Umbrellas make us stand close together

photo of Peter GlensorPeter Glensor, General Manager
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Last week we held a second meeting of national umbrella groups.  There were people from environmental, health and social services groups, groups giving advice, and groups working with old and young people.  We were reminded of the huge diversity of the community sector – faith communities, volunteering groups, cultural and sporting organisations, professional associations, the disability community, very large and very small groups. Read more »

LGNZ welcomes contribution to water policy

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the release of the report and recommendations of the Land and Water Forum. Stephen Woodhead, Chair of LGNZs Regional Sector Group, a participant in the Forum, says the Forum continues to contribute to the … Read more »

New disability event brings people together

Press Release – ImagineBetter

Disabled people, families and organisations are now equipped with the ideas, enthusiasm and skills to build connections in their communities, after attending the ImagineBetter Assemblies. Read more »

RISE Launched to Empower Leadership for Indigenous Women

Press Release – Passion PR

A new global coaching programme aimed at elevating Maori, Pacific Island and Asian women into leadership roles in the next decade was launched in parliament this week under a partnership between Maori Womens Development Inc and internationally recognised … Read more »

Musicians Raise Festive Funds for DCM

Press Release – DCM

Wellingtons top musicians are lining up to raise money for DCM, the organisation that works at the the tough end of things. Read more »

Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women

Press Release – Zonta

The Zonta Club of Rotorua is asking the local community to Imagine a World Free From Violence, as part of its annual Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women campaign. Clubs members are riding 16 ks for 16 days to highlight the 16 days … Read more »

Dunedin chosen as new refugee settlement location

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Dunedin has been selected as a new refugee settlement location following a whole of Government assessment. Read more »

LGNZ welcomes more streamlined planning options

Press Release – Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes more streamlined planning options for councils and communities Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the Governments announcement of amendments to the Resource Management Act (RMA) and related statutes. LGNZ Vice President Brendan … Read more »

EDS cautiously welcomes Resource Legislation Amendment Bill

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, introduced in Parliament earlier today has been cautiously welcomed by the Environmental Defence Society. Read more »

Vital that Government takes languages seriously

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A multilingual Auckland wont be achieved unless strong policy is in place with a deliberate and determined strategy to make it happen, says Labours Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Sua William Sio. Being able to communicate in more than … Read more »

Great Kiwi Kids recognised at 2015 Excellence Awards

Press Release – Foundation For Youth Development

Twenty-seven extraordinary young people received prestigious awards at the 2015 Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Excellence Awards at Government House in Auckland last night. Read more »