Kōrero Hui Āwhina 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 courses 3rd, 5th, 18th and 30th May • Youth Aotea-Reo Workshops 6th, 20th and 27th Check out this months pānui for details and how to register. Thanks to you our Hui E! facebook page has more and more followers each month! Please keep an eye out for news and events and share with us what’s happening in your area! Hui E! was honoured to accept an invitation from Multicultural Council of Wellington to the recent Race Relations Day ‘That’s Us’ 23 April. Alka Dhar our Accounts Adminstrator attended on behalf of Hui E! and had a wonderful time – check out the photos below! We’re also honoured to accept an invitation from Upper Hutt Multicultural Council to contribute to their initiative Pathway to Treatybased citizenshiptaking place at Waiwhetū Marae Lower Hutt 13 May. On 7 April I presented to the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Poupulation and Developmenton Hui E! work related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Essentially, the SDGs relate to all countries regardless if they’re considered poor or rich. Hui E! is committed to increasing the awareness of the SDGs amongst the community sector and is interested in engaging with Māori, academic, business and government sectors to make these a reality. One example of collaboration will be the 1st New Zealand Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals 16-18 April 2018 Te Papa Wellington – keep an eye out for registration details as we get closer to the date. Maurimahana ki a tātou! Anaru Kaiwhakahaere Matua-General Manager

Kōrero Hui Āwhina Contents

Kōrero Hui Āwhina Hui E! News & Activities

That’s Us – Relations Day
” On 23 April, we attended the Race Relations Day celebration event in Wellington organised by the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils (Multicultural New Zealand), in partnership with Multicultural Council of Wellington and the Human Rights Commission.  The event was well attended by members of the public and included speeches from the Governor-General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, His Worship Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington, Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner, and representatives of Multicultural New Zealand and the New Zealand Police. “Wellington is a diverse and tolerant city and we are very pleased to be able to host the grand opening of Race Relations Day. We want to build a city that everyone is proud to call home and that is accepting of everyone no matter who you are or where you come from. Everyone is welcome here in New Zealand, regardless of culture, religion or beliefs, we got your back and we love the fact that you are here” Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington.
There’s an Election coming up – What sort of Democracy do we Want?
ComVoices blog from Dave Henderson, External Relations Manager Hui E! News that Forest and Bird, one of New Zealand’s largest and most respected conservation organisations has quit the Land and Water Forum comes as no surprise. (DomPost, 8 March) The forum is described as “a Government-led body which brings together dozens of environmental, industry and recreational groups to improve freshwater management.” Forest and Bird (F&B) was one of its earliest members. Read more »
ComVoices blog from Dave Henderson, External Relations Manager Hui E! News that Forest and Bird, one of New Zealand’s largest and most respected conservation organisations has quit the Land and Water Forum comes as no surprise. (DomPost, 8 March) The forum is described as “a Government-led body which brings together dozens of environmental, industry and recreational groups to improve freshwater management.” Forest and Bird (F&B) was one of its earliest members. Read more »

Youth Aotea-Reo
Who is Aotea-Reo? What do they do? Where do they go ? and How can I be apart? Find out more on the Facebook link below https://www.facebook.com/youthaoteareo/ Youth Aotea-Reo Aotea-Reo Palmy, Porirua, Christchurch, Dunedin Hui E! was in Palmerston North, Porirua, Christchurch and Dunedin Co-facilitating this Youth Initiative. Next stops are as followed… Nelson – 6/5/17 Whangarei – 20/5/17 Hastings – 27/5/17 Mt Roskil – 3/6/17 Gisbourne – 10/6/17 Counties Manukau – 8/7/17 Rotorua – 15/7/17 Hamilton – 29/7/17
Pukamata – Facebook
To be kept up to date on the current sector issues/stories as they will be shared on there rather than waiting an entire month for the pānui! https://www.facebook.com/huie.org.nz/

Hui E! Events

Thursday 11 May, 7.15am: Breakfast at Parliament
Hosted by: Hon Alfred Ngaro, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Pacific Peoples, Associate Minister for Social Housing, Associate Minister for Children
Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah
Guest Speaker: Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah, Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS – the World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Speaking on: Citizen Participation in a Rapidly Changing World – a global perspective on issues that affect us in New Zealand. This is a unique opportunity to gain big-picture context for the issues we deal with day-to-day in NZ. We seriously need a vision that puts our New Zealand story into a global context that will help us understand it better, and thus respond more effectively. In association with ComVoices – Click here to download the registration form.

