Submissions

Submissions made by SociaLink on behalf of the social sector in the Western Bay of Plenty

The Ripple Effect

We had an excellent crowd at The Ripple Effect two-day conference in Bethlehem which was designed to help practitioners understand the complexity and find solutions to the problem of family harm. Below is the list of knowledgeable speakers who are...

Social Sector Commissioning

Action Plan and Reform Work is underway across government agencies (jointly led by the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki) to improve the commissioning of social services in New Zealand. Keri Huurdeman presented to a crowd of around...

Legal Help for Not for Profits

While Community Law Centres are often able to help charities/not-for-profits with legal advice, if they do not have the capacity or expertise to assist,  then they can refer these organisations to Te Ara Ture: an online portal that was launched in...

The Ripple Effect

We had an excellent crowd at The Ripple Effect two-day conference in Bethlehem which was designed to help practitioners understand the complexity and find solutions to the problem of family harm. Below is the list of knowledgeable speakers who are expert in this...

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Social Sector Commissioning

Action Plan and Reform Work is underway across government agencies (jointly led by the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki) to improve the commissioning of social services in New Zealand. Keri Huurdeman presented to a crowd of around 40 people at the...

read more

Legal Help for Not for Profits

While Community Law Centres are often able to help charities/not-for-profits with legal advice, if they do not have the capacity or expertise to assist,  then they can refer these organisations to Te Ara Ture: an online portal that was launched in 2021 to connect...

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Tales from the Trenches

“Tales from the trenches: The realities of housing in New Zealand” is the latest report from The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit released today. This report shows seven stories from whanau and individuals we walk along side and the challenges...

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What is fuelling the racist backlash?

The introduction of co-governance as part of the Three Waters reform and the establishment of a new national Māori Health Authority seems to have created a noticeable racial backlash, whether it’s due to opposition to co-governance or, at its worst, expressed as...

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Pay Equity and Funding

Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is a pay equity claim? A pay equity claim is made by workers or a union under the Equal Pay Amendment Act, which came into force on 6 November 2020. A claim must be for gender-based systemic undervaluation of roles, which has...

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From the lounge to a community

Tauranga’s Brain Injured Children’s Trust started small. Trustee Shirley Wilson said they worked out of her lounge with “50 bucks and a heap of passion and a vision to help other families experiencing the difficulties of raising a child with a disability”. The members...

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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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Incorporated Societies Bill

Here is our summary of some of the key changes: The minimum number of members is to be reduced from 15 to 10. This list of a minimum of 10 will need to be updated and current. At the moment there is no obligation to do this. If your organisations memberships falls...

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Council Long Term Plans

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Long Term Plan (LTP) Feedback due by 4pm 22 March 2021  see https://www.participate.boprc.govt.nz/ltp/submission-form Four main areas are being consulted on:...

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