Panui-April 2016        


Comments from Peter Glensor, Hui E! General Manager:
This month we feature a new Religious Diversity Centre – a useful reminder of the important role faith communities play in our Sector.
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Even though many are finding things tough in our sector, with all the changes and with so little money, let’s not forget to celebrate what and who we are!

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Contents: In this Panui:
  • 1. Quote for the Month
  • 2. Hui E! Events
  • 3. Economics of Gender Equality
  • 4. Sector Leader Changes
  • 5. NGO Policy Templates for Health and Safety Work Act 2015
  • 6. Equal pay for work of equal value
  • 7. Understanding Social Enterprise
  • 8.Helen Clark Launches NZ Religious Diversity Centre
  • 9. Good progress already on Global Goals
  • 10. Call for abstracts – He Manawa Whenua
  • 11. UK Charities barred from using government grants to lobby minister
  • 12. Support a NZ NGO leader for the Board of CIVICUS
  • 13. Join the IACD

1. Quote for the Month
“Collective impact is the commitment of different members of the community from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem.”

Quote taken from ‘Leading Collective Impact: Megan Thomas’  See full presentation (presented at the Hui E! Hui on 10 May) here:

2. Hui E! Events

see for a full view of sector events. 
1.     Wellington Sector Hui
Thursday April 14th 10am to 12 noon – Community Hub – Level 4, 120 Featherston St, Wellington
This is a meeting jointly with ComVoices – at 11am we meet with David Seymour – Leader of the ACT Party – part of a series of conversations with parliamentary leaders about sector issues.  From 10 to 11 we can prepare for our conversation with David Seymour, and share news and issues of importance to the sector.
2.     Auckland Sector Hui

Tuesday May 3 – 1.30pm to 3.30pm.  Lynfield Room, Fickling Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland.  Sharing of issues and news – major topics to be advised.
3.     National NGO Umbrellas/ Networking groups meeting

Wellington April 6 – contracting, and Sector/ Government links
4.     Incorporated Societies Act Roadshow

see the for a schedule of meetings in April and May.
5.     Ethnic Communities Engagement Summits

Auckland (April 30), Wellington (May 28), Christchurch (date not yet set) 

Titled ‘I know what the media tells you, but do you know who I am?’, they will be a candid participatory event with 
discussion between panel lists and the audience on the roles of diverse cultures in New Zealand society.

Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, will open the Auckland event.

Former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand the Wellington one.

Throughout the day, panellists will discuss an array of topics with the audience under three main themes:

·       Cultural and Ethnic communities and their engagement with Maori and the Treaty of Waitangi
·       Cultural and Ethnic communities’ perceptions and understandings of themselves and of each other
·       Cultural and Ethnic communities and their representations by the mainstream and ethnic media

Free registrations are now open at

Hui E! and Multicultural NZ are joint sponsors, along with local groups in both Auckland and Wellington.

The Christchurch Summit will have a particular focus on engagement with young people – date not yet set.

2. Economics of Gender Equality

The idea that persistent gender inequality has very large economic costs is increasingly accepted.
Read the Stanford Social Innovation Review‘s article ‘The Economic Benefits of Gender Parity’ here

New research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) finds that if women were to participate in the economy identically to men, they could add as much as $28 trillion or 26 percent to annual global GDP in 2025. This is roughly the combined size of the economies of the United States and China today.

Even an alternative “best-in-region” scenario—in which countries match the progress of the neighboring country that has made most headway in closing its gender gap—would make a great difference. Such a scenario would add as much as $12 trillion in annual GDP in 2025. That’s equivalent to today’s combined GDP of Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In that scenario, female workers would contribute about double the GDP growth they are currently on track to achieve.

So it follows that taking bold action to increase the economic participation of women is critical for long-term prosperity. What is perhaps less appreciated, though, is the fact that we will achieve economic gender equality only if we also tackle social gender inequality. Women need to be equal partners in society in order for them to be equal participants in work. –

See more at:

4. Sector Leader Changes 

Hui E! acknowledges the following changes in sector leadership:
Council for International Development

Wren Green – leaving the Director of Council for International Development after 6 years.

