Community Scoop

Ageing is the new black!

stephanie-clareStephanie Clare

Chief Executive | Age Concern New Zealand

Our population is ageing and we all need to know how to prepare. Age Concern New Zealand and The New Zealand Association of Gerontology are leading the way by co-hosting the Vison for Ageing in Aotearoa conference. Read more »

Road Shows Bring Hepatitis Education To Auckland

Press Release – Hepatitis Foundation

A series of road shows being held in Auckland this year aim to raise awareness of hepatitis and educate health professionals on how to treat people with the virus. The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealands nurses will be presenting at two road … Read more »

Historic Day As Lake Ōkaro Lakebed Transferred To Te Arawa

Press Release – Te Arawa Lakes Trust

Te Arawa and the wider community gathered today  to celebrate the vesting of the karo lake bed to Te Arawa Lakes Trust, bringing all 14 Lakes under Te Arawa ownership and ensuring iwi will play a critical role in protecting the taonga for … Read more »

Caring Cops – Police Graduation Tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Fifty-nine new cops are preparing to graduate from the Royal New Zealand Police College on Thursday. All are taking on the challenge of helping their communities to be safe and feel safe, but some of the graduates are also taking their previous … Read more »

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 call for nominations

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Do you want to see an outstanding Deaf or disabled artist recognised? How about an inclusive project celebrating community arts or a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this years Te Putanga Toi Arts … Read more »

Water Investment In Raukokore

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Regional Economic Development   26 February 2020  MEDIA STATEMENT The remote eastern Bay of Plenty community of Raukokere will receive a Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $10.6 million for a water … Read more »

Philanthropic Contribution Valued At $3.8b A Year, New Report Shows

Press Release – Philanthropy New Zealand

A new report on giving in New Zealand puts philanthropic spend at $3.8b a year. JBWeres New Zealand Support Report looks at the income the for-purpose sector received from philanthropy and grantmaking in 2018, including the types of givers … Read more »

HealthCare NZ Job Cuts Symptom Of Deeper Crisis In Support Sector

Press Release – Fuseworks

Public Service Association members have now spent weeks campaigning against over 200 proposed job cuts at HealthCare New Zealand, a subsidiary of NZ Health Group, alongside hundreds of workers and community members up and down the country. Union … Read more »

More Government Action Needed To Lift Children Out Of Poverty

Press Release – The Salvation Army New Zealand

Child poverty figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show further urgent Government action is needed to lift more children and whnau out of poverty, says The Salvation Army, which is calling for a change in core welfare benefits to be … Read more »

Charity Seeks To Tackle Nz’s Noise Induced Hearing Loss Problem Through Education

Press Release – Hearing New Zealand

Hearing New Zealand and its 23 Branches throughout New Zealand have today announced their focus for Hearing Awareness Week which runs from Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th March. Hearing Awareness Week is an extension of World Hearing Day which is held … Read more »

PSNA Welcomes The Withdrawal Of “anti-semitism” Resolution From Wellington City Council Agenda

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Network

he Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa welcomes the withdrawal of the hugely controversial resolution on anti-semitism from the agenda for tomorrows meeting. It is a victory for free speech and human rights. PSNA looks forward to working with other organisations … Read more »