Media release – Community and voluntary organisations continue to make a difference in our communities

12 December 2019 – For immediate use The country’s community and voluntary organisations are delivering services where they matter – to New Zealanders in need – even as they continue to grapple with a number of significant challenges.  That’s one of the key findings from a survey of community and voluntary sector organisations carried out […]

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Governance of charitable trusts – and how the new Trusts Act 2019 might impact

by Sue Barker6 December 2019 There appears to be a trend in New Zealand at the moment for incorporated societies to restructure as charitable trusts: many incorporated societies appear to be struggling to find sufficient members, and/or to attract those members they do have to attend general meetings. Yet, despite this, many are finding newsletter […]

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Reinvigorating local democracy: a discussion paper by LGNZ – feedback welcome by 15 Dec 2019

Submissions on Local Government NZ’s latest discussion paper Reinvigorating local democracy: The case for localising power and decision-making to councils and communities close on 15 December. You can send your comments and feedback to mike.reid@lgnz.co.nz or send to: Dr Mike Reid Principal Policy Advisor Local Government New Zealand PO Box 1214 Wellington 6011.   Background: […]

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How to talk about climate change – a toolkit

Oxfam New Zealand commissioned The Workshop to conduct a literature review of the evidence regarding how to talk about climate change that engaged and motivated people to act. Jess, Marianne and their team went the extra mile and created this toolkit: ‘How to talk about climate change: a toolkit for encouraging collective action’. We hope this toolkit helps us all to […]

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