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The community sector – key allies for Localism

marionblakeeditedMarion Blake

Chief Executive | Platform Trust

Revitalising democracy was the message from Dave Cull, President of Local Government NZ (LGNZ) as he opened their annual conference last weekend. He then went on to launch the ‘Localism’ policy project. This joint project between LGNZ and The New Zealand Initiative is calling for a shift in the way public decisions are made in New Zealand. Instead of relying on central government to decide what is good for our communities, Localism calls for councils and communities themselves to make such decisions. The principles and values describe, amongst other things, a world where New Zealand citizens will have a meaningful say about the range and nature of local services in their communities. Localism ensures that a “place-based” and integrated approach will be taken to the provision of services and local governance. Read more »

Pacific Legacy Award Winner Parris Goebel

Press Release – Pacific Business Trust

Choreographer, dancer, director and Pacific businesswoman Parris Goebel, who accepted the inaugural Pacific Business Trust Legacy Award at the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards on Friday 22 June 2018 at Eden Park, urges upcoming Pacific entrepreneurs … Read more »

Mahuta: LGNZ Speech [17/7/18]

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hei tawharau i a mtou i tnei w, Kai Tahu koutou n tnei pito te motu. Nga timimate o te w, o te marama ,o nanahi here hoki mai here. Tatu iho nei ki a ttou ng mahue tanga iho. Tn koutou katoa, Pai Mrire. Read more »

Funding focuses on innovative teaching strategies [13/7/18]

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Projects using innovative and engaging ways of teaching such as combining performing arts and co-teaching strategies received Government funding to get started, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. Read more »

Geo40 partner with Maori on world-leading energy project

Press Release – Geo40

(19 July 2018) – Geo40, in cooperation with Contact Energy and the Ngati Tahu Tribal Lands Trust, is this month set to start commercially extracting silica from geothermal fluid as part of a world-leading sustainable energy partnership. Read more »

Young Greens & Young Labour Conversion Therapy Petition

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The practice of Conversion Therapy harms the mental health of LGBTTQIA+ people in Aotearoa and should be outlawed. Read more »

Dress for Success Auckland and Ignite Colleges Team Up

Press Release – Dress For Success

Dress for Success Auckland and Ignite Colleges Team Up to Support South Auckland Women First impressions count especially when it comes to job interviews. In a bid to help students and the local South Auckland community increase their chances … Read more »

New digital inclusion organisation to expand support

Press Release – Digital Inclusion Alliance

New digital inclusion organisation to expand support for communities A new organisation to promote digital inclusion was announced today by the organisations establishment board. The Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa (DIAA) aims to be a catalyst for expanding … Read more »

Prison inspection report released for Invercargill Prison

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released an inspection report into Invercargill Prison. Read more »

Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

Press Release – NIWA

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty getting off the starting blocks when it comes to planning for coastal climate change. Read more »

Innovative housing complex designed for Wellington

Press Release – Branz

Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing complex for all generations. Read more »