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copy-of-stephanie-pope-2019Stephanie Pope

Director | Te Wana Quality Standards and Accreditation Programme

After the Australian elections last weekend, this blog has become very different to the one that I had started to write.

I had been writing about the challenges for the community and social sector organisations we work with trying to stretch human and other resources in order to meet their many compliance burdens, and how this activity is actually compromising their quality improvement process. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – May 22

Press Release – Hansard

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL (LabourNew Lynn) to the Minister of Finance : What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Read more »

Mission HomeGround funding boost

Press Release – Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission is delighted the Auckland Council has confirmed its plan to contribute $5 million to the HomeGround housing and social services project. Read more »

Budget needs to close the community social worker pay gap

Press Release – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social workers employed by community organisations are hoping next weeks wellbeing budget will help bridge the pay gap with their colleagues in Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children. Read more »

Firefighters smash records for charity

Press Release – Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

Firefighters have fundraised a recording breaking $1,307,637.02 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) on the 15th anniversary of the annual Firefighters Sky Tower Stair Challenge on Saturday. Read more »

Wellbeing Budget Could Be a Breath of Fresh Air

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

The Wellbeing budget could be a turning point for community health NGOs, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ CE Letitia ODwyer. ARFNZ has provided resources, education, and support for the 700,000 New Zealanders living with respiratory conditions … Read more »

Crusaders ‘desperately’ want CCTV footage of incident

Article – RNZ

The Crusaders boss is continuing to back team players accused of inappropriate and homophobic behaviour, and says the club looks forward to evidence coming out to clear their names. Read more »

Better late than never: Pacific culture events reboot

Press Release – Pacific Dance Festival

In the wake of the cancellation of the Pasifika Festival and the final day of Polyfest following the Christchurch terrorist attack, the Pacific Dance Festival is proud to offer supporters and people of Pacific heritage the chance to celebrate this strong … Read more »

Women of Influence Awards nominations open

Press Release – Westpac

A national celebration of New Zealands most inspiring women begins today, with nominations now open for the annual Women of Influence Awards. Presented by Stuff and Westpac, the renowned event returns for its seventh year to recognise Kiwi women … Read more »

Waste Management sets sector benchmark for carbon reduction

Press Release – Waste Management

Marking a first for the waste industry in New Zealand, Waste Management NZ has achieved independent certification for managing and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Waste Management Managing Director, Tom Nickels, said today. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – May 21

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions? Read more »