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…

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…

Policy Watch: Budget 2020 Special

“This is the rainy day we have been preparing for – now we must weather the global storm” Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance. Tēnā koutou and welcome to the NZCCSS Policy Watch Special on the Coalition Government’s 2020 Wellbeing Budget: Rebuilding Together.  The proverbial rainy day has arrived but not in a form anyone…

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…

Ministerial Briefing by NZCCSS – 20th March 2020

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) is the umbrella group for the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist and Salvation Army church social services network 1.3 NZCCSS spoke to senior leadership at 14 NZCCSS social service organisations over 2 days, the 18th and 19th March 2020. These conversations focused on the organizational planning and…

Policy Watch Easter 2020

COVID-19 Lock down: week 2 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 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…

COVID 19 – Information Update

There is a lot of COVID-19 information to keep up with. NZCCSS has put together links to key information and will endeavour to update this web page as new updates are released.  COVID 19 – Official Government Site Covid.govt.nz  for detailed information about alert levels, health issues, self-isolation and assistance available, and for public health…

Policy Watch April 2020

“So do not fear, I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10 COVID-19 – Lock down: one week on Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-highlighting the latest news, research and policy…

Policy Watch January 2020

“Above all things let us be kind. Kindness is what most resembles God” Suzanne Aubert Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-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. Happy New Year and welcome to the Policy Watch…