Our Services

We help you strengthen your team and organisation within our social and community sector.

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Professional development and networking.

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Resources & Support

Support, advice and online tools to strengthen your organisation.

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Research and data to inform your work.

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Support organisations to work together to achieve greater impact.

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Kaitautoko Māori

Tautoko and support Māori providers in the social sector.

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Building a voice with social and community sectors to advocate to government.

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The Kollective – TK

A co-working space to grow social and community sector collaboration.

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Community Insights Lab

Info to be supplied about this lab, link to page inside resources section.

Our Training Calendar

Suicide Prevention

A half a day workshop to give you tools and information

Monday 15 November

Formatting & graphics


Using basic graphics in Word, Canva

Friday 29th October & 12th November


Using Tableau



Change the way you think about data

21st & 22nd October

9.00am – 4.30pm

We offer our skills and support to all people and communities.

SociaLink strengthens organisations from the inside, providing tools to empower our social and community sector.

Our people provide a structure for research, innovation, collaboration, information, networking and advocacy throughout The Western Bay. Social sector organisations can connect, work together, collaborate with appropriate resources designed to aid in the delivery of smarter, more efficient services.

If you’re new to the sector in the western Bay of Plenty, download a copy of our Orientation Pack to help you get to know who’s who much quicker.


A snapshot of the social sector workforce

An overview of findings from the SociaLink MSSP 2019 report on the social sector in the Western Bay of Plenty.


Up to 3 FTE Staff

Paid FTEs


Māori Staff

Latest News

TECT Community Awards

Nominations are now open Is there a volunteer at your community group who deserves some recognition? Have you ever thought about shining a spotlight on the work your community group does and getting some region-wide promotion? Make sure you nominate your volunteers...

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SociaLink’s AGM

Thursday 23 September at 4pm Guest speakers: Amohaere Tangitu followed by Tessa Mackenzie - Bi-cultural governance in practice - the journey so far.  An adaptation of the Two House Model. Watch the video 15 mins Keep checking back as we will be posting the other...

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Pay Equity and Funding

Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is a pay equity claim? A pay equity claim is made by workers or a union under the Equal Pay Amendment Act, which came into force on 6 November 2020. A claim must be for gender-based systemic undervaluation of roles, which has...

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Our Partners

Thank you to our principle partners and sponsors who help keep us operating.

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