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."
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
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
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
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
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
Street Maytz and Community Max are making a significant difference in the Far North community.
East Coast Region MSD Hero Stew Hooper
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
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.