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SERVOLUTION: 7-Day Event Serving Local Communities

New Zealand, Australian and Samoan Churches and community groups unite for one week to serve their communities

SERVOLUTION: 7-Day Event Serving Local Communities

An army of volunteers will take to the streets and neighbourhoods of Auckland from April 19 to 25, putting "love thy neighbour" into action. It is part of a worldwide movement called SERVOLUTION, geared towards serving local communities.

Volunteers from churches and community groups will be painting out graffiti, picking up rubbish, checking residents have smoke alarms, providing school makeovers, and cleaning parks and reserves, among other acts of kindness.

Servolution started in South Auckland five years ago by LifeChurch Manurewa in an effort to give Manurewa a facelift. Today over 70 churches and community groups from New Zealand, Australia and Samoa will come together to serve their local communities through simple acts of kindness.

"The motivation of Servolution is to give to the community, showing love in action, and expecting nothing in return," says lead organiser, Liz Muliaga.

"Servolution is a culture, not an event - we're really looking forward to getting to know our communities better and creating a culture of serving others."


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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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