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27 08, 2017

579 shoes start journey to Parliament

By | 2017-08-27T09:37:05+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Press release, The Shoe Project, What's new|0 Comments

579 shoes, representing each Kiwi lost to suicide in 2016, start their journey to parliament from Whangarei, Auckland and Invercargill today. The shoes will be setup at the Canopy bridge in Whangarei and the Gala Street entrance to Queens Park in Invercargill from 11am. A separate collection of shoes will travel around Auckland, starting in [...]

27 08, 2017

The NZ HERALD: Shoe Project launches with 579 shoes to represent every suicide last year

By | 2017-08-27T00:02:59+00:00 August 27th, 2017|In the media, The Shoe Project, What's new|0 Comments

Source: NZHerald Empty shoes symbolising the 579 people who fell victim to suicide last year are making their way from the top and bottom of the country to end up on Parliament's steps. The Shoe Project will kick off on Sunday in Aotea Square, Whangarei and Invercargill with 579 pairs of shoes each. The footwear [...]

25 08, 2017

Every Kiwi should have the right to hear like Danielle

By | 2017-08-25T09:30:28+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

The health coalition supporting Danielle Mackay’s successful campaign for a publically-funded cochlear implant says every Kiwi should get the same good news. YesWeCare.nz welcomes yesterday’s announcement that Danielle Mackay, a 22 year old surf life-saver from Levin, will finally be getting a cochlear implant after a four year wait. The National party announced yesterday they [...]

23 08, 2017

PREFU protest: Robbing nurse Peta to pay surplus Paul

By | 2017-08-25T09:58:35+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

The Public Service Association and YesWeCare.nz coalition is protesting today’s PREFU announcment calling the surplus “artificial”. The union and health coalition have set up 100 life sized-cut outs of missing health workers outside Newtown Primary School, 16 Mein Street, Wellington. Bill English is visiting the school at 1.45 pm to 2.45 pm today. National Secretary [...]

19 08, 2017

Protest at Prime Minister’s Dunedin Hospital visit

By | 2017-08-25T10:00:57+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

  100 life-sized cut-outs of missing health workers will greet Prime Minister Bill English and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman when they visit Dunedin hospital today, says YesWeCare.nz The short-notice protest will be held from 1030am outside the Psychiatric Services Building on Great King Street. Hospital staff says they were notified late last night that English [...]

18 08, 2017

TVNZ: Volunteers to draw attention to high suicide rates by collecting shoes

By | 2017-08-27T00:19:05+00:00 August 18th, 2017|In the media, The Shoe Project, What's new|0 Comments

Source: TVNZ Volunteers will collect 579 pairs of shoes to highlight each New Zealander who committed suicide in 2016. Suicide prevention groups and families and friends who have lost loved ones will line up shoes in more than 20 towns across New Zealand, beginning on August 26 at events in Cape Reinga and Bluff. At [...]

18 08, 2017

NEWSHUB: Suicide awareness campaign to collect shoes

By | 2017-08-27T00:23:41+00:00 August 18th, 2017|In the media, The Shoe Project, What's new|0 Comments

Source: Newshub Volunteers will collect 579 pairs of shoes to highlight each New Zealander who committed suicide in 2016. Suicide prevention groups and families and friends who have lost loved ones will line up shoes in more than 20 towns across New Zealand, beginning on August 26 at events in Cape Reinga and Bluff. At [...]

17 08, 2017

Volunteers collect shoes for suicide prevention

By | 2017-08-27T00:21:32+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Press release, The Shoe Project, What's new|0 Comments

Volunteers are collecting hundreds of shoes across the country to draw attention to our alarming suicide rates, says YesWeCare.nz. New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the developed world. Volunteers are collecting 579 pairs of shoes to represent each Kiwi lost to suicide in 2016. Suicide prevention groups and families and friends who [...]

15 08, 2017

Surf life-saver going deaf to deliver 26,000-strong petition

By | 2017-08-25T10:09:16+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

Surf life-saver going deaf to deliver 26,000-strong petition A 22-year-old surf life-saver going deaf will deliver a 26,643-strong petition to Parliament at noon today, on the Parliament forecourt. The petition calls on Bill English to give Danielle Mackey a publically-funded cochlear implant before she goes completely deaf. Mackey will deliver the petition to deaf Green [...]

11 08, 2017

One week to collect 858 shoes for suicide awareness

By | 2017-08-11T15:09:57+00:00 August 11th, 2017|What's new|0 Comments

Natalie Blakey is collecting pairs of shoes in Kerikeri Kia ora, Kerikeri local Natalie Blakey didn't just volunteer to collect pairs of shoes for suicide awareness, she spread the word in the media too. Natalie is helping collect shoes for YesWeCare.nz's national roadshow calling for a national suicide reduction target and an independent inquiry [...]