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New Zealand Recognised as a Nation of Givers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is delighted that New Zealand has been recognised internationally as the second most generous country in the world for charitable donations as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP). Read more »

Supported Decision Making – a National Conversation Hui

Press Release – Auckland Disability Law

Auckland Disability Law in partnership with the Office of Disability Issues and the Ministry of Social Developments Think Differently Fund is hosting a National Conversation hui about supported decision making (SDM) in April. SDM makes sure disabled people … Read more »

Mr Gay New Zealand 2016 Crowned This Sunday

Press Release – Mr Gay New Zealand

The field for this year’s Mr Gay New Zealand title is as diverse as the community it represents. Read more »

A better internet is up to all of us

photo of Vanisa DhiruVanisa Dhiru, Executive Director
2020 Trust

Whether we like it or not, the internet is part of our lives. I spent 30 minutes on Skype this weekend with a friend overseas, helping him set up a new iPhone he had gifted his mother.

In minutes we had set up her iCloud, Find My iPhone, email, What’s App, banking and local news apps. Together, we checked online that her contacts had synced in the cloud and we created new folders for her photos. Her online life was sorted out in just a few minutes. We even downloaded a few games for her – and in my travels around the App Store, a new ‘zen’ online colouring book app! Read more »

800+ Families on IHC’s Waitlists for Funded Autism Support

Press Release – IHC

More than 800 Families Are on IHCs Waiting Lists for Funded Autism Support And Theyre Desperate for Help. Read more »

Report: Principles for co-governing natural resources

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

This afternoon the Auditor-Generals report Principles for effectively co-governing natural resources was presented to the House of Representatives. Read more »

Modernised school dental service launches

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

The final stage of a multimillion makeover of the school dental service in Wellington, Kapiti and Hutt Valley launches today. Read more »

Vigil for asylum seeker murdered in Australian detention

Press Release – Doing Our Bit

A vigil to mark two years since the murder of an asylum seeker while under Australian protection will be held this Thursday in Wellington. Read more »

Speech to Open Selby House Dental Hub

Speech – New Zealand Government

Speech to Open Selby House Dental Hub 175 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington 12.15pm Thursday 11th February 2016 Kia ora ttau, good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thank you Virginia and Bee Healthy Dental Service for inviting me to open the Selby … Read more »

Robotic seal “colony” expanded for aged care

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation

Charitable trust, The Selwyn Foundation, has welcomed some new arrivals to its aged care communities in the form of nine robotic companion seals! Read more »

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