National News & Alerts


Ministry of Education logo

Free Period Products in Schools

Feedback from schools and kura has continued to highlight the urgent need for products. To address this, phase one of this initiative is focused on delivering products to schools and kura as simply and as quickly as possible.

Read More >

Ministry of Health

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

The Minister of Health Volunteer Awards are an opportunity to recognise the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s health and disability services.
Read More >

Ministry of Education logo

Applications for Creatives in Schools Round 3 now open

Applications are now open for the third round of the Creatives in Schools programme, where teachers and kaiako will partner with creative professionals to provide engaging learning experiences for students and ākonga.
Read More >

Ministry of Education logo

Teaching excellence in spotlight with the 2021 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards

A total of 19 finalists will compete for the top prizes at the 2021 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.
Read More >

unite against covid logo

Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria to lift on Tuesday

Following a further public health assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak in greater Melbourne, New Zealand’s Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria has been extended to 11.59pm on Tuesday 22 June, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.
Read More >

unite against covid logo

Pause on Quarantine Free Travel with Victoria extended

Following an assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak in greater Melbourne, New Zealand’s Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria will continue for a further seven days, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.
Read More >

Announcing Netsafety Week

The internet has played a big part in keeping people connected over the past year – and that trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon – which makes it important that every person knows how to stay safe online. This is why Netsafe is hosting New Zealand’s first ever Netsafety Week designed to Make Aotearoa Safer Online.
Read More >

Help grow a brighter future at your school

Te Uru Rākau—New Zealand Forest Service and Trees That Count are thrilled to give every primary school in Aotearoa New Zealand the opportunity to claim five free native seedlings to plant on your school grounds!
Read More >

unite against covid logo

Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria to continue

Following the Victorian Government’s decision to extend their lockdown restrictions,  New Zealand’s Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria will also be extended for a further six days, with a further review due on Wednesday 9 June.
Read More >

State of local emergency declared in Canterbury

Alert opened: 20:10PM Sun 30 May 2021. Starts: 4.45pm Sun 30 May. Ends: 4.45pm Sun 06 June. The Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has declared a state of local emergency in Canterbury, extending emergency powers across the entire region, as heavy rain continues to cause flooding.
Read More >

The Community ALERTS Directory appears as a banner on electronic emails and notices circulated by schools using the School-links communication platform.

Submit your community organisation’s latest news item or alert


DISCLAIMER: While we have made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this directory has been obtained from reliable sources, Solvam Corporation is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All news, alerts and organization contact information on this site is provided by contributors external to Solvam Corporation. We offer no guarantee of completeness, accuracy or timeliness. Certain links on this site connect to other websites maintained by third parties over whom Solvam Corporation has no control. Solvam Corporation makes no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other websites.

Fire and Emergency NZ - Install working smoke alarms to give yourself a warningFire and Emergency NZ - Install working smoke alarms to give yourself a warning

The Community ALERTS Directory appears as a banner on electronic emails and notices circulated by schools using the School-links communication platform.

Submit your community organisation’s latest news item or alert

Beep4Community - find out moreBeep4Community - find out more