Auckland Events
Events are planned for 21 June, 27 September and 27 November. All are booked for the Waikowhai Room at Fickling Centre, Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings. All 3 events are 10am to midday. Guest Speakers are being arranged – If you have suggestions please send these todave.henderson@huie.org.nz  
Other Wellington Events
(This is the May Hui re-scheduled from 11th, because of the breakfast at Parliament that day) Venue: Community Hub, level 4, 120 Featherston St, Wellington (entrance on Waring Taylor St) Guest Speakers:  
1) Justine Falconer, MBIE’s Guide to Buying and Managing Social Services – Now Live MBIE worked with social sector agencies to produce this Guide and also held workshops with providers to identify the topics which should be covered. The Guide reflects the special features of engaging with community service providers to deliver better outcomes.   While it is primarily aimed at government agencies it will also be useful for providers to understand what to expect and what government regards as good practice.
 2) Dion Chamberlain, Acting GM, Charities Services: Survey of public trust and confidence in the charitable sector Since 2008, biennial surveys have been conducted to find out the level of trust and confidence that members of the public have in the charitable sector. The most recent survey was conducted in December 2016, with the results being released in April.
For the first time the survey also asked respondents for their levels of trust and confidence in other sectors, including education, law enforcement, small and large businesses, banking, insurance, etc. 3) Marianne Elliott, Director of Strategy & Story, www.actionstation.org.nz ActionStation brings “a new kind of politics: one that’s all about us, taking action together, in small everyday ways as well as bigger ones – in order to hold decision-makers accountable, protect the best of what makes Aotearoa New Zealand wonderful, and shape an even brighter future”. Marianne is getting their latest research out to as many people as possible “in the hope that it actually improves our collective messaging and impact this (election) year”
Thursday 8 June
Venue: Community Hub, level 4, 120 Featherston St, Wellington (entrance on Waring Taylor St) Guest Speakers:  
1) Al Morrison, Deputy Commissioner State Sector Reform, State Services Commission One aspect of Al’s work is that he has picked up responsibility for NZ’s participation in the global Open Government Partnership Project. A key part of the global project has been the intention is that national plans are to be developed by government civil society and citizens together. New Zealand has been criticised for its performance in the past but Al is committed to changing that.
 2) Ria Bond, NZ First Spokesperson for the Community and Voluntary Sector Until 2016 NZ First did not have a spokesperson for the sector, but thanks to the efforts of ComVoices and others Ria was appointed last year. From Invercargill, Ria has been working hard, meeting with a range of people, picking up on our issues and taking new perspectives to party leader Winston Peters. Given the unpredictability of the September election, Ria is a good person to know!
For Your Diary: further hui on Thursdays – 13 July, 10 August, 14 September

Sector News & Activities

Freedom of Assembly and of Association Online Project (FOAA)

UN Rapporteur Maina Kiai is building a FOAA Resource The purpose of FOAA Online! is to provide easily accessible legal arguments to assist lawyers, activists and judges involved in freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association (FOAA) cases. The site is organized per thematic topic or sub-question in order to direct users as straightforwardly as possible to relevant legal arguments. The FOAA Q&A assists users to link actual facts and incidents to pertinent legal questions. The website focuses on the most widespread issues experienced by those exercising their FOAA rights around the world.

CIVICUS Secretary General on NZ Radio

On the eve of his visit to NZ next week Danny Sriskandarajah was interviewed by Kim Hill on Saturday Morning, RNZ National, addressing “The erosion of civil society”. Danny is worldwide head of the CIVICUS organisation, who recently released a report identifying just three per cent of people live in countries where fundamental civic freedoms are fully respected. New Zealanders are among that lucky three per cent. Hear Danny at a breakfast at Parliament on 11 May – Register at comvoices.org.nz by 5 May.

Challenging the accountability agenda: what increases an NGO’s trustworthiness?

