Mauriora ki a tātou!
Nā runga anō i ngā āhuatanga o te Ngahuru, tēnei te mihi kau atu ki a koutou katoa. As we move through the Autumn equinox, welcome again to you all. Many things are on the horizon for the Hui E! whānau. The Youth Aotea-Reo workshops began well and we look forward to supporting the next round of workshops with our friends from Multicultural NZ, Independent Police Conduct Authority, Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner. The quarterly regional hui in Auckland begun in March so look out for future dates as they’re confirmed. We’re also continuing engagement with central government agencies such as the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Department of Internal Affairs and State Services Commission. Topics of discussion include charity services, Incorporated Societies Bill, contracting and procurement of government services and the Open Government Partnership. We’ve been talking to community and government sector groups about the Sustainable Development Goals – Agenda 2030 (SDGs). While some groups have a clear grasp on what the SDGs are it’s apparent that many groups have limited knowledge on how the SDGs relate to their work or how they can be progressed. Hui E! has been invited to present an SDG perspective to the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development, which will provide an opportunity to increase awareness. Other presenters will include Family Planning New Zealand, the New Zealand Treasury and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Heoi anō, nau mai, hoki mai. Anaru Fraser Kaiwhakahaere Matua-General Manager
Kōrero Hui Āwhina Hui E! News & Activities   Follow us on 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!   Youth Aotea-Reo Who is Aotea-Reo? What do they do? Where do they go ? and How can I be apart? Aotea-Reo Find out on the Facebook link below     Hui E! Events   Quarterly Hui In Auckland After a successful event on 27 March, with two interesting guest speakers and some great questions and conversation that followed, we are setting dates for 3 more events in Auckland this year. The two presentations will be on Hui E!’s website shortly. Geoff Connor from MBIE will also give his presentation about the Incorporated Societies changes in Wellington on 13 April. We will announce dates for Auckland for the rest of the year as soon as they are settled and the venues are booked. We are lining up some great guest speakers as well.   Tuesday 11 April, 3.15pm: Community Sector Research Forum, Wellington
In association with Victoria University;
Venue: is the new Rutherford House Mezzanine Floor Seminar Room RHMZ05. Afternoon tea available from 3.15pm, presentations start 3.30pm  

 How can academics and third sector professionals work better together?

