Aviva Lip-Sync Battle Actually Really Happened!

And after three cancellations, it truly was worth the wait. Eight acts from across Otautahi Christchurch took to the stage, imitating The Spice Girls, Disney villains, Shania Twain and more.

Reclaiming their place and power

For twenty-four-year-old Skyler (she/they), life was moving in exactly the right direction... until they were raped. Although life has been pretty challenging the past few years, with dedication and the right support, things are much more positive today.

Opinion: in the aftermath of the Mamma Hooch trial, we all have a role to play in making sure this doesn’t happen again

It would be easy to write this off as an anomaly, but if we want to make sure this never happens again, we must examine what role we all have in preventing this behaviour.
(Written by Jo Bader)

MEDIA RELEASE, 24.08.23, on the Jaz brothers' sentencing

Today, at 3.40pm, Danny and Roberto Jaz were sentenced to 16 and a half and 17 years imprisonment respectively, with a minimum non-parole period of 50% of their sentences. When, typically, few sentences feel adequate enough, today was honouring of the survivors who have given so much of themselves to achieve this outcome.  

Guest blog: an open letter to the wahine toa who survived sexual predators, Danny Jaz and Roberto Jaz.

Later this week, the sex offenders of the Mama Hooch trial will be sentenced. We wanted to share this open letter with you. It was written by members of the community to honour those who endured the Jaz brothers’ offending.

Congratulations Jo!

Our Client Services Manager for Sexual Violence Services, Jo Bader, has been voted on to the TOAH-NNEST Tauiwi Caucus as the National Crisis portfolio representative.