Community Scoop

A Fresh Take on Apprenticeships

Jane Wenman_med sizeJane Wenman
Chief Executive | Careerforce

For many people, when they think of apprenticeships and apprentices, they’ll likely think of predominantly young people, and chances are they will also think hammers, nails, wrenches, wiring or u-bends.

Chances are they won’t think of apprenticeships across the ‘softer’ professions such as those across health and wellbeing. Read more »

Muslims To Visit EVERY City Of NZ In 21 Days In Run-up To ChCh 2nd Anniversary

Press Release – Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat New Zealand

Two Imams leading a nationwide drive to engage in positive discussions with the public. Activities involve: Candid discussions over Coffee, Cake and True Islam and Im a Muslim ask me anything. Two Imams will be leading a group … Read more »

DHB Deficit Drivers

Article – Ian Powell

On 1 March 2021 Minister of Health Andrew Little was reported by the Otago Daily Times giving Southern District Health Board (SDHB) a stern message over its high deficit level. The Ministers implied message was clear that SDHB was largely responsible … Read more »

Sky Tower Glows For International Women’s Day

Press Release – SKYCITY

Tomorrow night, the Sky Tower will illuminate purple for International Womens Day in support of diversity and inclusion in New Zealand. The 2021 International Womens Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge and SkyCity supports the belief that a … Read more »

New Programme Improving The Health Outcomes Of Migrant And Former Refugee Communities Launches In MidCentral

Press Release – THINK Hauora

From left: Febry Suharto, RIMA Wellbeing Coordinator, Orphe Mickalad Councillor; Palmerston North City Council (former refugee from the Congo, Africa) and Dr Rochelle Stewart-Withers Head of Programme for Development Studies at Massey University. … Read more »

Auckland Pride Hopeful Major Events Can Return Next Weekend

Press Release – Auckland Pride

Following the Governments announcement that Auckland will move to Alert Level Two, Auckland Pride and Proud Centres are hopeful that when Alert Levels are reassessed at the end of the week, and can hold the IMAN Ball on Friday the 12th, and the SPLASH … Read more »

Celebrating Student And Youth Volunteers

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Student Volunteer Week 2021: Give-Takoha | Grow-Whakatipu | Connect-Thono runs nationwide from 15-21 March 2021. Student Volunteer Week celebrate the tens of thousands of students and youth who connect, give and grow through volunteering, Mahi Aroha … Read more »

150 New Homes Is Not 12, Say Community Housing Providers

Press Release – Kiwibuy

Over 150 new homes are currently under construction or in development by the  (New Zealand) Housing Foundation, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust and other providers thanks to the Governments Progressive Home Ownership programme. And … Read more »

Rise For Lives-New Zealand Youth Standing Up For Yemen!

Press Release – Rise For Lives

On the 27 th of February, youth across 7 cities in New Zealand came out in full force to join city-wide marches organized by Rise for Lives (RFL), a youth movement focused on bringing awareness and action for humanitarian causes. Youth members of … Read more »

Climate Change Report: More Needed To Tackle Our Make-Take-Waste Culture

Press Release – NSPR

COMMENTS BY Pablo Kraus from ecostore; Nada Piatek from Again Again; Florence van Dyke from Chia Sisters; Mike Murphy from Kkako; and Rich Old from Batchwell. A collective of New Zealand business leaders has praised the Climate Change Commission … Read more »

Climate Symposium Finds Gaps In National Adaptation Armour

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Over 170 scientists, researchers, local government elected members and officials gathered recently at the LGNZ Climate Change Adaptation Symposium. Discussions uncovered gaps in New Zealands adaptation policy and canvassed how the sector can find shared … Read more »