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Rise Issue 4

This issue of Rise 4 celebrates community in New Zealand.

Saying no to Jake Heke

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Rise talks to Jim Moriarty about domestic violence, whanaungatanga and how theatre can empower the New Zealand community.

Earthlink takes off

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"It's a really rewarding job. Some of Earthlink's staff haven't worked for quite a few years, some for 12 years. It's great seeing their faces when they get their first pay cheque."

Pathway to Partnership

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Worth $446 million over the next four years, Pathway to Partnership will bring community based social services contracted by the Ministry of Social Development, and Ministry of Justice funded victim support and family violence perpetrator services, to full funding
by 2012.

Overcoming health barriers

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"I just really love the people I work with. It's great working with them." Erin Smith says. Working alongside colleagues at the busy Northland District Health Board (NDHB), her disability (Down's Syndrome) is no barrier.

Our way ahead

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"Linwood Community Link is a model of where we are going in the future," Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive Peter Hughes explains enthusiastically.

Working for young people

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"If you want to know how to work alongside young people in New Zealand, ask one of the most respected leaders in the field, Lloyd Martin," says Dibs Patel, the Ministry's Manager of Youth Services.

Volunteer!

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Volunteering is an essential part of community. New Zealand's 97,000 non-profit, community-based organisations are supported by a volunteer force of over 1.2 million people.

Proud and loyal

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An interview with Canterbury Regional Commissioner Michelle Mitchel.

After school action

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Sport Canterbury and Enterprising Communities are taking action to strengthen the community by tackling the problem of inactive and overweight children, while providing after-school care to enable parents to return to work.

Community can-do

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"This is your time, it's your opportunity. In New Zealand you can be anyone you want to be," is Aquiil Farah's message to New Zealand's young people.

What's not to like?

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An interview with Central Regional Commissioner Penny Rounthwaite.

Good start central

The establishment of an Early Years Services Hub in Tararua is aimed at improving outcomes for children, from pre-birth to age six.