Blogs and Some News

The latest news and information from the social sector.

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...

From the lounge to a community

Tauranga’s Brain Injured Children’s Trust started small. Trustee Shirley Wilson said they worked out of her lounge with “50 bucks and a heap of passion and a vision to help other families experiencing the difficulties of raising a child with a...

Anaru Palmer

Ko Mauao me Moehau ngā maunga Ko Te Awanui, ko Waihou me Tikapa ngā moana Ko Mātaatua me Tainui ngā waka Ko Toroa me Marutūāhu ngā tūpuna Ko Ngāi Te Rangi me Ngāti Tamaterā ngā iwi Ko Ngāi Tūwhiwhia, ko Ngāti Tauaiti, ko Ngāi Tamawhariua me Ngāti...

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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From the lounge to a community

Tauranga’s Brain Injured Children’s Trust started small. Trustee Shirley Wilson said they worked out of her lounge with “50 bucks and a heap of passion and a vision to help other families experiencing the difficulties of raising a child with a disability”. The members...

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Anaru Palmer

Ko Mauao me Moehau ngā maunga Ko Te Awanui, ko Waihou me Tikapa ngā moana Ko Mātaatua me Tainui ngā waka Ko Toroa me Marutūāhu ngā tūpuna Ko Ngāi Te Rangi me Ngāti Tamaterā ngā iwi Ko Ngāi Tūwhiwhia, ko Ngāti Tauaiti, ko Ngāi Tamawhariua me Ngāti Pinenga ngā hapū Ko...

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SociaLink moves to bi-cultural governance

SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay of Plenty's social agencies and charities, started moving to a bicultural governance model in 2019. The partnership approach is designed to build trust through sharing power, acknowledging individual strengths,...

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Social issues appearing in lockdown

People around the western Bay are more in need of food during this lockdown, according to the region's social agencies.SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay's social agencies and charities, surveyed social service providers through its newsletter...

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Zoom Check-in for Agencies

A Scan of the Local Issues Social Service Providers are observing in Communities & their Organisations SociaLink asked social service providers via our newsletter and in discussion at the Managers forum to share what issues they are observing in the community and...

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Measuring Child Poverty

Information and Resources on Measuring Child Poverty Below is some government information that might be useful, if you haven’t seen already when working on/supporting work on child poverty and child and youth wellbeing eg with Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) or if...

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New Māori Engagement Advisor for SociaLink

SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for Western Bay of Plenty social agencies and charities, has appointed a new Māori Engagement Advisor.Irene Walker (Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pukenga, Waitaha, Ngāti Rehua ki Ngāti Wai), whakapapas to the iwi within the...

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