ComVoices Headlines

Time to honour those who fought for gay New Zealanders

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Thirty years since the Homosexual Law Reform Bill became law, the Human Rights Commission says its time to honour those who fought for the human rights of gay New Zealanders. Read more »

Tongan Prime Minister Makes Official Visit to MIT

Press Release – Manukau Institute of Technology

The Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon. Samuela Akilisi Pohiva, will visit Manukau Institute of Technologys (MIT) newly opened Pasifika Community Centre onSaturday 30 July, as part of his first official visit to New Zealand. Read more »

Māori UC student teacher wins Kupe scholarship

Press Release – University of Canterbury

An outstanding University of Canterbury Mori student teacher has been awarded a Kupe Scholarship for providing a strong role model of success in education, it was announced in Parliament this week. Read more »

International keynotes headline national Autism conference

Press Release – Autism NZ

Two world-renown autism researchers from the University of California are headlining Autism New Zealands strongest ever national conference at Wellingtons Shed 6 on August 19-20. Read more »

SkyPath, older people’s housing and the Unitary Plan

Press Release – Auckland Council

SkyPath, older peoples housing and the Unitary Plan go in front of Governing Body today Read more »

Auckland Unitary Plan recommendations miss opportunity

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community housing groups say the just-released recommendations on the Auckland Unitary Plan will not solve the Aucklands home affordability problems. Read more »

State houses are for living in, not selling off

Press Release – Public Service Association

Todays meeting to try to sell more than 364 state houses is an appalling decision by the Government given the current housing crisis, says Glenn Barclay, national secretary of the Public Service Association. Read more »

Alliance Health Plus announces new community initiatives arm

Press Release – Alliance Health Plus

Alliance Health Plus Trust (AH+) today announced the establishment of Alliance Community Initiatives Trust (ACIT). Read more »

Eastwoodhill Arboretum fund for the future

Press Release – Sunrise Foundation

The Sunrise Foundation in Gisborne has established an endowment fund for Eastwoodhill, the National Arboretum of New Zealand, after a generous donation was gifted for the arboretum. Read more »

Young people in Aotearoa: growing up in a policy vacuum

Anya Satyanand
Executive Officer
Ara Taiohi,Anya_ComVoices (1) Peak Body for Youth Development

The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reins. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely… because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.”
― Alvin Toffler

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