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The importance of home

chris-glaudelChris Glaudel

Deputy Chief Executive | Community Housing Aotearoa

I hope you’re all staying healthy and safe.

And importantly – I hope you all have somewhere healthy and safe to stay.

Because having a home is crucial to our ability to care for ourselves and our whānau during the four-week Covid-19 lockdown. Read more »

New Zealand’s General Practitioners Are A Workforce In Crisis

Press Release – Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

A survey conducted by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners yesterday shows that GPs are at breaking point. The College is calling on the Government for urgent action to address the health crisis that GPs now find themselves in as a result … Read more »

Concerns About Rights Of People In Detention During Response To COVID-19

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, is calling on the Government to respect the rights of people it is holding for detention purposes in its response to COVID-19. People detained by the authorities have a heightened risk of infection due to living … Read more »

Government delivers COVID-19 support to GPs and Pharmacies

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government is delivering on its commitment to support general practice doctors and nurses, and pharmacies on the front-line of our fight against COVID-19. Read more »

Subway® New Zealand Donates 17 Tonnes Of Fresh Food To Support Kiwis In Need

Press Release – Subway

Subway New Zealand restaurants have donated more than 17 tonnes of fresh produce, including tomatoes, lettuce, capsicums and carrots, to KiwiHarvest and other local food charities in a bid to help sustain some of the communitys most vulnerable … Read more »

COVID-19: New Charitable Initiative To Fund Remote Monitoring For At-Risk Patients

Press Release – The Trusts

Patients with serious health conditions, who are at greatest risk if exposed to COVID-19, will benefit from a new charitable initiative which will provide them with remote monitoring technology – reducing their need to visit hospital. The pilot programme … Read more »

Small Team, Big Impact

Press Release – St Vincent de Paul Wellington

St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington (Vinnies) has adapted its welfare and support services to provide essential service packs to individuals and families struggling throughout the COVID-19 Level 4 lock-down. Were ensuring our community has … Read more »

The Pressure Of Quarantine On Family Violence – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Support services have raised alarm bells over the lockdown, saying it could spark more cases of family violence in New Zealand.   Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this afternoon that nearly half of the $27 million allocated for NGOs and community … Read more »

SDHB Daily Media Update – Wednesday 1 April 2020

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Lakes District Hospital update Lakes District Hospital is now admitting patients again, after a temporary pause while staff were tested for COVID-19. Altogether 83 staff and contractors were tested for the virus, after two nurses were confirmed … Read more »

Trust Earmarks $2M For Dedicated COVID-19 Response Fund

Press Release – Otago Community Trust

The Otago Community Trust board met virtually for the first time in its history at the beginning of the week. The Trusts Board Meeting scheduled for the 24th of March was initially postponed as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Otago Community … Read more »

Region’s Homeless Being Helped

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

  A house has been opened for the homeless in Tairwhiti who are self-isolating during the Level 4 alert lockdown. Gisborne District Councils Emergency Coordination Centre has been working with the Ministry of Social Development, other agencies and … Read more »