Making housing affordable27/03/2013 10:06:00 a.m.
With home ownership rates falling and many struggling to play higher rental costs, making housing affordable has risen to the top of the political agenda.
Joel Pringle, campaign manager for Australians for Affordable Housing, and Charles Waldegrave, from the Family Centre, will address a meeting as part of a public discussion on housing at Thistle Hall on April 8.
Waldegrave will look at the human faces of housing unaffordability while Pringle will suggest ways to build public support for affordable housing policies in New Zealand.
Food to the rescue27/03/2013 10:06:00 a.m.
Food rescue organisation, Kaibosh, has been named supreme winner at the TrustPower National Community Awards.
The Wellington based service group collaborates with food retailers and producers to rescue surplus food that is good enough to eat, but not good enough to sell, preventing it from being discarded into landfills.
Since its inception in 2008 Kaibosh has rescued over 285,000 meals – that’s 100 tonnes of food redistributed to where it’s needed most.