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Rise issue 8

Welcome to the September issue of Rise. Our theme for this issue is 'Ingenuity'.

Successful job hunting in a recession

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Abbey and Daley both have what it takes to turn the frustration of job hunting into something wonderful: a great attitude, an enduring spirit, creativity and just a little bit of cheekiness.

It all comes down to care

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Six July marked a long-awaited shift to the job of a Child, Youth and Family social worker; it was the day Differential Response 'went live' across the country.

Making New Zealand laugh, decade after decade

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Not the recession, nor turning 50, nor Jools' bout with breast cancer can slow down New Zealand's favourite yodelling, singing, comedic, lesbian entertainers.

Warming homes and hearts

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When a letter arrived from Work and Income telling Carolyn Grey her house had been chosen under the Warm Families programme to receive free heating and installation, she thought it was too good to be true.

The changing nature of business and NGO partnerships

A great partnership is the key ingredient for a successful business - just ask William Hewlett and David Packard of the famous printing company Hewlett-Packard.

From the frontline

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Paula Polkinhorne is a Child, Youth and Family Disability Advisor.

Being a warehouse parent - it's more than ok

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"What do you want your children to remember about you?" is the question Alfred Ngaro, a SKIP Parent Educator and one of the faces from the It's Not OK campaign, asked men at the The Warehouse North Island Distribution Centre in South Auckland.

Putting out fires

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An interview with Work and Income Rotorua receptionist and volunteer firefighter Sheryl Armstrong.

Teamwork and foresight beats redundancies

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On 12 October 2008, the Putaruru sawmill that had been the employment backbone of the town for 103 years announced its closure, affecting the jobs of 212 workers.

Leading the pack

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An interview with Libby Tuite, Case Manager at Porirua Work and Income Service Centre. She won a 2009 Young Community Leaders Award for her work with the Porirua Vikings Rugby League Club.

Yes for Taiohi Morehu

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The It's Not OK Campaign's Taiohi Morehu rangatahi leadership project is breaking new ground after their work was recognised under the Youth Enterprise Scheme (YES).

Sharing best practice in Japan

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An interview with Bronwyn Kay, a Child, Youth and Family Southern Region Practice Advisor was recently invited to Japan to talk about family group conferences.

Encouraging independence for former prisoners

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Playing aunty, nana, mother, friend, confidante, advocate, motivator, and sometimes a conscience is all in a day's work for Shan Jensen-Loach, Whanau Mahi Kaitautoko (Working Families Support Worker) of the Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust.