Undermining Public Safety?

 photo of Phil McCarthyfrom Phil McCarthy
National Director, Prison Fellowship New Zealand

“Sex crims walk in park” screamed a front page Dominion Post headline last week.  Apparently “two paedophiles and a killer” had the temerity to be taking some fresh air together.

Had they escaped?  Were they on the prowl?  How had three such characters managed to get together in these circumstances? The headline and article opening were perfectly cast to generate a sense of moral outrage.  Read more »

Use painkillers with care

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive Sandra Kirby today urged people who use paracetamol not to be alarmed by recent reports of potential health risks. She was referring to media reports of potential risk of death, or kidney, intestinal and heart problems. Read more »

Ageing well the focus for National Science Challenge

Press Release – University of Otago

Researchers from across New Zealand are joining forces for the latest National Science Challenge called Ageing Well – Kia eke kairangi ki te taikaumtuatanga Read more »

Neighbours Day turning Auckland streets into neighbourhoods

Press Release – Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Imagine a connected neighbourhood, where everyone knew each other, felt a sense of place and was proud to be part of the community. This year, Neighbours Day Aotearoa is bringing people together and turning streets into neighbourhoods on Neighbours … Read more »

Teachers collaborate to develop Enviroschool programmes

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Lead teachers from kindergartens, kura and schools from across the Bay of Plenty brainstormed strategies on how to develop their school environmental education programme through Enviroschools, an initiative led and funded by Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Read more »

Auckland glows during unrivalled weekend

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

An unrivalled weekend of sporting and cultural events in Auckland came together seamlessly with stunning weather and international recognition for our diverse line-up. Read more »

Former Fire Fighter Becomes Mr Gay New Zealand

Press Release – Matt Fistonich

A former Fireman for the Royal New Zealand Air Force has been announced as this country’s next Mr Gay World nominee. Read more »

SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust calls for applications

Press Release – SKYCITY

SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust calls for applications Applications are now open for SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust, and local community groups in the Auckland and Far North regions are encouraged to apply for funding now. This year the Trust … Read more »

Nominations open for Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards which publicly recognises the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealands health and disability services. Read more »

Texan Heathens Invade New Zealand

Press Release – NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists

The New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists in conjunction with the Reason and Science Society at Auckland University will be hosting an evening of discussion on March 10 featuring Matt Dillahunty and AronRa talking about the relationships … Read more »

Otago signs MOU with Bishop’s Action Foundation in Taranaki

Press Release – University of Otago

The University of Otago and the Bishops Action Foundation (BAF) will today sign an agreement to undertake collaborative research in areas relating to public theology, the sustainability of rural communities and helping communities flourish. Read more »