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copy-of-stephanie-pope-2019Stephanie Pope

Director | Te Wana Quality Standards and Accreditation Programme

After the Australian elections last weekend, this blog has become very different to the one that I had started to write.

I had been writing about the challenges for the community and social sector organisations we work with trying to stretch human and other resources in order to meet their many compliance burdens, and how this activity is actually compromising their quality improvement process. Read more »

New Event Aims to Add Fun into Stopping Smoking

Press Release – ProCare Health

New Event Aims to Add Fun into Stopping Smoking for Mori Women Ready Steady Wahine launched in Auckland Recent statistics indicate that only 62% of young Mori women are smokefree, and remain the highest smoking population group in New Zealand. Ready … Read more »

AIA’s new Vitality ambassadors: Ian Jones and Jess Quinn

Press Release – AIA

Rugby great Ian Jones and health and wellness advocate Jess Quinn to help New Zealanders live healthier, longer, better lives AUCKLAND, 24 May 2019 Life insurer AIA is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Jones and Jess Quinn as AIA Vitality ambassadors. … Read more »

Local government Vote 2019 campaign gains major partners

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has signed up a number of major partners for the Vote 2019 campaign to lift nationwide voter turnout in local elections and increase the publics engagement with their local council. Although local election turnout … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – May 23

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon AMY ADAMS (NationalSelwyn) to the Minister of Finance : Is the Government still committed to “reducing net debt to 20 percent of GDP” as outlined in the Speech from the Throne? Read more »

Developmental Surveillance Program for early autism IDing

Press Release – Autism NZ

Early detection of autism is critical as it provides access to early intervention, improving childrens developmental outcomes and quality of life, and decreasing family stress. Read more »

Introducing Talk Peach, the new initiative saving Kiwi women

Press Release – Talk Peach

Tash Crosby has something important to say. Something that stems from a difficult personal experience. Surviving ovarian cancer has left her seriously concerned about the lack of public knowledge on the five main gynaecological cancers – a group of … Read more »

$5000 Personal Development Award Applications Now Open

Press Release – Youth Hostel Association

New Zealand: Applications for YHA New Zealands $5000 Cora Wilding Memorial Award are now open. The award provides a grant of up to $5000 toward the cost of participation in a personal development training course or project that will benefit both the recipient … Read more »

Coopting the Beatles

Article – Tikkun

The music of the 1960s had unique expressive power because it both expressed and helped to constitute the deepened sense of meaning and purpose that broke through the surface of the world during that historic upsurge of social being. When the Doors … Read more »

Charging the Christchurch mosque attacker with terrorism

Article – The Conversation

The gunman in the mosque attacks had already faced 50 murder charges before a new terrorism charge was brought against him this week. Mick Tsikas/AAP Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – May 22

Press Release – Hansard

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL (LabourNew Lynn) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Read more »