Our Community Innovation Lead, Kena Duignan, has written an excellent report looking at what’s been happening at Wesley Rātā Village since we made the difficult decision to close our resthome and hospital in Naenae in August 2017. Tō Tātau Haerenga Whakahou: Wesey Rātā Village Our Journey of Renewal, outlines our progress to date, our theories of change, our collaborations, the lessons we’ve learned and the mahi ahead. It also shares some key facts and figures and some of the stories that bring them to life.
We’re delighted to announce that we have signed an agreement with Masterton prefabricated home provider EasyBuild to build 25 affordable rental homes at the former Wesleyhaven Village in Naenae. The homes will be made available to applicants on the Government’s Housing Register for people who have been assessed as eligible for social housing and are waiting to be matched to a house. Read more.
New Zealand’s largest community fruit and vegetable co-op is getting rid of singe-use plastic bags. The Wellington Regional Fruit and Vegetable Co-op started rolling out the change today at packing hubs in Cannons Creek and Titahi Bay. We run the co-op, which provides 9 tonnes to fresh produce to 1400 Wellington households, in partnership with Regional Public Health. Read more