

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Kiwis challenged to not have a Rubbish Christmas

Press Release – Plastic Diet

Youth organisation, Plastic Diet, is challenging kiwis to not have a Rubbish Christmas. Founder Florence Reynolds explains, We all love opening presents, eating more than we should, and spending time at the beach. But after the celebrations, the Christmas … Read more »

“Operation Chrysalis” – An Invitation To Assist Scoop Evolve

Article – Scoop Operation Chrysalis

Today Scoop launched “Operation Chrysalis” a project to engage with users and stakeholders to make Scoop stable and sustainable into the future. Read more »

Public invited to have say on human rights record

Press Release – Ministry of Justice

A draft report on New Zealands performance under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has been released for public comment by the Ministry of Justice. Read more »

Matamata Woman Airlifted

Press Release – Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Matamata at approximately 4pm Thursday afternoon. Read more »

Even more free music and movies in parks this summer

Press Release – Auckland Council

Roll out the picnic blanket and enjoy some fantastic free entertainment in the great Kiwi outdoors this summer with Auckland Councils popular Music and Movies in Parks 2015 events. Read more »

Fanzones for Auckland’s non-stop summer

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland will turn on a range of free activities this non-stop summer, with the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines Festival and Fanzone, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Fanzone and Fan Trail and the Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover (VORAS) Village. Read more »

Forestry opportunities in Maori Agribusiness

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the release of a report highlighting the economic opportunities for forestry through more productive use of Mori freehold land. The report Growing the Productive Base of Mori Freehold … Read more »

1931 Earthquake Survivors Afternoon Tea

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Afternoon tea will again be served to survivors of the 1931 Hawkes Bay Earthquake at a special event in February. We are looking forward to hosting our special guests, the senior citizens from across Hawkes Bay who survived this life changing … Read more »

Street collection a big win for the Wellington City Mission

Press Release – Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Missions annual Street Day Appeal had aimed to raise $40,000 when it took place on December 5th. The Mission is pleased to report that, through the generous support of volunteers, donors and their business partners, they exceeded … Read more »

PNG’s ‘paradox of plenty’ outlined in UN report

Press Release – Massey University

Transferring massive mining industry profits into improving the health, education and wellbeing of a struggling population is a key challenge for Papua New Guinea, says the author of a new UN report. Read more »