Community Scoop

Old-fashioned views about gender roles hold us all back from true equality


Gill Greer

Chief Executive, National Council of Women; spokesperson for Gender Equal NZ

As some readers might already know, Gender Equal NZ (led by the National Council of Women) has recently published the results from New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey, along with our Good Guys animated film and infographic. Read more »

Homelessness Strategy for Lower Hutt

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is taking action to address homelessness in the city, following a unanimous decision on Tuesday night to begin work on a homelessness strategy for Lower Hutt. Read more »

CCATWG report a step in the right direction

Press Release – LGNZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the release this morning of the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Groups final report on how New Zealand can adapt to the impacts of climate change. Read more »

Ensuring a fit for purpose Charities Act

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Peeni Henare, has launched a comprehensive review of the Charities Act. Read more »

Countdown and The Salvation Army appeal for food donations

Press Release – Countdown

Countdown and The Salvation Army have teamed up for their annual Food Rescue Winter Appeal to help stock The Salvation Armys foodbanks ahead of what could be New Zealands busiest winter ever for foodbanks. Read more »

300 new homes for Manukau

Press Release – Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today announced a major new housing development in the heart of Aucklands south. An empty site at 20 Barrowcliffe Place in Manukau will be developed into a residential neighbourhood of up to 300 new homes during the next … Read more »

Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raises $1.25 million

Press Release – Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

Firefighters taking part in the Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge raised more than $1.25 million for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Read more »

Dr Bloomfield brings breadth and depth to chief health role

Press Release – NZNO

Chief Executive Memo Musa congratulates Dr Ashley Bloomfield on his appointment to the Director-General of Health. NZNO is anticipates that his leadership, skill and knowledge will be good for the health sector and for tackling issues facing nursing … Read more »

Govt won’t pick up the tab in OZ – PM

Article – RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will continue to push for young New Zealanders living in Australia to get the financial help they need but has ruled out picking up the tab. Read more »

#YouthToo – High school students speak out for Youth Week

Press Release – Shakti Ethnic Women’s Support Group

Shakti Youth is hosting a new generation of youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds who will come together for Youth Week 2018 to share fresh perspectives on the #MeToo movement and feminism on the 26th of May. Young people are at the highest risk of … Read more »

Dunedin NZ Space Challenge finalists on AI + Antarctica

Press Release – Christchurch NZ

A Dunedin teach team say using artificial intelligence to detect and map hazardous surfaces could be the answer to navigating the Extreme Environments of Antarctica and outer Space. Read more »