for people involved in the social sector

Lunchtime Activities

Lunchtime at the Kollective we learnt how to organise our phones with Bryan Winters. He had people putting icons in folders, creating widgets and learning about launchers and many other useful apps.

Other lunchtime activities: Wills and update on Employment Law with Sharp Tudhope Lawyers

The Future of Cash – Reserve Bank of NZ

It’s all go at The Kollective!

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.

‘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 social sector. Minister Peeni Henare will be present to launch this research and meet our social sector on:

Friday 9 August

Village Hall at the Historic Village

Save the date & Book here for this free event that will open the blinds on the real life of us.

2019 SociaLink “Legacy Trust ‘Art With Purpose’ Award”  – ‘Opening the blinds on The Real Life Of Us’

This innovative art award will be on display at our event on 9 August. It will show how the creative arts can tell a story and add impact to a message.

Special note: this date is currently under review and may change. Notice will be given to all current bookings at the end of this week.

Download the brief and the application form here.



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:

* Further education survey – role of the external governors:

* Higher education survey – role of the lay members:

* Sports governing bodies – role of the non-executive directors:

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 or Dr Nazim Taskin at

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


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.