This isn’t how we do things (or is it?)

Brenda photoBrenda Pilott
National Manager
Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro didn’t have a very good day on Sunday 14 May.  Speaking to delegates at National’s Auckland regional conference, in a “presentation laced with political menace against those who question National’s performance on housing” as a reporter described it, he talked extremely frankly about how providers who express a political view or engage in political activity critical of the government may find themselves without contracts in future. Read more »

Unprecedented demand demonstrates need for financial support

Press Release – Compassion Soup Kitchen

On Friday 26 May over 200 volunteers will collect at almost 30 sites across Wellington for the Te Whare Hupa – Compassion Soup Kitchen in its Annual Street Appeal. Read more »

Sport Wellington named winner in Women in Governance Awards

Press Release – Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington has been named as winner of the Governance Innovation by a Not-for-Profit award at the Women in Governance Awards held on the 18th of May at the Novotel Ellerslie in Auckland. Read more »

NZ world leader in disabled people-led monitoring of rights

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a review of the disabled people-led monitoring initiative. Read more »

Council supports sportswomen of past, present and future

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is proud to be sponsoring the Emerging Sportswoman of the Year category at next months Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards adding to their current support of Wellington sportswomen in the … Read more »

Budget day/deception day

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Budget day/deception day Next Thursday is Budget Day when Steven Joyce will seek to Trump Bill English in smoke and mirrors. A credible Budget will have three features. First, it will provide an honest accounting of how the New Zealand economy and government … Read more »

Little’s decision to shaft his Maori MPs

Press Release – Mana Party

Little to Suffer Big for Shafting Maori Press Release: Sun 21 May 2017 Andrew Littles decision to shaft his Maori MPS will come back to haunt him Read more »

“Roskill Decides” get up to $2000 for your community project

Press Release – Roskill Together

The Mount Roskill/Puketapapa Local Board is piloting a new approach to giving out local community grants. They have asked Roskill Together, a local community led development trust to organise an event where Mount Roskill people, not politicians, will vote … Read more »

New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new Tasman Housing Accord aimed at boosting the districts housing supply has been signed today by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Richard Kempthorne. Read more »

Youth Fest spearheads opportunity for Upper Hutt City youth

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

Youth Festa free event designed by youth for youthwill be a day full of fun, food, music, giveaways, and opportunity for Upper Hutts young people. Read more »

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival

Press Release – AFTINET

Prominent public health, advocacy and professional organisations have called on trade ministers from eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries not to attempt to resurrect the deal at their meeting in Hanoi tomorrow. Read more »