Community Scoop

A Broken Welfare System

photo of Trevor McGlincheyTrevor McGlinchey

Executive Officer | New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services

New Zealand’s once proud social security system is broken.  You can help fix it, add your voice to the call for change. Go to  and have your say (before 9th November). Read more »

Children’s Holocaust Memorial exhibit unveiled

Press Release – Massey University

A moving memorial to children murdered in the Holocaust has special resonance for its creator, School of Design senior lecturer Matthijs Siljee. Read more »

Te Ara Oranga Supreme Winner

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

An initiative to reduce the hold that methamphetamine has over the Northland region, Te Ara Oranga was awarded the Cedric Kelly Supreme Award at the 2018 Northland Health and Social Innovation Bi-annual Awards at Forum North on Wednesday. Read more »

Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years?

Article – Joseph Cederwall

The first article in an investigative series by Joseph Cederwall, Former Immigration Lawyer, and Co-editor of Scoop. A senior Christchurch couple, Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred who arrived in New Zealand together in 2001, have been forcibly separated … Read more »

Snag in the road for sausage sizzles

Article – RNZ

It’s the natural order any Kiwi has grown up with, served by community groups looking to raise money outside the local store. Read more »

Come clean about Victoria University’s future, VC told

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

The Vice-Chancellor of the Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Grant Guilford has been told by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) to come clean about his plans for the future of the university after all staff were sent an email yesterday inviting … Read more »

Call for volunteers to help fight NZ’s largest killer

Press Release – National Heart Foundation

With one in five Kiwis dying from heart disease, the Heart Foundation is calling for people to join with it and help tackle the sobering health statistic, by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal 2019. Heart Foundation Medical Director … Read more »

Southern DHB supporting Stop Pressure Injury Day

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Pressure injuries can be a painful and unnecessary experience. Everyone in a caring role both formal and informal can play a part in helping to avoid them. To spread this message, Southern DHB is supporting International Stop Pressure Injury … Read more »

Results of a Child Restraint Checking Clinic

Press Release – Cheeks in Seats

Many children have benefitted from safer car seat installs, seats and advice during a free event in Whangarei on 3 November. The event, in the Whangarei Bunnings Car Park saw expert child restraint technicians offer free installations, anchor bolts … Read more »

Practical Alternatives to Self-Harm

Press Release – Grow Ltd

Alternatives to Self-Harm (ASH) is an approach that has been demonstrated to lead to a reduction of self-harm risk for people with emotional dysregulation. It can increase confidence in clients to maintain more effective coping strategies, as well … Read more »

New Zealand’s most improved river announced

Press Release – Cawthron Foundation

Canterburys Otukaikino River took out the Supreme Award for Most Improved River at the New Zealand River Awards 2018 in Wellington tonight. Read more »