News and Some Blogs

The latest news and information from the social sector.

Social agencies discuss effect of Budget on child poverty

What does the Budget mean for the local social sector, and children living in poverty in New Zealand? The Western Bay of Plenty branch of the Child Poverty Action Group supported by SociaLink are hosting a discussion on May 24 for social agencies...

New Organisational Advisor for SociaLink

Christa George is the new Organisational Advisor for SociaLink. SociaLink is the umbrella organisation for social agencies and charities in the Bay of Plenty. Christa has more than 25 years’ experience working in executive management teams across...

Commissioners meet with social agencies

Tauranga city commissioners met with social agencies this week to discuss the Long Term Plan and Annual Plan for the city. The meeting was organised by SociaLink, the umbrella agency for social agencies in the Western Bay, and was focused on...

Social agencies discuss effect of Budget on child poverty

What does the Budget mean for the local social sector, and children living in poverty in New Zealand? The Western Bay of Plenty branch of the Child Poverty Action Group supported by SociaLink are hosting a discussion on May 24 for social agencies to hear the national...

read more

New Organisational Advisor for SociaLink

Christa George is the new Organisational Advisor for SociaLink. SociaLink is the umbrella organisation for social agencies and charities in the Bay of Plenty. Christa has more than 25 years’ experience working in executive management teams across the education and...

read more

Commissioners meet with social agencies

Tauranga city commissioners met with social agencies this week to discuss the Long Term Plan and Annual Plan for the city. The meeting was organised by SociaLink, the umbrella agency for social agencies in the Western Bay, and was focused on community needs for the...

read more

Families still locked in poverty after benefit rise

Increases to benefits on April 1 will still leave families locked in poverty, a study released today by the Fairer Future collaboration says.Liz Davies, general manager of SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay’s social agencies and charities,...

read more

Inflation hitting community organisations hard

Inflation and the effects of Covid are hitting community organisations and charities hard, according to research by SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay’s social agencies. SociaLink surveyed organisations about the impact of increasing inflation on...

read more

Waipu Hauora makes use of data insights

SociaLink’s Community Insights service is helping Waipu Hauora’s health and wellness service do more with the information it collects on the people it serves. The Hauora, based at Hungahungatoroa Marae, is the main health and social service provider for the community...

read more

Rārangi Hiahia

The Māori Social Sector Needs Assessment was carried out during November 2021 - January 2022 via a survey and a series of  personal interviews. Read about what Māori providers need and want.

read more

Families delighted with digital help

Families in need throughout the western Bay of Plenty are getting their children online for school, thanks to 50 Chromebooks funded by a group of funders. The 50 laptops for families in need have been funded by Western Bay of Plenty’s Covid-19 Recovery Fund,...

read more

Board Intern Programme 2022

Tauranga City Council and its council-controlled organisations (CCOs) are pleased to announce its inaugural Board Intern programme. This programme aims to increase diversity on our CCO boards and to provide a pipeline of prospective board members. The potential...

read more

Māori mental health trust looks for tutors

A Tauranga Māori mental health trust is looking for instructors who can teach traditional crafts to people struggling with mental health issues. Kessie Kohu of Rau Ō Te Huia Community Trust, which operates from 20th Avenue, says learning traditional crafts such as...

read more

COVID-19 Message Grid – 10 February 2022

This contains the most up-to-date and approved messaging on key COVID-19 matters. Information that changes or is added between grids will be highlighted. Please ensure you are using the most up to date version. This version was current at 10/02/2022 5:04 pm. Download...

read more