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Māori Language Week: Te Reo and workplace wellbeing

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney

Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

To mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori  | Māori Language Week we’re reflecting on the link between speaking te Reo at work and job satisfaction. There are many meaningful ways to learn and use te Reo and we hope to inspire you to try some of them.  Read more »

Barnardos on new national Suicide Prevention Strategy

Press Release – Barnardos

Barnardos says new national Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan a crucial ingredient in driving change Read more »

SIT Educators tutors selected to make presentation

Press Release – Southern Institute Of Technology

Johanna Rhodes, Southern Institute of Technology, Head of School of Nursing and Mary McMillan Paper Coordinator for the Bachelor of Nursing Year Two, Professional Issues, and Year Three, Clinical Practicum in the mental health practice settings … Read more »

Volunteering NZ appoints new Chief Executive

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand has appointed a new Kaihautu/Chief Executive, Michelle Kitney, to lead its work promoting, supporting and advocating for volunteering in New Zealand Aotearoa. Read more »

Toi Tangata is taking a stand

Press Release – Toi Tangata

Toi Tangata is deeply concerned to learn of the launch of a new vape kit by a UK company using its brand mark which is not only a blatant infringement on the copyright of the Toi Tangata brand, but appropriation of Mori culture. As covered on TVNZs … 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 that is struggling to meet demand and has lost crucial Government funding. Read more »

Announcing NZCLW Dumpling Day!

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week

The best way to experience another culture is through its food, and who doesnt like dumplings? To celebrate New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2019, which runs from 22-28 September this year, NZCLW has announced New Zealands inaugural Dumpling … Read more »

Waipa Business Awards winner

Press Release – Jean McKenzie

A former teacher for over 30 years, a volunteer fire fighter for 13 years in the Pirongia Brigade, and the founder of two educational initiatives in the past five years. Read more »

Celebrating the Feast Day of Saint Vincent de Paul

Press Release – St Vincent de Paul Wellington

The St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington Area will be hosting a festival Mass at St Josephs Catholic Church in Mount Victoria on Thursday 26 September, 7pm, to celebrate the Feast Day of the Societys patron, Saint Vincent de Paul. Read more »

Mental health funding increase welcome but change needed

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the governments decision to inject millions of dollars into frontline mental health services. Read more »

Elections 2019 – raising questions on integrity

Press Release – Transparency International NZ

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) contributes to local government democracy by promoting integrity and civic literacy. More than 1000 local body candidates will receive its ‘ Questions on Integrity ‘ this week. Read more »