The Media, Corporate Welfare and Other Matters

photo of Joan Isaacfrom Joan Isaac
Administrator, ComVoices

I was listening to Morning Report last week to news of John Phillip Smith’s escape.

With a  fair degree of histrionics and high dudgeon It was covered from every conceivable angle.

It was and  is a great story – it’s not often the media get one of such high drama.  And they did a great job of highlighting the appalling Corrections  shortcomings that allowed the escape to happen. Read more »

Living Well With Endometriosis – Seminar in Hamilton

Press Release – Insight Endometriosis

Waikato women and teenage girls with endometriosis will benefit from a seminar hosted by Insight Endometriosis titled Living Well with Endometriosis on Saturday 29 November. The meeting will be held in Hamilton, 10am-3.30pm. Read more »

Presbyterian Support East Coast opposing family violence

Press Release – Presbyterian Support

New Zealand has the fifth worst child abuse record out of 31 OECD Countries, and family violence costs every man, woman and child in New Zealand $1833 every year. All Andrew has ever known is family violence. Andrew lives in fear. Every day he … Read more »

3-yr-old girl dies after hit by car in Te Atatu Peninsula

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Just after 7.30am this morning Police were called to a residential address in Te Atatu Peninsula. A 3 year-old girl had been hit by a car in a driveway. Family members attempted first aid, and the child was transported to hospital by ambulance, but … Read more »

Big funding round for Canterbury region

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ is today launching a new funding round, offering over $100,000 to support Internet projects that will benefit the Canterbury region. The money is the last part of the half million dollars that InternetNZ has contributed to the region following … Read more »

$550,000 for international Golden Oldies event

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced a Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) investment of $550,000 for an international Golden Oldies event to be held in Christchurch in 2018. Read more »

Forget the man drought, New Zealand is facing a mate drought

Press Release – Intrepid Travel

New research released today reveals Kiwis admit theyre in the market for more mates with more than 1 in 3 (34%) of us having fewer friends than wed like. The Mate Metre research, from leading adventure travel company Intrepid Travel, … Read more »

BayTrust announces appointment of new Chief Executive

Press Release – BayTrust

Jenny Mahoney, Chair of Bay of Plenty Community Trust (BayTrust), today announced that Alastair Rhodes has been appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer. Read more »

Alpha Gallery – “cheap as chips” group “cash and carry” show

Press Release – Alpha Art Studio

Come and purchase your Christmas presents and spend a fun day with us, whilst supporting artists with intellectual disability and the studio that represents them. Read more »

Two Bronze Awards in performance excellence awards

Press Release – Business Excellence Foundation

The New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation will present two New Zealand Business Excellence Bronze Awards at their annual gala luncheon on Friday 21 November. Read more »

Key and NZ Police at G20: What a contribution

Article – Valerie Morse

While 200 New Zealand police officers are helping to repress protests outside of the G20 in Brisbane this week, John Key has been inside pushing the interests of giant multinational corporations to fast track the World Trade Organization (WTO) … Read more »