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Election 2020 political parties respond on community and voluntary sector

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney
Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

Delivering on policy agendas relies on a partnership between the government and the community and voluntary sector.

Volunteering generates the flows of wellbeing, public service, community building and social cohesion that are necessary for our communities to grow and thrive.

Volunteering New Zealand’s Election Manifesto 2020 called on political parties to protect and grow the mahi aroha, volunteering effort and effect in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Elder Financial Grooming & Abuse Consumer Advocacy Campaign Launched At BewareCare NZ

Press Release – BewareCare NZ

A national and international private practice service provider in the field of Family & Relationship Counselling & Mediation has committed to privately funding a Consumer Advocacy Campaign regarding the practice of Elderly financial … Read more »

Australian And New Zealand Universities’ Continued Investment In Fundraising Reaps High Returns

Press Release – Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Australian and New Zealand Universities Continued Investment in Fundraising Reaps High Returns on Philanthropic Giving in 2019 Total New Funds Secured Grew From 2018 to 2019, With Median Value AUD8.3 Million AUSTRALIA The Council for Advancement … Read more »

Nuclear Ban Treaty Milestone Achieved

Press Release – iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

” Its potential to end the threat of nuclear destruction is a gift for future generations.” A significant milestone towards a world free of nuclear weapons was achieved on United Nations Day, 24 October, when Honduras became the fiftieth … Read more »

Rotary NZ World Community Service Celebrates 35 Years On 28 October 2020

Press Release – Rotary New Zealand World Community Service

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service (RNZWCS) initially Rotary Overseas Aid Projects (ROAP) celebrates on 35 years of service 28 October 2020, to the Rotary Districts of New Zealand and Pacific Countries and their partner Rotary organisations … Read more »

How Will The New World Look Under Covid-19? More Equal? Dystopian?

Article – Nathan Hoturoa Gray

“Neo-liberalism is a theory of governance without governing. Four decades in, this is precisely what the USA has. Outside of major American cities, and increasingly inside them, the country is falling apart. The capitalist view of employment is to … Read more »

NZ Markets, Business Welcome Labour’s Election Victory

Opinion – Socialist Equality Group

New Zealands financial markets and business leaders quickly welcomed the Labour Partys resounding victory in last Saturdays general election. Labour took 49.1 percent of the votes, up from 36.9 percent in 2017. The conservative opposition National … Read more »

NZNO Escalates Primary Health Care Strike Action

Press Release – NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has issued a strike notice today covering some 3200 Primary Health Care (PHC) nurses and receptionist/administration staff across more than 500 practices and accident/medical centres nationwide. The first … Read more »

Agreement With Iwi A Milestone For Local Government

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is hailing the first Mana Whakahono Rohe or Iwi Participation Arrangement, between the West Coast Regional Council and Poutini Ngi Tahu, as a milestone for local government that will empower local kaitiaki. … Read more »

Open Days Strengthen Community Connectedness

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Following the success of the Te Newhanga Kpiti Community Centres inaugural open day on 6 October which saw more than 100 locals visit the Centre, a further open day is planned for Tuesday 3 November, from 11am to 2pm. Kpiti Coast District … Read more »

More Than A Building – Concept Design For Christ Church Cathedral Brings Vision And Reality

Press Release – Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project

22 October The Concept Design and overarching vision for the reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral provides the first public glimpse into the future reality of the citys heritage and community centrepiece. The Concept Design, being released today, … Read more »