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

 


Vodafone planting the seeds for Christchurch recovery

Vodafone planting the seeds for Christchurch recovery

Organic Sector Receives Funding To Rebuild Garden City

Bailey Peryman from Soil & Health - Organic NZ (Canterbury), is one of eleven recipients of the 2013 Vodafone World of Difference Programme awards.

This award, which focuses on youth development and an earthquake recovery need, funds his salary and expenses for a year. Peryman will be coordinate the setup of Hand Over a Hundy in Christchurch East and develop a new social enterprise, Garden City 2.0

Hand Over a Handy is a pay it forward initiative to encourage families and communities to establish edible gardens at home. Young families and unemployed youth are given $100 worth of growing material and a mentor for a year. The challenge is for them to recoup the $100 through sales of produce or savings on their food bill to pass on to another family the year following.

Garden City 2.0 will bring new life to the Garden City by developing and investing in community food initiatives.

"We will also be looking to partner with experts in the food and agricultural industry to develop a wider framework for young people to find work, start a food initiative of their own and create a livelihood for themselves and their families. We see this being the foundation for a local food industry that is waiting to be borne in Christchurch” says Peryman.

"Mother Nature devasted NZ's Garden city. Vodafone’s support of this project literally will be planting the seeds to help her give back to Christchurch that which was taken" says Debbie Swanwick, Spokesperson, Soil & Health - Organic NZ.

Vodafone New Zealand Foundation Chair Antony Welton says the World of Difference is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of young New Zealanders.

Started in 2002, the Foundation has now invested over $15 million and supported 69 New Zealanders, with flow on effects to hundreds of young people across the country.

Soil & Health is one of the oldest organic organisations in the world and promote fresh, healthy, organic food - GE, pesticide and additive free. Oranga Nuku, Oranga Kai Oranga Tangata.

Oranga nuku - Oranga kai - Oranga tāngata Follow us on Facebook
Healthy soil - Healthy food - Healthy people Forward to a friend

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?

As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...

Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

No Designers Or Visual Artists: Flag Panel Members Announced

The Government has appointed 12 New Zealanders as members of the Flag Consideration Panel which will engage with the public about a possible new New Zealand flag, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour MP Stands Down From Portfolio: Comment From Carmel Sepuloni

The first I knew of my mother’s charges was when I was called by a reporter yesterday. I spoke to Andrew and we agreed there is a conflict of interest at the present time which means I will temporarily stand aside from the Social Development portfolio. It’s the right thing to do… . More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Whether NZ Troops Are The Least Of Islamic State’s Problems

Given that it has been politically packaged and sold as a training mission, the Iraq deployment announced yesterday by Prime Minister John Key seemed to be mysteriously short of actual trainers... The other wing of the argument is whether a troop deployment is (a) the only effective way and (b) the appropriate time to combat Islamic State. More>>

ALSO:

143 Troops, Possible SAS Deployment, Legalities Unsorted: PM’s Statement On ISIL

Mr Speaker, today I am announcing to the House the Government’s decisions about our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL... More>>

ALSO:

Liu Saga: PM's Dinner With Controversial Donor

John Key must front up to New Zealand and say what he discussed with Donghua Liu when the disgraced businessman paid $25,000 for the Prime Minister to come to dinner at his Remuera home, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Roads: National MP 'Concerned' At Overseas Driver Crashes

Waitaki MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary for Tourism Jacqui Dean said she was concerned at the number of fatal crashes involving overseas licence holders and she really felt that the time had come for more to be done. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: Parole Bill Passes

A bill reducing parole hearings deemed to be unnecessary has passed. The third reading of the Parole Amendment Bill was completed by 104 to 16 with the Greens and Maori Party opposed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news