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NZ Intellectual Disability Services Come Under Scrutiny

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New Zealand’s chief ombudsman is investigating the Ministry of Health and its services for people with intellectual disabilities amid fears vulnerable people are being unlawfully

Family First New Zealand Fights to Regain Charity Status

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  A New Zealand advocacy group strongly opposed to same-sex marriage is appealing a High Court ruling which upheld a decision to strip its charity status. Family First New Zealand was

Social Procurement’s Value Recognised by Business Community

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 7th August 2018 -  Changing consumer expectations are making businesses more aware of social procurement’s value delivering a positive social impact, says the woman tasked with growing New Zealand’s

NZ Review Charities Act to Ensure It’s Fit For Purpose

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  New Zealand is launching a comprehensive review of its national Charities Act to ensure the act is “effective and fit for purpose” more than a decade after it was first implemented.

Australia Warned Not to Follow NZ Welfare Reform

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd October 2017 -  Australia must be careful not to follow in New Zealand’s footsteps when it comes to welfare reform, an international advocate has warned. Vanessa Cole, the coordinator for Auckland

NZ’s Co-Operative Economy Mapped for the First Time

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 31st January 2017 -  A new report mapping the size and scale of New Zealand’s cooperative economy has found the sector contributes revenues of more than $42.3 billion (A$40.8b) per annum to the country’s…

New Zealand’s First Social Bond Falls Through

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  The New Zealand government’s first social bond, set to target employment for people with mental illness, has failed to get off the ground with the Not for Profit provider withdrawing

Big Business Continues to Invest in Community – Report

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th November 2015 -  A new report has revealed that even during uncertain economic times, top businesses across Australia and New Zealand have increased the amount they spend on community projects and…

Airline Creates ‘Gividends’

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 23rd September 2015 -  Air New Zealand has proposed that shareholders reinvest their dividends for philanthropic endeavours as part of its ongoing sustainability in a scheme dubbed “gividends”.…

Analysis

Think Carefully Before Importing Kiwi Welfare Model

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 10th March 2015 -  Australia should think twice before adopting the New Zealand welfare model as suggested in the recent McClure Report, writes Michael Fletcher Senior Lecturer, Institute of Public…

Social Welfare Investment Most Attractive to Aussie Companies

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th November 2014 -  Social welfare charities and community programs were the greatest recipients of corporate community investments in 2014, according to the annual London Benchmarking Group (LBG)…

Fairtrade Reaches Milestone

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th September 2014 -  Shoppers globally are continuing to reach for Fairtrade labelled products in growing numbers including in Australia and New Zealand, according to a new report by Fairtrade International.…
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