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

 


Youthline Wellington Annual Street Appeal

Youthline Wellington Annual Street Appeal

Wellington, May Wednesday 14thMay, 2014:Wellingtonians are being asked to hit the streets to support local young people in Youth Week 2014.

Youthline wants local people to give just two hours of their time, on Friday 23 May 2014 to join their team of volunteers raising money to support local services for young people.

Coordinator Vicki Beachen is asking the young and the not so young to help in Youthline’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

“Every day of the year Youthline volunteers are at work, answering calls and texts from young people who need someone to talk to. On 23 May, we’re asking everyone to dig deep and give to make sure we can continue to be there for these young people”, said Vicki.

“We need people to collect on the streets, in their workplace, at the airport and in supermarkets around Wellington. If we can get 100 collectors to give just two hours then Youthline can reach our annual fundraising target”.

Every year for the last 40 years, Wellington businesses and individuals have given their time and their donations to keep Youthline running – to make sure that 48,000 phone calls and 385,000 text messages are answered.

Anyone can volunteer to collect for Youthline. If you can spare an hour or two of your time to help with the appeal, please go to this link to register your interest –
http://bit.ly/SupportYouthline2014

Volunteer collectors must be aged 14 years and over, or be accompanied by an adult. Everyone who participates will get a big thank you from the Youthline crew – along with a Youthline collection bucket, fluro vest, an official collectors badge, and stickers and leaflets to hand out.

To find out more, contact Vicki Beachen, Youthline Coordinator:
Email: vicki@youthline.co.nz Phone:(04) 801 6924

Youthline has been supporting New Zealand youth for over forty years.To find out more about Youthline in Wellington, visit Youthline.co.nz/wellington. Anyone needing support can phone 0800 37 66 33, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, or free text to 234 between 8am and midnight.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greek Riddles:
Gordon Campbell On The Recent Smackdown Over Greece

There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza government in Greece and the European Union “troika” and… no-one seems entirely sure what happened. Did the asteroid miss Earth?

It seems to have. The EU still exists. Syriza is now claiming a victory of sorts. It doesn’t help that the only people who do appear to be sure (the Greeks buckled) are claiming the exact opposite to what the other group (the Greeks won!) are saying. Plus, there are bets either way e.g. Bloomberg News: “Its too early to say who caved in to whom.” More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Iraq: Ex-Hostage Says Government Not Putting NZers, Iraqis First

Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Statement: Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting

Prime Minister Key warmly welcomed Prime Minister Abbott and Mrs Abbott to New Zealand. The visit has enabled wide-ranging and substantive discussion that has underlined the strength, value, diversity and warmth of our trans-Tasman relationship. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: Peters To Stand In Northland By-Election

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has announced his intention to stand in the Northland by-election, citing his own links to the electorate and ongoing neglect of the region by central government. More>>

ALSO:

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? More>>

ALSO:

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:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news