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 »

$300,000 Available For Community Projects

Press Release – Hutt Mana Charitable Trust

Applications open on Sunday 1 March for $300,000 of funding to support community initiatives. Hutt Mana Charitable Trust wants to hear from charitable, philanthropic, amateur sport, cultural or community organisations that need a funding boost. Nick … Read more »

Inadequate Medical Care Of A Prison Inmate

Press Release – Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding the Department of Corrections in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers Rights (the Code) for failing to provide necessary medical treatment … Read more »

‘Beyond The Pale’: Councils Respond To Kāinga Ora Powers

Article – RNZ

Councils across the country are worried they’re going to be shut out of having any say over major state housing developments in their cities. Councils are concerned housing agency Kinga Ora may run roughshod over their plans for developments in … Read more »

NZ Eye Tech Company Sets Up Branch On Borneo To Help People

Press Release – Make Lemonade

New Zealand eye care technology company oDocs Eye Care, which has just invented a new eye camera, has set up a branch in Borneo, to help improve the eyesight of rural Malaysians on the land of Sarawak. Chief executive Dr Hong Sheng Chiong says … Read more »

Government’s Homelessness Action Plan Misses The Mark

Press Release – State Housing Action

The State Housing Action Network (SHAN) is deeply disappointed that the Governments recently announced Aotearoa Homelessness Action Plan fails to provide for increases in the state housing stock which are essential for addressing the homelessness crisis. … Read more »

Over $1 Million To Help Tairāwhiti Youth Into Employment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment       Employment Minister Willie Jackson announced today that Tairwhiti rangatahi will benefit from an investment made by the Governments He Poutama Rangatahi (HPR) scheme. The funding … Read more »

Retirement Industry Forum To Explore Sector Potential

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

A Retirement Industry Forum being held in Kpiti on Monday will outline the contribution the sector makes and the opportunities the aged care sector offers the district, as well as exploring some of the challenges that need addressing. The aged care and … Read more »

Living In Death’s Shadow: Personal Stories Of The AIDS Epidemic

Press Release – University of Auckland

  A new book by University of Auckland historian Dr Cheryl Ware looks at the intimate lives and memories of HIV-positive gay men in Sydney between 1982 and 1996. Inner-city Sydney was the epicentre of gay life in the Southern hemisphere … Read more »

Out In The Park, Saturday 22 Feb 2020

Press Release – Out in the Park

Out in the Park, Wellingtons famous annual Queer Fair since 1986 is back once again, on Saturday 22 Feb 2020! Starting at 10.00am in Waitangi Park, Out in the Park is renowned for its free entertainment, with talented local singers, drag queens … Read more »

New Report A Pathfinder For Affordable Housing

Press Release – Local Government NZ

A report released today by LGNZ provides a roadmap for councils finding their way through the complex policy, regulatory and market tools available to help enable more affordable housing developments for New Zealanders. With demand soaring, rents … Read more »