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photo of Tess CaseyTess Casey
CEO
Inclusive NZ

The disability community is changing it up this week.  We’re having a Rally at Parliament to let the Government know that they must invest in inclusive education.

This action has not been taken lightly.  Like most of the community sector our aim is to have constructive interactions with government and we are a little nervous about damaging what feels like a fragile relationship.  So it says a lot that the Education for All collaborative who are organising the rally felt that it was time to do something different.  Disabled people and families, in particular, feel that they have not been listened to and it is time to take a stand. Read more »

Children of Prisoners Week

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Children of Prisoners Week Children visiting a parent in prison can look forward to a special focus on them this week as we acknowledge Children of Prisoners week, says Deputy National Commissioner Rachel Leota. Read more »

Ceremony will include Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau elements

Press Release – Pacific Guardians

At 11:45am tomorrow morning, Dame Patsy Reddy will be sworn in as the New Zealand Realms 21st Governor General. Read more »

Family Group to Appeal Sentence to Solicitor General

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ will be writing to the Solicitor General to ask them to appeal the weak and dangerous sentence handed to rugby player Losi Filipo. Read more »

Schools students test quake resilient design at UC

Press Release – University of Canterbury

High school students will be able to use the University of Canterburys state-of the-art Structural Engineering Laboratory (SEL) to test the quake resilience of their mini-house prototypes these school holidays as part of a new design challenge. Read more »

Speech to the Global Education Industry Summit – Jerusalem

Speech – New Zealand Government

Shalom. Tn koutou katoa and warm greetings from across the Pacific. Read more »

Housing failures hurting businesses and workers

Press Release – Green Party

Widespread unease about the Governments handling of the housing crisis is a key theme of this years Mood of the Boardroom survey, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Unitec Chief Executive Honoured with Award for Racial Equity

Press Release – UNITEC

A US International Racial Equity Leadership Award was awarded to Unitec Institute of Technologys Chief Executive, Dr Rick Ede today. Read more »

First two Pacific academics graduate with PhDs

Press Release – University of Auckland Business School

The first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland’s business school are two Tongan New Zealand women, graduating today with PhDs. Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita, both 31, started working as research fellows at the Business School this … Read more »

Dedicated volunteers awarded

Press Release – SPCA

Cathy and Eddie Gill from Thames SPCA have been announced as the overall winners of the 2016 SPCA Purina Volunteer of the Year award. Read more »

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s weekly media advisory

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

The Friends of the taki River has been recognised at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards, winning the Heritage & Environment section. Read more »