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Salvation Army Courses Offer Hope For Whānau

Press Release – Salvation Army

Two Tauranga Salvation Army courses aimed at building resilience and improving their relationships kick off next month. The Positive Lifestyle Programme and Building Awesome Whnau both begin next month at The Salvation Army on the corner of Cameron … Read more »

CHA Welcomes The Update Of The Public Housing Plan And Urges The Government To Redouble NZ’s Response To Housing Crisis.

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Peak housing body, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) welcomes the updated Public Housing Plan announced today by Minister Woods, and the commitment by this Government to fix New Zealands housing crisis. The 8,000 additional homes are a significant … Read more »

New Chief Executive For Leading Not-for-profit

Press Release – Presbyterian Support

Presbyterian Support Central (PSC) has appointed a new Chief Executive. Muhammad Naseem (Joe) Asghar will take the helm of the not-for-profit organisation on Tuesday 26 January 2021. He takes the lead from interim Chief Executive Pat Waite who came … Read more »

Manawatu ‘Wife-beater’ Gets Told Off, Community Service For Prolonged Beating, Punching And Kicking Of Partner

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Manawatu man who beat, kicked, and punched his ex-partner, stopping only when police arrived, has been slapped on the wrist with a good telling off, community service, and a pathetic fine for emotional harm, says Sensible Sentencing Trust. … Read more »

Hui Planned For Marae-based Project Teaching Kaipara Residents To Grow Kai

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is funding a new marae-based project to help Kaipara residents grow their own food. The first of four educational hui will be held this month to teach people how to transform their backyards into food bowls. … Read more »

Disability Rights Report Highlights Challenges Under Lockdown

Press Release – Office of the Ombudsman

A new report from New Zealands Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM) highlights the realities and challenges disabled people faced during the COVID-19 emergency. The report, Making Disability Rights Real in a Pandemic, Te Whakatinana i ng Tika … Read more »

Worsening Housing Crisis Must Prompt Action

Press Release – Green Party

A growing public housing waiting list and continued increase of house prices must be urgently addressed by Government, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. Houses across the country are ballooning in value, meaning many homeowners are earning … Read more »

Support For Education And Disabilities A Focus For The Mazda Foundation

Press Release – Mazda Foundation

Last year, more than 61 recipients received lifechanging grants totalling more than $160,000 from the Mazda Foundation. Among these was the Sailability Northland Trust which received $1,600 to purchase boat covers so its two specialised yachts stay … Read more »

Motels Are No Solution For Young People Experiencing Homelessness

Press Release – Manaaki Rangatahi

Manaaki Rangatahi report that young people experiencing homelessness are being further traumatized within the emergency accommodation where they have sought safety. Often these environments are unsafe, and unsuitable for young people to live in, and rangatahi … Read more »

Waitaki District Council Goes Under CouncilMARK™ Microscope

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Waitaki District Council has received a very positive BBB rating in their first ever CouncilMARK assessment, earning praise for their long term thinking and saving for future infrastructure renewals, while receiving a range of recommendations to … Read more »

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