When it comes to a non-governmental organisation’s trustworthiness, there is an unexplored assumption in the literature that the implementation of accountability measures will increase trust. Vincent Charles Keating and Erla Thrandardottir explain why this ‘accountability solution’ may not in itself increase trust, and that it could actually harm it. Trust, like almost all social phenomena, is a contested concept, so there are a number of models that explain what trust is and how it works. Our argument is that the accountability agenda uses a model of trust that does not adequately conform to how and why donors trust NGOs. Consequently, it may be saddling NGOs with unnecessary implementation costs and, at worst, might be destructive of existing trusting relationships. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/challenging-the-accountability-agenda-what-increases-an-ngos-trustworthiness/  
The 2017 Indigenous Diversity Forum held at Te Papa on 5 May will explore Aotearoa’s increasing population diversity and its effect on our national identity of biculturalism.
A central theme for our presenters will be how any new and emerging multiculturalism must be underpinned by our existing bicultural way of life. Who should attend? This event will lead seminal discussions at a critical point of our cultural development, and is a must for individuals and organisations who:       have a social conscience     want to explore how they can embrace diversity in their organisations     are interested in cultural issues, especially Māori     are interested in diversity     are already pondering issues like diversity, new migrant populations, Māori identity.   The forum will be relevant for people working in a range of sectors, including but probably not limited to: Education; Health; Social Services; Legal; Research It is Oranui’s belief that increasing population diversity in New Zealand is disrupting biculturalism and the partnership between Māori and Pākehā articulated in the Treaty of Waitangi. A new diversity is most visible in Auckland, now one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities. With 39% of its population born overseas, the city is more diverse than Sydney, Los Angeles, London and New York. The shaping of culture – including the modern complexities of gender and sexuality – is increasingly influenced by the media, especially social media, through external and international influences.   To register and find out more:http://oranui.co.nz/index.php/events   We welcome your questions and look forward to hosting you at our hui.
ACDA Post Conference News: Conference Report
Sustainability yours; A Community Development response to the challenges and opportunities of agenda 2030 and the UN’s 17 goals for Sustainable Development Aotearoa Community Development Association has produced a short report on the Auckland conference earlier this year, distributed with their newsletter. To receive the report and/or subscribe to the newsletter, contact acda.information@gmail.com Next year’s conference will be in Ireland – For initial Information go to info@communityworkireland.ie
UK Lords committee publishes major report on UK charity sector
“Charities play a fundamental role in our civic life. They are often at the front line of support for the most vulnerable and are therefore in the best place to assess their needs. They not only provide. They inspire and innovate and through their advocacy, help shape our laws, government policies and society as a whole.” The Select Committee on Charities has published its Stronger charities for a stronger sector report, ten months after it was appointed by the House of Lords to consider issues relating to the sustainability of the charity sector and the challenges of charity governance. The report emphasises the vital role that charities play in society, particularly at times of great change. The report recognises and celebrates the diversity of the sector and the public benefit which results from charity advocacy and service provision,
Universality and the SDGs: transforming development as we know it?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been in place now for 18 months. But already there is some disquiet over the attention that is being paid to them by some countries. The Bond Annual Conference took up this theme and one of the sessions asked the panelists “how do we make the SDGs matter more?” It was framed as how are the SDGs connected and how do we leverage the opportunities they bring? But really it was about how to make the SDGs matter more. The SDGs are really different from the previous Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs focus on sustainability, on all people within a country and on all countries. Plus the process of generating the SDGs was much more inclusive than the process that generated the MDGs. This is all great. But..…”Read the article

Facing future challenges on uncertain grounds: a conversation with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark
An excellent interview with Helen Clark in which she makes cogent reflections on the current state of the global development effort, and on UNDP’s part in that effort. Helen’s last day as UNDP Administrator was 19 April
Professional and Executive Development
VUW Professional Development offers two (2) places on most of our courses to participants from NGO organisations at a 50% discount on a first come first served basis. Please call our office to register 04 463 6556 or use the promo code below. Building Inter-Cultural Competency with Jaimee Stuart, 3 May, 50% Discount for NGO This one-day course will help participants recognise their own cultural lens and how they apply it in everyday life to cross-cultural interactions. 50% discount available to Not for profit members please use promo codeNFP $595 excl GST Maori Cultural Competency with Tania Te Whenua 5 May, 50% Discount for NGO This interactive one-day workshop designed to build your cultural competency and enable you to engage confidently with Maori. 50% discount available to Not for profit members please use promo code NFP $595 excl GST. Conflict and Resolution Essentials with Greg Kirk, 30 May 50% Discount for NGO Conflict and Resolution is a one-day intensive course that introduces leaders, managers and others dealing with conflict to the essentials in: encouraging effective conflict and leading a process of resolution. 50% discount available to Not for profit members please use promo code NFP $657 excl GST Train the Trainers Workshop with Trish Stonestreet, 18 May Whether you are a full time trainer, or you train as part of your job, this practical 2-day workshop will leave you better equipped to deal with any training situation. 50% discount available to Not for profit members please use promo code NFP $1224 excl GST Darci Thompson | Team Leader Senior Advisor Programme Support Phone 04 463 9967 |darci.thompson@vuw.ac.nz | http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lifelonglearning/
Social Procurement Training

Beating Blind Spots – SEEING HOW – By Jewell Dell
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