Election Diary 2017

An entirely unscientific collection of dates and events that we have heard about and think others might want to know about as well… Keep an eye on other events happening in our sector under News – Events category of our website Tick4Kids Events Calendar is a wonderful place to find events around the country designed…

Spiritual Leadership in Aged Care Conference

The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality Conference  Friday 1 September 2017 Delegates at this unique and inspirational conference will enjoy a full-day’s programme of thought-provoking presentations on the theme of ‘Spiritual Leadership in Aged Care’ by an exciting line-up of acclaimed speakers from both New Zealand and Australia. This conference will be of interest…

Empowerment & Success: A Positive Path for the NGO Sector

      Following on from our successful collaboration in 2014, the NZ Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) and Community Networks Aotearoa (CNA) are together again for our joint conference in October 2017. The conference, entitled Empowerment & Success: A Positive Path for the NGO Sector, will take place on the 26th and 27th of October at the Quality…

Canterbury-Waitaha ANZASW collective Hikoi

Invitation from the Canterbury-Waitaha ANZASW Collective. The PSA SWAN members and other community allies will be joining in a Hikoi in early September to highlight some serious issues in our society. We are holding an initial planning meeting at the PSA office, 521 Blenheim Road, Christchurch, on Monday 19 June. Please come along and help to…

Housing Policy Debate on 7th June

The first debate of the election year will ask political parties what they are doing to ensure all New Zealanders live in warm, dry, affordable homes. Hosted by Community Housing Aotearoa, Te Matapihi, Salvation Army, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, Platform and Prefab NZ the debate will focus on what is required to end…

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…