Community Scoop

Breaking down barriers to social connection

LELlogoStdLockupMy mother tells stories of huddling in a bomb shelter with her whanau and neighbours, singing and joking as German bombs pounded our hometown of Swansea during the Second World War, flattening a large part of the town centre.

New Zealand, like the rest of the world, is now caught up in another global crisis, but instead of huddling together, people are facing unprecedented social restrictions in order to combat the spread of Covid-19. At a time of increased anxiety and hardship for many, we are required to isolate and distance ourselves from others as never before. Read more »

Anger Over Government “Side-lining” The Health Of Hundreds Of Women During COVID

Press Release – Endometriosis New Zealand

Endometriosis New Zealand is speaking out on behalf of hundreds of New Zealand women and girls whove suffered from a lack of diagnosis and treatment during COVID-19. During the seven-week lockdown alone we received cries for help from 568 women … Read more »

Voters Should Know Which Parties Prioritise Young People’s Mental Health

Press Release – Tick for Kids

Following a year of global pandemic outbreak, with DHBs across our country facing blow-out deficits, and young people reporting increasing levels of depression and anxiety, there is perhaps nothing more important for voters to scrutinise the Parties … Read more »

Assange’s Fourteenth Day At The Old Bailey: Elections, Cracking Passwords And Failures Of Proof

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark

September 25. Central Criminal Court, London. On this Friday, the Assange trial moved into the rarefied realm of computer hacking and the less than rarefied world of when final arguments will be made. The WikiLeaks publisher is confronting the … Read more »

Boycott Barfoot’s Over Naive Support For Costly Standards

Press Release – Stop the War on Tenancies

Rental property owners should boycott Barfoot and Thompson over a naive call to the National Party to halt plans to scrap punitive extra rental standards if elected, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. Barfoot and Thompson director Kiri … Read more »

Shelly Bay And Ihumātao Shown Support In Wellington

Press Release – Peace Action Wellington

Photo: Brett Jennings On Saturday, Wellingtonians gathered for an action on Cuba Mall to support two important Mori land struggles at Ihumtao (Auckland) and at Murukaikuru (Shelly Bay, Wellington) and to push for political solutions. Mau Whenua … Read more »

Women Of Influence Awards Finalists Focus On The Challenges Of The Future

Press Release – Women of Influence Awards

Whether its climate change or COVID-19, mental health or empowering minorities, fearlessly taking on important issues is the common thread among this years Women of Influence Awards finalists. The awards programme, which is jointly presented by … Read more »

NZCLW Finishes Up With Dumpling Celebration

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week

The best way to experience another culture is through its food, and who doesnt like dumplings? New Zealand Chinese Language Week celebrates multilingualism in New Zealand and recognises the advantages of learning Chinese in our increasingly globalised … Read more »

New Report On Cultural Safety And Health Equity For Māori

Press Release – Medical Council of New Zealand

The Medical Council of New Zealand, in partnership with Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (Te ORA), has released an independent research report outlining findings on the current state of cultural safety and health equity delivered by doctors in Aotearoa New Zealand. … Read more »

Trilingual Conservation App A World-First

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has produced an app to help people in Tmaki Makaurau/Auckland identify places, spaces and species in nature around the city. In what is thought to be a world-first, the app uses three languages – Te Reo, English, … Read more »

Tuvalu Language Week Theme Promotes Community Resilience In The Face Of COVID-19

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says the 2020 Tuvalu Language Week theme of Fakatili Te Kiloga Fou which means Navigating the changing environment is a call on all Pacific peoples to be strong and resilient in the … Read more »