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Tala Pasifika applauds Pacific-Māori SUDI team-up

Press Release – Tala Pasifika

Tala Pasifika, the newly relaunched Pacific advocacy group, is welcoming a new partnership that supports health outcomes for Pacific and Mori babies. Read more »

Council continues precautionary approach

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is implementing further precautionary measures in Wnaka, Queenstown, Glenorchy and Kingston. Read more »

West Coast Iwi Call For Conservation Board Review

Article – Lois Williams – Local Democracy Reporter

West Coast iwi are backing a call by the Mayor of Westland Bruce Smith to disband the West Coast Conservation Board, because it is stacked with conservationists. Read more »

Time to address the causes, not symptoms, of inequality

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

A new publication by the Salvation Army offers a timely reminder that bolder solutions need to be considered to meaningfully reduce inequality and poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

DIA criticises public ‘beating up’ of Hepatitis Foundation

Article – RNZ

The Department of Internal Affairs is defending the Hepatitis Foundation and says publicly shaming it does nothing to help the charity sector. Read more »

Kawerau: Reserve may become residential development

Article – Charlotte Jones – Local Democracy Reporter

Kawerau District Council will soon be consulting the public on whether Stoneham Park reserve should become a residential development. Read more »

Whakatane: Rural areas holding highest rate debt

Article – Charlotte Jones – Local Democracy Reporter

Murupara, Ruatoki and other rural areas are responsible for over 70 percent of Whakatane District Councils outstanding rates. Read more »

What’s your superpower?

nicola_2018-200x300Nicola Sutton

Chief Executive | English Language Partners New Zealand

The saying, “I volunteer. What is your superpower?” seems apt as the world celebrates International Volunteer Day tomorrow (5 December). Read more »

Tala Pasifika Relaunches with new mandate

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Tala Pasifika is a new initiative based on an existing idea; to unite Pacific peoples in action and improve health outcomes. The initiative is led by longtime advocate for tobacco control and Pacific wellbeing and health, Lealeilepule Edward Cowley. Read more »

Hui focuses on driving regional Māori economy

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

A series of community hui on the development of a strong and sustainable Mori economy in the greater Wellington region will conclude in Plimmerton today ahead of next year developing an economic strategy and action plan designed to boost the economic … Read more »

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