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Have your say: Covid-19 & State of the Sector 2020

Community and voluntary organisations are urged to take part in the biennial ComVoices State of the Sector survey. The survey provides vital information about the wellbeing of our community organisations which then helps ComVoices advocate effectively on your behalf.  We could not have begun to imagine what has transpired over the last few months.  Covid-19 has meant new ways of …

Educating political parties to help the community sector

Wednesday 10 June 2020 A webinar brought together six Members of Parliament and political party members to discuss their policies, priorities and responses to the needs and challenges of Aotearoa’s community and voluntary sector. For a summary of the discussions visit the Hui E! Community Aotearoa website You can read the full webinar summary compiled by Hui E! Community Aotearoa here

Six political parties discuss their support for the community and voluntary sector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 June 2020 Yesterday, a webinar brought together six Members of Parliament and political party members to discuss their policies, priorities and responses to the needs and challenges of Aotearoa’s community and voluntary sector. “There’s no doubt over the last couple of months, the absolute value of the community sector has been demonstrated in a very visceral, very …

Community and voluntary organisations continue to make a difference in our communities

Media release 12 December 2019 – For immediate use Community and voluntary organisations continue to make a difference in our communities The country’s community and voluntary organisations are delivering services where they matter – to New Zealanders in need – even as they continue to grapple with a number of significant challenges. That’s one of the key findings from a …

State of the Sector Survey Snapshot 2018

View State of the Sector Survey snapshot 2018 View Media Release This is the third in a continuing series of Snapshot Surveys conducted by ComVoices. The survey is called a ‘snapshot’ because it is designed to given an understanding of the NGO sector at a given time.  The survey gives community organisations the opportunity to discuss the issues and experiences they …

Minority communities gaining equitable access

Snap, Crackle and Pop breakfast for MPs and the community sector 25 September 2019, focus: Supporting minority communities to gain equitable access to meet community need Read the following commentary from Vanisa Dhiru, President, National Council of Women NZ New Zealand is now home to more than 230 different ethnic groups speaking in excess of 160 different languages. To service …

Snap, Crackle and Pop – Parliamentary Breakfast September 2019

Breakfast for MPs and the Community Sector Hosted by Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities Focus: Supporting minority communities to gain equitable access to meet community need Programme Panel of NGO leaders sharing key perspectives, challenges and ways forward (Vanisa Dhiru from National Council of Women, Tayo Agunlejika from Multicultural New Zealand with Inspector Rakesh Naidoo, Police National Headquarters) …