• Supporting the Early Years System

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    Issue date: 8 Aug 2019

    Helping families and whānau to nurture their children’s brain development and build readiness for life-long learning is the Supporting the Early Years Systems (SEYS) initiative led by the Southern Initiative and invested in by the NEXT Foundation. It is...

  • Māori and Pasifika Trades Training

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    Issue date: 8 Aug 2019

    Quality employment opportunities in construction, infrastructure and allied trades are being created for young South Aucklanders who often face challenges in the labour market – those not in education, employment or training, sole parents and people who...

  • Project Salaam (Peace)

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    Issue date: 23 Aug 2019

    Project Salaam (peace) is enabling Muslim secondary school students to participate in youth leadership development that focuses on conflict resolution underpinned by Islamic values of non-violence, compassion, kindness and forgiveness. The training aims...

  • Good for the pocket, the puku and the planet!

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    Issue date: 3 Aug 2020

    At the heart of Papatoetoe’s town centre is The Food Hub. This community-driven project is showing the positive results of a public, private and community partnership, and highlights what’s possible when you bring together the resources of local...