CRAZY FOR KIDSCAN

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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

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