Community Scoop

Ageing is the new black!

stephanie-clareStephanie Clare

Chief Executive | Age Concern New Zealand

Our population is ageing and we all need to know how to prepare. Age Concern New Zealand and The New Zealand Association of Gerontology are leading the way by co-hosting the Vison for Ageing in Aotearoa conference. Read more »

CLIMsystems Climate Services Team Impress Another High-Profile Client

Press Release – CLIMsystems

Fresh on the success of modelling extreme heat and wind events for Qatar 2022 and supporting the development of climate-proofed design for Expo 2020 in Dubai, the team at CLIMsystems has assisted one the United States’ most at-risk communities … Read more »

Hunger Strike The New Way To Get Early Release

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

 The Department of Corrections decision to release a prisoner on hunger strike is an alarming indicator of the culture that Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has built within the organisation, Nationals Corrections spokesperson David Bennett … Read more »

Shop To Help A Sister Succeed

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Dress for Success, an organisation that supports women to get jobs and financial stability is holding its first ever pop-up shop in Porirua. Dont miss out on your chance to get some quality pre-loved workwear at bargain prices, while also supporting … Read more »

Innovation Program Puts Emerging Leaders At The Forefront Of Tackling Climate Change

Press Release – GHD

Smart Seeds, a 10 week innovation program powered by GHD, will develop up to 20 new solutions and ideas for how New Zealand can better tackle climate change. Now in its fifth year running in New Zealand, the program launches in Christchurch this … Read more »

Nelson Tasman Climate Forum

Press Release – Nelson Tasman Climate Forum

This week, the Nelson-Tasman region will take its first steps towards a cohesive, coordinated, community-led plan to tackle climate change. Read more »

Iwi welcomes unveiling of Hokioi sculpture at Karamea

Press Release – Ngati Apa ki te RaTo

It was a special day in Karamea on Saturday as locals and iwi came together to unveil a life-sized bronze Hokioi sculpture, a project which has been almost two years in the making. Read more »

New Children’s Book In Pacific Languages

Press Release – Manaaki Whenua

Whnau Manaaki Kindergartens has published a new childrens picture book in seven languages about starting school. There is a shortage of books in Pacific languages particularly for the smaller Pacific communities in New Zealand, and this book will … Read more »

Minister Champions More Pacific In STEM – Toloa Awards

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples   24 February 2020 MEDIA STATEMENT The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio continues to champion for greater Pacific participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering … Read more »

Fundapen™ Initiative Extended To All Kiwis In Need Of Life-saving Epipen® Auto-injectors

Press Release – Allergy New Zealand

The FundaPen campaign, which last year saw hundreds of free EpiPens given to children in need, has been extended for a limited time to any New Zealander at risk of anaphylaxis. While funded stocks last, Allergy New Zealand and Pub Charity are … Read more »

Draft Report 2 Of The NZ Productivity Commission Is Wrong About Universal Basic Income

Opinion – Perce Harpham

by Perce Harpham The discussion appears to be a shallow justification to reach a preconceived conclusion that ” The Commission does not see merit in further investigating this option as a means of improving income smoothing “. Two quotations … Read more »