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tim-metcalfeTim Metcalfe

Executive Officer | jigsaw whanganui

Last week I participated in a family hui convened by a colleague in our agency’s intensive social work team.  The household comprises 3 young children, their Mum and their Dad who has recently been released from prison. He identifies with a well-known local gang and describes himself as being heavily institutionalised having served several prison sentences over the past 15 years. Prior to his release he contacted our agency to support his intended transition to the home occupied by his partner and children. Considerable work was done alongside the family prior to his release.

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Yaniv Janson’s art and activism

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

The recipient of the Arts Access PAKnSAVE Artistic Achievement Award 2019, Yaniv has just completed a collection of works that hes called Project 22 because each of the 10 paintings used 22 paint test pots. Read more »

PM to visit Japan and attend the UN General Assembly

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern travels to Tokyo later this week for an official Summit meeting with Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and to promote trade, economic and tourism opportunities. Read more »

Government funds research to help transition to low emission

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $241 million in leading research projects that will help find new ways to address long-term issues like increasing our sources of renewable energy, growing knowledge-intensive industries, and tackling New Zealands social … Read more »

Amnesty International’s top honour goes to NZ youth groups

Press Release – Amnesty International

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is awarding three New Zealand climate youth groups with its Ambassador of Conscience award, its highest recognition for human rights work, previously given to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Ai Weiwei and Malala Yousafzai. Read more »

Nourishing the art of empathy

Press Release – Art For Change

A determined group of Auckland artists is gathering artwork to raise funds for a unique anti-bullying programme run in schools throughout New Zealand. Art for Change is holding an exhibition to support the not-for-profit Roots of Empathy, whose founder, … Read more »

Freshwater plan unlikely to have major impact on Dairy

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand has welcomed the findings of a New Zealand Institute of Economic Research report, which rejects claims the Governments freshwater proposals will have a significant economic impact. Read more »

Healthcare Game Changer is a NEXT Woman of the Year Finalist

Press Release – Geneva Healthcare

You can say that Josephine Gagan is the lion-heart lady of the healthcare sector. Her courageous and revolutionary contributions to the industry earned her a coveted spot as a finalist in this years NEXT Woman of the Year Awards. The awards honour … Read more »

Christchurch Mayoral Candidates Discuss Housing

Press Release – Tenants Protection Association ChCh Inc

At the recent Christchurch Housing Forum held 11 September, mayoral candidates were invited to share their vision for housing in Christchurch. Seven candidates took the opportunity to discuss the current issues and the future of housing in Christchurch. … Read more »

Over $34,000 to support Kāpiti communities

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Kapiti Coast District Council has awarded over $34,000 to 23 community groups through its annual Community Grants Scheme. Read more »

Dancing in the street, on the beach, in refugee camps

Press Release – University of Auckland

A feature-length documentary film produced by Associate Professor Nicholas Rowe of the Dance Studies programme, Dancing7Cities, reclaims our right to dance, wherever we want. Read more »