Blogs and Some News

The latest news and information from the social sector.

Seeking new SociaLink Trustees

Do you want to take on a governance role that has influence over strengthening and giving a voice for the social and community sectors in the western Bay of Plenty?  Do you want to join the SociaLink board at an exciting time as the Board embeds a...

Bank ATMs – using their audio function

The majority of ATMs in New Zealand have their voice instruction option enabled. This means that once you plug in a pair of earphones they can instruct you to complete your banking needs without you having to be able to see the ATM screen. Download...

Ransomware

Keeping ransomware out The basics of avoiding ransomware, and securing your systems. Easy basic things that anyone can do to keep your systems safe. A webinar - 55 minutes playtime. Play now. with Brendon Gray of AdviseIT

Seeking new SociaLink Trustees

Do you want to take on a governance role that has influence over strengthening and giving a voice for the social and community sectors in the western Bay of Plenty?  Do you want to join the SociaLink board at an exciting time as the Board embeds a ‘Two House’...

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Bank ATMs – using their audio function

The majority of ATMs in New Zealand have their voice instruction option enabled. This means that once you plug in a pair of earphones they can instruct you to complete your banking needs without you having to be able to see the ATM screen. Download the full...

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Ransomware

Keeping ransomware out The basics of avoiding ransomware, and securing your systems. Easy basic things that anyone can do to keep your systems safe. A webinar - 55 minutes playtime. Play now. with Brendon Gray of AdviseIT

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A living wage for all at The Kollective

Western Bay of Plenty's SociaLink and The Kollective have been awarded Living Wage accreditation.SociaLink is the umbrella organisation for the western Bay's social agencies and charities, and manages the purpose-built The Kollective building in Tauranga's 17th Ave....

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Social agencies discuss Budget effects

Only a small percentage of children will be lifted out of poverty over the next three years by Budget announcements last week, Tauranga social agencies heard today.About 40 members of social agencies gathered to discuss the effects of the Budget announcements on child...

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Social agencies meet to discuss budget

What does this week's Budget mean for the local social sector and the community? The Western Bay of Plenty branch of the Child Poverty Action Group is hosting a breakfast next week for social agencies to hear the national organisation's analysis of the Budget to be...

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Learning About Governance

A new series of four videos has been created by the Centre for Social Impact, that aims to help those who are new to the Chair role and to prepare people who may aspire to take on the position. These videos are part of the National Action Plan for Community...

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Incorporated Societies Bill

Here is our summary of some of the key changes: The minimum number of members is to be reduced from 15 to 10. This list of a minimum of 10 will need to be updated and current. At the moment there is no obligation to do this. If your organisations memberships falls...

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Commissioners meet with social sector

Tauranga's residents have a sense of helplessness about the overwhelming growth of their city, commissioner Anne Tolley told social sector agencies on Thursday at The Kollective.The meeting was organised by The Kollective and SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for...

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SociaLink to meet with city commissioners

Social agencies around the city will meet with Tauranga City Council’s commissioners next week to discuss the region’s social issues.The meeting has been organised by The Kollective and SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for social agencies and charities in the...

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Helping social agencies find their way

SociaLink’s new Organisational Advisor Luke Wilson has a wealth of expertise to assist both new and existing social agencies to be as efficient and effective as possible.He comes from an extensive background in finance and accounting for both the public and private...

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