“Kapiti Run for Youth is excited to be wrapping it’s 2020 virtual event and to be announcing its result during ‘Youth Week’, a nationwide festival that runs from 9 to 17 May to celebrate the talents, passion and success of young people,” says Richard Calkin. Read on Keep Reading
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Catholic hospital chaplains are continuing to work from home, connecting with patients and hospital staff by phone and other devices. New skills are being developed to enable hospital chaplains to offer their ministry in a whole new way in our current circumstances. Wellington Catholic hospital chaplain Lizzie Wootton says they are learning... Keep Reading
During Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions Catholic Social Services offices closed but still offering remote services
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Catholic social services office in Tory St is closed from 23 March 2020. However, we are still offering the following services remotely Social Work: Our social workers are fully functional with the use of phone, txt, Zoom and email. All our clients have been contacted and are actively engaged with our... Keep Reading
The Archdiocese of Wellington and Society of St Vincent de Paul are supporting parishes in continuing to “go forth” safely to our communities, within the strict lockdown and distancing required by the COVID-19 response. As Cardinal John said this week: “We know that many people are hurting, and that potentially there is further.. Keep Reading
SCAPE Studio 125 is holding its seventh exhibition since opening in 2017, profiling a series of paintings by Simon Kaan, Heather Brown and Josh O'Rourke, and work from Kate Woodley, Rachael Dewhirst, Mitch Donaldson, Bridie Gillman, Gill Gatfield, Chiara Corbelletto, Kevin Osmond and Jon Jeet. Over the past two decades Simon... Keep Reading
Liz Boldt has been working in the arts for the past twenty years and is currently the co-ordinator of Eastside Gallery in Linwood. She brings a range of experiences to the role. An actor and administrator with a PhD in theatre and film and fifteen years at the University of Canterbury, most recently as Technical Director and Tutor... Keep Reading
Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is urging all New Zealanders to recreate responsibly during the Covid 19 Level 4 lock down period and stay out of the water. While it might seem tempting to head out to sea, the rivers, lakes or head for the hills for some remote recreation, the public is reminded that New Zealand’s water safety and search and... Keep Reading
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made a statement to the nation about the impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made a statement to the nation about the impact of COVID-19 on New Zealand. The government has announced a four-level Covid-19 alert system. Alternative ways of working High level messages Alternative ways of working are encouraged. We all have to go about life very differently, including our work... Keep Reading
There is something all New Zealanders are pausing and reflecting on this week. The tragedy that took place at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, where 51 people were killed and 49 injured by a white supremacist terrorist, is now a year old. Our country and people have moved through fear, grief, shame and outrage.The Wahine... Keep Reading
Notice of Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of the Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust will be held at Kikopiri Marae, Ohau at 10.00 am on Sunday 29th March 2020. All beneficiaries and members of the Trust are welcome to attend. A copy of the Annual Report, including the Audited Financial Report, will be available from the Trust websi... Keep Reading
Benji’s Mum wanted him to have a bike. Ōtaki Bike Space had them – for free! So Benji got his bike. It was that simple. On February 1, Mum Lea took Benji to the first Ōtaki Bike Space day at the Aotaki Street skate park. Among the dozens of bikes available, he chose one that suited his age and build, got some advice about how to... Keep Reading
Auckland Writers Festival, Waituhi o Tāmaki, celebrates its 20th event in 2020, from 12-17 May. More than 230 local and international writers and thinkers will deliver six days of talks, panel discussions and events to audiences of all ages. Keep Reading
The Exchange, a designated venue for the arts in Ōtautahi Christchurch, is looking to relocate, creating a new space in the central city. The decision is the outcome of Exchange’s determined support for the creative industries in their numerous forms and incarnations. Director and operator for the past three years, Preston Hegel says; 'We... Keep Reading
Last evening, Rob Wilson, president of Ghost Fishing NZ, described the activities of this entirely voluntary organisation, which tries to clean up the seabed. .. Keep Reading
It’s a fact that many New Zealanders enjoy boating and fishing. It’s also a fact that too many boaties are drowning unnecessarily. While the number dropped from 21 preventable boating fatalities in 2017 to just six in 2018, in 2019 the provisional number is back up to 18. Every one of these fatalities is a tragedy for a family and a community,... Keep Reading