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COVID-19 Ministerial Briefing #1

1.0 BACKGROUND 1.1 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 networks. 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…

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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…

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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…

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Policy Watch August 2019

Let us carefully cultivate hope, that small flower which we should always bring to those in need. Suzanne Aubert Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-letter 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. It’s been all go…

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Policy Watch July 2019

“When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebrations” Jean Vanier (1928 -2019), humanist, philosopher, theologian and advocate for humanity Welcome to the latest Policy Watch e-letter highlighting the latest news, research and…

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KiwiBuy campaign focuses on more resources

Community Housing Aotearoa, the Salvation Army, the Housing Foundation and Habitat for Humanity are working together on the KiwiBuy campaign to persuade the government to put more resources into shared ownership and progressive home ownership products that can help more kiwis own an affordable home. Using shared ownership and progressive home ownership models, community-based housing provides…

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New Information Sharing Requirements – Oranga Tamariki and Ministry of Justice

Important for NZCCSS members to note! New information sharing provisions come into force 1 July 2019.  Oranga Tamariki and the Ministry of Justice have released separate guidance on new information sharing provisions under the OrangaTamariki Act 1989  and the Family Violence Act 2019. The Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 [Sections 65A to 66Q] New provisions enable…

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