38 days ago

Only having to tell the story once

The Team from Momentum Waikato

Victim-survivors of sexual violence don’t want to talk about what’s happened to them, so it is critical they can safely tell their story once, and once only, to get the immediate help and ongoing support they need.

“The first door they knock on has to be the right door,” said Dr Kate Taylor, Trust Chair of the Midlands Sexual Assault Support Services (MSASS).

The MSASS trust set up its own philanthropic investment fund with Momentum Waikato in April 2023, founded with its own reserve funds and donations.

“The investment income from the Midlands Sexual Assault Support Service Fund at Momentum Waikato will go into sustaining and expanding our ability to help victim-survivors of sexual violence,” said Kate.

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1 day ago

Riddle time neighbours! Can you crack this?

Riddler from The Neighbourly Riddler

What has a head and a tail but no body?

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5 days ago

Do you volunteer or know someone who does?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

It's NZ Volunteer Week (16-22 June) and we know there are real good sorts in your community.

Often these kind acts and regular volunteering efforts go unnoticed but let's put a stop to that.

Let us know below who is making a difference in your neighbourhood so we can all appreciate them for the great work that they do!

5 days ago

Do you think these should become car parks?

The Team Reporter from Hamilton Press

Abandoned bus stops at a prime central Hamilton location near busy bars and restaurants have sat unused for two and half years, a sight that’s left one regular visitor frustrated at authorities.

The last time a bus stopped at the Victoria St end of Collingwood St was December 2021. Since then, fading yellow lines and no parking signs have warned motorists to not park there unless they want a ticket.