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


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trustee recognised

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ Founding Trustee recognised as a Commonwealth Point of Light

The trustees, management, staff, volunteers and members of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand congratulate Founding Trustee Diane Vivian on the receipt of a most prestigious award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this week.

Diane Vivian was recognised as the 23rd Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary work establishing and running Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ this week.

Each day in the lead up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London on 19-20 April, an inspirational volunteer is announced by Her Majesty the Queen from one of the 52 Commonwealth countries as a Commonwealth Point of Light.

Diane’s incredible voluntary work over the years since founding the first support group in 1999 for grandparents raising their grandchildren full-time in challenging circumstances, has been an inspiration to us all and we are extremely proud of her achievements and thrilled for her personally and for her family that her efforts championing the cause and need of others has been so deservedly recognised with this award.



© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Sam Uffindell’s Sorry Excuse For An Apology

Most of us believe in redemption and atonement… But the timing, the nature and the semantics of Sam Uffindell‘s apology for his role in a gang that beat a younger kid (reportedly) with wooden bed legs, has left much to be desired. The victim seems pretty clear about the motivation behind Uffindell’s apology, which came out of the blue 22 years after the event...


Auditor-General: Submission On The Water Services Entities Bill
We have published our submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Water Services Entities Bill. Because water services are critical to everyone, our focus is on how the public and Parliament are able to influence the performance... More>>

Luxon: Speech To The 2022 National Party Annual Conference

Kia ora! What a brilliant conference! The energy wave from this weekend will carry us right through to election year and I say: bring it on... More>>

National: Five Years Of Failure For Light Rail
Construction of light rail in Auckland might not begin until 2025 despite tomorrow marking five years since Jacinda Ardern announced it would be delivered to Mt Roskill by 2021, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says... More>>

Green Party: Abuse Revelations Leave No Choice But To Overhaul RSE Scheme
The Green Party is calling on the Government to overhaul the Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme in the wake of revelations of shocking human rights violations... More>>

Government: More Women On Public Boards Than Ever Before

“Women’s representation on public sector boards and committees is now 52.5 percent, the highest ever level... More>>

Te Pāti Māori: Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Calls On PM To Support Bill To Ban Seabed Mining

Te Pāti Māori Co-leader, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngā Rauru uri Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is today celebrating that her Prohibition on Seabed Mining Legislation Amendment Bill has been drawn from Parliament’s biscuit tin... More>>




InfoPages News Channels