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


Aiming for a peaceful Auckland

Aiming for a peaceful Auckland

This is the last chance to recommend someone for the annual ‘Auckland – City for Peace Youth Awards’.

Nominations close this Friday 22 August with the awards ceremony being held at the Western Springs Garden Hall on Sunday 21 September 2014.

Auckland Council in partnership with The Peace Foundation each year delivers the awards, aimed to recognise youth’s contribution to peace services and leadership within the communities of Auckland.

Community Development Committee Chair Councillor Cathy Casey says being a City for Peace contributes to Auckland's becoming the most liveable city in the world.

Auckland was launched as a City for Peace in June 2012.

“Through our work with the Peace Foundation we promote nuclear-free zones, adhere to principles of non-violence and tolerance and aim to make Auckland a place where everyone feels like they belong, has pride in their city and feels safe,” she says.

If you know someone between the ages of 13 – 24 years who you think deserves recognition nominate them for an award.

Entry criteria:

The youth’s contribution should support one of the following themes:
• organising peaceful conflict resolution programmes and practices
• celebrating cultural and ethnic diversity
• fulfilling human rights
• caring for the environment

Youth can be nominated for two age categories, they are:
• 13 to 18 years
• 19 to 24 years

For more information on City for Peace or to nominate someone visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Environment And Conservation: Changes To Our Oceans Pose Serious Concerns

New Zealand’s oceans, coasts, and marine wildlife are under growing pressure, according to the first national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand about the marine environment. More>>


Police Authority: Use Of Taser Was Disproportionate And Unjustified

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer’s second use of a Taser on a mentally unwell Hokitika man was disproportionate and unjustified. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Holidays, Hekia Parata And Badlands

Hekia Parata, adieu. Reportedly, she’s been ‘passionate’ about education. She has “bravely’ led the charge on the government’s education reforms. In the past week , many of the postscripts to Hekia Parata’s career as Education Minister have sounded like a schoolteacher desperately trying to find some reason why a D student can be marked up to C minus. More>>


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news