Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Depression Hits The Road

MEDIA ALERT

Depression Hits The Road

As the instance of depression and suicide risk rises in drought-hit rural areas and post-quake Canterbury,
The Black Dog Ride heads off
in support of LifeLine.

The Australian event that raises awareness of depression and funds for LifeLine Australia is crossing the Tasman next month in aid of the issue in New Zealand and the telephone counselling service in this country.

The Black Dog Ride, named after Winston Churchill's legendary nickname for his bouts of depression, has raised over $600,000 in Australia. Few New Zealanders haven't had personal experience of depression and the event is one man's determination to do something about it. Organiser, Steve Andrews will be leading riders out of Riccarton Race Course on Sunday 14 April, headed for Hanmer.

The hope is that hundreds of like-minded bike riders will join him on what promises to be a pleasant ride through the Canterbury back country knowing their participation is in aid of the 0800 543 354 LifeLine counselling helpline.

For more information and to register, go to www.blackdogride.com.au.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Flagging Enthusiasm: Gareth Morgan Announces Winner Of $20k Flag Competition

The winner of the Morgan Foundation’s $20,000 flag competition is “Wā kāinga / Home”, designed by Auckland based Studio Alexander. Economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan set up the competition because he had strong views on what the flag should represent but he couldn’t draw one himself. More>>

ALSO:

Books: The Lawson Quins Tell Their Incredible Story

They could have been any family of six children – except that five of them were born at once. It will come as a shock to many older New Zealanders to realise that Saturday July 25 is the Lawson quintuplets’ 50th birthday. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Wartime Women

Coinciding as it does with the movie Imitation Game which focusses on Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code in Hut 6 at Bletchley Park (“BP”), this book is likely to attract a wide readership. It deserves to do so, as it illustrates that BP was very much more than Turing and his colleagues. More>>

Maori Language Commission: Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori 2015

The theme for Māori Language Week 27 July – 2 August 2015 is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children” says Acting Chief Executive Tuehu Harris.. More>>

ALSO:

Live Music: Earl Sweatshirt Plays To Sold Out Bodega

The hyped sell-out crowd had already packed themselves as close as they could get to the stage before Earl came on. The smell of weed, sweat and beer filled Bodega – more debauched sauna than bar by this point. When he arrived on stage the screaming ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news