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Rise issue 5

Welcome to Rise issue 5, this issue's theme is 'making a difference'.

Pinetree's legacy

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"Like Sir Ed, he's truly his brother's keeper," Inga the Winger describes Colin Meads.

The toughest, but best job

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When Wellington Lions back Tamati Ellison and his partner Meremaraea were expecting their first baby, they were having lots of conversations at home about parenting.

There is always hope

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After suffering a severe stroke in November 2005, Linda Hunt was left with paralysis down the right side of her body and lost all ability to speak.

Amazing grace

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Susana Fui Fetalai, Aucklander of the Year 2006, is Mother of Divine Mercy's Refuge Services Manager.

Better education, employment and lives

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Roku Mihinui, Te Arawa Lakes Trust Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Ministry of Social Development's Māori Reference Group, tells Rise social outcomes are heading in the right direction.

Pacing ahead

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Internationally hailed Māori filmmaker Taika Waititi was supported by Work and Income's Pathway to Arts and Cultural Employment (PACE) scheme.

From the frontlines

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Hayley Houston, 25, is a residential social worker at Te Oranga Care and Protection South Residence, Christchurch.

OSCAR strength!

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The air is charged with hope at Naenae's Rata Street OSCAR Extended Services breakfast programme; 38 kids race around happy and full of life, warmly welcoming Rise.

Keeping mr negative out

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Factory work was Jane Wilson's life until she found herself a July casualty of the big redundancies at Nelson's Sealord.

Community rallying together

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"The effect redundancy has on people is enormous," says Paul Casson, Work and Income Labour Market Manager, Southern Region.

Nesian pride

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Rise talks to Black Friars Vau Atonio and Michelle Johansson about the importance of aiga (family) and education, and the media's unfair portrayal of South Auckland.

Achieving for young people

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An interview with Child, Youth and Family's Central Regional Director Lynda Angus.

Empathy and protection

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Every week, through the Animal Assisted Therapy programme, the SPCA brings animals to the Child, Youth and Family Epuni Care and Protection and Severe Conduct Disorder Units.

Te Hana comes together

From this hui, the largest turnout of Northland and Auckland government and community agencies the Marae elders had ever experienced.

Passionate about home

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An interview with Child, Youth and Family's Midlands Regional Director Suse Sligo.

Never any excuse for violence

"It will only be when men's voices are clearly and consistently heard speaking out against domestic violence that real progress will be made. JJ has shown courage both in writing his story down and in allowing others to read it."