NGOs and trade unions – natural allies in making NGOs great places to work

Brenda photoBrenda Pilott, National Manager
Social Service Providers Aotearoa

I’ve just joined Social Service Providers Aotearoa as its national manager, after a decade working for the PSA, NZ’s largest union which includes thousands of community sector workers amongst its membership.  So I came to the job with some views about NGOs as employers and how they treat their staff.  I also brought with me a strong view that unions and NGOs are natural allies. Read more »

Fleet renewal creates jobs and opportunities for young Maori

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

New Zealands biggest fishing fleet renewal project in four decades is creating career opportunities for young Mori looking to join the marine industry. Read more »

Annual Conference of the Islamic Women’s Council of NZ

Press Release – Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand

Stepping up and stepping out was the theme of this years Islamic Womens Council annual conference. The Hamilton conference, which was attended by 200 women from around the country, included a youth programme, along with competitions for written … Read more »

New Community Leadership Fund announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Community Leadership Fund Hapori Whakatipu, will benefit communities across New Zealand by strengthening the level of support available to organisations providing leadership and capability building, says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister … Read more »

VNZ Welcomes Proposed Changes to Fire Service

Press Release – Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand welcomes the Governments announcement on Friday, 29 April by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne to re-build a fire service that supports its volunteer and paid workforce and its rural and urban communities. Read more »

Real Meals Coalition challenges Compass to DHB Cook-off

Press Release – Real Meals Coalition

Commercial provider, Compass has a 15 year contract with Southern DHB to provide ready-made meals, which opponents have criticised as disgusting and inedible. Read more »

Know your media

Speech – Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commisioner Dame Susan Devoy Ethnic, Migrant and Refugees Community Engagement Summit 30 April 2016 Read more »

Call for more care setting up joint accounts

Press Release – Banking Ombudsman

The Banking Ombudsman Scheme is urging people setting up shared accounts to think carefully about how they allow users to operate such accounts after continuing to see a steady stream of complaints about account mandates. Read more »

Discrepancy in Christchurch City Council flood modelling

Press Release – Empowered Christchurch

Empowered Christchurch has recently discovered that, due to incorrect flood modelling by the Christchurch City Council, minimum floor levels for new houses in some areas have been set at almost 50 cm lower than they should be. This error means that a … Read more »

IAG/State Insurance Wins 2015 Roger Award

Press Release – CAFCA

The full Judges Report , including a financial analysis of the winner, is online at http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/CAFCA/pdf/roger-award-2015-judges-report.pdf Read more »

Surgeons want more Māori specialists

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Monday 2 May, 2016 Four Mori junior doctors interested in surgical training are in Brisbane this week as guests of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for their Annual Scientific Congress. Read more »