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Read the latest news and updates from Emerge Aotearoa Trust and its entities.

Celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

At the Emerge Aotearoa Group, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is a very important time of year and although we find ourselves in a different world right now, it did not stop us celebrating the Reo. We just did it in different ways.

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Introducing our New Executive Director of Emerge Aotearoa Limited

We are thrilled to announce that Nicola Coom has accepted the role of Executive Director of Emerge Aotearoa Limited, alongside her existing role of Executive Director of Ignite Aotearoa. Nicola will lead our social services across the motu, including our mental health, addiction, disability support, peer, employment, offender rehabilitation and housing support. This includes our emergency and transitional housing services.

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Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill Submission

We support the banning of conversion practices in Aotearoa New Zealand and the three objectives of this bill. We have made recommendations for the improvement of the bill. This submission is made on behalf of Barbara Disley, Chief Executive, and members of the Emerge Aotearoa Group Executive Team. It has their full support and endorsement.

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Emerge Aotearoa Trust CE Barbara Disley responds to health and disability system reform announcement

The Minister of Health Hon Andrew Little has indicated that there will be radical reform of our health and disability system. Barbara Disley shares her thoughts.

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Sunday Star Times article feat PeerZone Piki Programme

Briony Drysdale is a Piki Peer Supporter who contributed to an article on loneliness (Helen Clark Foundation report) as part of a deep dive into what this looks like to different segments of our community.

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Emerge Aotearoa welcomes the new Public Housing Plan: Media Release

Emerge Aotearoa welcomes the new Public Housing Plan as one part of a range of housing initiatives needed to address the housing crisis.

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Group CE Barbara Disley interview with Radio NZ

Covid 19 coronavirus: Calls and txts to mental health line almost doubles

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Te Whānau o Uenuku, Rainbow Roopu holds Inaugural Hui

Te Whānau o Uenuku, our Rainbow Roopu held its’ inaugural hui and what a fabulous two days it was!

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Group CE speaks to Health Select Committee

Emerge Aotearoa Group CE Barbara Disley has provided valuable feedback to the Health Select Committee about the Mental Health and Wellbeing Bill.

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