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Anya_ComVoices (1)Anya Satyanand

Executive Officer | Ara Taiohi

I’m currently in the middle of a complicated process of leaving and arriving. I’m leaving Ara Taiohi, the peak body for youth development, and preparing to arrive at the Prince’s Trust New Zealand, an organisation with the potential to make amazing things happen for young people. Laying it down, this is a difficult time and I’m having profoundly mixed feelings: I’m simultaneously full of sadness of leaving a job which I have wholeheartedly loved, while at the same time feeling full of hope about my new job, the future and what we can collectively accomplish in Aotearoa. For me, young people are at the centre of a more participatory, inclusive, just and peaceful future, and I’m really excited at the prospect of working on this kaupapa in a different way. Read more »

Dress for Success Auckland and Ignite Colleges Team Up

Press Release – Dress For Success

Dress for Success Auckland and Ignite Colleges Team Up to Support South Auckland Women First impressions count especially when it comes to job interviews. In a bid to help students and the local South Auckland community increase their chances … Read more »

New digital inclusion organisation to expand support

Press Release – Digital Inclusion Alliance

New digital inclusion organisation to expand support for communities A new organisation to promote digital inclusion was announced today by the organisations establishment board. The Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) aims to be a catalyst for expanding … Read more »

Prison inspection report released for Invercargill Prison

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released an inspection report into Invercargill Prison. Read more »

Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

Press Release – NIWA

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty getting off the starting blocks when it comes to planning for coastal climate change. Read more »

Innovative housing complex designed for Wellington

Press Release – Branz

Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing complex for all generations. Read more »

Immigration Minister joins calls for refugee sponsorship

Press Release – Amnesty International

Amnesty International welcomes the joint statement made this week by Immigration ministers from around the world committing to advancing community-based refugee sponsorship. Read more »

Trade Me and GirlBoss launch the inaugural GirlBoss Awards

Press Release – Trademe

Trade Me has teamed up with Alexia Hilbertidou from GirlBoss to celebrate trailblazing young women in New Zealand with the inaugural GirlBoss Awards (girlbossawards.co.nz). Nominations for the awards open today, and close in mid-August, with the winners … Read more »

Agreement to help Tauranga families into Homes

Press Release – Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust

Treaty settlement tribe Ng Potiki a Tamaphore Trust formally signed an agreement today with Westpac NZ that will mean more homes for Tauranga families. The Ng Potiki Housing Shared Equity Scheme will assist Ng Potiki families realise their dream … Read more »

Literacy is a human right

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury researcher is positioning literacy as a human right linked with health and wellbeing, community engagement, cultural imperatives and lifelong learning; and making a difference in the lives of the children participating in the … Read more »

Queenstown’s Secure Home scheme reaches new milestone

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

The first six homes in a pioneering new scheme designed to offer truly affordable homes in Queenstown are underway. Read more »