Community Scoop

A Fresh Take on Apprenticeships

Jane Wenman_med sizeJane Wenman
Chief Executive | Careerforce

For many people, when they think of apprenticeships and apprentices, they’ll likely think of predominantly young people, and chances are they will also think hammers, nails, wrenches, wiring or u-bends.

Chances are they won’t think of apprenticeships across the ‘softer’ professions such as those across health and wellbeing. Read more »

New Programme Improving The Health Outcomes Of Migrant And Former Refugee Communities Launches In MidCentral

Press Release – THINK Hauora

From left: Febry Suharto, RIMA Wellbeing Coordinator, Orphe Mickalad Councillor; Palmerston North City Council (former refugee from the Congo, Africa) and Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers Head of Programme for Development Studies at Massey University. … Read more »

Auckland Pride Hopeful Major Events Can Return Next Weekend

Press Release – Auckland Pride

Following the Governments announcement that Auckland will move to Alert Level Two, Auckland Pride and Proud Centres are hopeful that when Alert Levels are reassessed at the end of the week, and can hold the IMAN Ball on Friday the 12th, and the SPLASH … Read more »

Celebrating Student And Youth Volunteers

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Student Volunteer Week 2021: Give-Takoha | Grow-Whakatipu | Connect-Thono runs nationwide from 15-21 March 2021. Student Volunteer Week celebrate the tens of thousands of students and youth who connect, give and grow through volunteering, Mahi Aroha … Read more »

150 New Homes Is Not 12, Say Community Housing Providers

Press Release – Kiwibuy

Over 150 new homes are currently under construction or in development by the  (New Zealand) Housing Foundation, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust and other providers thanks to the Governments Progressive Home Ownership programme. And … Read more »

Rise For Lives-New Zealand Youth Standing Up For Yemen!

Press Release – Rise For Lives

On the 27 th of February, youth across 7 cities in New Zealand came out in full force to join city-wide marches organized by Rise for Lives (RFL), a youth movement focused on bringing awareness and action for humanitarian causes. Youth members of … Read more »

Climate Change Report: More Needed To Tackle Our Make-Take-Waste Culture

Press Release – NSPR

COMMENTS BY Pablo Kraus from ecostore; Nada Piatek from Again Again; Florence van Dyke from Chia Sisters; Mike Murphy from Kkako; and Rich Old from Batchwell. A collective of New Zealand business leaders has praised the Climate Change Commission … Read more »

Climate Symposium Finds Gaps In National Adaptation Armour

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Over 170 scientists, researchers, local government elected members and officials gathered recently at the LGNZ Climate Change Adaptation Symposium. Discussions uncovered gaps in New Zealands adaptation policy and canvassed how the sector can find shared … Read more »

Seven New Zealand Projects Shortlisted In IDC’s Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards

Press Release – IDC

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 4, 2021 IDC Asia Pacific today announced that seven New Zealand projects have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2020 IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards (SCAPA). The annual awards highlight and acknowledge outstanding … Read more »

Making Sure Māori Count

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A small Waikato town is pulling together to help improve how Mori are counted in the next census, Stats NZ said today. In Raahui Pookeka, members of a local marae are driving an initiative to improve engagement in the New Zealand census. The initiative, … Read more »

Stepping Up For People With Dementia

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

Dementia Auckland has made the difficult decision to cancel its Steps for Dementia 5km fundraiser walk on Sunday 14th March due to the latest Level 3 lockdown. This means the organisation has now been unable to hold any of its annual fundraising … Read more »