New Living Wage Rate 2018

The Moral Force of the Living Wage The Living Wage movement continues to go from strength to strength with the 2018 Living Wage rate of $20.55 announced on the 4th April marking another step in the journey to lift low wages and set a benchmark for decent incomes. NZCCSS is one of nearly 100 organisations…

Policy Watch 29 March 2018

Easter is fast approaching as we write this edition of Policy Watch. For Christians Easter is the most important festival of the year when we remember that the Spirit of life and love is stronger than the power of death and hatred. On the other side of despair is renewed hope, and that is what…

Policy Watch February 2018

“Times they are a changing“. Bob Dylan Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-letter highlighting the latest news, research and policy developments relevant to the NZCCSS mission to work for a just and compassionate society in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is the first e-letter of the year and already there is much to report and all the signs…

Policy Watch Christmas 2017

A Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all Policy Watchers. May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of his love at Christmas and always. Best wishes from the NZCCSS Secretariat Welcome to the final Policy Watch e-newsletter for 2017. For this edition we end the year with…

Policy Watch 1 December 2017

We need to remember that there is no break for families living in poverty. The heart of Christmas is giving and that can start with us.” Major Pam Waugh, Head of Social Services, Salvation Army. Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-letter highlighting the latest news, research and policy developments relevant to the NZCCSS mission…

Policy Watch 24 October 2017

Justice is not only about the right way to distribute things. It is also about the right way to value things. Michael J. Sandel Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-letter highlighting the latest news, research and policy developments relevant to the NZCCSS mission to work for a just and compassionate society in Aotearoa New…

Stepping into the Future (with Winston)…

International Day of Older Persons 1st October Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society This year’s International Day of the Older Persons coincides with the negotiations to form a new coalition government in New Zealand. The theme for 2017 is  “about enabling and expanding the contributions of…

Policy Watch 21 September 2017

Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth who care for and protect our people. Nelson Mandela Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-letter highlighting the latest news, research and policy developments relevant to…