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Māori Radio Awards Finalists Announced

Press Release – Te Whakaruruhau O Nga Reo Irirangi Maori

Te Whakaruruhau o Ng Reo Irirangi Mori congratulates the finalists for the Mori Radio Awards 2018 with the winners to be announced at an invitation-only awards evening on Saturday 27 October 2018 at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. Read more »

Wastewater report supports call for targeted policy

Press Release – Local Government NZ

LGNZ has welcomed the Governments release of a report by GHD and Boffa Miskell into the costs of upgrading wastewater treatment plants, noting that it supports the sectors call for a targeted policy response to help small rural councils pay … Read more »

Statements made by Judge Doogue on youth justice and state

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that the Address delivered by Judge Jan-Marie Doogue to the Law Foundation recently was significant and courageous, touching on issues that are of long-standing concern to social workers. Read more »

Wakatipu Wildlife Trust win 2018 Queestown Supreme Award

Press Release – Wakatipu Wildlife Trust

The Wakatipu Wildlife Trust has won the 2018 Queenstown Supreme Award at the greatest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards. Voluntary groups from Central Otago and Queenstown gathered with representatives from Trustpower, … Read more »

Working together to make Southland carbon neutral

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Southland has set itself the ambitious goal of becoming a carbon neutral region which the Government is backing with a $190,000 grant from the Governments Community Environment Fund. Read more »

Govt exceeds some social housing promises – fails on others

Article – RNZ

In the lead up to the 2017 election, Labour campaigned heavily on ending homelessness, re-orienting Housing New Zealand’s focus towards people over profit, and raising standards to ensure homes are warm and dry. Read more »

Community organisations get evidence-based about youths

Press Release – Ara Taiohi

Ara Taiohi, the peak body for youth development in New Zealand, has launched Takiw, a unique youth-specific data visualisation tool that allows youth organisations to explore multiple publicly accessible datasets on a 3D map of New Zealand. Read more »

Jacinda’s Star Power Shines at Geneva’s Spring Ball

Press Release – Geneva Healthcare

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters, celebrities and other Government VIPs helped light up the night at Geneva Healthcares annual Spring Ball for persons with disabilities. This years Dancing With Our Stars themed Ball was the … Read more »

Generous bequest grows Sunrise Foundation endowments

Press Release – Sunrise Foundation

A donation of $1.38 million from the estate of Bob and Aileen Harris has been gifted to The Sunrise Foundation, in what is the fledgling organisations largest bequest since it was established four years ago. Bob and Aileens son Mike Harris says … Read more »

Ministry of Social Development 2018 Annual Report

Press Release – Ministry of Social Development

Deputy Chief Executive, People, Culture and Strategy, Andrea Lawton says the Annual Report presents the work of every part of MSD. Read more »

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