Community Scoop

Old-fashioned views about gender roles hold us all back from true equality


Gill Greer

Chief Executive, National Council of Women; spokesperson for Gender Equal NZ

As some readers might already know, Gender Equal NZ (led by the National Council of Women) has recently published the results from New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey, along with our Good Guys animated film and infographic. Read more »

300 new homes for Manukau

Press Release – Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today announced a major new housing development in the heart of Aucklands south. An empty site at 20 Barrowcliffe Place in Manukau will be developed into a residential neighbourhood of up to 300 new homes during the next … Read more »

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raises $1.25 million

Press Release – Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

Firefighters taking part in the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raised more than $1.25 million for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Read more »

Dr Bloomfield brings breadth and depth to chief health role

Press Release – NZNO

Chief Executive Memo Musa congratulates Dr Ashley Bloomfield on his appointment to the Director-General of Health. NZNO is anticipates that his leadership, skill and knowledge will be good for the health sector and for tackling issues facing nursing … Read more »

Govt won’t pick up the tab in OZ – PM

Article – RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will continue to push for young New Zealanders living in Australia to get the financial help they need but has ruled out picking up the tab. Read more »

#YouthToo – High school students speak out for Youth Week

Press Release – Shakti Ethnic Women’s Support Group

Shakti Youth is hosting a new generation of youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds who will come together for Youth Week 2018 to share fresh perspectives on the #MeToo movement and feminism on the 26th of May. Young people are at the highest risk of … Read more »

Dunedin NZ Space Challenge finalists on AI + Antarctica

Press Release – Christchurch NZ

A Dunedin teach team say using artificial intelligence to detect and map hazardous surfaces could be the answer to navigating the Extreme Environments of Antarctica and outer Space. Read more »

Spinal Cord Injury Registry releases first report

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Falls, sports, and vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic injuries among the 161 people covered by the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registrys first report, says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

Wellington urged to be declared sexual violence free

Press Release – ActionStation

130 members of the ActionStation community are asking Wellington City Council to make ending sexual violence a number one priority in their 10 year plan. Read more »

Hamilton Primary School Kids Learn About Epilepsy

Press Release – Kids Night Hunt

Hamilton Primary School Kids Learn About Epilepsy at the Kids Night Hunt HAMILTON, May 2018: University of Waikato students held a Kids Night Hunt on Sunday 20 May 2018 around the lake area on the University of Waikato campus. The event attracted … Read more »

Blind Foundation library service now open to all

Press Release – Blind Foundation

Blind Foundation library service now open to all Kiwis with a print disability Did you know there are an estimated 168,000 Kiwis living with a print disability? And did you know less than 10% of published information generally available to the community, … Read more »