Community Scoop

Time for those in Parliament to listen to the voice of the Community Sector

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Janet Miller

Organisation Manager | Community Research

“The view while one is in parliament that all change stems from there is far from correct. Nearly all causes with any value start outside parliament and are far ahead of parliamentary debates.  There is much more ability to change lives in the community than in parliament, particularly in the hands-off neoliberal age.” Liz Gordon The Daily Blog
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Minister For Children At The Centre Of Another Bungle

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The government has proved theyre not fit to protect the needs of at risk youth, National MP Alfred Ngaro says. Ngaro was responding to the escape of Haami Hanara (16) and Sean Ratu (17) from South Auckland youth justice facility, Korowai Manaaki, … Read more »

Government and Air NZ agree to manage incoming bookings

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Bookings for seats on Air New Zealand flights into New Zealand will be managed in the short term to ensure the Government is able to safely place New Zealanders arriving home into a managed isolation or quarantine facility, says Housing Minister Megan … Read more »

Public Housing Figures Another Failure For Labour

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The number of families who need homes continue to grow at an alarming rate as public housing figures soar from 5844 in 2017 to 17982 as at May this year, Nationals Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says. The waiting-list for a state house has … Read more »

Candidate For Taieri Scott Willis Warns That Long-term Threat To South Dunedin Has Not Gone Away

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party candidate for the new Taieri electorate Scott Willis is warning that a new report on surface flooding in South Dunedin should not lull the community and officials into a false sense of security. The threat hasnt gone away, but our … Read more »

NZ First Candidate For Tauranga Promises To Put Tauranga First, Starting With The Removal Of Tolls

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

NZ First candidate Erika Harvey says its time we put Tauranga residents first, starting with our traffic issues. As Tauranga continues to grow, traffic congestion is one of the biggest concerns I hear from our residents. Roading and infrastructure … Read more »

Applications For COVID-19 Workers And Workplaces Assistance Fund Now Open

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Employment New Zealand invites business organisations, unions and community providers to register their interest in the COVID-19 Workers and Workplaces Assistance Fund. As part of the Governments response to COVID-19, $3 million has been allocated … Read more »

Primary Health Care Nurses And Staff To Stop Work

Press Release – NZNO

More than 3400 primary health care nurses and medical receptionists/administrators across more than 500 practices and accident and medical centres will stop work for two hours nationwide on Thursday 23 July after mediation to settle their multi-employer … Read more »

Women Shouldn’t Be Penalised For Raising A Family – Closing The Retirement Savings Gender Gap

Press Release – AMP Wealth Management

Specialist KiwiSaver provider, AMP Wealth Management today announced employees on unpaid parental leave will continue to receive a 12 per cent employer contribution to their KiwiSaver to help close the retirement savings gender gap. New Zealand women … Read more »

Management Of A Prisoner’s Medication

Press Release – Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding the Department of Corrections (Corrections), Clendon Pharmacy and a doctor in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers Rights (the Code) for … Read more »

Sexual Relationship Between Community Support Worker And Consumer

Press Release – Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a community support worker in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers Rights (the Code) for entering into a sexual relationship with his client. … Read more »