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Celebrating volunteers and working together

Sarah MacdonaldSarah Macdonald

Marketing and Membership Manager | Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week, 21-27 June 2020, will celebrate ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi | The benefit of working together’.  Volunteering New Zealand is encouraging everyone to start planning NVW2020 celebrations and activities. Read more »

Pacific Stories For A Smokefree Future – World Smokefree Day, May 31

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Talanoa — sharing stories — is an essential part of the life of Pacific people, and an essential part of our journey to becoming smokefree together. For World Smokefree Day, Hpai Te Hauora have been working in partnership with Tala Pasifika to collect … Read more »

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

For the seventh day in a row, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. Our total number of confirmed cases remains at 1,154, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization. Our combined total of confirmed and probable … Read more »

New Otago Community Trust Chair Appointed

Press Release – Otago Community Trust

Otago Community Trust has today announced the appointment of John Wilson as its new chair. John takes over the Trusts chair role from Ross McRobie effective from 1 June 2020. Ross will remain on the board of Otago Community Trust as a trustee … Read more »

‘Best Brains’ Awarded Postgraduate Scholarships

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Several young New Zealanders have been given assistance to complete their postgraduate study thanks to the William Georgetti Scholarships. Established by the late William Georgetti, a Hawkes Bay farmer, to create opportunities for the best brains … Read more »

Digging Deep For Our Farmers In Drought

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Our rural community need our help as they battle one of the worst droughts in living memory. A Give a Little page Digging deep for our farmers in drought launched today to allow people to support the Hawkes Bays rural community. The Civil … Read more »

Teacher Aides’ Pay Rise Helps Value Educating Disabled Students

Press Release – New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The milestone pay settlement for teacher aides is both good news for gender pay equity and for valuing the education of disabled children, says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. The pay rates have negatively impacted women disproportionately … Read more »

Legislative Changes To Support The Wellbeing Of Veterans And Their Families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Ron Mark Minister for Veterans Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has welcomed the First Reading of a Bill that will make legislative changes to further improve the veterans support system. The Veterans Support Amendment Bill No 2, which will … Read more »

University Community Rises To The Challenge Of Creating Solutions For New Zealand’s Problems

Press Release – University of Auckland

COVID-19 disruption, microplastics disposal, pet data management and marine health are just some of the many problems tackled in this years Velocity Innovation Challenge competition. Velocity is the University of Aucklands flagship extra-curricular … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers May 28 2020

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Question No. 6 to Minister, 27 MayAmended Answer Hon PHIL TWYFORD (Minister of Transport . I’d like to correct an answer from yesterday in response to questions from Chris Bishop. I said that my officials have … Read more »

Mayor Encourages Lower Hutt Community To Continue Supporting Each Other

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt Mayor Campbell Barry has thanked the many groups and individuals whove supported our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is urging the wider community to get behind them, as the jobs not done yet. Hutt City Councils Emergency … Read more »