Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Community of the Year

4 March 2013

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren wins ‘Community of the Year’

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ (GRG) was announced as the winner of the ‘Community of the Year’ category at the 2013 New Zealander of the Year Awards gala dinner held in Auckland last week.

The annual awards, now in its fourth year, recognise the achievements of New Zealanders making exceptional contributions to their communities. The ‘Community of the Year Award’ category acknowledges groups working together up and down the country to build stronger communities.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren CEO, Geoff Lawson, said they were absolutely thrilled to be presented with the Award.

“To win this is award is just brilliant. It’s a fantastic tribute to the commitment, dedication and sacrifice our members make in raising their beloved grandchildren.”

On behalf of the Trust Mr. Lawson and Chair and Founder Diane Vivian accepted a winner’s cheque of $5000 and a hand-crafted trophy.

Established in 1999 and with over 5,200 members today, the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust is a nationwide group that provides information, support, advice and advocacy for grandparents raising their grandchildren/kin on a full-time basis. The Trust has 48 support groups operating from Kaitaia to Invercargill and is focused on providing services in the communities in which members live.

Recent initiatives have seen new support groups being established in Tauranga, Gisborne, Waipukurau and Porirua.

A special thanks to Mitre 10, sponsor of the ‘Community of the Year’ award.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

'Unprecedented' Conditions: Genesis Coal Burn 5-Yr High

Coal-fired generation from Genesis Energy’s Huntly operations was the highest in more than five years in the December quarter, as a combination of low hydro storage and plant outages were compounded by tight natural gas supplies. More>>

ALSO:

Climate Summary: NZ’s Equal-2nd Warmest Year On Record

Annual temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C above the annual average) across the majority of New Zealand... 2018 was the equal 2nd-warmest year on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which began in 1909. More>>

ALSO:

GDP: Economic Growth Dampens In The September Quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.3 percent in the September 2018 quarter, down from 1.0 percent in the previous quarter, Stats NZ said today... GDP per capita was flat in the September 2018 quarter, following an increase of 0.5 percent in the June 2018 quarter. More>>

ALSO:

Up $1.20: $17.70 Minimum Wage For 2019

Coalition Government signals how it will move toward its goal of a $20 p/h minimum wage by 2021... “Today we are announcing that the minimum wage will increase to $17.70 an hour on 1 April 2019." More>>

ALSO: