Rise issue 17 cover

Rise - Issue 17 - December 2011

Welcome to issue 17 of Rise. The theme is Innovation.

Cover stories

A sister to lean on

Ruahine Albert was one of the founders of New Zealand’s first Māori Women’s Refuge. She has been breaking new ground ever since with a flexible, whānau-focused approach that excludes no-one who is willing to change.

Change, technology and rugby

Meet Brendan Boyle, the Ministry of Social Development's new chief executive.

City of ideas

Christchurch’s social services have found the opportunity and will to work in new ways as the city rebuilds.

Feature stories

Frogs and alarm bells
An Auckland children’s counsellor has created an innovative way to help parents find the words to talk to children about keeping safe from sexual abuse.

Young New Zealander of the Year
Jamie Fenton pays a visit to the Ministry of Youth Development.

Self-help technology
Do-it-yourself computer kiosks and online services place resources in the hands of jobseekers and allow case managers more time to help clients.

To Russia, with love
The street kids of Vladivostok changed the life of Kiwi Rachael Hughes. Now Kiwi ingenuity and compassion are changing theirs.

Spotlight on Child, Youth and Family Central
A home for teen mums opens in Gisborne, music helps a residential youth worker connect with troubled kids, and an inspiring couple open their home and hearts to a disabled boy in care.

Spotlight on Child, Youth and Family Midlands
Police and social workers move in together, a youth justice worker takes young offenders on mountain hikoi and Rotorua campaigns for more foster carers.

Plus our regular columns

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