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Brenda photoBrenda Pilott

National Manager | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

At the weekend, the Prime Minister outlined the government’s plan for “a modern and prosperous New Zealand”.

Wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families is one of the key themes and is to form the basis of the 2019 Budget.  That seems like a good idea – it doesn’t make sense to have a strong economy if citizens aren’t doing well or if significant portions of the community are left behind. Read more »

Meth eviction compensations don’t account for social harm

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Housing Minister Phil Twyford, alongside HNZ officials, announced this morning that people wrongly penalised for meth contamination in their state home are to be given compensation and a formal apology. The compensation is to be between $2,500-$3,000 … Read more »

Heart put back into social housing

Press Release – Green Party

A report by Housing New Zealand has shown that under the previous National Government, Housing New Zealand pushed vulnerable kiwis onto the street whilst charging them millions in testing and clean-up costs for meth residue that is scientifically proven … Read more »

25 Famous Women Immortalised in Online Dictionary

Press Release – Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Launched today, 25 new entries to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography celebrate some of New Zealands most influential women. From social morality campaigner Patricia Bartlett to transgender sex worker Carmen Rupe, the new biographies draw on diverse … Read more »

Government urged to keep an open mind on water

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Government urged to keep an open mind on water Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is urging central government to keep its policy options open, and work collaboratively with local government to find the best solution so that New Zealanders continue to … Read more »

Charities benefit from Canterbury Tech Summit

Press Release – ChristchurchNZ

Imagine being born with a condition that prevented you from communicating your thoughts and feelings with the world. Read more »

125 years of Suffrage later, what do New Zealand women want?

Press Release – Stuff

In a unique partnership between Diva Productions and Stuff, this Suffrage day What Women Want – will ignite national discussion about womens rights and gender equality 125 years after Kiwi women gained the right to vote. Read more »

NZ’s first Pasifika Hub set for construction in Hamilton

Press Release – K’aute Pasifika Trust

The countrys first Pan Pasifika Community Hub is set for development in Hamilton after a City Council decision to earmark a high-profile central city site for the hubs construction. Read more »

Zonta New Zealand Women of Achievement 2019 Awards

Press Release – Zonta

On this special day of 125 years of womens suffrage in New Zealand, Zonta New Zealand celebrates this milestone by opening nominations for the Zonta New Zealand Women of Achievement 2019 Awards. Read more »

New Zealand Red Cross pleased by quota announcement

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

Todays announcement that New Zealands refugee quota will be raised to 1500 has been welcomed by New Zealand Red Cross. Read more »

Amnesty International reaction: refugee quota increase

Press Release – Amnesty International

In response to Prime Minister Arderns announcement today that New Zealands refugee quota would be lifted to 1500 people per year by July 2020, Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International said, Read more »