News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Acting CEO appointed to Foundation for the Blind

Acting CEO appointed to Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind

The Board of Trustees for the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind (RNZFB) is pleased to announce they have appointed an Acting Chief Executive (CEO).

Paula Daye, RNZFB Divisional Manager Adaptive Living has been appointed in the role for a six to eight month period beginning 2 December.

Jonathan Mosen, Chairman of the Board, says the Board is appointing an Acting CEO because it is still in a period of transition from its current governance structure to its new one.

"Once the organisation becomes self-governing, a new Board will be voted in and we felt that it was appropriate that they appoint the next Chief Executive", says Mr Mosen.

"To bridge the gap, the current Board has chosen to appoint Ms Daye in the interim.

"We believe she has the right combination of skills to see us through the transition to the new governance structure and are looking forward to working with her".

Mrs Daye will work alongside current Chief Executive Jane Holden for the next month to ensure a seamless hand-over.

An experienced Chief Executive, Mrs Daye was Acting CEO for the RNZFB earlier this year when Ms Holden was on annual leave.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis Review: From Free Press to Fancy Dress - Spielberg's The Post

Stephen Spielberg's The Post is an opportune newsroom drama in which a corrupt Republican president wages war against the "liberal media," as its plucky proprietor risks economic and legal ruin to bring the Pentagon Papers to public light. Its true protagonist is publisher Katharine Graham, a stringently diplomatic businesswoman, reluctantly compelled to take an overtly political stance in the interests of democracy and freedom of the press. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Black Dog of Empire - Joe Wright's Darkest Hour'

On the eve of England's contorted efforts to negotiate its ignominious retreat from Europe and the chaotic spectacle of the Tory party ratifying its undignified departure from a union originally designed to prevent another World War, there has been a renewed appetite for movies about 1940. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Anger Begets Anger - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

For fans of what Ricky Gervais termed "number movies" (Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Ocean's 11, Se7en), Martin McDonagh's latest offering will be a welcome addition to the roster. The Irish playwright turned screenwriter and director has produced another quirky and darkly comic tragedy that evolves around the futility of anger and grief, retribution and revenge. More>>

Howard Davis: Sexting in George Dawe's Genevieve - Part I

Te Papa's permanent collection includes an enormous oil painting by the English artist George Dawe called Genevieve (from by a poem by S.T. Coleridge entitled 'Love') that was prominently featured in the 2013 exhibition Angels & Aristocrats. Compare the massive immensity of the bard's gorgeously gilded harp with the stubby metallic handle of the Dark Knight's falchion, both suggestively positioned at crotch-level. Dawe's enormous canvas invokes a whole history of blushing that pivots around a direct connection to sexual arousal. More>>


Ethnomusicology: Malian ‘Desert Blues’ Revolutionaries To Storm WOMAD

Malian band Tinariwen (playing WOMAD NZ in March 2018) are a true musical revolutionaries in every sense. Active since 1982, these nomadic Tuareg or ‘Kel Tamashek’ (speakers of Tamashek) electric guitar legends revolutionised a traditional style to give birth to a new genre often called ‘desert blues’. They also have a history rooted deeply in revolution and fighting for the rights of their nomadic Tamashek speaking culture and people. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland