Funding Launched to help more young women get and stay active

Source: Sports New Zealand

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Funding Launched to help more young women get and stay active

4 April 2019

Two new funds designed to get more young women physically active through play, active recreation and sport have launched today.

Sport New Zealand is investing a total of $3 million over the next three years to support projects designed to get more young women physically active and develop leadership opportunities through play, active recreation and sport.

In year one, investment is split across two funds – the Young Women’s Activation Fund and Innovations for Young Women Fund. Initiatives that specifically target young women aged 12 to 18 will be eligible.

The funds deliver to the leadership and participation outcomes of the Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy and will support initiatives and activities that help realise the strategy. Visit www.sportnz.org.nz/womenandgirls for more information.

The Young Women’s Activation Fund is now open for applications and the Innovations for Young Women will open soon.

Young Women’s Activation Fund

• Sport NZ is interested in working with national and regional organisations who can demonstrate an ability to engage young women in play, active recreation and sport.

• Focus on targeting young women aged 12-18 to get and stay active and/or developing their leadership skills

• Eligible organisations can apply for $30 – $300k per project over a maximum of three years to support their initiatives

• Applications open Thursday 4 April

• Applications close Friday 17 May

• For more information and to read the funding guidelines visit www.sportnz.org.nz/womenandgirls

Innovations for Young Women Fund

• This is designed for smaller organisations or teams to submit their best innovative ideas which target young women aged 12-18 to get and stay active

• The successful teams will be invited to develop their ideas at an innovation weekend, which will include expert advice and support

• Following the innovation weekend, developed ideas are then eligible to apply for one-off funding of up to $25,000 per project

• Applications open Thursday 18 April

• Applications close Friday 27 May

For any further inquiries, please visit www.sportnz.org.nz/womenandgirls or email womenandgirls@sportnz.org.nz

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Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Source: Sports New Zealand

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Tomorrow’s Schools Review

28 March 2019

After more than 200 meetings with people interested in education, the Independent Taskforce reported its findings to the Minister of Education in November 2018. Their report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together : Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini has now been released for public consultation.

The report covers eight key issues: Governance; Schooling Provision; Competition and Choice; Disability and Learning Support; Teaching; Leadership; Resourcing; and Central Government Agencies. You can review a summary of recommendations here.

The public have the ability to submit their views on the recommendations. If you wish to provide a written submission, you can submit these via email until Wednesday 3 April to:  tomorrows.schools@education.govt.nz.

Click here to see the submission Sport NZ has made to the Taskforce. 

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Tomorrow’s Schools Review

Source: Sports New Zealand

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Tomorrow’s Schools Review

28 March 2019

After more than 200 meetings with people interested in education, the Independent Taskforce reported its findings to the Minister of Education in November 2018. Their report: Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together : Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini has now been released for public consultation.

The report covers eight key issues: Governance; Schooling Provision; Competition and Choice; Disability and Learning Support; Teaching; Leadership; Resourcing; and Central Government Agencies. You can review a summary of recommendations here.

The public have the ability to submit their views on the recommendations. If you wish to provide a written submission, you can submit these via email until Wednesday 3 April to:  tomorrows.schools@education.govt.nz.

Click here to see the submission Sport NZ has made to the Taskforce. 

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Representations of Islam and Muslims in New Zealand media

Source: Pacific Media Centre

Analysis published with permission of PMC

“Burkinis have been banned in Cannes.: From a Stuff representation.

Pacific Journalism Review

Friday, March 15, 2019

Abstract

In the global media scene, media ownership is controlled by groups with political agendas. Intolerance of ‘the other’, from Islam and migrants to people of colour, show the rise of fundamentally prejudiced groups who relate well to negative media representations of ‘the other’, further fuelling financial support for dominant public voices, at the expense of those silenced by discrimination. Media studies on Islam show negative portrayals in Western media which neglect the Muslim voice. Some reasons include news culture, lack of knowledge about Islam and unawareness of the consequences from such narratives. This article identifies the growing trend of stories in the New Zealand media relating to ‘Islamic terrorism’ and critically analyses a random sampling of five news articles between 2014 and 2016 in terms of the negative, positive and ambivalent news content, both in their use of the written text and visual representations of Islam and Muslims. The tendency to use negative framing is evident with the absence or manipulation of the Muslim voice. Using the Islamic perspective of dialogue and persuasion, the theory of Ta’will, and socio-political rationale, the effects of and motivations for the written and visual news content are discussed. A case is made for a greater understanding of the textual and visual elements and more ethical reporting through intercultural engagement.

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Sport and Recreation Awards 2019

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Sport and Recreation Awards 2019

4 February 2019

Entries are now open for the 12th New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, with two new categories for 2019.

Every year, individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand are making outstanding contributions to enrich people’s lives through sport and recreation.
The New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards, hosted and organised by Sport NZ, highlight the very best of this work, celebrating excellence and leadership in community sport and recreation.

And now is your chance to recognise an outstanding contribution from your organisation. Entries are open for 2019, including two new categories; Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award and High Performance Impact Award.

Award categories 2019:


Event Excellence Award:awarded for best practice event planning and delivery in the sport and recreation sector.

Community Impact Award: awarded to a project which positively impacts children, young people and their whānau.

High Performance Impact Award: awarded for an innovative approach to inspire or empower community change through High Performance Sport.

Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award: awarded to an innovative initiative which supports diversity and inclusion within sport and recreation, such as access, participation, leadership and community connection.

Commercial Partnership Award: awarded to an organisation which has formed an exceptional partnership with a commercial organisation for the benefit of sport and recreation.

Future Leaders Scholarship: awarded to an individual, aged 40 or under, who has a proven track record of leadership and potential to make a major contribution to the sporting sector.

Winners will be announced at the Sport and Recreation Awards dinner, held in Auckland on Monday 24 June 2019, coinciding with the Sport NZ Connections Conference.

Find out more and submit your entry: http://nzsara2019.co.nz/nzsra19

Key dates:

  • Entries open – 4 February 2019
  • Awards Portal closes – 4 March 2019
  • Finalists Announced – April 2019
  • New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards Night – 24 June 2019

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MIL-OSI Australia: The Blanc Bar

Source: City of Sydney What’s On

Sydney Opera House presents a scorching summer line-up

Champagne cocktails, captivating cabaret, fiery salsa music and seductive contemporary dance.
Summer at the Sydney Opera House is set to sizzle with a scorching line-up of boundary-pushing performances, stellar music and decadent drinks and dining.

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Friday 18 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmSaturday 19 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmSunday 20 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmMonday 21 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmTuesday 22 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmWednesday 23 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmThursday 24 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmFriday 25 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmSaturday 26 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmSunday 27 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmMonday 28 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmTuesday 29 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmWednesday 30 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmThursday 31 January 2019 from 5pm to 11pmFriday 1 February 2019 from 5pm to 11pmSaturday 2 February 2019 from 5pm to 11pmSunday 3 February 2019 from 5pm to 11pmMonday 4 February 2019 from 5pm to 11pm
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MIL-OSI Australia: Learning from the Green Bans

Source: City of Sydney What’s On

In April 1973 a ‘green ban’ was placed on Victoria Street to defend the working-class suburb of Kings Cross from redevelopment. Part of a large-scale campaign led by the NSW Builders Labourers Federation that saw construction workers withdraw their labour on over 40 projects deemed to be socially and environmentally harmful, the green bans constitute an integral part of Sydney’s social, political and architectural history.
Hear from an esteemed panel of speakers moderated by historian Rowan Cahill and including: feminist and anti-racism activist Dr Meredith Burgmann; independent filmmaker and ex-builders labourer Pat Fiske; and activist and builders labourer Andy Mason as they discuss the legacy of the Green Bans activism today.
Following the panel, Pat Fiske will introduce a screening of her documentary Rocking the Foundations 1986 that chronicles this important history.
Presented as part of the exhibition The Beehive at UNSW Galleries.
The Beehive was produced by Philippa Bateman. An Enigma Machine Production. An Artbank + ACMI Commission. Exhibition runs from 5 January to 23 February 2019.
This event forms part of the ‘Radical Sydney’ public program series. Taking its title from Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill’s book on dissident politics and actions in Sydney this program of talks, documentary screenings and performances engages with the histories and futures of local activism concerned with housing, public space, sexuality and gender. This event is generously supported by Young Henrys beer.
UNSW Galleries acknowledges the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land upon which it stands.

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