Leading within organisations for a digital future

photo of Vanisa Dhirufrom Vanisa Dhiru
Executive Director, 2020 Trust”

Leadership has always been an interesting word to think about, share or discuss with others. I am a big believer of leading by example, but as anyone – am a culprit of not always practicing what I preach.

This year I have taken up a new role with the 2020 Trust – an organisation wanting to see New Zealanders participate fully in our digital world. We exist to provide leadership and work with communities to deliver initiatives that contribute to New Zealander’s digital literacy, skills and inclusion.

I think of a phone conversation I had recently when someone said their newly walking toddler was holding an iPod to her ear, Read more »

Neighbourly.co.nz Hits 100,000 Members

Press Release – Neighbourly.co.nz

New Zealands first free and private neighbourhood website Neighbourly.co.nz is fast becoming a household name, with membership breaking the 100,000 milestone today. Read more »

Housing Crisis And Stress – a Toxic Combination

Press Release – Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration

Cantabrians should be extremely concerned about the effect of severe housing pressures on children and their families. Read more »

Samoans rally to help desperate Vanuatu

Press Release – Voices 4 Vanuatu

One of the Fatu Feuu paintings that will be auctioned at Voices 4 Vanuatu fundraisertomorrow night at Home Caf, Lelata. Read more »

Stewart Murray Wilson Released

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Stewart Murray Wilson was released back into the community today after receiving parole in December. Read more »

Arrest after Racial Abuse incident in Hutt Valley

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hutt Valley Police have identified and arrested a 66 year old Lower Hutt man in relation to an incident on the Valley Flyer bus service last week. Read more »

Ngapuhi settlement negotiators appointed

Press Release – Tuhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority

Three prominent Ngapuhi have been appointed as negotiators for the historic Te Tiriti o Waitangi settlement negotiations to begin soon between the Tuhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority (Tuhoronuku IMA) representing all Ngapuhi – and the Crown. … Read more »

Tāmaki Housing Group Occupy New Houses

Press Release – Glen Innes Defence Committee

Early this morning state housing tenants and their supporters occupied the new houses being built under the Northern Glen Innes Redevelopment on Apirana Avenue to disrupt the 2pm open home that was set for this afternoon. Read more »

Methodist Mission decide on collaboration over ownership

Press Release – Methodist Mission

Following government plans to transfer more responsibility for housing low income and vulnerable tenants by selling a portion of its housing stock to community providers, Methodist Mission Aotearoa have also chosen not to participate in the transfer, instead … Read more »

New campaign offers hope for those with gout

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Hope and treatment are available for more than 110,000 New Zealanders* who have gout, a potentially crippling form of arthritis that can strike anyone, at any time. Read more »

Technology more important than ever for not-for-profits

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Upgrading out-of-date infrastructure and making better use of online media are top priorities for Australian and New Zealand not-for-profits in their efforts to keep up in the digital age. Read more »