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A Fresh Take on Apprenticeships

Jane Wenman_med sizeJane Wenman
Chief Executive | Careerforce

For many people, when they think of apprenticeships and apprentices, they’ll likely think of predominantly young people, and chances are they will also think hammers, nails, wrenches, wiring or u-bends.

Chances are they won’t think of apprenticeships across the ‘softer’ professions such as those across health and wellbeing. Read more »

Taranaki YMCA Gets Help From NZCT To Improve Recreation Equipment

Press Release – NZ Community Trust

New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) has awarded the Young Mens Christian Association of Taranaki a grant of $16,418 towards maintaining and improving their recreation services equipment. Spokesperson Alison Fleming expressed her appreciation. As … Read more »

Dolphins, Discrimination And The Government’s “Complicity By Silence”

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

With new revelations of the appalling racism behind Israels refusal to provide Covid-19 vaccines to 4.5 million Palestinians under its occupation and control, PSNA has renewed our call for the government to speak out alongside the United Nations … Read more »

School Strike 4 Climate NZ’s January 26th 100 Days 4 Action Rally

Press Release – School Strike 4 Climate

The Youth of NZ will be standing up for climate action once again, on January 26th outside of Parliament for School Strike 4 Climate NZs 100 Days 4 Action campaign rally. COVID-19 may have stopped us in our tracks in the past. However, I tend … Read more »

Wealth Of New Zealand’s Richest Person’s Soars By $3.4bn Since Beginning Of Pandemic

Press Release – Oxfam NZ

New Zealands richest citizen, Graeme Hart, has seen his fortune increase by NZ$3,494,333,333 since March 2020 a sum equivalent to over half a million New Zealanders receiving a cheque for NZ$6,849 each, reveals a new analysis from Oxfam today. The New Zealand … Read more »

Paakiwaha, A Weekly Current Affairs Programme From A Māori Perspective

Press Release – Radio Waatea

Tn koutou e whakarongo mai nei ki a Paakiwaha. Paakiwaha is an exciting weekly current affairs programme from a Mori perspective. Paakiwaha is hosted today by Dale Husband and broadcast by Radio Waatea with funding from New Zealand on Air. … Read more »

Low-Income Kiwi Households To Benefit From Million Dollar Charity Donation

Press Release – Ecosa

Low-Income Kiwi Households to Benefit from Million Dollar Charity Donation More than $1.5 million worth of mattresses has been donated to support Kiwis in need as part of a charitable initiative between The Salvation Army and a local bed supplier. … Read more »

CEAC Support ‘Youth School Strike’ For Government To Take Climate Change Action Now

Press Release – CEAC

CEAC Support School Strike 4 climate School strike 4 climate We applaud The Youth of NZ for standing up for climate action once again on January 26th outside of Parliament for School Strike 4 Climate NZs 100 Days 4 Action campaign rally. … Read more »

Lifewise Workers Continue Strike Action Despite Lockout Threat

Press Release – Etu NZ

Lifewise homecare support workers are continuing their fight for better working conditions, even as they now face a possible lockout from their employer in response to their strike action and pickets. From Saturday, members will be going ahead with … Read more »

Blues Kick Off Season With Family-Friendly Blues Footy Fest

Press Release – Purple Sherbert

Following the Covid-19 related cancellation of the Blues sell-out clash against the Crusaders last August, a much-anticipated re-match will take centre stage at New Zealands first dedicated summer rugby festival, the Blues Footy Fest. More … Read more »

Grainne Moss’ Resignation Welcome, It Must Pave Way For Māori Leadership At OT

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the resignation of Grainne Moss as Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki. Green Party spokesperson for Children Jan Logie said today: I welcome Grainne Moss decision to leave the role. There is no denying that it is incredibly … Read more »