Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Women’s Refuge wants female MPs to help ‘redress’ wrongs

Women’s Refuge wants female MPs to help ‘redress’ wrongs

Women’s Refuge is calling on all female MPs and partners of male MPs to donate their unwanted and loved clothes to support a recycled designer clothing boutique opening in Auckland this week.

“We are opening a unique and classy shop with high end labels, treasured shoes and accessories that have been donated to us from many sectors of society,” says Women’s Refuge Chief Executive Heather Henare. “This is a first step for us in creating ways to gain sustainable income to help fund our work and to create pathways to prevent further revictimisation of women and children in the future.”

Ms Henare says female MPs in particular can help Women’s Refuge stock the Yellow Belle boutique situated at 112 Hurstmere Rd in Takapuna, Auckland by donating any treasured clothes and shoes that they may not have worn for years. “Many women have items stuck away at the back of the wardrobe representing special memories or events but we no longer wear them. By recycling these items it helps women who leave domestic violence rejuvenate their lives in positive ways.”

Yellow Belle Takapuna is the first boutique in what will be a chain of stores throughout New Zealand, the next is likely to open in the lower North Island. “A challenge from our government is for charities to find innovative ways to fund the work we do, well this is our innovation,” says Ms Henare.

Women’s Refuge has Corporate Collection Boxes that it wants to leave at business places. Information about displaying a box, or donating special clothing and accessories can be made by emailing info@refuge.org.nz

A limited edition dress designed by Trelise Cooper and made with fabric donated by the Fabric Store will also be sold to acknowledge the launch of Yellow Belle.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

AMA: Scoop's 'Invisible Paywall'

Operation Chrysalis: The Final Countdown - Thanks & There's Still Time To Pledge

Phew! We are now counting down the hours to the end of this crowd-funding campaign at 11pm on Sunday. Thankyou to all those Scoop readers and supporters who have pledged already. You have been awesome. But this is not over yet. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: No Public Submissions On International Government Procurement Deal

“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Pacific Spying

So New Zealand spied on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, the Chinese. On the side, the Key government has also been using the security services to gauge the chances of Trade Minister Tim Groser landing the top job at the WTO... More>>

ALSO:

State Housing Transfer: Salvation Army Opts Out

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news