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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

nicola-sutton-1websizeNicola Sutton  

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?

tess-2-copyTess Casey

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

pancha-narayananPancha Narayanan

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 »

Ageing is the new black!

stephanie-clareStephanie Clare

Chief Executive | Age Concern New Zealand

Our population is ageing and we all need to know how to prepare. Age Concern New Zealand and The New Zealand Association of Gerontology are leading the way by co-hosting the Vison for Ageing in Aotearoa conference. Read more »

UN visit underlines importance of good homes as a basic human right

cushla-managhCushla Managh

Strategic Communications and Engagement Manager | Community Housing Aotearoa

In the past week we’ve had an unprecedented opportunity to shine an international spotlight on housing as a human right in Aotearoa – and while we’ve undoubtedly seen much to like, we’ve also seen firsthand what housing stress looks like for the many New Zealanders struggling to find somewhere good to call home. Read more »

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