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Rise Issue 9

Welcome to Rise issue 9, this issue of rise focuses on giving within New Zealand.

Oscar says "It's good to be good."

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The best giving is that which comes from the heart and is given with a genuine passion for what's offered.

Tough times spur career re-think

Tough economic times have seen many unsuspecting New Zealanders out of work this year for the first time in their lives. However, for some it has come as a blessing in disguise and their communities have reaped the benefits.

Volunteering cuts across the generations

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There are some things you just can't learn in school. The art of raising a family, for one, comes with experience - not formal training.

Cultivating a culture of giving

It's been a tough year for many New Zealanders, but instead of the drop in donations of time, money and energy that might be expected during a recession, the reverse has turned out to be true.

From the Frontline: Work Broker Sue Dynes

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The recession has meant changes to the way work brokers go about their job, Sue explains what it's all about.

Back in the Mainstream

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It's one of the State Sector's longest running programmes, and even after a few decades, continues to have great success.

Northland MSD Hero Gail Rodger

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An interview with Kamo Community Link Assistant Service Centre Manager Gail Rodger, who volunteers as a mentor for the Taukoko Teina programme.

Northland Regional News Article; Maximising Maytz

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Street Maytz and Community Max are making a significant difference in the Far North community.

East Coast Region MSD Hero Stew Hooper

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An interview with Hastings East Administration Officer and Habitat for Humanity ambassador Stew Hooper.

Taskforce Green workers add a touch of colour

A green crusade kicked off in early August with thirty Taskforce Green workers joining the ranks of the Hastings District Council. There are many shades of green amongst the new recruits: their backgrounds include an art graduate, youth worker and a laboratory technician.

Taranaki, Wanganui and King Country region MSD Hero Max Brooking

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Max Brooking started as an Investigator for the Ministry 19 years ago and loves his job. But he has another passion that started 23 years ago - his work with the Special Olympics.

Recruiting for the Big Cheese

Chasing success when starting a new business requires solid ideas and plans, strong support and great people - and that's without a recession to contend with.