Community Scoop

What would a joined up approach look like?

dianne-armstrongcropppedDianne Armstrong | Arthritis New Zealand

Over recent years there have been gentle suggestions from a variety of sources that NZ has too many charities and perhaps some merging of those with very similar missions may be beneficial. But we seem to have a need to create a new entity that supports our passion and therefore the notion of some togetherness has gathered no traction. Read more »

NMIT staff sharpen their skills for Christmas Celebration

Press Release – Nelson City Council

A team of dedicated Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology staff has volunteered to spend the first day of its holidays preparing a festive 3-course meal for Nelsons Christmas Celebration. Read more »

Stray, Kohutapu Lodge win top award for Community Engagement

Press Release – Stray Travel

Stray and Kohutapu Lodge have won the top award for Community Engagement at the 2019 Tourism Industry Association (TIA) Awards. Read more »

Voter turnout showing how community-oriented we are

Press Release – Central Lakes Trust

Voting is closing for the Central Lakes Trust elections. Voter turnout to date is the highest its been since the 2010 elections. Read more »

Government urged to fix disability sector funding crisis

Press Release – Disability Support Network

Annual funding shortfall of $574 million revealed An estimated 15,000 additional disabled people missing out on services Services continuing to be rationed as funding crisis worsens Read more »

Failure to invest in disabled people

Press Release – IHC New Zealand

People with intellectual disabilities and their families are struggling to access support more than ever before, as the disability sector faces a now $574 million annual funding shortfall, says IHC. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s age problem, and the Port Hills

Column – Gordon Campbell

Labour has been steadily improving its gender balance to the point where there are now 21 women in its caucus out of 46 MPs in all, just below 46%. Yet Labour has been just as steadily losing the generational battle to the Greens. Currently Kieran McAnulty … Read more »

Lifting incomes a priority: Green Party

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party acknowledges the Governments progress report on implementing the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group, as highlighted by the Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni in a speech to the Child Poverty Action Group … Read more »

Visit takes royals from Waitangi to Christchurch

Article – RNZ

Domestic violence services, conservation and education are all on the list for the royal tour. Read more »

Summer literacy programme to roll out in South Island

Press Release – University of Auckland

Blogging at least twice a week as part of a University of Auckland digital literacy programme has completely eliminated the summer slump in literacy for the children involved. Read more »

Salvation Army home for more than 1,800 Kiwis at Christmas

Press Release – Salvation Army

As Aotearoa plans for festive season celebrations, The Salvation Army is preparing to make its house a home to hundreds of men, women and children who have nowhere else to stay. Read more »