Snap, Crackle and Pop – a report on the first of the ComVoices Breakfast series

The background Recently, ComVoices hosted the first of a series of breakfast events that aspire to create a new kind of relationship between Parliamentarians and the community sector, through wānanga style breakfasts that explore areas of mutual interest. We hope that through shared learning, we can build a different kind of conversation and relationship between our sector and MPs. ComVoices …

Snap, Crackle and Pop – Parliamentary Breakfast

More than 40 people attended this breakfast that included eleven MPs.  The breakfast was focused on strengthening the connections between the community sector and Parliament. Opening the event, Sir Anand Satyanand delivered an  address on civil society and the role of the of the community sector. Click here to read his address. Sir Anand Satyanand Address to ComVoices

ComVoices Election Issues 2017

ComVoices speaks for non-profit services working to support people and build strong, healthy communities. Many families are struggling to meet basic needs while the services designed to support them are also in a precarious financial situation. Communities are no longer places where everybody can participate and thrive. The three things that would make a difference, and what you can do …

MSD review doesn’t resolve the client data problems

An independent report released today into a recent data breach at MSD shows the problems created by a project with an unrealistic timeframe being imposed on a complex and sensitive area. ComVoices is pleased to learn that no personal data was mistakenly released but the report details a series of mistakes and inadequacy. ComVoices chair Brenda Pilott said that these …

Parliamentary Breakfast Registration Form

Event Date: 7.15am to 8.30am on Thursday 11 May 2017 Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Molesworth St, Wellington Hon Alfred Ngaro Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Invites you to a cross parliamentary event to hear Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS – the World Alliance for Citizen Participation Speaking on Citizen Participation in a Rapidly …

MSD IT Enquiry Not Enough

The announcement of an enquiry into the privacy failure of MSD’s online reporting platform for community organisations required to provide individual client data (ICLD) addresses only one of the Privacy Commissioner’s four recommendations, says ComVoices. “The just announced enquiry is deflecting us from the real question”, said Trevor McGlinchey, ComVoices Spokesperson.  “The question at the heart of the enquiry should …