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April 2018

Mental health Government Inquiry public meeting – 3 May

Government Inquiry into Mental Health & Addiction: Public meetings

Members of the public are invited to meet with the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction panel in Nelson next week (3 May). People in Marlborough have the option to attend by video conference from Wairau Hospital, Blenheim.

Inquiry Chair Professor Ron Paterson says it is important that Inquiry panel members listen well to a wide range of communities and stakeholders.
To ensure as many perspectives as possible are heard, panel members are travelling around New Zealand attendinga series of regional meetings to hear from people with a range of backgrounds and views.

Nelson meeting:
Thursday 3 May, 5pm
Seminar Centre, Braemar Campus, Nelson Hospital

Blenheim video link:
Thursday 3 May, 5pm
Meeting room 1, Arthur Wicks building (level 1), Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

Panel members are keen to hear from interested parties and other groups and individuals who want to share their thoughts and ideas for improvements. This includes Māori, Pacific peoples, young people, and people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ groups, people living in rural communities, the elderly, veterans, minority, immigrant and
refugee populations, victims of violence and people in correctional facilities.Read More

Monthly Library Drop-in Clinics

Our monthly Library Drop in Clinics provide a place for those living with memory loss to get advice, information and support. We offer a number of these in Nelson/Tasman. Please direct any enquiries to Heather Lackner or Sue Cochrane on 03 546 7702.

Richmond 4th Wed 9.30 -11
Nelson 4th Wed 10-11.30
Stoke 4th Thurs 9.30 – 11.30
Tahunanui 4th Thurs 1 – 2pmRead More

Invite to join our Dementia Friends Programme

Please join Alzheimers NZ’s new Dementia Friends Programme, which aims to raise Dementia awareness and support.
Every action counts, from learning about Dementia, to wearing a Dementia Friend badge/wristband, through to practical help or social support. Visit http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/news/dementia-friends-launches-in-nz or call Alzheimers Nelson on 03 5467702 or 0800 004 001Read More

CLINICAL LEADER – Applications close – 9 May

SVS-Living Safe has over 30-years’ experience providing services to adults, young people and family/whanau affected by family and other forms of violence/abuse.   With 10 + staff and a geographic spread delivering a suite of programmes and services from Kaikoura, Marlborough, Nelson, Motueka, Golden Bay through to the West Coast, this is an exciting time to be joining the organization.   You will support the clinical staff through advice, training …Read More

Child Poverty Action Group Post Budget Breakfast – 23 May

CPAG Post Budget Breakfast Nelson-Tasman
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Stoke School Hall 9.30 -11.30 am

Assoc Prof Mike O’Brien, Social Security Spokesperson CPAG
Lisa Lawrence, Manager Motueka Family Service Centre
Katie O’Donnell, Manager Nelson Women’s and Children’s Refuge Services
Registrations to cpag2016nn@gmail.com
facebook event page: Post Budget Breakfast NelsonRead More

New liquor store for Stoke ? ? – Objections due by 2nd May

**New Liquor Store application for Stoke**
There is an application for a new license for alcohol sales in Stoke, specifically at 201 Songer St. This is something which the community may wish to oppose. The timeframe is very tight – objections need to be made by 2 May.

Stoke Liquormart Limited has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Nelson for the issue of a new off-licence in respect of the premises situated at 201 Songer Street Stoke, known as Blackbull Liquor Stoke.Read More