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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...

A Social Sector response to the TECT proposal

Following feedback from three meetings SociaLink held with the social sector to provide information about the proposal and to hear the views of the social sector, SociaLink is proposing the following statement to represent the views of the...

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...

TECT Proposal

Invitation to a sector meeting on the TECT proposal – Thurs 1 February As you may know, TECT are proposing to phase out cheques to TECT consumers over five years  which would result in a tripling of funding to community and charitable groups. Read the full proposal...

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?

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...

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