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Growing Pains

How are you grappling with the ongoing influx of people choosing to make Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty their home? Are there increasing numbers of people needing your services? Are you spending more time in your car to get to and from work, attend...

Diversity in our Community

By Stefan Doll of NZ Institute for Diversity and Wellbeing. People are different. I am not only talking about visible differences like age, gender or ethnicity. I am also talking about different needs, fears, habits, backgrounds, values, and different ways of...

Easter Bunnies and other important things

Easter Bunnies and other important things

Here in the Webb family household, we had a great Easter. Lots of sunshine, lots of ‘laxing out, lots of work around the house, lots of family chats and discussions about things important and unimportant and lots of eating with not too much chocolate. And...

March madness … in the Social Sector?

Is it just me, or do our workloads feel particularly stressful at the moment? In the business sector, this time of year is commonly referred to as March Madness due to the end of the financial year.  The end of the financial year for a social sector...

When it comes to people, 1 plus 1 rarely equals 2

I've been working in the community service sector for almost 8 months now and in my brief time alongside those at the heart of social service, among the many, many wonderful projects undertaken everyday with the needs and betterment of people placed very...

BALANCE?… MADNESS?… JUST RIGHT?

So it’s been a rather taxing week… Physically as my body fights to bounce back from an infection; Professionally as I try to be in two places at once and answer multiple phone calls while I’m moving between destination A and destination B; and, Emotionally...

The TECT Proposal

Welcome back everyone to 2018!  I hope you got to enjoy the amazing weather we’re having, being a Vitamin D addict I am in my element (ask my staff, if the weathers good we hold our meetings outside in the sunshine) but perhaps for some the heat has been a...

What does 2018 bring?

2017 has passed and now we’re all refreshed and looking forward to 2018?? Here are a few things we can look forward to….according to the pundits. You’ll take your first-ever digital detox Get ready to hide your phone and immerse in a few tech-free hours...

Health service under-funding is as a crime

Recently I had the unfortunate experience of requiring an operation. It had been a long time coming and as you might expect, I wasn’t exactly looking forward to it. As you know these things nearly always result in instant, painful death with much screaming and agony....

WORKING COLLABORATIVELY… What’s the Big Deal?

WORKING COLLABORATIVELY… What’s the Big Deal?

Having worked in the sector for some years now, I have heard the phrase “you need to work collaboratively” thrown around like it is something simple, that we should just get on and ‘do’. But is it really that simple? History tells me, that if I just find some quiet...