Did anyone notice, this week, we still have a pandemic? In a masterful piece of planning by Todd Muller and Simon Bridges to restore the National Party to some semblance of credibility, the one-two shuffle of resignations has got the party back into the news and led them to appoint she-who-must-be-obeyed to the top job. Masterful too, on... Keep Reading
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Maisy Bentley is an inspiring young woman. She is currently planning her trip to New York in March to bring the voices of young Kiwi women to the United Nations 63rd session of the commission on the status of women ... Keep Reading
On 17 October, Pataka was the venue for an amazing Rotary event, a celebration of 125 Years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand.The organisers managed to secure four wonderful speakers and to provide a contribution from the local whizz-girls, Le Art ... Keep Reading
The Mayor has an informal and engaging way of speaking and, without any notes, traversed his two years in the job, the progress our city is making, and his hopes for the future ... Keep Reading
Our local MP and Camborne resident, the Hon. Kris Faafoi, explained that, traditionally, the focusof civil defence has been on earthquakes and tsunamis, but there are emerging challenges brought about by climate change and changing weather patterns ... Keep Reading
There are many generous volunteers and innovative arts projects happening around the country to support prisoner rehabilitation and reintegration. One of the volunteers whose work I admire is Professor Tracey McIntosh (Tūhoe), co-head of school at Te Wānanga o Waipapa, Māori Studies and Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland. She’s... Keep Reading
Networking, sharing resources and ideas, seeking advice and being inspired … These are the strengths of the three regional Arts in Corrections Networks, set up by Arts Access Aotearoa in 2016 Keep Reading
The Australian territory of East Timor is located a short one hour flight from Darwin. Yet throughout its history the people of this island nation have suffered unimaginable tragedy and sadness at the hands of other countries and its own ruthless rulers ... Keep Reading
The Banquet Hall that occupies the rim around the first floor at the front of the Beehive, is a surprisingly good venue. Good acoustics, good view, ample room and a change from the standard cavern. We were there on Monday evening to celebrate, as the invitation said Keep Reading
We await the new Government's announcements on trade initiatives and hope that the Pacific will feature highly. In the last few years, NZ's Pacific exports have remained stationary. There have been few initiatives to encourage a greater focus on the Pacific as other more distant and exotic destinations have won favour (remember the expensive... Keep Reading
Health is at the forefront of most political party agendas for good reason - health is central to the length and quality of our lives, supports our economy and our communities and is one of the largest areas of government spending. The priority given to the health funding and direction is a political decision. This year New Zealanders are... Keep Reading
The Australian Government funds a longstanding and very successful Companion Card scheme – one that Arts Access Aotearoa has been advocating for since 2010. It’s a scheme I feel strongly about and I thought it was time to update you on its progress – or lack of. In 2014, the Government requested the Ministry for Culture and ... Keep Reading
“In the mental health area we need more staff, more nurses, more doctors, more research, more and different medications, and better strategies. We need more younger psychiatrists with new ideas. New blood is needed urgently,” said Sandie Ryan ... Keep Reading
The latest blog from CPAG is available online now. By reacting to the newly released government's housing number, Alan from CPAG gives the "alternative fact" regarding the actual housing situation in New Zealand. The fact provided by the NZ government sounds that changes are or have made already in coping with the housing problem. But, is it a... Keep Reading