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Red Cross Continues To Work With Quake-Hit Communities

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:51:10 +1300 | NZ Red Cross

Two months after the 14 November earthquakes, New Zealand Red Cross continues to work in the earthquake-affected regions of Marlborough, Kaikoura and Hurunui. More >>

Emergency food grants rocketing under National

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:07:14 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

More and more Kiwis are going hungry under National with hardship grants for food jumping 14 per cent in the last year alone, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More >>

More sole parents independent of benefits

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:20:20 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people receiving a benefit is continuing to decline year on year, with sole parents driving the biggest reduction in numbers.More >>

Ending homelessness (again)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:22:43 +1300 | Green Party

“Arriving in London for the first time on my OE, I saw vagrants and beggars everywhere, sleeping rough under bridges, in parks, in any nook that offered a little shelter from the wind and rain. I loved that I came from a country that was better than this ...More >>

New year, new chance to turn the inequality tide

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:33:35 +1300 | Green Party

This year is our chance to turn the tide on growing inequality in New Zealand with a change of government, the Green Party said today. More >>

Inequality has Kiwi families living in garages

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:32:16 +1300 | Salvation Army

Inequality is damaging New Zealand society, leaving families without access to affordable safe housing and with an inability to provide basic food and utilities, The Salvation Army says.More >>

Just eight men own same wealth as half the world

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:20:50 +1300 | Oxfam

Oxfam News Release Monday 16 January 2017 Just eight men own same wealth as half the world More >>

Time To Acknowledge Dunedin’s Local Community Champions

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:21:54 +1300 | TrustPower

The search is on to unearth Dunedin’s hardworking voluntary groups with entries now open for the Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards. More >>

Entires Open for Central Otago District Community Awards

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:20:27 +1300 | TrustPower

The once a year opportunity to celebrate and recognise local volunteers has arrived in the Central Otago district. More >>

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Founder celebrated

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:22:14 +1300 | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ’s Founding Trustee, Diane Marguerite Vivian has been made a companion of the Queen’s Service Order in the New Year’s Honour’s list 2017.More >>

City Mission thanks Greater Wellington for being stars

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:40:04 +1300 | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission has once again been blown away by Greater Wellingtons response to their Christmas Star Appeal. More >>

GRG Announcement - CEO Appointment

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:56:11 +1300 | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Following a full review of the governance and management of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Bundle as Chief Executive Officer of GRG with immediate effect.More >>

National Māori Housing Conference 2016 - Strategic Report

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:43:01 +1300 | Tauranga Moana

TAURANGA MOANA, 22 December – The Tauranga Moana National Māori Housing Conference Committee is pleased to announce the release of the Strategic Report on the Conference Proceedings and outcomes.More >>

Just Atelier announce UNSTITCHED 2017

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:46:13 +1300 | Just Atelier

This week local ethical fashion hub, Just Atelier, announce their successful bid to open a community pop-up space in central Dunedin in April, 2017, through the Urban Dream Brokerage project. More >>

Berhampore celebrates Christmas at new community centre

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:31:10 +1300 | Northern Housing New Zealand Corporation

Residents from Berhampore in Wellington are coming together today to celebrate Christmas at the recently refurbished Centennial Flats community centre. More >>

High demand for Community Fridge

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:53:20 +1300 | Love Food Hate Waste

The Community Fridge, which has been offering free food in central Auckland, needs additional support from the community if it is to continue. More >>

City Mission to deliver over 100 Christmas Day Hampers

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:22:22 +1300 | Wellington City Mission

The Wellington City Mission is looking forward to delivering over 100 special ‘Christmas Day Hampers’ to families in their own homes this Friday 23 December – with the help of some Wellington celebrities. More >>

Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:55:39 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

The Social Services Committee is calling for public submissions on the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill. More >>

Nick Smith should go - not the Housing Minister position

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:53:28 +1300 | Housing Lobby

"After five years of Nick Smith as Housing Minister, making an absolute pig's breakfast of the State Housing portfolio, his friend, the new Prime Minister Bill English would rather disestablish the Housing Minister position, than sack his 'brat ...More >>

Over 35,000 gifts required to meet target

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:57:31 +1300 | Kmart Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal

With only days left until Christmas, the countdown is on to collect 50,000 gifts for the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal to help support the 17,000 families and individuals in New Zealand who will otherwise go without.More >>


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