Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence (ocean)?

Raewyn FoxRaewyn Fox
Chief Executive Officer
New Zealand Federation of  Family Budgeting Services

In New Zealand we have been pretty overwhelmed in recent months by media articles about homelessness, housing crises in Auckland spreading and general poverty issues, not to mention domestic violence. It makes me feel like we are going backwards pretty quickly compared to other similar countries as we don’t hear much about these issues in overseas news reports. Read more »

Wintec celebrates its stars for Matariki

Press Release – Wintec

A new book celebrating inspiring Mori from across the Waikato will be launched on Wednesday 13 Julyat Wintecs marae, Te Kp Mnia o Kirikiriroa as part of its Matariki celebrations. Read more »

Otahuhu community gets new social housing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Otahuhu community has received a much-needed housing boost with the completion of 18 new social housing properties, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

UC students recognised at inaugural Youth Awards

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Four University of Canterbury students have won awards for their youth advocacy work, including Josiah Tualamalii who won the Supreme Youth Award for Christchurch at the inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards ceremony, held at the UCSA Events Centre on … Read more »

Community Group left out of meetings about oil activity

Press Release – Taranaki Energy Watch

Taranaki Energy Watch has been excluded from pre-hearing meetings where key sections of the District Plan in relation to oil and gas activities were discussed. This occurred despite multiple requests from the energy group to be included. Read more »

Applications close Friday 1st July for $3000 Scholarship

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Applications close this week for $3000 education scholarship for health professionals with an interest in the rural sector. Read more »

Fulbright New Zealand announces 2016 scholar award grantees

Press Release – Fulbright NZ

Fulbright New Zealand announces the new grantees of its prestigious scholar awards, who will be honoured tomorrow at a special ceremony at Parliament. This scholar awards announcement follows the earlier announcement of Fulbright New Zealands graduate … Read more »

Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi

Press Release – MaungaharuruTangitu Trust

Maungaharuru-Tangit Trust has secured $644,000 funding for a two-year project to help improve the mauri (life force) and water quality of Lake Ttira, its wider catchment of lakes and waterways. The Trust (a post-Treaty settlement governance … Read more »

Waikeria prisoners keeping local volunteer groups warm

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Prisoners from Waikeria Prison have collected firewood from trees on the site to donate to local volunteer community groups to assist with fundraising. Read more »

DIGITS programme to roll out in Highbury

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

A digital city-wide programme called DIGITS is on a mission to provide devices, internet connections and digital literacy tuition to 1,000 households with school-aged children in Palmerston North by 2018. Read more »

Where does Andrew Little Stand on Euthanasia ?

Press Release – Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life commends Andrew Little, leader of the Labour Party, for withholding permission to Iain Lees-Galloway MP, to return the End of Life Choice bill, drafted by the Hon Maryan Street, to the Parliamentary ballot. Right to Life also … Read more »