Posts Tagged ‘community service’

Community service award for retired cleaner

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Taualoa Lalopua Sanele​ is no stranger to awards. She received a Queen’s Service Medal for the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year for her services to the union movement and Samoan community. But still, she was shocked to receive an Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Award from the Wellington City Council this year. Since coming to New Zealand Read more

Porirua fruit and vege co-op dishes up 9 tonnes of produce a week

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

An idea planted in a humble Porirua community has grown into the biggest fruit and vegge co-op of its type in the country. With its roots still firmly entrenched in Cannons Creek, the Wellington Region Fruit and Vege Co-Op serves about nine tonnes of fresh produce to 1400 Wellington homes each week at roughly half Read more

Community pantries are welcomed in Hamilton

Monday, August 27th, 2018

There are six spots in Hamilton where like-minded people have established small community pantries. Take what you need, share what you can. That is the message. Read more

Church groups join in cleaning up Auckland streets and neigbourhoods

Friday, April 12th, 2013

An army of volunteers will take to the streets and neighbourhoods of Auckland from April 19 to 25, putting “love thy neighbour” into action. It is part of a worldwide movement called Servolution, geared towards serving local communities. Volunteers from churches and community groups will be cleaning up the place by painting out graffiti, picking Read more