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Z Good in the Hood

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Iosis was fortunate to be selected by two Z service stations, Z Manurewa and Z Roscommon Road, for the Z ‘Good in the Hood’ programme in late 2022. We received almost $2,000 in December through the programme. The funds were for a baby changing table, cabinet for baby supplies and furniture for our family learning…

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Iosis Community Award

Sk8 it 4ward team

Each year Iosis gives a small cash award to an individual, organisation or project our staff believe benefits the South Auckland community. In December 2022 we selected Sk8 it 4ward. This Waiuku-based charity was started by two 12-year-old girls. Keen skateboarders themselves, Sienna and Bella want to give other children who cannot afford skating gear…

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Ngā mihi nui – thank you

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Food boxes – a gift of hope Christmas Boxes Iosis partners each year with LIFE Community to deliver Christmas Boxes to families. Each box contains enough food to supplement a week’s worth of meals for a family of four to six. We delivered 100 boxes last year. We are thankful to all who made this…

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Counselling offers second chance


Luana longs to be a positive influence in her sons’ lives—the kind of role model she lacked growing up. She shares how counselling with Iosis has helped her on that path. Luana initially sought counselling for her seven-year-old son. But, when offered it for herself also, she leapt at the opportunity. She was matched with…

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Becoming better men

Teina and Loni

Men referred to Iosis’s family violence programme arrive scared, overwhelmed, angry and emotional. But those who complete it are amazed at what they learn.   Every Friday, Iosis facilitators Teina and Loni meet with men who have had protection orders made against them by their partners. None of the men want to be in the…

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Bernard’s ‘bits and bobs’

Bernard at work

From his Auckland garage, retired telephone technician Bernard spends many an hour dismantling donated cast-off electronic gear. He is driven by a desire to reduce landfill waste and to support good works. By selling electronic components or scrap metal, he and his team of like-minded others have raised thousands of dollars for charities—including $8,000 in…

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Farewell to Jillian Parsons

Jillian Parsons

Recently we farewelled Jillian Parsons, affectionately known to staff as ‘Whaea Jill’. Jillian joined Iosis in 2006 and worked in a number of social work, facilitator and counselling roles, most recently as counsellor/programme facilitator at Merivale. The number of lives she has impacted in her time with us is immeasurable. As colleagues and friends, we…

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Winter Warmers appeal overwhelms

Wendy holds winter warmer items

When a tornado ripped through her neighbourhood on the morning of 19 June 2021, Wendy Barthow suddenly got a new comprehension of the word ‘cold’. The roof of her family home was partially torn off and several windows shattered. With the power off, and until temporary fixes could be made, the only place to stay…

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