Dave Henderson – Hui E!
 Jo Cribb
Dr Phyllis Anscombe, Ministry of Justice: Policy advocacy in Government-funded charities.  
Louise Parkin, Nikau Foundation: Putting the bones in the meat: The benefits of pursuing a postgraduate degree in philanthropy and not-profit studies.
  Thursday 13 April, 10am to midday – Wellington Hui
Venue: Community Hub, level 4, 120 Featherston St, Wellington (entrance on Waring Taylor St) Guest Speakers:
 1) Poto Williams, Labour Spokesperson for the Community and Voluntary Sector Poto’s other portfolios cover Disability, and Justice (Sexual and Domestic Violence). Poto is in the midst of a series of consultations with people and communities around the country, gathering input for Labour’s election policies.
2) Geoff Connor, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Update on change to the Incorporated Societies Act
  • Many people attended seminars and made comments and submissions in 2016
  • MBIE has been working on the draft Bill, to go to Parliament
3) Other news in the sector – time for your announcements.
Breakfast at Parliament, Wellington
Thursday 11th May – 7.15am
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
 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. In association with ComVoices – Click here to download the registration form.
 Tuesday 16 May, 10am to midday – Wellington Hui
 (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) Lesa Kalapu, 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 2017. The survey findings identify the main factors that contribute to building overall trust and confidence in the charitable sector, and where the biggest impact can be made. 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, TV/print media and health, to provide some points of comparison. The survey also asked respondents whether their trust and confidence in charities had increased or decreased over the last two years, and why, and their trust and confidence in Charities Services as a regulator.
 2) 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.
International Civil Society Week 2017
When: 4-8 December Where: Suva, Fiji Theme: Our Planet. Our Struggles. Our Future. Organisers: CIVICUS & Pacific Island Association of NGOs (PIANGO)International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is a key global gathering for civil society and other stakeholders to engage constructively in finding common solutions to global challenges. We hope that convening civil society leaders in the Pacific will help us reflect on these and other key issues outlined in our programme tracks:Our Planet: Our planet and its bio-diversity are under threat, and it is often excluded people that face the most severe and unjust consequences.Our Struggles: A global crisis of democracy and a clampdown on people’s rights are affecting the progress of our social justice struggles.Our Future: Civil society is organising and responding to the crises facing us in powerful new ways to create the future we wantFor more information:
 Sector Activities
The Guide was drafted in response to a recommendation from the Productivity Commission (PC) in its report Effective Social Services.  MBIE worked with social sector agencies to produce the 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. With the rapidly changing environment for social services the Guide will be reviewed in 12 months.   It will be very important to receive feedback from providers. Guide to Buying and Managing Social Services
If you think it would be useful to attend any meetings or other engagements with your members to talk about the Guide we are happy to do that.  Just email Justine Falconer
How are Charities going with the New Accounting Requirements?
Article by Craig Fisher I was prompted to think about this by some recent media. The first was hearing on National Radio DIA Charities Services, our New Zealand charities regulator, talking about the percentage of charities that have complied with the new accounting reporting requirements so far. The figure quoted was that only 59% had complied. This is a low number. But then being reasonably well versed in this sector I was not at all surprised by this seemingly low statistic in this first year of mandatory adoption.The same article quoted Sue Barker, a well respected Charities Law expert, stating that the non-compliance was ‘alarming’ and charities needed to take the requirement seriously. “It’s a brave new world out there and charities need to step up. It’s a governance issue. You have to meet these new requirements. Otherwise you actually are breaching the Charities Act and that could put your charitable registration at risk.”Click here to continue to read this article
NZ Navigator and CommunityNet Aotearoa are closer than ever
Many of you are familiar with the online self-assessment NZ Navigator. Did you also know that the final report links out to the online resource hub CommunityNet Aotearoa?Recently NZ Navigator negotiated with the Department of Internal Affairs for CommunityNet to be transferred into the governance and ownership of NZ Navigator. What this means is that the links between the two tools – the online assessment and the resource hub – will be strengthened and invigorated.
CommunityNet Aotearoa has been designed as a collaborative space where community organisations can find trusted resources that are both current and relevant to the Aotearoa New Zealand context. We are working to build a thriving online hub where community organisations are actively contributing resources that they find valuable. To do this we need you to be involved: ·         become a user and build your own toolbox of favourites ·         rate resources to help others find the good stuff ·         become a contributor – add resources and bring others to your website We are reviewing the current content on CommunityNet Aotearoa and are actively searching out contributors who can help widen the range of material available. If your organisation has tools or resources you would like to share, or that you can recommend please be in touch through Check out CommunityNet Aotearoa and NZ Navigator.
Also available from Partnership Brokers Association: Social Procurement Training This Course is designed for staff from any sector with roles in senior management, procurement, CSR, Sustainability, economic and Community Development, and Contract Managers.
Wellington: Committee Room 2 – Korimako, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield St Wednesday 3 May, 9am – 4.30pmAuckland: Parnell Community Centre, Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Rd. Thursday 4 May, 9am – 4.30pmRegister Here
Build and sustain more effective partnerships:
Wellington, June 13th – 16th 
As partnerships and collaborations multiply, we need to get better at brokering the relationships, agreeing and achieving common goals, and leveraging results. Partnership Brokers Association (PBA), a global not-for-profit, is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and integrity of those who do the work to make partnerships happen. They are offering a programme in Wellington providing those working in partnerships with in-depth development on how to partner effectively and it builds partnerships in real time when partners come to this together.For the community and NGO sector there is a subsidy on the course fee from the Working Together More Fund. For more information & application form go to:  or contact:
‘That’s Us – Race Relations Day’ – Hosted by Multicultural Council of Wellington – MCW
Seminars on Human Flourishing
Thursday 6 April 12.30 – 2.00 – A panel of speakers address the question ‘what needs to happen to create a flourishing NZ?’
Morgan Godfery is a writer and political commentator. He is based in Wellington and specialises in Māori politics. Morgan will talk the book he edited in 2016 Bridget Williams Text The Interregnum published by Bridget Williams Books. Laura O’Connell Rapira is Action Station’s Director of Campaigns and she is dedicated to taking people on a journey that takes them from small beginnings to increasing confidence in citizenship working with political advocacy and campaigning. Christina Curley is a Social Entrepreneur and in 2015 she was part of the Lifehack Flourishing Fellowship, a cohort of people working in Aotearoa New Zealand to encourage youth wellbeing. Lifehack is an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project Thursday 28 April 12.30 – 2.00  Winton Higgins and the Politics of Decency The tide of xenophobia, misogyny, prejudice and callousness towards ‘the Other’ is rising. This is the politics of indecency, so how do we create a sea wall that will turn it back? Winton is a secular Buddhist, academic and novelist based in Australia. His lecture will be a the first outing for a lecture topic he is developing for delivery in Australia Friday evening and Saturday May 5/6 – Human flourishing Seminar Speakers include Dr. Heidi Thomson, Associate Professor School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies on the importance of the humanities in education, Dr. Carwyn Jones, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law on his new book New treaty, new tradition.  John Pennington from Public Engagement Projects and others to be confirmed.
 Beating Blind Spots – SEEING HOW – By Jewell Dell
This information has been produced for those who may be in danger of developing sight impairment. To those who want to stay independent this book is for you. You may find it at  your local library or keep an eye out for the link once it gets published online.
 Quote of the Month
 “If we were able to involve more women in decision-making, both through formal posts in government as well as by being consulted as citizens, then we could shift the balance toward decision-making which is really in the wider public interest, rather than narrow economic or personal interests.” Helen Darbishire, Executive Director, Access Info Europe; OGP Steering Committee Member Click to hear Helen’s whole interview

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