Network News Nov 2020


Kia Ora Koutou
The Voice of the Community




From the Top – Ros Rice

Kia ora Team,
It is with much pleasure following our AGM I would like to introduce you to two new members of the CNA Executive Committee
We sadly have to farewell the amazing two power house women, Denise Lormans who represented the Invercargill Interagency Forum and Jo Taylor who represented Child Abuse Prevention from Hauraki.  These two women with their amazing intellects have been long term members of our Committee and their input has been invaluable to the growth and management of CNA.
Our two new members are Liz Davies who is the CEO of SociaLink from Tauranga and Jayden Cromb from Alexandra Council of Social Services.
Liz brings to the table a huge amount of experience in research, policy and advocacy.  With a Masters in Social Work and a history in local government, mental health and child protection we know her contribution to our organisation will be fantastic.
Jayden is bringing not only youth and intellect, he also brings his experience as Chair of Alexandra COSS and Chair of Alexandra District Youth Trust.  Jayden is the ABLE Southern Family Support Activity Coordinator and has spent 3 years on the Executive board of Otago Polytechnic Students Association.  We are so excited that Jayden sees value in being on the CNA Executive Committee and we can’t wait to see what perspectives he will bring to our table.

See you soon – Ros

Meet The

Whitianga Community Services Trust

The Whitianga Community Services Trust (Whitianga Social Services) hosted an expo on the 30th October to celebrate the power of community agencies and to promote the vital role of social service agencies and other support agencies in the Mercury Bay.

‘Accessible and collaborative community events are an essential part of developing a sense of belonging and community. They encourage neighbourly relationships and establish links that build and strengthen communities and family and whānau overall’ said Sheryll FitzPatrick Manager of the Whitianga Social Services.

It was a wonderful day with 23 agencies from as far away as Tauranga, Hamilton  and Thames joining us. It was as much an opportunity for the support services to get to know each other as members of the public.

It was our first expo and we are thrilled with  the support we received. Hopefully it will be an ongoing yearly event.

Priyanca Radhakrishnan

Who is the new Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, and also the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment?

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Collaborative Voices

Each month on Wellington Access Radio Ros talks to people who are influential from within and without our Sector. Check it out!
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Challenge the #Outdated

The 2020 White Ribbon November Campaign: the unspoken to the outdated,
a focus on the unhealthy advice men have been given when growing up.

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Community Development Policy

The Internal Affairs Department provides cross-sector policy development and advice to the Minister. What are they currently working on?

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Mobile Network Test

SUNDAY, 22nd November.
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Important Changes In Place

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act to protect Victims/ Survivors of Family Violence which came into force on 12th August , 2020
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Tier 3 & 4 Organisations

The XRB is looking for feedback on the Simple Format Reporting Standards and they are asking about your experiences.

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Community Wellbeing Fund Open

The new $40 million COVID-19 fund to focus on community and social initiatives has opened for applications. Apply now.
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Call to Scrap the Commission

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a worsening of democracy and human rights in 80 countries, will we join them?

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CNA Members’ Hui

A huge thank you to all who attended our event. We’ve had amazing feedback with some calling it our best yet! Thanks to our wonderful speakers, experts and our brilliant MC Karenn Stock.
Are you part of the picture – CLICK HERE for selected HUI PICTURES
SpeakEasy Notes: STAFF MANAGEMENT& EMPLOYMENT facilited by Sandra Grey
SpeakEasy Notes: STRATEGY & RESILIENCE facilitated by Holly Snape
Speakeasy Notes: HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY facilitated by Tony Gilbert
Speakeasy Notes: FUNDING facilitated by Linn Araboglos
Speakeasy Notes: ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY ACTION facilitated by Liz Davies
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