Category Archives: COMMUNITY

Q&A | Victoria Hearn: Lifewise want to end youth homelessness in Auckland

Once a year, Lifewise invites business and community leaders to participate in the Big Sleepout, a fundraiser evening to raise awareness of the vital social services they provide in Auckland, New Zealand. The event always draws some amazing participants, who ‘sleep rough’ for the night to raise funds and awareness for the organisation. The donations are critical to helping Lifewise tackle issues like homelessness, as they receive no government funding.

The 2017 Big Sleepout takes place on July 6. Funds raised will go towards ending youth homelessness, which is a huge issue in New Zealand. Victoria Hearn leads the Service Design and Development of Lifewise’s Youth Housing service, and explains more about why the event is so necessary to Sarah.

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Q&A | Jessica Rose on reclaiming Auckland’s streets, with Lady Gang

Jessica Rose is a New Zealand Green Party member serving on her local board in the electorate of Albert-Eden. She is a self-professed woman of many hats – a transport planner at Wairaka Land Company, specialising in sustainable multi-modal transit, and a bike advocate with Bike Auckland. Evelyn caught up with Jessica to talk about her passion for making Auckland a better place for everyone, and her membership in the all-female cycling group Lady Gang. Continue →