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ANZASW expresses its appreciation of Turei's contribution

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:16 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers wishes to place on record its appreciation of Metiria Turei’s contribution, both at the political and grassroots level. Throughout her 15 years in Parliament Metiria has been an advocate for the ... More >>

Mandatory Social Worker Registration Bill

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:03 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The ANZASW President, Shannon Pakura, is delighted that the Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill has successfully passed First Reading today and has been referred to Social Services Select Committee. More >>

Mandatory Registration of Social Workers

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:17 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Shannon Pakura, President of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZAW) fully supports Minister Tolley’s announcement that legislation is being developed to make registration of social workers mandatory. More >>

World Social Work Day 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:27 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Ms Shannon Pakura, President of the New Zealand Association of Social Workers celebrates World Social Work Day, Tuesday 21 March, a day when social workers all over the world celebrate and promote the contributions of the profession to individuals, families, ... More >>

Salvation Army State of the Nation Report

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 3:52 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa Association of Social Workers congratulates the Salvation Army on their well-researched report’ State of the Nation’ and recent workshops in Wellington. The findings of the report accord with what social workers observe every day when ... More >>

Call for Ban on Kiwisaver Investments in Offensive Weapons

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:30 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers is calling on the Government to legislate to ban Kiwisaver providers from investing in companies which produce internationally illegal weapons including cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines ... More >>

Minister should reverse her decision on Salisbury School

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 1:42 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

“ANZASW urges the Minister of Education Hekia Parata to reverse her decision to close the Nelson Salisbury School for Girls. Salisbury School provides specialist residential education for girls with Intellectual disability and complex educational ... More >>

Private Members Bill – Social Workers Registration

Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:16 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

James Makowharemahihi President of ANZASW welcomes the announcement that the Social Workers Registration (Mandatory Registration) Amendment Bill, sponsored by Labour Spokesperson for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni, has been drawn from the ballot. More >>

Closure of Relationships Aotearoa

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:27 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) Chief Executive Lucy Sandford-Reed is concerned about the closure of a national service which provides a wide range of services to rural and urban communities throughout New Zealand.  More >>

ANZASW on Social Policy

Monday, 11 May 2015, 3:01 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Ministers English & Bennett announced that there would be the sale of 1,600 state houses in Invercargill and Tauranga, potentially to commercial interests. The ANZASW President, James Makowharemahihi, fears that the CYF Modernisation Project and the ... More >>

ANZASW Media release – Modernising Child Youth & Family

Friday, 3 April 2015, 9:35 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

At face value the Review of the Child Youth and Family Service aims to achieve what social workers would want, better outcome for children, says James Makowharemahihi, President ANZASW. However the emphasis on issues such as outsourcing services, investment ... More >>

A cruel trick on the poor

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 9:43 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Social workers are appalled to learn that state houses may be sold to commercial landlords with no guarantee that they would remain available for those in most need. More >>

Social workers are deeply concerned about proposed reforms

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:24 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Social workers are deeply concerned about the impact of proposed reforms to public housing. Basic security requires a stable home. Inadequate housing is a profound social harm. While we welcome Mr Key’s objective of seeing that those who need ... More >>

50 Years of Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 10:58 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW), the professional association of social workers is celebrating 50 years of representing Social Workers in Aotearoa by hosting an Anniversary Event in Christchurch on November 28th and 29th 2014. More >>

ANZASW promotes and supports Elder Abuse Awareness Week 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 9:13 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) supports all actions and initiatives to prevent all forms of elder abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand. We encourage not only those working in the Social Work profession but the wider community to get ... More >>

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and the Welfare Reform

Friday, 26 July 2013, 4:00 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

We would hope and expect that New Zealand could be a society where grandparents needing to raise their grandchildren could be financially supported in doing so, not badgered by the state to stay in employment. This is the view of the President of Aotearoa ... More >>

Welfare Reform - New Zealand Association of Social Workers

Friday, 19 July 2013, 9:36 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ will become even wider under the new wave of ‘welfare reform’. This is the view of the President of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW), Jane Maidment. More >>

ANZASW Questions Court Decision

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 12:20 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers questions the decision to discharge without conviction the woman who left children in a car at Sky City. More >>

Social Workers Day 2012

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 11:16 am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The journey from the coastal villages of Tairawhiti to the metropolitan expanse of Stockholm, Sweden naturally evoked for Tauha Te Kani, President of ANZASW, a deep feelings of anxiety and apprehension. His emotional maelstrom centered upon his responsibility ... More >>

ANZASW acknowledges on Human Rights Day

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 2:31 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

On Human Rights Day, 10 December 2010, ANZASW acknowledges a MAJOR STEP FORWARD TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS with the Aotearoa New Zealand Government adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2010. More >>

 

 

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