Giving really is better than receiving

photo of Gabrielle O'Brienfrom Gabrielle O’Brien , CEO, Birthright New Zealand

December –the beginning of the season of goodwill to all…

No, it’s not a ‘Tui ad’ although you may be excused for thinking that is the case.  At a time of year which is punctuated by deadlines: the usual “busyness” of day to day business overlaid by end of year pressure; a layer of social functions, school break ups, concerts, and multiple other demands, it can simply seem easier to say “bah humbug!” Read more »

Social housing provider opens development in Johnsonvillle

Press Release – Accessible Properties

Social housing provider, Accessible Properties, will be opening eight new social housing units in a new housing development in Johnsonville tomorrow. Read more »

Auckland needs to follow lead of most liveable cities

Press Release – Cancer Society New Zealand

Auckland Council heard submissions yesterday encouraging them to include Smokefree outdoor dining in the upcoming Trading and Events bylaw. The Smokefree outdoor dining campaign has been driven by Cancer Society Auckland and supported by organisations … Read more »

NCWNZ Wins Court Case

Press Release – Comvoices

ComVoices welcomes and celebrates the news that the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) has won its High Court case against Inland Revenue and the Charities Registration Board. Read more »

More Far North schools to roll out digital classrooms

Press Release – Rotary Club of Kerikeri

A $130,000 Rotary grant has enabled a Far North education trust to expand a revolutionary internet-based teaching system across the region. Paihia School, Kawakawa School and Northland College will join a group of low-decile schools leading the introduction … Read more »

Health cuts don’t heal

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. Read more »

Consent Marks New Stage for Ravenswood Village

Press Release – Infinity Investment Group Holdings

One of North Canterburys largest residential communities has reached a new stage in its development. Read more »

Charity Wins in the High Court

Press Release – National Council of Women

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is delighted that the High Court has found in its favour in its case against Inland Revenue and the Charities Registration Board. Read more »

The Winery Tour adopts NZ Music Foundation as tour charity

Press Release – Winery Tour

The New Zealand Music Foundation is the official charity of The Winery Tour 2015. The New Zealand Music Foundation works with organisations that use music to change lives such as the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, StarJam, Zeal and Strike Percussion. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the Sydney siege, and DHB budget cuts

Column – Gordon Campbell

Whenever the authorities bring a siege situation to an end, there will be criticism if as has happened in Sydney any hostages are seriously hurt, or killed. The rationale for the Police decision to storm the caf in Sydney will emerge later … Read more »

New report gets NZ closer to cycle friendly communities

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the final report and recommendations of the Cycling Safety Panel. The Panel has been tasked with developing innovative, comprehensive and practical recommendations for how central and local government … Read more »