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


DePaul House emergency housing and Rotary partnership

Press Release (first draft) 16" March 2017

DePaul House emergency housing and Rotary (North Shore Clubs) a partnership

In 2016, three members of Rotary, Northcote arrived at DePaul House offering support. They offered assistance both financially and with fundraising to purchase a new passenger van for De Paul House. De Paul House has provided emergency housing and family support services for 31 years in Northcote, Auckland. A key part of their success in transitioning the most fragile in our community into sustainable, long term housing is the provision of Support once families move into their own home. The passenger van is a integral part of this support, with Mike from DePaul House collecting adults and children daily so that they can attend the Early Childhood Centre and Learning Centre at De Paul House.

The existing van is over 20 years old, has 200,000 kilometres on the clock and was running on borrowed time. Ron, Graham and Bob from Rotary, Northcote worked tirelessly over the next 12 months and with the Support of Rotary Clubs from Takapuna, Milford and Birkenhead, a new van was purchased.

This has been a really fantastic opportunity for De Paul House not only to replace their van but also to use the contacts and resources of Rotary to extend awareness of their service and the need for support for families in North Auckland.

Jan Rutledge, Manager of De Paul House plans a celebration to acknowledge the contribution of Rotary, their perseverance and hardworking. ASJan Says "this van will see many years of hard work, it will take home tired, happy kids and parents. Thank you to Rotary a fabulous effort"

Jan Rutledge

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On War Crimes And The Afghan Insurgency

Truly, with friends like former defence Minster Wayne Mapp, the SAS does not need enemies. At the very least, the Hit and Run book has raised the possibility that the New Zealand SAS committed war crimes in the attack they led in Afghnistan upon the villages of Naik and Khak Khuday Dad...

Mapp’s attempted defence of the SAS on RNZ this morning unintentionally indicated that collective punishment was baked into the planning exercise for the raid, and also into how the raid proceeded on the ground. More>>


Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>


Biscuit Tin Of Democracy: World Heritage Site Protection, Ombudsman and Equal Pay Bills Drawn

On Thursday, 23 March 2017 three places are available on the Order Paper for the first reading of a Member’s bill. The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn... More>>


Emissions Plan: NZ Needs More Science, More Trees, Fewer Beasts

A combination of technology breakthroughs, much more plantation forestry, and a big switch away from pastoral, particularly dairy farming, are identified as the key elements of any approach New Zealand takes to reducing its carbon emissions to a net zero level, according to a new report sponsored by the New Zealand chapter of GLOBE, a multi-party, global parliamentary grouping. More>>


"Backed To Win Seats": Labour Māori Seat MPs Won't Stand On List

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

OutsKey: John Key's Valedictory Speech

I rise to address this House for the very last time. It has been a huge privilege to have served the people of Helensville as their member of Parliament, and, of course, the people of New Zealand as their Prime Minister. More>>


Productivity Commission: New Models Of Tertiary Education Are Coming

The report is a broad-ranging inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to emerging trends in technology and the internationalisation of education, and changes in the structure of the population, and the skills needed in the economy and society... More>>


PM's Press Conference: Water Everywhere

Monday's Post-Cabinet press conference focused on water, with the Prime Minister fielding questions about the possibility pricing water taken for export. Mr English said the government was directing their water allocation technical advisory group to include export water in considerations. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news