What it means to be New Zealand

Welcome to 2016! May the year ahead fulfil your dreams and aspirations. 2016 has begun with New Zealand continuing to tiptoe – always seemingly reluctantly and certainly gingerly – around the issues of its identity and future. The upcoming vote on the flag is the obvious current example. Changing our national ensign to represent something…

December Newsletter – Core themes for 2016 and beyond and a Christmas message

December – Our Core Focus Areas for 2016 and beyond & a Christmas message After a successful AGM last month, the party has determined to focus on three key themes, which we believe will strongly resonate with voters. These are substantial areas of concern, that affect our future, and that UnitedFuture can bring our innovative, practical approach to solving. THE…

The challenges of collaboration

Within the wider social sector in Ministry’s like Health, Justice, Education and Social Services, the catch cry is for moving away from the traditional ‘silo’ approach to service provision, towards a more joined up and collaborative approach to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable families and individuals. This is good news As someone involved…

Dunne Speaks: Jihad Brides??

10 December 2015 So, according to the Security Intelligence Service, increasing numbers of young New Zealand women are off to Syria to become what have been called “jihadi brides.” Well, actually, there are not that many. Of the thousands of foreign fighters in Syria, and assumed to be fighting for ISIL, it is understood that…