Keeping Faith in Politics

Keeping Faith in Politics 2017 election series Seeking the Common Good in a World of Self-Interest 6:30pm, 31 March, Venue: Wellington Cathedral Rev. Dr Ellie Sanderson, (Canon Theological Diocese of Wellington) The University of Otago Centre for Theology and Public Issues is asking the ‘big questions’ this election year, like: ‘can we believe in politics?…

Sleeping Rough: Penthouse Cinema

Sleeping Rough: Penthouse Cinema If you live in Wellington don’t miss this upcoming event at the iconic Penthouse Cinema! UNICEF New Zealand and Film for Change Aotearoa are proud to present a series of films about child rights in New Zealand. The Paramount Cinema will host this collection of short films that explore the impact of child…

Gerontology, Ageing & Spirituality Conference

Selwyn Institute’s 2016 conference 7 December 2016 Auckland Internationally acclaimed US professor and nurse theorist, Dr Jean Watson, will be keynote speaker at this year’s Gerontology Nursing Conference on 7 December 2016, hosted by The Selwyn Foundation’s Institute for Ageing and Spirituality. Holder of the American Academy of Nursing’s highest honour, the ‘Living Legend’ award,…

World Homeless Day: NZ events

  World Homeless Day on 10th October is nearly upon on us and NZCCSS members are busy organising events. The Salvation Army The Salvation Army is running 14 Hours Homeless events around the country to raise funds and awareness about the reality of homelessness in New Zealand. Check out their awesome video on what it means to be…

NCW Gender equality conference

Gender Equality Conference: Driving Cultural Change. 15-17 September   It’s time to walk the talk and register for the National Council of Women of New Zealand conference. The National Council of Women NZ (NCW) was founded by Kate Sheppard, who helped push for women to gain the vote back in 1893. Kate was appointed as the President…

Better Policy – Child’s Play

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) is repeating its recent workshop on child-centred policy for the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies in Wellington on 6 September. Holly Walker, Principal Advisor and Dr Kathleen Logan, Senior Advisor, OCC, have prepared a valuable workshop on child-centred thinking and practical tools for considering children in policy making.          …

Support for female products

Salvation Army has recently launched a new online initiative allowing shoppers to donate $15 women’s hygiene bundle to young women who go without sanitary products. The initiative follows a steady increase of requests over the last year as prices have increased. Major Pam Waugh, Head of Salvation Army Community Ministries, reported “Many women, particularly mums with teenage daughters, who were…

Dangerous Conversations lecture series – August 2016

  The Wellington Cathedral of St Paul is hosting a new lunchtime lecture series on important contemporary issues. Entitled ‘Dangerous Conversations’, the series focuses on four of the critical challenges facing New Zealand – the housing crisis, low wages, gender inequality, and the limitations of traditional models of charity in meeting social needs. The Dean of…

NZCCSS Post Budget Briefings

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) is hosting the 3rd annual Post Budget Briefing, with Finance Minister the Hon Bill English once again fronting up to discuss his thinking behind Budget 2016 decisions. Wellington Monday 30 May 7.30am – 8.45am [light refreshments provided] Loaves and Fishes, Hill Street, Thorndon Auckland Friday 3 June 10am-11.30am…

Register now – Conference 2016

Registrations are now open for our 2016 conference and you are invited to join us for two inspiring and thought-provoking days incorporating a great mix of break-out sessions, keynote speakers, panels and workshops. Our conferences are open to everyone working in the sector. They are friendly and collegial events, a place to meet and get…

Church Education Day, 10 March 2016

Headspace: Growing personal capacity and resilience Headspace is a FREE education day with health specialists for church leaders. This event aims to equip and resource for the future health of our churches, with a focus on mental, emotional and community health. Date and Time: Thursday 10th March 2016, from 9am to 2pm. Lunch is included. Location: Grace…

Release of the Living Wage Rate 2016

The Living Wage Movement is hosting its first national event with the Release of the Living Wage Rate 2016 on 29 February. Two events will mark this occasion: The national launch will be taking place in Wellington 3-4.30pm at Pivotal Thames printing company which is a new Living Wage employer in Martin Square. Please see the…