Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Wellington Rape Crisis celebrates 35 years

Media Release for immediate release

23 October 2012

Wellington Rape Crisis celebrates 35 years of supporting survivors

Wellington Rape Crisis (WRC) will celebrate 35 years of supporting survivors with a birthday party at Meow Cafe on the 26th October. The agency was established in 1977 by a small group of women who identified, and responded to, a community need.

After a turbulent year for WRC, Agency Manager Natalie Gousmett says the event is well deserved. “This will be an opportunity to celebrate our agency’s hard work and commitment over the past 35 years”, says Gousmett.

“Providing counselling and support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse with minimal government funding can be very challenging. We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to celebrate our history, staff, volunteers, and all the generous funders and people who support us financially. I’d like to give a big thank you to the volunteer organiser and musicians for giving up their time and talent for us.”

The WRC Birthday Party will include performances by Sophie and the Realistic Expectations, Phoebe Hurst, Jessie Moss, Hula Hope and hula hoop artist Ryn Hooligan.

Sophie lead singer from Sophie and the Realistic Expectations says the band is pleased to show their support for WRC. “We are opposed to any and all violence or coercive horribleness against anybody. Playing for the 35th anniversary of Wellington Rape Crisis is a way of expressing part of that commitment. We feel enormously proud and privileged to support an organisation which has helped so many people.”

The WRC Birthday will start at 8.30pm. All income will contribute to WRC's ongoing work in the community.

More information on the event here
ENDS

www.wellingtonrapecrisis.org.nz
Facebook page

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gaza.Scoop: UNRWA School, Ambulances Attacked - Gaza MOH

The Ministry of Health Gaza expresses its horror and outrage at the latest Israeli massacre moments ago at an UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons in Beit Hanoun. Ten people have been killed and there is a large number of wounded. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag

One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.

This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.

What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news