It’s just what we do

Gabrielle OBrienGabrielle O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer
Birthright NZ

Like many others, I have struggled to follow the news coverage regarding the death of 3 year old, Moko Rangitoheriri. Not because it hasn’t been accessible but because the circumstances were so horrific that it is stomach churning. Only the conviction that we need to face up to this tragedy to understand what we can do to change our shocking record of child abuse in New Zealand keeps me reading and listening. Read more »

New charity to receive $1.2 million donation

Press Release – Brown Bread Ltd

The Mia Health Foundation is set to take Canterburys health service from good to great thanks to a significant gift to be announced at tonights launch, while New Zealanders now have a new way to support Canterburys health system. Read more »

Government challenged to prioritise support for young people

Press Release – Ara Taiohi

Ara Taiohi, peak body for youth development, is calling on the government to prioritise spending on all young people in the 2016 budget. We think that investment in our young people in Aotearoa should take priority over tax cuts, says Anya Satyanand, … Read more »

New Exhibition: He Tangata, He Tangata

Press Release – Geoff Wilson Gallery

Gallery open days: Wednesday 10am 6pm, Thursday and Friday 10am 4pm. The gallery is also open by prior appointment and will be open on some Saturdays during the exhibition with artists live in the gallery. Please contact the gallery or check … Read more »

MP and Freemasons scholar presents 2016 scholarships

Press Release – Freemasons

On the eve of Budget Day, Labour List MP Jacinda Ardernherself a scholarship recipient in 2001presented $184,000 in Freemasons University Scholarships to 26 of the countrys top students. Read more »

Kidscan And Flight Centre Partner

Press Release – Flight Centre

KidsCan has today announced that thanks to support from the Flight Centre Foundation, five orchards will be planted in schools around the country in 2016, and 625 pairs of shoes and socks will be distributed to children, as a part of KidsCans Shoes … Read more »

Bennett’s latest housing move reeks of panicked desperation

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Offering grants of up to $5000 for 150 state house tenants and homeless people to move to provincial towns is like shifting deckchairs on the Titanic, says AAAP spokesperson Sue Bradford. Read more »

Property Development Company Raised $10,000 For Local School

Press Release – Creating Communities Limited

Property Development Company battles thunder and lightning to raise $10,000 for local Glen Innes Schools Read more »

Calling for speedy response to wiping WINZ debt

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party Co-leader Marama Fox received a petition today urging the Government to wipe debt incurred by people having to borrow money from WINZ to stay in emergency accommodation. Read more »

Mouse blitz team leaves for Antipodes

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. Read more »

Youth Development Organisations find their MOJO

Press Release – Ara Taiohi

Ara Taiohi, peak body for youth development, in partnership with the New Zealand Youth Mentoring Network, The Collaborative Trust for Research and Training in Youth Health and Development, and the Society for Youth Health Professionals of Aotearoa … Read more »