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Māori Language Week: Te Reo and workplace wellbeing

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney

Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

To mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori  | Māori Language Week we’re reflecting on the link between speaking te Reo at work and job satisfaction. There are many meaningful ways to learn and use te Reo and we hope to inspire you to try some of them.  Read more »

Freshwater plan unlikely to have major impact on Dairy

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the findings of a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research report, which rejects claims the Governments freshwater proposals will have a significant economic impact. Read more »

Healthcare Game Changer is a NEXT Woman of the Year Finalist

Press Release – Geneva Healthcare

You can say that Josephine Gagan is the lion-heart lady of the healthcare sector. Her courageous and revolutionary contributions to the industry earned her a coveted spot as a finalist in this years NEXT Woman of the Year Awards. The awards honour … Read more »

Christchurch Mayoral Candidates Discuss Housing

Press Release – Tenants Protection Association ChCh Inc

At the recent Christchurch Housing Forum held 11 September, mayoral candidates were invited to share their vision for housing in Christchurch. Seven candidates took the opportunity to discuss the current issues and the future of housing in Christchurch. … Read more »

Over $34,000 to support Kāpiti communities

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Kapiti Coast District Council has awarded over $34,000 to 23 community groups through its annual Community Grants Scheme. Read more »

Dancing in the street, on the beach, in refugee camps

Press Release – University of Auckland

A feature-length documentary film produced by Associate Professor Nicholas Rowe of the Dance Studies programme, Dancing7Cities, reclaims our right to dance, wherever we want. Read more »

The Nation: Al Noor Mosque spokesperson Anthony Green

Press Release – The Nation

Six months on from the worst terrorist attack in New Zealand history, Simon Shepherd asked Al Noor Mosque spokesperson Anthony Green how the Christchurch Muslim is community faring. Read more »

BNNZ Government Agency briefing – Wellington, 11 September

Press Release – Biochar Network New Zealand

Government policy work on the Carbon Zero bill highlights connections between climate change, carbon sequestration and agriculture. Water quality and allocation are also topical with the release of the Draft Policy Statement for Freshwater Management … Read more »

Kaupapa Māori: Continuing traditions, acknowledging success

Press Release – Te Kura

Te Kura has launched an exciting new learning area, Kaupapa Mori, which focuses on continuing traditions and acknowledging success in matauranga Mori. Te Kura successfully trialled Kaupapa Mori towards the end of 2018, with over 50 konga … Read more »

Nine young leaders win Dame Te Atairangikaahu scholarships

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Nine emerging young Mori leaders are this years recipients of Waikato Regional Councils Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships, designed to help promote education of rangatahi (youth) in the region. Read more »

“Ask Me Anything”

Press Release – NZFOI

In the aftermath of the Christchurch Massacres, its clear that there is a lack of knowledge about some ethnic minorities. Read more »