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UN visit underlines importance of good homes as a basic human right

cushla-managhCushla Managh

Strategic Communications and Engagement Manager | Community Housing Aotearoa

In the past week we’ve had an unprecedented opportunity to shine an international spotlight on housing as a human right in Aotearoa – and while we’ve undoubtedly seen much to like, we’ve also seen firsthand what housing stress looks like for the many New Zealanders struggling to find somewhere good to call home. Read more »

Have Your Say On Changes To The Rules For Tenants And Landlords

Press Release – Social Services and Community Committee

The Chairperson of the Social Services and Community Committee, Gareth Hughes, is calling for public submissions on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which was referred to the committee on 20 February 2020. The Residential Tenancies Act … Read more »

Wellington’s Regional Healthy Housing Group Announces Appointment Of Inaugural Executive Officer

Press Release – Sustainability Trust

Wellingtons Regional Healthy Housing Group is excited to announce the appointment of its first Executive Officer. Amanda Scothern, who is currently the Programme Manager for Timor Leste with the International Womens Development Agency in Melbourne … Read more »

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira Named 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander Of The Year

Press Release – BlacklandPR

Actress and te reo Mori me ng tikanga advocate Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira has been named 2020 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. Ward-Lealand received the award from the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern, and was presented the … Read more »

KiwiHarvest Charity Marks 10 Million Meals Delivered To Hungry Kiwis With The Opening Of New HQ

Press Release – KiwiHarvest

Food rescue charity KiwiHarvest has marked the milestone of putting 10 million meals on the plates of hungry Kiwis with the official opening its new national headquarters in Auckland. KiwiHarvest works with food businesses including supermarkets, wholesalers … Read more »

KiwiHarvest Food Rescue Charity Marks 10 Million Meals Delivered To Hungry Kiwis

Press Release – KiwiHarvest

Food rescue charity KiwiHarvest has marked the milestone of putting 10 million meals on the plates of hungry Kiwis with the official opening its new national headquarters in Auckland. KiwiHarvest works with food businesses including supermarkets, wholesalers … Read more »

Rental Reforms Progress To Select Committee Stage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government continues to make progress on a fairer and more secure rental market for renters and landlords with the First Reading of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and its referral to the Social Services and Community Select Committee. Now … Read more »

Social Wellbeing Agency Replaces Social Investment Agency With New Approach

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development Minister responsible for the Social Investment Agency     PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT The Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni today announced a new approach that … Read more »

Girls Rock! Poneke Announces The Launch Of 2020 Programme

Press Release – Girls Rock Camp

After a stellar first year, Girls Rock! Pneke is excited to return in 2020! Last years programme was out of this world fun with participants travelling from as far afield as Kaikoura and Whanganui to attend. Theres a buzz of excitement around … Read more »

UN Special Rapporteur Calls On NZ For Bold Human-rights Approach To Housing Crisis

Article – RNZ

A visiting United Nations representative has called the country’s housing crisis a “significant human rights crisis” and says it is time the right to housing was wrenched from the hands of the private market. An aerial view of housing in Auckland. … Read more »

More Action Needed To Combat Young People’s Experiences Of Period Poverty

Press Release – KidsCan

KidsCan’s response to the Youth 19 survey results on period poverty KidsCan is calling for more action to help students dealing with the shame of period poverty. The Youth 19 survey, released today, found over 21% of students in decile one schools had missed … Read more »