The art of getting lost

photo of Tess CaseyTess Casey
CEO, Inclusive NZ

We are in the middle of organising a conference.  It’s been a learning experience.  Not because we haven’t organised a conference before (we’ve organised lots) but because this time we aren’t organising a conference on our own and we aren’t organising an event just for us.  This time we are stepping into entirely new territory, with new partners and a deliberate decision to host an event that is broader than any single sector. Read more »

Budget delivers small change not real change for children

Press Release – UNICEF NZ

Budget delivers small change but not real change for children UNICEF NZ says the Budget did not deliver the comprehensive package promised by Government but the small increase in benefit rates is an important acknowledgement of the importance of incomes … Read more »

Public comment sought on biodiversity challenges

Press Release – Environment Southland

The importance of protecting significant areas of indigenous vegetation and habitats of indigenous fauna is a focus of the Biodiversity Chapter of the Regional Policy Statement, which is being released for public comment this Saturday (23/5/2015). Read more »

Budget response: New Zealand needs to up its game on ODA

Press Release – Council for International Development

Budget response: Aid Agencies say New Zealand needs to up its game further on ODA Read more »

Matakana wine event a hit

Press Release – Well Foundation

Over 150 wine enthusiasts flocked to the stunning Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana on 9 May for Warkworth Rotary Clubs Raise A Glass Wine Tasting and Charity Auction. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

Column – Gordon Campbell

From the outset, the slogan for yesterdays Budget – The Plan Is Working begged to be mocked. Theres actually a plan for the national economy? Who knew? And its been working for whom, exactly? Not for families in poverty, clearly. … Read more »

Housing Reform Bill Completes First Reading

Article – ParliamentToday.co.nz

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said the Social Housing Reform (Flexible Purchasing and Remedial Matters) Bill allows the Ministry of Social Development to enter into more flexible and innovative purchasing arrangements for social housing. Read more »

Budget 2015; Ngati Whakaue; Rotorua

Press Release – Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust

Budget planning for any of us is a process of compromise and reality checks. And for the country, Budget 2015 is no different said Ms Roana Bennett, General Manager of Ngati Whakaues Te Taumata Trust. Read more »

Budget 2015 – Scoop Full Coverage – Update #1 21/5/15

Article – The Scoop Team

CLICK TO JUMP TO SCOOP BUDGET COMMENTARY AND REPORTS CLICK TO JUMP TO THE BUDGET PRESS RELEASES CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET REACTION CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET PREVIEWS Read more »

Local league clubs setting smokefree example

Press Release – Tui Ora

Taranakis sports fields are the latest venue for the smokefree message as advocates encourage the junior rugby league community to get behind World Smokefree Day on May 31. Read more »

Annah Stretton: Crisis vs Change

Press Release – PANIC

Annah Stretton, RAW Charity founder and Director, discusses child poverty and how the budget needs to address the issue through mothers Read more »