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Tatou Tatou E! All of us together

Ros 2015 short hairRos Rice

Executive Officer | Community Networks Aotearoa

On the 27th and 28th of August two National organisations, Community Networks Aotearoa and the New Zealand Council of Social Services are working together for their biennial conference.  To be held in Wellington this year, the theme of the conference is Tātou Tātou E! Everyone Together the value of relationships in building wellbeing. Read more »

New law returns child to whānau in Oranga Tamariki dispute

Article – RNZ

Tears of joy and cheers filled a courtroom in the Hutt Valley when a grandmother was granted custody of her six-month-old mokopuna after a long battle with Oranga Tamariki. Read more »

Charitable trust enable free insulation for low-income homes

Press Release – Hutt Mana Charitable Trust

More than 1,000 low-income homeowners in the Hutt Valley, Porirua City and Wellington North are set to benefit from free retrofitted house insulation, thanks to the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust. Read more »

Ravensdown takes big picture view on new carbon target

Press Release – Ravensdown

Declaring its first ever carbon target, Ravensdown is including the footprint of the products it supplies. The farm nutrient and environmental experts have calculated and committed to the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, to make a start … Read more »

Simon Shepherd interviews Maori leaders

Press Release – TVNZ

Hundreds of whanau and Maori leaders gathered at a hui in Mangere last weekend where they voted unanimously for an inquiry into Oranga Tamariki. The historic meeting called for a child welfare framework to be developed by Maori, for Maori. Chair of … Read more »

Enabling Love: Updates on services and app progress

Press Release – Enabling Love

Enabling Love is glad to announce that we will be having our first Movie night for the year on Monday the 29th of July at 7pm. We will all meet and vote on the movie to be viewed. Please go to our website for more information on the movie night and … Read more »

Ngāti Kahungunu honours language revitalisation champions

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Kahungunu Mori Language Awards. Nominations closed on 5 July 2019, and were judged by the Senior Management Team of Ngti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated. The judges wish to acknowledge the very high calibre of all nominations received making it a very … Read more »

Cake and gifts mark Waikato Women’s Fund’s first birthday

Press Release – Waikato Women’s Fund

A significant financial gift was the cherry on the top at the Waikato Womens Funds recent first birthday cake breakfast, announced following powerful speeches from two local leaders. The Waikato Womens Fund team blew out their first … Read more »

New Māori Warden funding aimed for the future

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Nanaia Mahuta Te Minita Whanaketanga Mori Minister for Mori Development 19 July 2018 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT Read more »

Promised heating grants for tenants cancelled

Press Release – NZ Property Investors Federation

The Government announced today that grants of up to $2,500 for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Governments Warmer Kiwi Homes programme. Read more »

Friends fend off Te Mata Park’s weeds

Press Release – Weedbusters

Legendary Te Mata Park is a much-loved feature of the Hawkes Bay landscape. Gifted to the community in 1927 for the benefit of the public, the park is a culturally significant site and a place where people like to go to enjoy nature, sports and … Read more »