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Wasted talent: migrant volunteers

nicola_2018-200x300Nicola Sutton

Chief Executive | English Language Partners New Zealand

Forty percent of Auckland residents were born outside New Zealand. Other regions also have growing numbers of migrants and former refugees, many whose first language is other than English. Diverse skills, different cultural lenses, resilience gained by uprooting and resettling in a new location, and a keenness to fit in and be part of what is going on are just some of the benefits gained from involving newcomers. Read more »

Promising signs for IHC Calf and Rural Scheme target

Press Release – IHC

IHC is encouraged with the support received so far in this years Calf and Rural Scheme. Read more »

Kind hearted Kiwis used to prop-up Government under-funding

Press Release – CCS Disability Action

Charitable dollars should not be used to subsidise under-funded Government services, says CCS Disability Action Chief Executive David Matthews. The generous donations Kiwis give should be used to enhance basic services and also provide for badly needed … Read more »

Migrant women’s refuge struggling to stay afloat

Article – RNZ

The only Wellington refuge set up for migrant women and children suffering domestic abuse is imploring the government for more funding so it can stay afloat. Read more »

Maori Council call for culture change in SOE

Press Release – Maori Council

A travesty of talent: Maori Council reveals only 6 Maori sit on the boards of State Owned Enterprises – calls for a culture change Read more »

Anti-bullying message a winner for prison youth

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

An anti-bullying project has won a group of young prisoners from Hawkes Bay Regional Prison a national award, along with a host of accolades. Read more »

Why this year’s Christmas is different for City Mission

Press Release – Auckland City Mission

From Eden Park to Marae in South Auckland, the wider community is getting behind the Auckland City Mission like never before this festive season, but we still need help to ensure all children get the Christmas they deserve. Read more »

Tu Te Manawa brings whare to Shannon park

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Ngati Whakatere is leading the construction of a new whare taiao, or information kiosk, in Te Maire Park, Shannon. Read more »

Food poverty due to inadequate incomes and high cost housing

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

CPM 2018: Inadequate incomes and high cost housing to blame for rise in food poverty Read more »

160,000 hungry kids need your help today – KidsCan

Press Release – KidsCan

KidsCan is urging more action after this years Child Poverty Monitor found one in five New Zealand children more than 160,000 kids – live in households without access to either enough food, or enough healthy food. Read more »

Completed Waimahia housing development celebrated

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The successful completion of the Waimahia development that now accommodates more than 1000 people and which has delivered a new home every week for over four years is the sort of housing model that the Government should be replicating, National … Read more »