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Health System Scaled Up To Prepare For COVID-19

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Work to scale up the health system in preparation for COVID-19 was today outlined by Health Minister David Clark, as he reported back to the new Epidemic Response Committee. We are well placed to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have taken … Read more »

Help Available For Canterbury Residents

Press Release – Canterbury Civil Defence

Cantabrians in need of assistance in accessing essential household goods and services due to the COVID-19 lockdown can get help via a local helpline. Civil Defence Emergency Management Canterbury Group Controller Neville Reilly said that, in partnership with … Read more »

58 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Today, there are 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report.  There are now 74 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered.  The combined total of confirmed and probable … Read more »

Collaboration Providing Shelter For City’s Homeless

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Thirty-eight self-contained units have been made available in a private property for the citys vulnerable community providing food, shelter, security, and most importantly a safe place to self-isolate during the Alert Level 4 lockdown. … Read more »

Fair Insurance Code Helps To Improve Accessibility And Understanding Of Insurance

Press Release – Insurance Council of New Zealand

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) has today launched its revised Fair Insurance Code which encourages good conduct and professionalism in the insurance industry and describes how the relationship between insurers and their customers … Read more »

Unless Changed, MoH Guidelines Treat Community Support Workers As Expendable

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Associations says its members are receiving contradictory messages from the Ministry of Health that put at risk their lives and those of their clients. Home support workers were told on Monday afternoon by Dr Ashley Bloomfield that they … Read more »

In Times Of Need The Compassion Soup Kitchen Rises To The Challenge

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Its been 118 years since the Compassion Soup Kitchen began providing daily meals for Wellingtons disadvantaged and as they did during the 1918 flu pandemic, theyre doing it again. During alert level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, the charitys … Read more »

Te Wiki Tūao Tauira Ā-Motu Student Volunter Week 2020

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi Collective Impact | Takoha Give, Whakatipu Grow, Thono – Connect Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate the tens of thousands of students and youth who connect, give and grow through volunteering, Mahi Aroha … Read more »

Philanthropic Sector Weekly Update March 27th

Press Release – Philanthropy New Zealand

Philanthropy New Zealand will release a weekly update to share philanthropic and grantmaking activity and insight as the sector seeks to support communities in the wake of COVID-19. This update is a general public document, provided to Ministers, … Read more »

Home Support Workers May Refuse Unsafe Work If PPE Not Provided

Press Release – PSA

Home support workers say they are scared to go to work because without adequate supplies of personal protective equipment they risk spreading Covid-19 to their clients. The Public Service Association represents workers in the sector, and while the union … Read more »

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