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New plastics policy welcomed but further steps needed

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Governments proposals to ban products containing plastic microbeads and hopes it signals a new approach to removing plastics from the environment. Read more »

Social Investment – are we getting it right?

Brenda photoBrenda Pilott
Manager Social
Service Partners Aotearoa

With Bill English and Paula Bennett now PM and Deputy PM, social investment’s main champions are well and truly holding the reins of power.  Social investment was already the only game in town –here’s Treasury’s summary of what it means:

Social Investment is about improving the lives of New Zealanders by applying rigorous and evidence-based investment practices to social services. It means using information and technology to better understand the people who need public services and what works, and then adjusting services accordingly.”

Seems uncontroversial?  Not so much. Read more »

Wellington set to lose its only Menzshed

Press Release – City Menzshed Wellington

After five years of caring for the older men in our city, the City Menzshed faces extinction. It has to move from its earthquake prone building in Frederick Street and has nowhere to go. Read more »

Elderly tenant and her supporters prepare for occupation

Press Release – Tamaki Housing Group

Ioela Niki Rauti and her supporters will be marching to occupy her home at 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes on Tuesday 17 January, 6:00pm to stop her eviction. Read more »

Charities receive more than $34,000 from the ASB Classic

Press Release – ASB Bank

Jack Sock and Lauren Davis arent the only winners to emerge from the 2017 ASB Classic. Read more »

Why is NZNO Supporting the Killing of Patients?

Press Release – Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life is very concerned that the NZ Nurses Organisation has abandoned its ethic to care for its patients and has now come out in support of doctors killing their patients or assisting in their suicide. The NZ Nurses Organisation should be … Read more »

Surf Life Saving receives cheque from Infinity Foundation

Press Release – Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Surf Life Saving New Zealand formally received a cheque for $1million from the Infinity Foundation today. Read more »

Auckland International Cultural Festival

Press Release – Auckland Council

Living in a global village means living in a world rich with culture, tradition, and culinary delights. Read more »

Resolution 2334 – Preserving the two state solution

Opinion – New Zealand Government

The spirit of unanimity in which the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2334 on December 23 stands in sharp contrast to the condemnation and accusations that have dominated subsequent commentary from Israel and that country’s supporters. Read more »

One woman’s passion to transform inequality in paradise

Press Release – Finch Publishing

What happens when you want to leave your online life behind and search for a real life experience? Read more »

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