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Have your say: ComVoices State of the Sector Survey 2018

comvoices-blue-logo-may-2017ComVoices biennial survey on the state of the community and voluntary sector in New Zealand is now open. First run in 2014 and then again in 2016, the survey has become a key source of information about the wellbeing of community organisations working across a broad range of community issues and interests. Read more »

Look out for your older neighbours

Press Release – New Zealand Police

In recent weeks Hawkes Bay Police have been called to two sudden death incidents involving older people who have died and remained in their homes for more than two weeks before being discovered. Read more »

Graeme Dingle Excellence Awards 2018

Press Release – Graeme Dingle Foundation

A group of 21 remarkable young Kiwis, mentors, volunteers and leaders have been celebrated for their resilience, self-belief and contribution to society at the annual Graeme Dingle Foundations 2018 Excellence Awards, held in Auckland last night. Read more »

Housing Accessibility and Human Rights

Article – Fightback

When our landlord issued a 90 day notice of intent to take back occupation of the home my young family had been renting for two years, I did what most people in my generation have had to do at some point; I spent hours of my time desperately scouring … Read more »

Shakti calls for pay equity for NGO sector

Press Release – Shakti Community Council

Shakti calls for pay equity for NGO sector With the recent pay equity settlement for Oranga Tamariki workers, Shakti echoes the distressed concerns of Anglican Trust for Women and Children and Barnados. The widening of the pay gap between the NGO … Read more »

University lecture tackles housing crisis head-on

Press Release – University of Auckland

Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on October 23. Read more »

Shakti calls for pay equity for NGO sector

Press Release – Shakti Community Council

With the recent pay equity settlement for Oranga Tamariki workers, Shakti echoes the distressed concerns of Anglican Trust for Women and Children and Barnados. The widening of the pay gap between the NGO sector and government will result in further … Read more »

Northland scholarships announced

Press Release – Northland DHB

Four Northland DHB staff will benefit from a scholarship that encourages staff to further their education. The scholarship was made possible by an anonymous $50,000 donation. Read more »

Melissa Moon will be leading the way at the Neon Night Walk

Press Release – Neon Night Walk

Melissa Moon will be leading the way at the Neon Night Walk/Run conquering Colonial Knob at Night for Good Oct 27th Read more »

Polio veteran worried infectious disease could return

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Edith Morris of Hamilton has very few regrets in her life despite getting polio in 1945 when only six months old. Read more »

Sunrise Foundation awards grants to 35 local causes

Press Release – Sunrise Foundation

The Sunrise Foundation board has approved $79,310 of grants to arts, education, environment, health, social services and sports causes throughout the Tairawhiti-Gisborne District. Read more »