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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MEDIA RELEASE – NZ’s first SDG People’s Report launched

5 July 2019 PRESS RELEASE  NZ’s first SDG People’s Report launched A group of organisations launched New Zealand’s first People’s Report on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this week at Victoria University of Wellington. The report is hosted at www.sdg.org.nz/peoples-report.  The report is the result of many months of work gathering people’s […]

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Cloud Computing and benefits for charities

Written by Gaurav Dhar, Hui E! Pou Āwhina and IT specialist  Recently, I attended seminars in Berlin and Wellington on cloud computing for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Both technologies are on par with each other and come with a market place to choose different products that suit customer’s need (kind of like the Apple App Store and Google Play […]

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New Zealand’s community priorities in the SDG context

Take a visual tour of how the SDGs apply to NZ. We mapped our five community priorities, which we released leading up to the 2017 General Election, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are the United Nations’ latest development agenda. Different to the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs have more breath and most importantly […]

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Media Release: The holes are getting bigger in the safety net provided by the Community Sector

25 October 2016   “The second ComVoices State of the Sector Survey of the Community Sector shows that stresses on our organisations are increasing” says Scott Miller, Chair of ComVoices.   “We are facing greater demand for our services, are dealing with greater complexity with less funding from government, and have a greater reliance on […]

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Sustainable Development Goals and you

We’ve created an Excel file so you can map your organisation’s work and priorities against the 17 Goals and 169 Targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. Download the file Send us a copy of your file, and we will track it alongside other NZ community groups – to identify where civil society in NZ is putting its […]

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