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Opening the Blinds on the Real Life of Us

SociaLink has produced a series of research reports and videos to raise awareness of social issues in the Western Bay of Plenty and to better understand the sector. The theme for the launch of this research is Opening the Blinds of the Real Life of Us.

Minister Poto Williams will launch the event and be available for a limited number of questions. At the same time you can view the winner of the Legacy Trust, Art with Purpose award. This  piece of art illustrates the issues in this area in a dramatic way.

Coffee & tea will be available from 8.30am onwards.

Friday 16 August at 8.45am – 1.30pm at The Village Hall in the Historic Village

Please note the new date which has been changed to fit with the Ministers diary.

Bookings are essential.


Discussion with Community Networks Aotearoa

Community Networks Aotearoa supports local networks throughout the country.

They work closely with central government on a weekly basis on our behalf.

We are inviting you to come to meet them to discuss:

  • the review of Charities Act,
  • the changes to the Incorporated Societies Act which is now before cabinet,
  • whats happening at a national level,
  • and for CNA to hear about your concerns which they can then communicate to central government

Thursday 15 August at 3pm – 4pm at The Kollective

RSVP: kathy@socialink.org.nz

Working with Gender Diversity

3 hour interactive workshop that will help you to understand the issues involved in working with gender diversity. You will learn that when we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.

Transgender and gender diverse people around the worldand in Aotearoa New Zealand still face significant barriers in acceptance. Gender Dynamix New Zealand believes this need not be thecase and started this support organisation to advocate for all transgender and gender diverse people in New Zealand and educate the New Zealand public about the issues that transgenderand gender diverse people in Aotearoa New Zealand face.

Book your place here

Governance Resources

Have you checked out our resource on governance yet? You will find all the answers to your queries. We have just added a new module that will help you to recruit new board members. Or if you’re looking for a board position you can find one here too. Take action  now – if you’re looking to share some of your skills at a governance level, you’ll find a position here.

New Resources

Have you checked out our new suite of resources. Along with governance we have upgraded all our resources, re-categorised them and added more. You will find all the answers to all your queries. Take a trip through all of them. And its a growing bank of knowledge.



16th August at 8.30am

Opening the blinds to the real world of Us.

With Minister Poto Williams – research + video launch about the WBOP Social Sector – SociaLink

Village Hall

Historic Village

12th August

Māori Culture 101 – Te Reo and your pepeha

The Kollective

15th August

The Pōwhiri, Pūrakau and Motivational Interviewing with Youth, Emerging Adults and Adults: Paddling and Flying to New Horizons.


Arataki Community Centre

19th August

Community Led Change – Inspiring Communities

Village Hall, Historic Village

19th August

9.00am – 12noon

Working with gender diversity – Gender Dynamix

The Kollective

27th August

NFP Fundraisers Forum

Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel, 153 Kirkbride Road, Mangere

27th August

Finance Essentials 2 short sessions on 27 August and 10 September

The Kollective

29 August

6:00 pm8:00 pm

Strategic Planning Part 1. Crafting your vision and mission. Exult

Waipuna Park Pavillion

25 Kaitemako Rd, Welcome Bay


7th September 9.30am – 4pm

Governance, including models, strategic planning, more here – Exult. Email Rosie@exult.co.nz to book

Tauranga Coastguard, Sulphur Point Marina

3rd September at 4.30pm

Mayoral Forum, all Mayoral candidates focusing on the social sector

The Kollective.


Looking after your well being

The Kollective

In this free Community Research webinar, Dr Marewa Glover will share her thoughts on recent research on the comparative analysis of taxes, Treaty Settlements and the severely disproportionate social and health inequities experienced by Māori. She will discuss the importance of community research in relation to public health and the issues that led to the creation of this research. Watch  here.

Study of Governance in New Zealand

Massey People, Organisation, Work and Employment Research (MPOWER) Group researchers are studying the nature, opportunities for and challenges of governance roles in New Zealand through surveys in the following four sectors: charities, further education, higher education, and sports. Findings from the surveys will be aggregated and reported in research outputs. We will also compare the New Zealand survey findings with those from the same surveys conducted across c. 40 countries by our research colleagues at Henley Business School in the UK.

If you or your colleagues have a governance role(s), please click on the relevant survey link(s) below:

* Charities survey – role of trustees: https://lnkd.in/gBpQ8Hg

* Further education survey – role of the external governors: https://lnkd.in/g4tK2pt

* Higher education survey – role of the lay members: https://lnkd.in/g4BPU3G

* Sports governing bodies – role of the non-executive directors: https://lnkd.in/gCNnQHF

The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete and your responses will remain anonymous. If you have any queries about the study or the survey, please email Professor Jane Parker at j.parker@massey.ac.nz or Dr Nazim Taskin at n.taskin@massey.ac.nz.

This project has been evaluated by peer review and judged to be low risk. Consequently it has not been reviewed by one of the University’s Human Ethics Committees. The researcher(s) named in this document are responsible for the ethical conduct of this research. If you have any concerns about the conduct of this research that you want to raise with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact Prof. Craig Johnson, Director (Research Ethics), email humanethics@massey.ac.nz.


Children & Families Research Funding Round closes 26 July- that’s this Friday.

One2One Hands on Help with Funding Applications

Need help with your funding applications? Book a time to get some personal advice from our own guru, Tracy Stockman.

Please use the booking form to secure your time.

Tauranga Startup Weekend is back on August 30th to September 1st, as part of the Groundswell Festival, with this year’s theme centering around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Startup Weekend is a globally recognized, hands-on 54 hour event that gives participants a framework and the mentorship to transform an idea into reality. We’ll come together as innovators to create solutions to end poverty, protect the planet, and take action so that all people enjoy peace and prosperity!

Book here.

Thank you to our partners