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UNESCO Contestable funding round 2017/18 now open

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is calling for Expressions of Interest for its contestable funding round by 30 June. Applications are primarily being sought for ‘major grant’ funding from $15,000 to the level of $40,000. Minor grant funding is also available for amounts under $5,000. “We are seeking innovative projects, events, programmes or […]

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ONLINE VOLUNTEER HUB GOES LIVE

  Contact Chelsea Fredrickson Email chelsea@helptank.nz Website helptank.nz FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2017   ONLINE VOLUNTEER HUB GOES LIVE   Wellington, NZ – A new digital marketplace is now live, which connects professionals keen to donate their skills and not for profits needing their expertise.   The Who Did You Help Today Trust developed […]

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NZ picks up the ball on future climate

Cotton Rag (VUW SGEES newsletter) 4 May 2017 Peter Barrett Global concern at global warming was rising from the 1980’s through to 2008, when it slumped along with the global economy, the 2009 COP talks in Copenhagen, and climate science credibility following the UEA e-mail hacking scandal. With dogged perseverance, scientists and diplomats world-wide have […]

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Newsletter / Pānui – Haratua / May 2017

       Hui E! Mihi – Greets you all Maurimakariri ki a tātou! Yes, we’re definitely moving towards Hotoke/winter. There’s a few things happening this month, so clear your diaries: • Breakfast at Parliament next Thursday 11 May • Wellington sector hui Tuesday 16 May • Victoria University of Wellington Professional and Executive Development […]

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Expressions of Interest sought for the voluntary role of: Australasian Delegate to the Civil Society Mechanism of the UN Committee on World Food Security

Kiaora everyone, check this out!  For those interested in becoming an international grassroots representative for food sovereignty! We look forward to receiving your nominations! Expressions of Interest sought for the voluntary role of: Australasian Delegate to the Civil Society Mechanism of the UN Committee on World Food Security Here is a rare opportunity to work […]

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Presentations from the Hui in Auckland, 27 March, and Wellington, 13 April

Geoff Connor of Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Geoff.Connor@mbie.govt.nz gave an update on progress with planned changes to the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. Geoff also presented at the Hui in Wellington. Paul Dunphy of Akina Foundation paul.dunphy@akina.org.nz gave an introduction to Social Enterprise, and identified opportunities for community sector people to join the social enterprise […]

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Pay Equity Bill released for consultation

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today released an exposure draft of the Pay Equity Bill for public consultation. “The Government is committed to achieving pay equity in New Zealand and providing a practical and fair process for employees to follow if they feel they are not being paid what their job is worth […]

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