CRAZY FOR KIDSCAN
Kidscan is asking schools and businesses to don wacky ties and shirts, wear bright wigs, bake rainbow cupcakes and get a little bit crazy to help children who are in need for ‘Get a little crazy for Kidscan’ Day. Kidscan chief executive Julie Chapman said it was encouraging all schools and workplaces across New Zealand to join in the fun on August 11. ‘‘The Kidscan team will be getting crazy in every way possible and I’m challenging all schools and businesses across New Zealand to get a little crazy.’’ Every dollar raised from this fundraiser will be going towards helping Kiwi kids who are living without basics. Register at Kidscan.org.nz/ Crazyday.
PALLIATIVE CARE INITIATIVE
A new initiative has been signed by Auckland hospices, which will result in more palliative care options made available for more Aucklanders. The agreement, which includes five regional hospices, will usher in a regionwide approach to palliative care which is hoped to improve the way the whole health system identifies palliative needs. Hospices of Auckland chairman Barbara Williams said the agreement allowed the development of palliative care delivery in Auckland. It was a wonderful step towards ensuring more people received earlier access to care, she said. The initiative will receive $2.2 million a year from the Ministry of Health.
LATE AT THE MUSEUM
What does a ‘‘real New Zealander’’ look like? How do we confront our privilege when we can’t see it? These questions and more will be asked at Auckland Museum’s new LATE series, a popular speaker series featuring performances and thoughtprovoking panel discussions. The first of this year’s LATE at the Museum will be held on August 9 and will look at immigration in New Zealand this election year. Titled Home Sweet Home, it will include a panel of guests staring writer and broadcaster Roseanne Liang, researcher and Maori spokesperson for Migrants and Refugee Rights Campaign Arama Rata and more. Tickets are $25 and on sale now from aucklandmuseum.com