Fiction is the new fact

photo of Tess CaseyTess Casey
Chief Executive
Inclusive NZ

Truth has always been a bit of a movable feast.   Any student of history, or parent who has tried to get to the bottom of an argument between their kids, knows that there are two sides to every story.  It’s the reason that the Romans portrayed the goddess of justice holding scales.  Getting to the truth isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. Read more »

Policy position paper on the built environment launched

Press Release – NZGBC

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has announced a new policy paper, A policy plan for the built environment, at the Green Property Summit 2017 in Auckland today. Read more »

Shoe donations kick in for mental health

Press Release – Sport Wellington

A Shoe Clinic donation is helping young people experiencing psychosis to exercise and build confidence to aid their recovery. Read more »

Scoop offering 2 million “Ads For Good” this election year

Article – Opening The Election

We are launching an exciting new community incentive as part of Scoops Opening the Election crowdfunding campaign by offering 2 million free ads on Scoop to worthy causes. Read more »

Report’s call for a wider funding toolbox welcomed

Press Release – Local Government NZ

The Productivity Commissions new report into New Zealands urban planning system which highlights the need for councils in high growth areas to have access to more tools to fund infrastructure is spot on, Local Government New Zealand says. Read more »

Report demonstrates need for a Royal Commission

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

“The Productivity Commission report released today identifies many of the key issues confronting urban development in New Zealand, but its recommendations fail to align planning, local government decision making powers and funding”, says Stephen Selwood, … Read more »

Coffee and art, the perfect partners

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Coffee and art go hand-in-hand at Circa Caf in the Christchurch suburb of St Albans, where regular exhibitions feature work by artists from The White Room creative space. Read more »

Launch of Tea on the Terrace for TDOV March 31

Press Release – St Andrews on The Terrace

St Andrews on The Terrace presents – Tea on The Terrace for the International Trans Day of Visibility, Friday 31st March. Read more »

Urban planning – moving beyond the wheel spin

Press Release – Productivity Commission

The Commission released its final Better urban planning report today. The inquiry examined the current urban planning system in New Zealand and points the way to a future, better-performing system. Read more »

New Zealanders’ beliefs in climate change increasing

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland has found New Zealanders beliefs in climate change and that humans are causing it are increasing over time. Read more »

Coastguard seeks new northern region volunteers

Press Release – Coastguard Northern Region

Saving lives at sea is a team effort, and as a charity and volunteer organisation, Coastguard is heavily reliant on its volunteers across the northern region to be able to assist boaties when they get into trouble on the water. Read more »