Age Concern NZ

We acknowledge Robyn Scott‘s time as CEO of Age Concern NZ – and congratulate her on her new position of Director of the Ministry of Youth Development.

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society

Congratulations to Jenny Prince who spent 27 years with Plunket, 7 of those as Chief Executive.

2020 Trust

All the best to Laurence Millar has stepped down from his position as Chair of the 2020 Trust to take up the role of Executive Director.
This follows the resignation of Vanisa Dhiru, who is moving on to complete her research and further her academic qualifications.

Social Service Providers Aotearoa

We welcome the arrival of Brenda Pilott to Social Service Providers Aotearoa. Brenda will be the SSPA National Manager replacing Tara D’Sousa.

National Council of Women of New Zealand

National Council of Women of New Zealand welcomes a new Chief Executive, Lynn McKenzie, replacing Sue McCabe.

5. NGO Policy Templates for Health and Safety Work Act 2015
Thanks to the hard work and generosity of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa, we have a set of templates developed especially for NGOs, incorporating the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015.
Elizabeth Tenet, CEO of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa, notes that these have been built following consultation with legal experts on Governance Board responsibility and working with volunteers. This has now been translated into Policy Templates for general use for NGOs, hopefully to suit their own circumstances. You will note they relate to the “employment “ of volunteers and the responsibilities of Governance Board members.
CLCA is happy to make these available to the community sector throughout Aotearoa – a hugely generous koha aroho.
Feel free to use them – we suggest that the document includes an explicit acknowledgement of CLCA as the authors of the template.
There are four templates:
1.         Health and Safety Policy
2.         Governance – Health and Safety at Work
3.         Hazard Register
4.         Hazard Register – Notification and Investigation forms
Hui E! has put these on our website – give the url – and they may be downloaded and used with an acknowledgement that CLCA is the author and Hui E! the distributor.

6. Equal pay for work of equal value
SAVE THE DATE! Monday 11th April 4.30-6.30pm

What? The Time is Now! Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value celebration
When? Monday 11th April – 4.30-6.30pm
Where? St John’s Centre (part of St John’s Presbyterian Church), Willis St, Central Wellington – Google Map here (right beside our National Office)
Who? Everyone welcome ( kids too) for wine, beer, nibbles and non-alcoholic beverages including Revolution Cocktails (patent pending 🙂
Tēnā koutou –the National Women’s Committee of the Tertiary Education Union would like you to join with us for drinks and a catch up to honour some of the people who have been involved in the struggle for Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value.
Dr Prue Hyman, feminist economist, will speak on her work as part of CEVEP (Coalition Equal Value Equal Pay)
Kristine Bartlett, caregiver and face of the Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value struggle in the courts will be there to speak alongside her union organiser Penny Clark of E Tu! union about their work and historic wins‘finally-woken-up’-to-gender-pay-gap-caregiver
A Living Wage youth representative will also speak of their experience
There will be the opportunity for discussion and reflection on the issues raised by speakers and a general catch up will ensue.
RSVPs to – and please do share this invitation with your networks (official flyer and poster to come). All welcome!

7. Understanding Social Enterprise 

The Akina Foundation is hosting a workshop is for people and organisations who are keen to gain a better understanding of social enterprise.


Ākina Foundation
Thursday, 19 May 2016 from 1 PM to 4 PM, Wellington

All over the world, more and more entrepreneurs and organisations are realising the opportunity to drive social and environmental change through sustainable business.  If that sounds like something you want to get involved in, join us to find out more.

This workshop will cover:
  • What is social enterprise?
  • What do you need?
  • What can you expect?
  • Where to start?
  • Where to from here?
Learn what social enterprise is all about and the impact it can have.  Meet other like-minded people, get inspired and find out how and where to start.

More details and register here

Some of you may also be interested in the Wellington Social Enterprise meetup group:

8.Helen Clark Launches NZ Religious Diversity Centre
“The world badly needs voices of reason and tolerance and those who will work to build dialogue and respect across faiths and beliefs. I do believe that New Zealand can show the way.”

