Getting ready for government

Brenda photoBrenda Pilott
National Manager
Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA)

I’m writing this column as we near an announcement about which parties will form the next government.  It’s been a week since the final election results were declared and three weeks since the polls closed.  Read more »

Queenstown’s newest Special Housing Area setting the bar

Press Release – Riverton Queenstown

Media release from Riverton Queenstown Limited October 23 2017 Queenstowns newest Special Housing Area setting the bar high ahead of Stage 3 release Queenstowns residential housing development, Bullendale, is setting the bar high for Special … Read more »

SPCA launches second children’s storybook series

Press Release – SPCA

SPCA launches second childrens storybook series to stop cycle of animal cruelty Successful first series has 78,000 books in primary schools Developing empathy and encouraging humane treatment towards all animals from the next generation is behind … Read more »

Q+A: Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern

Press Release – TVNZ

Jacinda Ardern: no point gloating about economic growth with high rates of homelessness and child poverty Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern told TVNZ 1s Q+A programme that her Government will be more proactive in intervening where the market is failing … Read more »

Equal pay about to boost New Zealand communities

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh said today that she had woken up full of excitement for New Zealand women, their families and communities following the announcement of the new coalition Government. Read more »

Te Wharekura o Mauao Principal Mātua to step down

Press Release – Te Wharekura o Mauao

Te Wharekura o Mauao has today confirmed Mtua Koa Douglas will step down as principal of the Te Reo Mori immersion school at the end of Term Four. Read more »

Housing Affordability Taskforce Report released

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Mayoral Housing Affordability Taskforce has presented its report to Council, which will be discussed at the next Council meeting on 26 October. Read more »

Four young Hamiltonians having a global impact

Press Release – Lucy Foundation

The Lucy Foundation , a local social enterprise creating an inclusive supply chain of coffee from seed to cup. The Lucy Foundation works with coffee-farming families affected by disability to create ethical and sustainable coffee for the New Zealand … Read more »

Social Service Providers welcome change of focus

Press Release – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) national manager Brenda Pilott has welcomed the incoming Labour NZ First Green government in which all parties have stated their commitment to improving how government works with community organisations. Read more »

Govt Urged To Source External Carbon From Pacific Islands

Press Release – Carbon Partnership

Environmental financing charity Ekos is urging Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett to source any foreign carbon credits from the Pacific Islands before searching for credits elsewhere, and only after making every effort to reduce emissions at home, … Read more »

The State of New Zealand’s Atmosphere & Climate

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ have released an updated report on the state of New Zealand’s atmosphere and climate. The report documents trends in global and local conditions, including a 1C temperature increase in New Zealand … Read more »