Last weekend the Queenstown community planted 1,000 trees to welcome new migrants to the region.
Why is the Office of Ethnic Communities looking for people to do its work for free, asks former race relations commissioner Joris de Bres.
At the core of the former race relations commissioner's concerns is engagement with affected Muslims. Read his letter, and the inquiry response.
The family whose two children were taken by Oranga Tamariki has finally been reunited. Joris de Bres was there as the court ruling was made to return their daughter.
Joris de Bres shares the story of a family who almost had their child, who suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, taken away due to a bruise caused by that illness.
From optimistic beginnings in 1890, Arbor Day has fallen into semi-obscurity around the country. But there’s a very good reason why New Zealand needs this day, and more native trees, says Trees That Count ambassador Joris De Bres.