– Helen Clark on opening a new Religious Diversity Centre, for which she is a patron.
Ms Clark said the role of faith-based actors had special significance in those parts of the world where governance structures were very weak, and the machinery of the state could not give access to basic services whether they were education, justice, health, security or other services
The Religious Diversity Centre will be a national centre of educational and research excellence fostering an appreciation for and understanding of religious diversity among all New Zealanders.

It will provide training and professional development for those working in amulti-cultural, multi-religious environment, high quality research, and educational opportunities.

It will also offer a point of call for expert advice on issues of religious diversity for policy makers and media. 

The trustees responsible for establishing the centre include Jocelyn Armstrong, multi-faith educator; Kevin Clements, director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Otago University; Jenny Te Paa Daniel, public theologian; and Paul Morris, professor of religious studies at Victoria University.

Read the NZ Herald’s article here

9. Good progress already on Global Goals
Hui E! has been pushing the Government and key Departments to get active with a NZ response to the goals that were agreed to at the UN last September.

“The United Nations is pleased with the ongoing global efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals countries committed to implement to improve the lives of their citizens,” according to Jan Eliasson, U.N. Deputy Secretary-General.

This is the first year, this is the second month, and already we have close to 25 nations wanting to tell us, in summer when we have a big meeting about implementation, what they are doing,” said Eliasson.

10. Call for abstracts – He Manawa Whenua

11. UK Charities barred from using government grants to lobby minister
“When it (Government) announced plans to prevent any person or institution in receipt of government money from using those funds to argue (“lobby”, if you prefer) against official policy, this was widely interpreted as an attempt to silence unruly charities. As the minister Matthew Hancock put it, a clause to be inserted in new and renewed grant agreements would mean that “taxpayers won’t be made to foot the bill for political campaigning and political lobbying”.

Read David Nutt’s (The Guardian) article on this issue here

12. Support a NZ NGO leader for the Board of CIVICUS
Breaking news:  Marion Blake, CEO of Platform Trust and a Trustee of Hui E!, has been shortlisted as a candidate for election to the Board of CIVICUS.
CIVICUS is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world with three priorities:
1.         Protecting the rights of civil society 
2.         Strengthening civil society good practices
3.         Increasing the influence of civil society
Hui E! is the NZ national NGO umbrella organisation belonging to CIVICUS, but there are other individual NZ members, and many groups whose international bodies are members.
Hui E! (and ANGOA before it) have been strong and valued participants in CIVICUS but for a long time we have not had a NZ NGO leader on their Board, so the acceptance of Marion as a candidate is welcome.

If your group or international body belongs to CIVICUS, we urge you to consider supporting Marion as part of the 13 person Board.

13. Join the IACD
Consider joining the International Association for Community Development (IACD)
a global network of practitioners, activists, educators, trainers, volunteers and community development organisations.

IACD is the only international membership association committed to supporting those working in community development.

We do this by:

– facilitating an exchange of knowledge and good practice across the world;

– creating a global voice, advocating for community development principles and practice worldwide.

By becoming a member, you will support this international network for community-led change, grounded in the principles of social justice, equality and environmental sustainability. You will also gain access to a number of member benefits: opportunities to take part in our study visits, conferences and learning events; opportunities to contribute to our policy work;  discounted subscription to the Community Development Journal; opportunities to share your work through our website, e-bulletin and social media, and to connect with fellow practitioners; have a vote at our Annual General Meetings; right to nominate yourself to serve on IACD board and sub-committees.

Find out more here.

This newsletter is produced by Hui E! Community Aotearoa. All the information is intended to assist readers to pursue in a non-partisan way an interest in matters relating to civil society in Aotearoa New Zealand. An effort is made within available resources to ensure accuracy but no guarantee is given or implied. If you have contributions, comments or suggestions, please forward them to We thank you warmly for your support, and hope to see you at our sector hui!

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