Keep it local

Josie PaganiJosie Pagani
Director
Council for International  Development

The good news is that according to a recent survey about 85% of Americans now believe that climate change is real and man made. Unfortunately the remaining 15% are now in the White House.

Maybe Donald Trump’s bite won’t be as bad as his bark. But the evidence isn’t great. During the election campaign he said that climate change was a hoax made up by the Chinese. He woke up one day, it snowed and he felt cold. If he ate lunch today, that would mean global hunger is a hoax too. Read more »

Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Explore the dynamic stories of Chinese life in New Zealand in Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey , a new exhibition celebrating 175-years of Chinese New Zealanders. Read more »

Youth centre closes due to quake risk; still in operation

Press Release – Zeal Wellington

The Zeal Wellington youth centre has closed due to concern over the buildings earthquake risk, with the organisation now operating through citywide pop-ups. Read more »

Fastway helps Cure Kids

Press Release – Fastway Couriers

Fastway Couriers has come to the rescue for childrens health charity Cure Kids, distributing more than 270,000 pieces of merchandise free-of-charge for its iconic annual appeal, Red Nose Day. Read more »

New Zealand’s refugee quota misses humanitarian mark

Press Release – University of Waikato

New Zealands quota refugee policies are falling short, according to a Waikato University masters student. Read more »

Government takes next step in supporting social enterprise

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has today released the Governments response to the report Social Enterprise and Social Finance: A Path to Growth , which outlines a range of actions designed to support the continued growth of the social … Read more »

Savvy sniffers boost protection at NZ border and prisons

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Today five Corrections, five Customs, and three Aviation Security Detector Dogs graduated in a ceremony at the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham, Wellington. Read more »

Celebrating the Gift of Giving

Press Release – Museum of Transport and Technology

Twinkling fairy lights festoon trams and historic buildings, carollers are warming up and Santa is on his way the iconic Christmas Lights at MOTAT is almost here again! Read more »

Policy Watch Newsletter

Press Release – NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Welcome to the latest and last Policy Watch e-newsletter for December 2016. For this edition we reflect on the Advent season and its promise of hope, peace, joy and love in readiness for the coming of Christ. Across the country NZCCSS social service agencies … Read more »

Jewellery sale to raise funds for quake-stricken communities

Press Release – Evolve Jewellery

Marlborough based brand, Evolve Jewellery, has released a limited edition Paua Mosaic charm to raise funds for the communities hit by the devastating 7.8 earthquake of November 2016. Read more »

Spectrum Care wins unprecedented Health Excellence Award

Press Release – Spectrum Care

Spectrum Cares Specialist Support Clinical Team was presented with an unprecedented ‘Chief Executive Award’ at the recent Auckland District Health Board Health Excellence Awards with their project Reaching out beyond hospital walls: Optimising medicines … Read more »