Community Scoop

A Fresh Take on Apprenticeships

Jane Wenman_med sizeJane Wenman
Chief Executive | Careerforce

For many people, when they think of apprenticeships and apprentices, they’ll likely think of predominantly young people, and chances are they will also think hammers, nails, wrenches, wiring or u-bends.

Chances are they won’t think of apprenticeships across the ‘softer’ professions such as those across health and wellbeing. Read more »

Wellington’s Chinese New Year Festival Is Celebrating 20 Years

Press Release – Asian Events Trust

Asian Events Trust are thrilled to present the 20th annual Chinese New Year Festival in Wellington. Taking place 13-14 February 2021, the festival will encompass a show featuring a festival retrospective, a spectacular fireworks display, a Zodiac art … Read more »

Government’s Conspiracy Of Silence Descends Over Killing Of Unborn

Press Release – Right To Life

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the architect of the Abortion Legislation Act 2020, has redefined who is human. She has determined that the killing of the unborn was to be a reproductive health issue. It is no longer a crime to kill an unborn … Read more »

Conference On Disability: Creating A Level Playing Field For ALL Women In Aotearoa NZ

Press Release – Pacific Womens Watch

Joint press release by Pacific Womens Watch and Disabled Womens Forum The upcoming conference spotlights the systemic inequities which disabled women and intersex people face in accessing family violence support, and what allies can do about it. … Read more »

Waka Kotahi & Partners Celebrate Completion Of SH1 Ōpaoa River Bridge Project With Dawn Pou Whenua Blessing & Unveiling

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has officially marked the completion of the paoa River Bridge project in Wairau/Blenheim with the blessing and unveiling of a spectacular pou whenua, alongside the opening of the new walking and cycling facilities on the … Read more »

First Social Housing Returns To The East

Press Release – Otautahi Community Housing Trust

tautahi Community Housing Trust (CHT ) is behind the newest addition to community housing in East Christchurch. Officially opened today (Friday), the 19-home *Reg Stillwell Place, (189 Palmers Rd, New Brighton), is the first such development on … Read more »

Climate Change An Economic Issue; Critical For The Planet’s Future

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Australias Lord Mayor of Darwin, Kon Vatskalis, says climate change is an economic issue and is critical to their citys future. He says they need to act as it is critical to avoid irreparable damage to more than $1billion of community infrastructure … Read more »

Call Of The Kererū Reveals A Hidden Treasure

Press Release – Landcare Research

A new two part documentary gives a rare and insightful look into Thoe and their unique relationship with Te Urewera as seen through the iwis connection with the kerer. Te Kura Huna o Te Urewera (The Hidden Treasure of Te Urewera) speaks to … Read more »

Ending The Year With A Sparkle At Wellington Airport

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Christmas Tree Festival at Wellington Airport 25 November 11 January More than 30 businesses, community groups, and organisations are welcoming a better and brighter 2021 in a sparkly Christmas display at Wellington Airport. The annual Christmas Tree … Read more »

Dr Diana Kopua Awarded Top Māori Doctor Award 2020

Press Release – Hauraki PHO and Te ORA Maori Medical Practitioners

Dr Diana Kopua Psychiatrist Dr Diana Kopua (Ngati Porou) MBChB, FRANZCP has been awarded the prestigious Dr Maarire Goodall award 2020 for her on-going contribution to Mori Health. Presented by Te ORA, the Mori Medical Practitioners Association, … Read more »

Reforms Needed To Support Community Self-sufficiency In An Uncertain Future

Press Release – Salvation Army

The resilience and community spirit that came to the fore during the Covid-19 lockdowns must be backed up by strong Government support and reform, The Salvation Army says. The sixth, and final Covid-19 Social Impact Dashboard tracks key social progress … Read more »