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Tatou Tatou E! All of us together

Ros 2015 short hairRos Rice

Executive Officer | Community Networks Aotearoa

On the 27th and 28th of August two National organisations, Community Networks Aotearoa and the New Zealand Council of Social Services are working together for their biennial conference.  To be held in Wellington this year, the theme of the conference is Tātou Tātou E! Everyone Together the value of relationships in building wellbeing. Read more »

Friends fend off Te Mata Park’s weeds

Press Release – Weedbusters

Legendary Te Mata Park is a much-loved feature of the Hawkes Bay landscape. Gifted to the community in 1927 for the benefit of the public, the park is a culturally significant site and a place where people like to go to enjoy nature, sports and … Read more »

Airport Awards highlight community champions

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Porirua recognised a number of worthy community organisations at the Wellington Airport Community Awards on Tuesday night (16 July). Read more »

Heat pumps funded by Government to keep Kiwis warmer

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Grants for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Governments Warmer Kiwi Homes programme which aims to make homes warmer and more energy efficient. Read more »

Groundbreaking Māori health practitioners at Wintec

Press Release – Wintec

Health and social practitioners, and educators are increasingly seeking ways to incorporate prkau, whakapapa krero (history) and pakiwaitara (legends and stories) in their practice. Read more »

Jewish leaders donate $1m to mosque victims

Article – RNZ

Jewish community leaders joined Muslim officials in Christchurch today [17 July], to hand over a million dollars raised in an American city for the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Read more »

Members Bill to notify schools of sex offenders

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Today I placed a Members Bill in the ballot that would require the Department of Corrections to notify schools of sex offenders placed in their local communities, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says. Recently, after two sex offenders were housed … Read more »

New name proposed for Basin Reserve to Support Women’s Sport

Press Release – Wellington City Council

A push to increase support for female athletes by renaming New Zealands most famous cricket ground Support Womens Sport Basin Reserve has drawn strong approval from Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and City Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons. The initiative … Read more »

Hutt Valley Matariki Achieving Excellence in Māori Health

Press Release – Hutt Valley DHB

An outstanding community health worker and an organisation changing the lives of people suffering from respiratory conditions were the supreme winners at Hutt Valley DHBs first ever Matariki Achieving Excellence in Mori Health Awards. Read more »

Auckland Medical Research Foundation awards over $1,200,000

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) has recently announced $1,224,626 in funding being awarded to medical researchers in its first two of five funding rounds in 2019. Read more »

Coalition Government Combatting Organised Crime And Drugs

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has negotiated for the ring-fencing of at least one third of the allocation from the Proceeds of Crime Fund for initiatives that concentrate on fighting organised crime and drugs. Read more »