Community Scoop

Children’s Commissioner Welcomes Vaccinations For Children Aged 5 To 11

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Childrens Commissioner Frances Eivers welcomes the announcement of the plan for the rollout of vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years early next year. As we enter the next phase of the pandemic, where COVID-19 is likely to be in more of our … Read more »

IHC Demands Government Response To Widely Known Abuse Experienced By Disabled People

Press Release – IHC

IHC wants to congratulate the Human Rights Commission for drawing attention to the staggeringly high rates of abuse and neglect that disabled people experience in Aotearoa. Trish Grant, IHC Director of Advocacy, says disabled people are significantly more … Read more »

More Focus On Much Needed Pasifika Home Ownership

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Habitat for Humanity Northern Region and Auckland based Penina Trust are pleased to announce a partnership to improve home ownership for Pasifika communities in South Auckland. As an experienced Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) provider, Habitat are … Read more »

COVID-19 Community Fund Providing Support For 160 Organisations Focused On Women And Girls

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today announced financial support will be allocated to the 160 successful applicants for the COVID-19 Community Fund, to support organisations helping women/whine and girls/ktiro in Aotearoa New Zealand affected by the pandemic. Read more »

$1.2 Million Grant Announced To Assist Catchment Restoration Initiative

Press Release – TECT

TECT has recently approved $1.2 million worth of funding over the next three years to support Wai Kokopu Inc., a community catchment restoration project focusing on Te Waih estuary and associated Pongakawa, Wharere, Punene and Kai Kokopu river … Read more »

Rescue Rashies Help Tackle Our Stubbornly High Drowning Rates

Press Release – Westpac New Zealand

Westpac NZ is reviving its focus on water safety this summer in a bid to help reduce New Zealands worryingly high drowning toll, especially among children. The country has a high rate of drowning deaths compared to many other OECD countries, with 1.6 … Read more »

Huakina Ready And Waiting For Whānau Ora Support Teams

Press Release – Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency

Huakina Development Trust Tumuaki Maria Clarke cant wait for the arrival of the Whnau Ora Vaccination Battalion support crew to Pukekohe. The mobile teams from west Auckland have been supporting vaccinations in Manurewa and Papakura, and are … Read more »

National Party’s New Conscience Not Representative Of Aotearoa’s Values

Press Release – ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa notes the appointment of Christopher Luxon as new leader for the National Party, and Nicola Willis as deputy leader. ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa spokesperson Dr Tracy Morison said Christopher Luxons well-publicised … Read more »

Update On Shooting Incident In Glen Eden + Request For Footage

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waitemat District Commander Naila Hassan: The Police investigation continues after AOS staff shot a man in Glen Eden  yesterday morning after he opened fire on them. A post-mortem and formal identification is expected to take place this  … Read more »

Cystic Fibrosis Won’t Take A Break This Christmas

Press Release – Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand

Help make a difference by visiting the Cystic Fibrosis Christmas Tree Festival at Wellington Airport, 24 November 9 January The harsh realities of life with cystic fibrosis (CF) can be especially tough on a child at Christmas. People with CF endure … Read more »

Delivered: 1,000 Extra Transitional Homes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has delivered the next 1,000 transitional housing places it promised, as part of its work to reduce homelessness. Read more »