• Every child has a village

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    Issue date: 23 Aug 2019

    Powered by the sun and local volunteers, Common Unity’s off-grid, purpose-built community kitchen produces around 200 vegetarian meals every day for the Lower Hutt community. Made with 100 percent locally grown produce, half the meals are given to...

  • Young volunteer adds flair to food parcels

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    Issue date: 17 Sep 2019

    Written by Mazz Scannell, journalism student, Massey University Wellington  When a father of two came into the Masterton FoodBank and said he didn’t want a chicken because he didn’t know how to cook it, volunteer Merryn Hamilton realised there was...

  • Breaking down barriers to sport

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    Issue date: 30 Sep 2019

    The first of a series of Community Sports Banks kicked off in Wellington last week, in a bid to tackle inequality and break down the barriers to sport. The Wellington City Mission initiative aims to reduce and eliminate the cost of equipment for...

  • Jack jumps into the deep-end

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    Issue date: 14 Oct 2019

    Written by Kate Green, journalism student, Massey University Wellington  Jack Prince is perched on a stool behind the counter, the cafe itself deserted. The sound of children yelling bounces and echoes around the pool on the other side of the glass...