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Elevating the voices of volunteers – state of volunteering 2020

full page infographicMichelle Kitney

Kaihautū – Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand’s State of Volunteering Report 2020 released in early July presents a detailed view of the state of volunteering in Aotearoa New Zealand at a critical point in the nation’s history—just prior to the Level 4 lockdown being imposed as the Covid-19 pandemic hit our shores.

The report is supported by quantitative data from official sources, as well as responses received from the State of Volunteering online survey.

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New Police Facilities For Whanganui

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Plans are underway for a brand new state-of-the-art hub for Whanganuis justice and social agencies, following confirmation the ageing Whanganui Central Police Station is to be replaced. Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced $25 million in new infrastructure … Read more »

Stay Up To Date With Our Council And Community Board Meetings

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Welcome to the weekly wrap-up of our latest Council project news, important dates and information about what’s happening in our District – all now in one easy-to-read email, sent every Friday. This week: Dune erosion management and restoration continues … Read more »

Barfoot & Thompson Team Share Favourite Lockdown Recipes To Support Starship

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson has come up with a tasty and topical new way to add to its longstanding support of Starship, New Zealands national childrens hospital, with the launch of its own lockdown-inspired cookbook. Featuring over 115 recipes … Read more »

Young Black Americans Not Sold On Biden, The Democrats Or Voting

Article – The Conversation

Will young, Black Americans turn out to vote in November? Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images Read more »

Barfoot & Thompson team share favourite lockdown recipes

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson has come up with a tasty and topical new way to add to its longstanding support of Starship, New Zealands national childrens hospital, with the launch of its own lockdown-inspired cookbook. Read more »

Heat Pumps Installed In All OCHT Homes – Curtain Programme Extended

Press Release – Otautahi Community Housing Trust

Its made a massive difference like you wouldnt believe. That from one of the tautahi Community Housing Trust (CHT) Tenants after the last of more than 2000 heat pumps were installed on Friday (31 July). CHT Chief executive, Cate Kearney … Read more »

Cuisine From Peddlethorp Architects’ Cancelled Black-tie Party To Feed Vulnerable And Homeless

Press Release – Peddlethorp

Peddlethorp calls on other businesses that cancelled events due to Covid to donate now when need is greatest Peddlethorp Architects is calling on businesses that cancelled events due to Covid-19 to donate event catering or funding to those in need, if circumstances … Read more »

Local Charity Creating A New, Holistic Safe Haven For Survivors Of Domestic Violence

Press Release – I Got Your Back Pack

After five years providing essential care packs to refuges and safe houses around Aotearoa, I Got Your Back Pack are now creating their own place for families to heal through trauma and break the cycle of domestic violence. In October 2020, I Got Your … Read more »

Ngāpuhi hapū to get funding for Treaty of Waitangi claims settlement

Article – RNZ

Hap of Ngpuhi preparing their claims for Treaty of Waitangi settlements will soon be able to access upfront funding from the government, the minister for treaty negotiations has said. Read more »

Cancer Society Welcomes Vaping Legislation

Press Release – Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is pleased to see the new vaping legislation passed with general cross-party support as it will help protect people from the harms of e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction while also supporting those who use vaping to quit smoking. … Read more »