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


Rotary Encourages Giving Tuesday to be a Sharing Tuesday

Today, 3 December 2019 has been designated “Giving Tuesday”. Maybe it should more suitably be “Sharing Tuesday”. The needs of people throughout the world continue to be unprecedented. Thankfully, it is human nature that people generally share what they have, even though some themselves are experiencing difficult times. Rotarian Stuart Batty has seen it all.

“Extreme poverty in India, Africa and closer to home in South West Pacific countries is difficult to comprehend, unless you have been there” he says. Yet, in the midst of poverty, those people most affected often share what little they have. On two separate occasions in rural Fiji this year the whole community turned out to greet him. The occasion was thanking Rotary for establishing clean water and sanitation systems which Rotary had funded with donor support.

In his address Batty congratulated them on “the strong family units which made up their vibrant communities, thus allowing them to collectively determine their future and quality of life”. On another occasion Batty witnessed a community leader addressing high school students where he challenged them to make donors redundant in their life time. Otherwise the speaker said “the world would always be aid dependent”. Batty says Rotary and other NGO’s should focus on that goal when establishing partnerships to support communities. “Donors are entitled to be assured that they are making a positive change for positive outcomes.”

“Rotary encourages all those who are able this Giving Tuesday, to consider making a difference for someone they will never meet, by supporting them or one of the many registered charities to assist the most vulnerable out of poverty” he said. www.rnzwcs.org


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Double Standard That’s Bound To Dominate The Election

Are National really better political managers than Labour, particularly when it comes to running the economy? For many voters – and the business community in particular - their belief in National’s inherent competence is a simple act of faith. (For them, centre- left governments are just a temporary aberration by misguided voters, to be tolerated only until business-as-usual can be resumed.) Routinely for instance, the business confidence surveys continue to perpetuate the myth that National are the only prudent stewards of the economy. By and large, the business confidence surveys have been an outlet for the sustained temper tantrum felt by business leaders at the election result of 2017, rather than providing a rational assessment of the actual economic conditions. More>>

Published on Werewolf


Coronavirus: Health Staff To Meet China Flights

Public health staff will begin meeting flights from China from tomorrow to actively look for signs of the novel coronavirus and provide advice, information and reassurance to passengers. More>>


WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>


Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>


Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>


In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>






InfoPages News Channels