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BRIEFING NOTES – Sudan- Darfur

Press Release – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 22 January 2021 Subject: Sudan – Darfur We have received deeply disturbing information about two deadly incidents of inter-communal violence in Darfur over … Read more »

FWRM Welcomes New Gender Transformative Institutional Capacity Development (ICD) Initiative

Press Release – FWRM

Fiji launched a ground-breaking Gender Transformative Institutional Capacity Development (ICD) initiative on Wednesday to promote and improve gender equality. The overall goal of the initiative is to create an enabling environment to ensure integration … Read more »

Lifewise Workers Continue Strike Action Despite Lockout Threat

Press Release – Etu NZ

Lifewise homecare support workers are continuing their fight for better working conditions, even as they now face a possible lockout from their employer in response to their strike action and pickets. From Saturday, members will be going ahead with … Read more »

Auckland Transport Progresses Second Stage Of Safer Speeds

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) will soon start investigating the speed limits of the next group of high-risk roads across the region, to be consulted on with Aucklanders. Investigations for the second stage of ATs Safe Speeds programme were given the … Read more »

Grainne Moss’ Resignation Welcome, It Must Pave Way For Māori Leadership At OT

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the resignation of Grainne Moss as Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki. Green Party spokesperson for Children Jan Logie said today: I welcome Grainne Moss decision to leave the role. There is no denying that it is incredibly … Read more »

Physiotherapist Helps Predict Cerebral Palsy In Babies

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

A neonatal physiotherapist at Wellington Regional Hospitals Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has been awarded for implementing a tool to help diagnose infants at high risk of motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Alison Sheppard ( image … 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 »

Auckland Fringe Takes Over Tāmaki Makaurau With A Jam-packed Programme

Press Release – Auckland Fringe

Auckland Fringe 2021 14 February 6 March 2021 Kicking off on Valentines Day with over 100 events across three weeks, 2021 is set to be the biggest Auckland Fringe yet. This years programme is packed full of energetic, urgent and innovative works … 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 »

6 Cases Of COVID-19 In 2 Days In Managed Isolation

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 6 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Monday. One of these cases is classified as historical and deemed not infectious. There are no new cases in the community. New border case … Read more »

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