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Join us at the Election Forum this afternoon

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Community organisations are today asking Members of Parliament and political party members to spell out their plans for the community and voluntary sector in the lead-up to New Zealand’s general election in September.

Being able to access services and feel connected with the communities we live, work and socialise in are essential to New Zealanders’ wellbeing. Read more »

What does a thriving community and voluntary sector look like as we move into a post-pandemic era?

Insta Generic - WebinarElections matter and are a good opportunity to engage directly with those who make the decisions which impact the wellbeing of our society.  The pandemic has brought into sharp focus the inequalities which have festered far too long. Now is the time to shape a new way forward which provides as much focus on our social, cultural and environmental needs as the economic obsessions of the past. Read more »

Celebrating volunteers and working together

Sarah MacdonaldSarah Macdonald

Marketing and Membership Manager | Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week, 21-27 June 2020, will celebrate ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi | The benefit of working together’.  Volunteering New Zealand is encouraging everyone to start planning NVW2020 celebrations and activities. Read more »

Necessity driven innovation: the unexpected win from Covid

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Chief Executive | English Language Partners New Zealand

‘Necessity is the mother of invention’, said Plato and we have found this to be true.

Our work is teaching English to adults and until March 25th this work was done in face-to-face classes. All across New Zealand, learners gathered with the purpose of improving their language skills so they could participate more effectively in daily life and settle well in New Zealand. Read more »

We’ve got this!

copy-of-stephanie-pope-2019Stephanie Pope & Jane Clark
Director & Programme Manager | Te Wana Quality Programme

Responding to COVID-19 challenges

We at Te Wana Quality Programme are incredibly proud to be associated with our front line organisations that are offering critical support and care to our communities in so many ways. Read more »

Charities and community sector rely significantly on the generosity of volunteers

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney
Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

COVID-19 highlights the need to understand the value, impact and potential of volunteering, and the infrastructure, that enables volunteers to enrich Aotearoa, New Zealand. Read more »

The importance of home

chris-glaudelChris Glaudel

Deputy Chief Executive | Community Housing Aotearoa

I hope you’re all staying healthy and safe.

And importantly – I hope you all have somewhere healthy and safe to stay.

Because having a home is crucial to our ability to care for ourselves and our whānau during the four-week Covid-19 lockdown. Read more »

What if you don’t have WhatsApp?

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Chief Executive | Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Times like the one we are currently experiencing definitely bring out the best in people.  They also bring out our insecurities.  Who knew that so many people panic about toilet paper? Read more »

Reflecting on March 15th 2019

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President | Multicultural New Zealand

There is something all New Zealanders are pausing and reflecting on this week. The tragedy that took place at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, where 51 people were killed and 49 injured by a white supremacist terrorist, is now a year old. Our country and people have moved through fear, grief, shame and outrage. Read more »

Have your say: ComVoices State of the Sector survey 2020

comvoices-2020-survey-social-media-postOur work in the community and voluntary sector is needed more than ever with the pressures on individuals and whānau in our communities – and in an election year we want to be able to clearly say what we do and how our sector makes a difference to the lives of so many New Zealanders. Read more »

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