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The Importance of Culture, Identity and Social Connectedness to Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

tayo-agunlejikaTayo Agunlejika

Executive Director | Multicultural NZ

The Treaty of Waitangi, as a founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, provides a framework to strive for racial equity, partnership, kindness and fairness. We have made major gains in getting along with each other compared to other OECD, Commonwealth and francophone countries. Notwithstanding, we still have a long way to go in achieving racial justice especially now that we are witnessing foreign cultures and foreign toxic race politics infiltrating our polity, institutions and community – our kiwi culture of respect, DIY and fairness. Read more »

New van critical for Huringa Pai Charitable Trust

Press Release – NZ Community Trust

NZCT has given a significant grant of $66,000 to Gisbornes Huringa Pai Charitable Trust, which has made the purchase of a new 18-seat van possible. Read more »

2019 IHC Art Awards judges announced

Press Release – IHC Art

We welcome first time judge Kerrie Hughes to the 2019 Art Awards judging panel and we are delighted to have both Jae Kang and Tim Walker back with us for another year. Read more »

One month after Christchurch mosque terror attacks

Article – RNZ

One month on from the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, many people are still struggling to come to terms with what happened. Read more »

Fears grow for NZ nurse kidnapped in Syria

Article – RNZ

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. Read more »

The Shift Aotearoa: Collaborative Action For NZ Housing

Press Release – The Shift

Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Ko Ng w Kinga hei Whakamhorahora National Science Challenge and Community Housing Aotearoa are bringing together a diverse group across the housing sector for a major event to fix Aoteroa New Zealands … Read more »

Top lawyers join opposition to End of Life Choice Bill

Press Release – Lawyers for Vulnerable New Zealanders

Auckland 14 April 2019 High profile New Zealand lawyers and legal academics have joined more than 75 other lawyers to publicly voice their concerns over the End of Life Choice Bill in an open statement issued today. Read more »

Student Response to Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon

Press Release – Anonymous

Students are frustrated at the trivialising language of the Vice-Chancellor whose role is to ensure the safety of the university community. There is clear evidence that there is indeed a presence of white supremacist activity, and a number of students … Read more »

Responding to the needs of ethnic communities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Responding to the needs of ethnic communities after terror attacks The Government has announced a range of urgent measures to support ethnic communities affected by the 15 March terror attacks, says Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa. The … Read more »

Housing project changing lives in Porirua East

Press Release – Hutt Mana Charitable Trust

The largest funder of warm homes investment in the Wellington region has launched a health-based project which has made an immediate difference to families in Porirua. Read more »

South Alive secures long-term support for community goals

Press Release – South Alive

The South Invercargill Urban Rejuvenation Trust, South Alive, has entered into a 5-year partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs under its Community Led Development Programme. One of sixteen communities throughout New Zealand participating … Read more »