Relationship Work is important

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Executive Officer, Community Networks Aotearoa (formally NZCOSS)

It’s 2015, and everything is already going crazy.  I have had meetings all over the place, and the first thing I notice is that things are changing.

Organisations are closing and opening, people have new jobs and other people have moved to new positions in the same organisations.  How do we keep track? Read more »

Applications open for Community Recycling Initiatives

Press Release – Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Applications open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Community Recycling Initiatives Read more »

Honorary degree for dedication to preventing child abuse

Press Release – Wintec

A lifetime dedicated to preventing child abuse in New Zealand sees Anthea Simcock, the founder and chief executive of child protection trust, Child Matters, receiving an honorary Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) from the Waikato Institute … Read more »

Scepticism on ‘reckless’ state house sale plan

Press Release – Northland Housing Forum

Northland Housing Forum today voiced their strong concern about PM Keys announcement of a state house sell-off to the Maori and community housing sector. Read more »

New social housing development welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The opening of 19 new homes in Auckland today has been welcomed by Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett as an example of New Zealands growing social housing sector, which is seeing more people in need receiving housing support. Community of Refuge … Read more »

Disabled people want work

Press Release – Disabled Persons Assembly

Nick Ruane is a disabled person and he says in spite of having a Masters Degree with honours in political science, a commerce degree and a teaching qualification his employment history has been sporadic. Read more »

We all have a role in making care work

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand is not surprised by the news that over 420,000 New Zealanders are providing unpaid care for friends or family, Chief Executive Sandra Kirby said today. She was referring to the recently released Infometrics report that analysed … Read more »

Otago announces professorial promotions

Press Release – University of Otago

Fifteen leading University of Otago academics are being promoted to full professorships. Announcing the promotions, University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne warmly congratulated the new professors on their well-earned promotions which … Read more »

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei keen to invest in housing

Press Release – Ngati Whatua

Ngti Whtua rkei wants to play a greater role in housing within Auckland, for the benefit its members and the wider community. The Chair of Ngti Whtua rkei Trust, Phillip Davis, says the hap will consider all opportunities to … Read more »

Security increased at Mana Road Bridge

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Concern for swimmers and boaties in the Mana Road Bridge area of the Porirua Harbour has prompted the Wellington Regional Harbour Master to further increase monitoring and security in the area. Read more »

Government’s social housing numbers wrong

Press Release – Green Party

The Government is vastly misrepresenting how many additional homes will be created under its so-called social housing plan, in order to make its fire-sale of state homes look better, the Green Party says. Read more »