Oh the places you’ll go


photo of Gabrielle O'BrienGabrielle O’Brien
CEO, Birthright New Zealand

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the official opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, the culmination of a project in which I have been a participant (albeit a minor one) for the last ten years.  Read more »

Shakespeare Behind Bars founder to visit

Press Release – Auckland University

The role of art, theatre and the works of William Shakespeare in prisons will be the focus of talks by the founder of the Shakespeare Behind Bars programme in the United States during his visit to New Zealand later this month. Read more »

Raising awareness of vasculitis

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby urges New Zealanders to become aware of a little known condition next month: vasculitis. May is Vasculitis Awareness Month. Read more »

Privatisation of state housing will not solve the crisis

Press Release – Save Our Homes

The Tmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) have been silent about their role in the gentrification of Glen Innes, Panmure and Point England. Yesterday, however, the Government announced that 2,800 houses are going to be privatised in a stock transfer … Read more »

Callous government prepares to asset strip state housing

Press Release – State Housing Action

The government decision to hand over 2,800 state houses in Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure to the Tamaki Redevelopment Company is asset-stripping state housing and will result in greater struggle for low-income tenants and families. Read more »

Speech to Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion

Speech – New Zealand Government

On behalf of the Ngrimu VC and 28th (Mori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board, I wish to welcome you all here this evening. Read more »

Capital’s Council supports framework for safer cycling

Press Release – Wellington City Council

A draft framework for a safe, complete cycling network for Wellingtonians was given full support by the Wellington City Council at its meeting today. Read more »

Questions and Answers – April 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Health, MinisterStatements 1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy LeaderLabour) to the Minister of Health : Does he stand by all his statements? Read more »

Decision digest, Governing Body – Auckland Council

Press Release – Auckland Council

Councillors meet for the Mayors report on Aucklands Long-term Plan, discussions on Ports, Animal Management and other recommendations Read more »

Council approves new Rainbow Community Advisory Panel

Press Release – Auckland Council

Council approves new Rainbow Community Advisory Panel Auckland Councils Governing Body, chaired by Mayor Len Brown, today formally approved the creation of a new Rainbow Community Advisory Panel. The panel will be established over the coming months and … Read more »

Interesting Policies on Offer in Uk Elections

Press Release – NZCPR

By Dr Muriel Newman Good policies do not have international borders. What works in one country, can often be successfully adapted and used in another. For policy analysts, general elections provide a rich hunting ground for cutting edge policy … Read more »