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

 


Ngapuhi Iwi Social Services hits the streets

Ngapuhi Iwi Social Services hits the streets

On 8th April 2014 some of Ngapuhi Iwi Social Services (NISS) staff are walking off the job, out of the office, and into the community.. . . well down the street outside Kaikohe New World to be exact!

Between 2:30pm and 5pm, NISS staff, along with local U-tube sensation - Miss Kihi and her camera, are downing pens to get outside to talk to the community about services they have on offer, to enjoy local music, and the last vestiges of summer sun! The event is all about getting out into the community and giving them the chance to see and meet the awesome NISS The out-reach also reflects the massive commitment NISS has made to supporting the various kaupapa of the Kaikohe Youth Action Plan.

NISS are a part of Te Pae Aronga Taitamariki collective which holds the contract to put the ‘action’ into the Action Plan.

The Action Plan contains 47 specific actions targeted at reducing truancy, youth offending and harm to youth from drugs and alcohol, and increasing youth participation in education, training and employment. But the Action Plan is also about the social service community taking responsibility for leading the community in various ways, and participating in public community events.

For NISS talking to locals in local places is a key strategy to ensure that locals know about services provided by locals, locally!

Kaikohe Youth Action Plan Project Manager Brennan Rigby says that he was amazed at the awesome people he has met all around Kaikohe who were working in offices, away from the public eye. In the NISS office there are musicians, entertainers, sports-people, and amazing professionals, working away at their day jobs.

NISS General Manager Liz Marsden is championing the cause with a view to engaging directly with whanau.. . . . “whanau are at the heart of what we do”.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Protests Close Roads: TPP Signed In Auckland

“TPP was signed by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.” More>>

ALSO:

Emails Behind 'Diplomatic Immunity' Case: Whitehead Report Released

“As previously indicated the conclusions reached by Mr Whitehead’s investigation are not unexpected but they are very disappointing,” Mr Mccully says. “At the heart of the matter is a single email, along with procedural shortcomings, which gave Malaysian officials the impression it would be acceptable for Mr Rizalman to return to Malaysia." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Treaty/TPP Overlap, And Iowa

The fears about the ISDS provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership deal are well-founded. The reality is that there is a sharp uptick in the occurrence of ISDS litigation in developed countries, and even the right wing likes of The Economist have been souring on the process for some time. More>>

ALSO:

Christchurch Red Zone Offers: Fresh High Court Proceedings

Grant Cameron, Solicitor for the Quake Outcasts said “the action seeks judicial review of the Crown’s recent decision to make a fresh offer to purchase properties from uninsured property owners in red zones. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Waitangi And TPP

Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said his office has received an invitation for him to visit the Lower Marae on Waitangi Day, but was waiting for a meeting of the Te Tii Marae Trustees. More>>

ALSO:

Flagged: 'Wrong Colour' Bridge Flag To Change

NZ First: Only 13 days after National trumpeted its legally questionable flag on Auckland Harbour Bridge, it is now coming down because it is the wrong colour... “Mr Key’s latest flag fiasco is another waste of taxpayers' money. Given it is coming down, down is exactly the location where it should remain. More>>

ALSO:

School's In: Children Head Back To School

“Across the whole of this year we expect 61,820 five year olds will begin their primary schooling for the first time,” says the Ministry of Education head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey. More>>

ALSO:

Dog & Lemon: FBI Disagrees With NZ Government Over Police Chases

Multiple studies, quoted by the FBI, show that once suspects realise they're no longer being chased; they tend to slow down to normal driving speeds and therefore become far less of a risk. The FBI report also categorically rejected the argument that abandoning police chases meant ‘giving in’ to offenders. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news