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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...

Are you….

Are you at that point in your agency, where it’s time to take the next step, but not sure how? Are you questioning whether what you are doing is making a difference? Are you worried about your agencies survival into the future? Do you want to grow your...

Hangin’ with the team

Wednesday was a day of peace. I’d been feeling a bit stressed about: my workload, my family, and the fact that I would be spending a whole day with the team on a marae, learning about stuff I’d studied often already. What happened was very far from that...

So, a new government we have!

The heavens would fall we were told. The markets would crash, businesses would fold, indeed perhaps our very future as a nation would be in doubt were it the case that one party, or another took power following ‘the announcement’ last Thursday. Regardless...

Holiday Perspective

Throughout the year, every 8 – 10 weeks, I approach this time with anxiety and brace myself for the constant juggling act about to rip through my household. I am a working, solo mother.  And like so many others across the sector, when school holidays...

Anticipating New Beginnings

Last time I wrote about the task for us as voters to participate in the Election.  But now is the pregnant pause while we wait for the overdue Election offspring to be delivered.  The thing about MMP scans is they don’t tell you what you’re going to get? Will it...