Doing what matters

The Wise Group isn’t afraid to tackle the hard issues - it’s about doing what matters and creating fresh possibilities for people, organisations and communities.

Stories of change

New Year, new faces in The People’s Project Hamilton team

The People’s Project welcomed in the New Year with the addition of six more people to its Garden Place Hamilton team.

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OECD report offers a roadmap to address employment inequities

The Mental Health and Work: New Zealand report, recently released by the OECD, has recommendations on the need for integrated health and employment support services.

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Young people give hope, joy and happiness to homeless people this Christmas

Inspiring acts of generosity by Waikato school children have left The People’s Project Hamilton team reassured that the spirit of Christmas is alive and well as we head into what can be a difficult season for the community’s most vulnerable people.

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Initial findings of Auckland’s first region-wide Point in Time homeless count released

Initial findings from Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count – the first Point in Time, region-wide street count of unsheltered homelessness and people in temporary accommodation in Auckland – were released by Mayor Phil Goff.

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Keri Opai wins top Australasian award for Te Reo Hāpai

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui paeārahi leader Keri Opai has won a TheMHS Award in the 2018 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand. Keri received a special award in recognition of his contribution to excellence, innovation and best practice in mental health services, for the creation of Te Reo Hāpai – The Language of Enrichment.

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First national violence prevention programme for Pasifika young people

On Wednesday 4 July, Le Va, supported by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), launched Atu-Mai, New Zealand’s first national violence prevention programme for Pasifika young people.

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