Rise, issue 15 cover

Rise - Issue 15 - June 2011

Welcome to issue 15 of Rise. The theme is strength.

Cover stories

Growing strong young mums

In the midst of the noise, colour and chaos that only pre-schoolers can create, 23-year-old Carly Pickett is both hard at work and right at home.


Hearts and voices

What is the greatest opportunity for a child in care? Clinical psychologist Nigel Latta, social workers and foster carers talk about fostering and Home for Life.


Back to business 

When it comes to focusing people's hopes and dreams into an image, award-winning Christchurch wedding and portrait photographer Johannes Van Kan is an artist.


Feature stories

A job she loves
Horses and resolution are helping William Wallace Award-winner Lisa Sanders achieve her dream of independence and a career.

Young blokes, good dads
Being a new dad can be daunting at any age, but young dads often need extra help.

Youth power
The students of Chirstchurch learn what they can achieve with strength of numbers, hard work and goodwill.

Spotlight on Taranaki, King Country and Whanganui
A groundbreaking new project will create hundreds of jobs for Māori, and an inspiring young case manager extends the hand of a big brother and mentor.

Spotlight on East Coast
Ministry of Social Development staff are helping to strengthen community organisations, and a Ruatoria case manager heads south to support the people of Christchurch.

Spotlight on Bay of Plenty
The Bay of Plenty team joins forces with Inland Revenue to support Christchurch people, and when it comes to work there’s just no stopping Regional Director Ski Wisnesky.


Plus our regular columns

  • From the frontline
  • Photo essay
  • Regional round-up
  • Tips, links and feedback