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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...

COVID RESOURCES

A List of Resources Available to Help in COVID TimesTe Puke Baptist Church Diane Banbury is working from home and can help with access to food parcels etc as needed in the Te Puke area. Contact Mobile:  02102593182 diane@tpbc.org.nz Family Works Family Works...

‘Pool’ of Not-for-Profit temporary staff

Social service providers have approached SociaLink to see if we could operate an informal ‘pool’ of people experienced in the not-for-profit sector who could cover staff on leave or for short-term jobs. Not-for-profits often find commercial recruitment companies...

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...

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...

Looking for not for profit organisations with a van

There is a new community initiative coming later this year to challenge the way we move around our city. We all know we have terrible congestion, our carbon emissions are high and we have the highest rate of single occupied vehicle use in the county! So what if we...

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...

Policy Resources

Policy ResourcesIt's often hard to know where to start with policies. We all know we need them and often we leave it till something goes wrong and then we wish we'd got on to it sooner. So here's a handy little starter.Some of these are SociaLink's policies, but we're...

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’...

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...