Royal Commission Report submitted : ChangeMakers urges government to uphold recommendations

Thursday 26 November was a significant day for many of us. The Royal Commission report into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques was submitted but not publicly released. ChangeMakers joined the chorus of people urging the government to uphold the recommendations from the report with adequate funding and resources. We believe our communities’ participation should… Read more »

The nominations are now open for ChangeMakers’ board

The nominations are now open for ChangeMakers’ board! Please find attached the nomination form for the elections on November 26 AGM. We want to ensure that we have a democratic election and ensure that we have a board that works for all communities in ChangeMakers. Nomination forms along with a one-page expression of interest must… Read more »

Media Release: Getting the message across, the simple Kiwi way

How do you get the key messages of Covid19 and the lockdown across to our diverse communities, in particular for those who struggle with English?  Ron Beernink revived his drawing skills to create simple cartoons to initially target these messages at people from refugee backgrounds.  “The Covid19 messaging was not easy to understand and to… Read more »

Picnic in the Park

On  28 January ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum welcomed in the New Year with a Picnic in the Park event. This was an opportunity for people from across our communities, neighborhoods and various organisations to come together and enjoy the summer in Wellington City. The picnic was held at the Pukeahau Memorial Park and people bought food… Read more »

Another restricted Licence… and urgent need of volunteers

A Perfect Drive! Congratulations to Erika who passed her restricted licence yesterday without any errors, in fact, she drove so well the testing officer joked “that was a bit boring!” after the test! Well done! Such a great result is a testament to the fantastic quality of mentors and driving instructor support on the Open… Read more »

December Newsletter

Please find attached our December Newsletter.

Women keen to connect and share cultures

Cooking, swimming, learning to drive, dancing and traditional crafts were just some of the ideas put forward by the  50 women from 10 ethnic communities who came to a meeting organised by ChangeMakers and MClass on 22 October. It was the first of 3 women’s discussion groups to be held in the Wellington and Porirua… Read more »