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Equitable Financial Support Urgently Needed To Combat COVID Outbreak

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling for a broader and more equitable financial support package to slow the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure everyone in Alert Level 3 can make ends meet, following the announcement that Alert Level 3 has been extended for at least … Read more »

Action Urgently Needed To Combat The Devastating Impact Of Covid-19 In The Pacific, Says World Vision Report

Press Release – World Vision New Zealand

Experts are warning that development gains across the Pacific region over the past 10 years could be undone due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the region could face a lost decade of economic progress unless action is urgently taken*. … Read more »

Upcoming Financial Support Needs To Be Nationwide, Ongoing And Backdated To Start Of Lockdown

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

New financial support for low-income families could enhance public health success, slow down inequality and offer relief from desperate hardship – but it will work best only if its substantial and nationwide, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). … Read more »

Four Trends That Will Define Banking Post-COVID 19

Press Release – Accenture

Navigating COVID has given the banking industry a glimpse of the future, but the next 12 months will determine how much of that future is institutionalised. The world of retail and commercial banking was already a complex and fast-moving sector. The … Read more »

Government Actions Leave Vulnerable Families In The Lurch This World Homelessness Day

Press Release – Monte Cecilia Housing Trust

This World Homelessness Day Monte Cecilia has 279 families who have been approved to be housed but who are waiting, possibly indefinitely, because we have no new homes to house them in due to the Government scrapping redirect contracts. Monte Cecilia … Read more »

COVID Is Not Stalking The Vulnerable

Press Release – NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Theres a narrative thats slipped into usage in the daily 1pm media updates – that COVID is seeking out the vulnerable. It is not. The COVID-19 coronavirus cannot distinguish between postcodes, ethnicity or socio-economic distinctions … Read more »

Significant Psychological Toll From COVID Lockdown For People With Histories Of Mental Illness – Study

Press Release – University of Otago

New research suggests more priority needs to be given to support the health of New Zealanders struggling with mental illness during COVID-19 lockdowns with findings showing many people with mental health histories struggle and are disproportionately … Read more »

Property Law Act Changes Should Be Targeted To Help Those Most In Need, Says Property Council

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

A missed opportunity for those who need it most, says Property Council chief executive Leonie Freeman, who today submitted in opposition to the Governments quick-fire changes to the Property Law Act as part of the COVID-19 Response (Management … Read more »

Annual Quality Of Life Survey Launched

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has launched its annual Quality of Life survey. This is the fourth year the survey has been conducted and the data collected will help Council and public service providers, such as the Southern District Health … Read more »

COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Stability, Essential For Wellbeing, As We Start Fijian Language Week

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio has today marked the beginning of Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti – Fijian Language Week, and welcomes this years theme of showing how language is an important contributor to wellbeing. At the start … Read more »

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