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janeeditedJack Trolove

Director | Rainbow Ready 

Jane Zintl

CEO | Ara Taiohi

Youth suicide is at epic proportions in Aotearoa.  This is not news to many, in fact most of us are personally affected by this reality at some level.  Perhaps less well known is that young people from our rainbow communities (those who identify as LGBTQI+) are amongst the highest rates of youth suicide, especially trans and gender diverse young people.  We are doing something wrong, and this has to change. Read more »

Community housing project at former Wesleyhaven Village

Press Release – Wesley Community Action

Wesley Community Action is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement with Masterton prefabricated home provider EasyBuild to build 25 affordable rental homes at the former Wesleyhaven Village in Naenae. Read more »

Communities Call for Action

Press Release – Salvation Army

People in hard-working communities are calling on the Prime Minister for help dealing with the impact of drugs, the housing crisis, lack of mental health services and economic support. Read more »

A Call to Action in Manurewa

Press Release – Salvation Army

People in Manurewa want to talk to the Prime Minister about street gangs, crime, drug abuse and impacts of the housing crisis that have left them fearing for their safety. Read more »

A Call to Action in Hornby

Press Release – Salvation Army

People in Hornby want to talk to the Prime Minister about better infrastructure, economic growth and opportunities for disconnected young people. Read more »

Commissioner welcomes young voices talking about porn

Press Release – Childrens’s Commission

Childrens Commissioner welcomes young voices talking about porn Research released recently by the Chief Censor on young New Zealanders and porn, is a ground-breaking document, says Childrens Commissioner Andrew Becroft. This is not least … Read more »

Brook Valley Community Group v Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

1. The Court of Appeal today released a judgment dismissing the appeal of the Brook Valley Community Group Inc (the Community Group), which challenged the lawfulness of the aerial discharge of the toxin brodifacoum in the Brook Valley in Nelson. Read more »

Rotorua flooding: Serious council oversights highlighted

Article – RNZ

An independent report has criticised two councils for waiting until after a flood that forced a state of emergency before they responded to reduce flood risk. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Dec 11

Press Release – Hansard

1. MARAMA DAVIDSON (Co-LeaderGreen) to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction : What is her response to the finding in yesterday’s Child Poverty Monitor report that around 100,000 New Zealand children are “doing it really tough”? Read more »

Rongoā Māori Research Project Presents Guidelines

Press Release – Nga Pae o te Maramatanga

On 11 December at the University of Auckland, Ng Pae o te Mramatanga New Zealands Mori Centre of Research Excellence and Whakauae Research for Mori Health & Development presented the results of the 2017 project – Cultural, Ethical, … Read more »

Stopping family violence – what does the evidence tell us?

Press Release – Chief Science Advisor

A new report Every 4 minutes: A discussion paper on preventing family violence in New Zealand by Justice sector Chief Science Advisor, Dr Ian Lambie, discusses the evidence and asks us, as a community, to get involved. Read more »