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Latest Update On COVID-19

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

There were 14 cases confirmed in the Waikato overnight, with seven in Te Kiti, two in Huntly, two in torohanga, one in Hamilton, one in Ngruawhia, and one location under investigation. Six cases have been linked to previous cases and the … Read more »

New Zealand Labour-led Government Continues Attacks On Immigrants

Article – Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group   The immigration minister in New Zealands Labour-led government, Kris Faafoi, announced in September that migrants living in NZ on temporary work visas would be fast-tracked for residency. Trumpeted … Read more »

Community Housing Supply Boosted By $200m Impact Investment Joint Venture

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community housing sector peak body, Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) is celebrating the news of a joint venture between Positive Capital, global investors Alvarium and KiwiSaver provider Pathfinder which will see 200 million dollars of funding become … Read more »

Celebrating Vaccinations In Papakura One By One

Press Release – Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency

Papakura will today welcome the Whnau Ora Vaccination Battalion support team before setting them onto the south Auckland streets to help lift the Mori vaccination rate one by one. Papakura Marae CEO Tony Kake said he was looking forward to … Read more »

Today Is GivingTuesday!

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation

After the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday the 30th of November, is quite simply a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday has become a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organisations to … Read more »

Welcome Boost For Violence Prevention In Ethnic Communities

Press Release – SHAMA

Talking about family and sexual violence is not comfortable for anyone. But for ethnic communities in Aotearoa, there are specific differences and barriers that need community-based solutions, says Silvana Erenchun Perez, manager of Shama. We … Read more »

Scouts Aotearoa Appointments Raani Kelderman, National Commissioner

Press Release – Scouts New Zealand

Scouts Aotearoa is pleased to announce the appointment of Raani Kelderman as the new National Commissioner. At twenty-one Raani is Scouts Aotearoa’s youngest ever National Commissioner. Raani has been a part of the Scouts whnau for nine years … Read more »

Lockdown Drives Spike In Demand For Food Hubs – New Zealand Food Network Data Reveals

Press Release – New Zealand Food Network

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 Delta variant in August 2021, demand for food support has reached an all-time high. Aotearoas food rescue facilitator, the New Zealand Food Network (NZFN) has today released figures from the last three months … Read more »

Community Organisations Struggling To Keep Pace With Demand For Services

Press Release – Hui E Community Aotearoa

Community organisations are running on empty after 18 months of pandemic pressures, new research from Volunteering New Zealand and Hui E! Community Aotearoa shows. The survey of more than 600 organisations in the tangata whenua, community and voluntary … Read more »

Pay Gap Update: All Kiwi Women Working For Free Until The End Of 2021

Press Release – MindTheGap NZ

From today, all Kiwi women start working for free, and MindTheGap NZ is calling on all Kiwis to #JustAsk businesses about their pay gaps. According to Stats NZ, the 9.1% gender pay gap means that women in New Zealand are now working for free … Read more »

Emissions Reduction Plan Falls Well Short

Press Release – The Wise Response Society

The overall emissions budget proposed by the Ministry for the Environment is not nearly ambitious enough, says Chair of the Wise Response Society, Prof. Liz Slooten. The IPCC requirement to keep global warming to 1.5C by 2030 means a … Read more »