GREAT POTENTIALS

Our purpose is to work for children, young people and families to relieve suffering; release potential; reduce disparities in NZ society; reduce crime and violence; break the cycle of disadvantage and promote family functionality.

"We need to stop be-moaning the problems and start acting on solutions. A good future for families and New Zealand is within our reach. Let's just do it!"

LESLEY MAX CEO

Dad Finds HIPPY Helpful

Click here to view the article from the Norwest News, May 10, 2012

Listener Article

Great Potentials is featured in the July 12-18 2014 issue of the Listener magazine! Click here to see the full article.

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The Ministry of Youth Development to support MATES Junior

MATES Junior mentees with Overland's Matt Hewitt

MATES Junior mentees with Overland’s Matt Hewitt

“I want to see young people across New Zealand have opportunities to develop their confidence and self-management skills, engage in positive activities, connect with their communities, and grow their leadership abilities,” Youth Affairs Minister, Hon Nikki Kaye says.

Click here to read the full story.

2012-2013 Annual Report

Follow the link to read Dame Lesley Max’s report from Great Potentials’ Annual Report 2012-2013:

CEO’s Report Annual Report 2012 – 2013

For the full Annual Report 2012-2013, follow the link below:

Annual Report 2012-2013

 

Coroner’s report on Kahui twins’ deaths – Dame Lesley speaks on Radio NZ National

25 July 2012

The coroner’s report on the deaths of the three-month-old Kahui twins has been released.  Simon Moore SC, Crown Solicitor for Auckland, Patrick Kelly, Auckland Starship Pediatrician and Clinical Director of the Child Protection Team and Great Potentials CEO, Dame Lesley Max, speak with Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon.  Listen to the audio here (Dame Lesley starts at 21 mins).