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Surprising discoveries and critical friends at a Parliament Breakfast

rodbaxterRod Baxter

Director of Impact | Prince’s Trust New Zealand

When I first received the invite for this event, I had this preconceived vision of a fancy lavish breakfast with mountains of gourmet cuisine. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Instead, the breakfast was described as “light”, which is evidently a euphemism for “insufficient”. It’s actually all my fault however, as I was too busy talking to interesting people and missed the vegetarian option. I enjoyed three slices of fruit.

It turns out I was never there for the kai; something more powerful was happening. Read more »

International Muslim Association on the terror attacks

Press Release – International Muslim Association of New Zealand

Muslims in New Zealands capital have been deeply moved by the outpouring of support from the Wellington community following the Christchurch massacre. Read more »

Auckland stands with Christchurch and the Muslim community

Press Release – Auckland Council

Our thoughts go out to the victims, their families and their communities. We share their grief and sorrow and pass on our sympathy and love, Mayor Phil Goff says. Read more »

Refugees call for all religions and ethnicities

Press Release – Aotearoa Resettled Community Coalition

Refugees call for all religions and ethnicities in NZ to come together in support of each other Read more »

Standing with the Muslim Community

Press Release – Transparency International NZ

Transparency International New Zealand stands beside the Muslim communities of New Zealand, and we uphold the values of kindness, tolerance and aroha. We extend our condolences and prayers to New Zealand’s Muslim communities and particularly the … Read more »

Mourning the Murder of Muslims in NZ, and what to do

Press Release – Tikkun

We at Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives are in deep mourning for the 49 Muslims killed and at least 20 seriously injured, in a hate-filled terror attack targeting two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The murderer, a few … Read more »

Statement of solidarity for Christchurch Muslim community

Press Release – Asians Supporting Tino Rangatiratanga

Arohanui and solidarity to the victims and survivors of the terrorist attack in Christchurch yesterday. We reject Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia and recognise that although the attacks were unimaginably horrific, those violent ideas already existed in our … Read more »

Christchurch Muslims in grief and shock

Press Release – Make Lemonade

A member of the Muslim community in Christchurch says the Muslims in the city are in a shock. Hedayat Najib, head of Business Studies at the Abacus Institute of Studies in Christchurch, says he and his family have been in contact with friends and families. … Read more »

ADC Statement On White Supremacist Terror Attacks

Press Release – American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – ADC

We at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) are shocked over the news coming out of New Zealand. Our hearts are shattered for those who lost family members and loved ones in this tragedy. We stand with the Muslim Community of New … Read more »

Statement from Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

The surreal shock of what happened in Christchurch yesterday has turned to deep sadness today and we are all looking for ways to show our support and aroha. Read more »

Tragic Incident in Christchurch

Press Release – New Zealand Muslim Association

New Zealand Muslim Community is deeply shocked and horrified about the shootings in the Christchurch mosques. Our heartfelt condolences are with the people and families that have been impacted by this incident. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. Read more »