Blogs and Some News

The latest news and information from the social sector.

Social agencies, Priority One meet on employment issues

Young people and those with disabilities face many difficulties in gaining employment, a meeting of social agencies, Priority One and other agencies heard in Tauranga last week.The meeting, organised by social agency umbrella group SociaLink,...

Growing divide between vaccinated and unvaccinated

People need to fight the Covid virus, not each other, the general manager of SociaLink, the Western Bay’s umbrella social agency says.Liz Davies says there’s a growing divide between those who have had their Covid-19 vaccination and those who...

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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The Kollective thrives in post-Covid climate

Tauranga's co-working space for non-profit organisations The Kollective says it is thriving after Covid lockdowns.In its just-released second annual report it says The Kollective is well placed to suit organisations that have staff working from home but also needing a...

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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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