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Dire IMF Forecast Means More Debt For Young Kiwis

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The International Monetary Funds growth forecast released overnight shows the Government has been delusional and its fiscal strategy will be close behind, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Most people have proceeded on the assumption that … Read more »

Pulse Energy Launches ‘Pay It Forward’ Initiative To Combat Energy Hardship

Press Release – Pulse Energy

Pulse Energy customers pitch in to support Kiwi families experiencing energy hardship Pulse Energy, a community-owned electricity retailer, has experienced an overwhelming response from customers since launching the Pay it Forward Programme in March 2020. … Read more »

Have Your Say: ComVoices Covid-19 And State Of The Sector Survey 2020

Press Release – ComVoices

Community and voluntary organisations are urged to take part in the biennial ComVoices State of the Sector survey. The survey provides vital information about the wellbeing of our community organisations which then helps ComVoices advocate effectively on … Read more »

Out Of The Ashes Of Covid-19 Should Rise Our Unstoppable Medicare For All Movement

Opinion – Common Dreams

The battle against this pandemicand all the associated injustices and inequalities it has exposedshould galvanize a nation to finally embrace the kind of healthcare system it deserves. by Ralph Nader “The Covid-19 pandemic and its bungling by … Read more »

Human Rights Commission Issues Report On “rainbow” Human Rights In Aotearoa New Zealand.

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

People of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or sex characteristics (SOGIESC) continue to suffer in New Zealand from discrimination when it comes to basic human rights like access to quality healthcare, education and work. The Prism … Read more »

COVID-19 Crisis Leading To Potential Hunger Crisis

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group is releasing research today showing that families’ most basic need – of having access to good food – continues to be difficult for families on low income. Aotearoa, land of the long wide bare cupboard is a seven-part series … Read more »

Chance To Make An Impact Within Indigenous Communities

Press Release – University of Auckland

A programme which offers an opportunity to create real change within Indigenous communities while becoming part of a global network is calling for applicants for 2021. The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) is a one-year full time programme … Read more »

Everyone Is Deserving

Press Release – Hutt Valley Benefit Education Services Trust

We have to look after everybody now, as pointed out by TV presenter Hayley Holt on Breakfast. During the COVID crisis we were encouraged to show kindness to each other, yet where is our kindness to beneficiaries now. Recently we found houses … Read more »

Christians Against Poverty: Call For Help With Hardship In Wake Of Covid-19

Press Release – Christians Against Poverty

Christians Against Poverty is encouraging people to get in touch if they are struggling with debt and hardship in the wake of COVID-19. Christians Against Povertys General Manager, Sam Garaway, says he understands taking out short-term, high-cost loans … Read more »

Leader Of The Opposition’s Te Puna Speech

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Tn koutou katoa te whnau o Te Pirirakau. Tnei te mihi ki a koutou I tenei waa. Tino koa ahau ki te tu kei waenga nui I a koutou, N reira, Tn koutou, tn koutou, tn ra koutou katoa. It is great to be home in Te Puna, among my … Read more »

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