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NZCCSS Announces New EO

2 March 2021 The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikki Hurst as Executive Officer. NZCCSS president Bonnie Robinson says the appointment follows a comprehensive recruitment process that generated good interest in the position. “This is a special role and we’re excited to welcome Nikki. She…

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Policy Watch November 2020

“Leadership is made for service.” Jack Hyles Tēnā koutou katoa,Welcome to the November issue of Policy Watch, a short edition this month with news of the recently appointed Government Cabinet and a departure from the NZCCSS Secretariat. New Government Cabinet announced The October 2020 Parliamentary election produced a solidly conclusive result for the New Zealand…

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Election statement: A fair and compassionate future for all / Manaakitia te ara whakamua

“Every day NZCCSS members see desperate families and whānau both in work and receiving income support struggling to provide food and shelter. Their income is simply not enough to cover both rent for housing and the basic essentials necessary for their health and wellbeing. Having a liveable income and a warm, safe home is fundamental…

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Policy Watch August 2020

“See with the eyes of love and a thing becomes beautiful. See with the eyes of hate and things are ugly.” Joy Cowley. Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-newsletter highlighting the latest news, research and policy developments relevant to NZCCSS’ core mission to work for a just and compassionate society in Aotearoa New Zealand. We begin…

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Budget 2020: Services For People In Hardship But No Structural Change

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:39 amPress Release: NZ Council of Christian Social Services “The new funding to provide services to those who are severely affected by the economic downturn will be a great help to those who suffer Covid-19 related hardship”, says Trevor McGlinchey, Executive Officer for the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS). …

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Policy Watch May 2020

COVID 19 – some light at the end of the tunnel “Thank you to all the social services and people supporting New Zealanders during the lockdown. Social services are critical to wellbeing, and helping vulnerable New Zealanders cope through this unprecedented time. You have stepped up to this challenge and are a vital part of…

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