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Rise - Issue 12 - September 2010

Welcome to issue 12 of Rise. The theme is creativity.

Outer covering, inner journey

Read more about Delwyn Harvey

Delwyn Harvey used more than satin, ribbon and feathers on her Montana World of WearableArt (WoW) entry: she was working with the fabric of hope.

A rich life doesn't cost a fortune

Food is a universal equaliser. It doesn't matter your heritage, income level or personal challenges - we all need to eat.

Destitute Gourmet’s top 10 money-saving tips

Ten clever ways to shrink your grocery bill.

Choreographing the dance of life

Read more about Stage Challenge New Zealand

Sometimes you need to dance to learn how to keep your feet on the ground. The 13 venues, 200 schools, 16,000 participants, and audience of 25,000 involved with Stage Challenge New Zealand can attest to that.

Reach out – change is possible

Read more about the It’s Not OK campaign

Someone's in trouble - but you don't know what to do. Should you say something or should you mind your own business?

The million-in-one, six dollar fifty idea

From cable TV on the Kapiti Coast to international film festivals in France and the USA, it has been quite a journey for Louis Sutherland, co-director of the award winning film 'The Six Dollar Fifty Man'.

From the frontline: Devoted to keeping vulnerable children safe

Read more about Rachel Eggleton

An impressive child protection background meant Rachel Eggleton was well prepared to be one of Child, Youth and Family (CYF)'s first-ever hospital social workers

Preparing for the future - now

Read more about Youth Parliament

Every three years, the halls of New Zealand’s House of Representatives are filled with 122 Youth MPs armed with ideas and the passion to make a difference. Youth Parliament brings the hopes of young New Zealanders face-to-face with decision makers at the heart of our democracy.

A fig to call her own

Read more about Anthea Raven's Fig'n'delicious career choice

A million miles from her Tai Tokerau region corporate role, Anthea dons a cowboy hat and gumboots, and, from her stunning orchard in magical Mangawhai, shares her experiences in starting an organic fig orchard Fig’n’delicious.

Unified approach to combat child abuse

Te Pou Herenga Waka is a multi-agency centre providing health, forensic and psychological investigations and support to children and families affected by child abuse.

Fighting fit!

Child, Youth and Family (CYF)’s Sandra Hastie (senior practitioner, Invercargill) is an inspiration. Not only did she start running at 48, but she lost a significant amount of weight and spent months training in preparation for a huge physical test the gut-busting 60km Kepler Challenge mountain run.

Babies can not wait

In the absence of a local parenting programme that met the specific needs of vulnerable children in their community, Child, Youth and Family (CYF)’s West Coast site took the initiative to develop the Babies Can Not Wait programme.