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Report Welcomed by Social Service Organisations

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 10:06 am | COMVOICES

“ComVoices welcomes the Privacy Comissioner’s report on Individual Client Level Data and endorses the recommendations, particularly the preferred option that MSD should consider alternative methods for accomplishing its goals”, said Trevor McGlinchey, ... More >>

Gov should defer collecting personal data for social services

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:44 am | COMVOICES

ComVoices welcomes the announcement today that the sexual violence service providers have been exempted from providing MSD with identifiable data on clients for a year. More >>

The holes are getting bigger in the safety net

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:31 am | COMVOICES

“The second ComVoices State of the Sector Survey of the Community Sector shows that stresses on our organisations are increasing” says Scott Miller, Chair of ComVoices. More >>

Community organisations struggling

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:04 pm | COMVOICES

The survey, conducted by community sector network ComVoices, highlights the high level of frustration and urgency being felt by those who deliver services, says group Chairperson, Peter Glensor. 311 organisations completed the survey. More >>

Community Sector Survey Open

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:19 pm | COMVOICES

ComVoices is conducting a snapshot survey of the community sector environment and invites all community organisations to take part. More >>

Getting Traction with Collective Impact

Thursday, 3 October 2013, 11:34 am | COMVOICES

Collective Impact was given ten years of funding to explore poverty reduction across 13 Canadian cities. They forecast they’d have a positive impact on the lives of 5000 people. In fact they affected the lives of 202,000 people! More >>

Govt’s “to-do list” will fail without community involvement

Monday, 25 June 2012, 8:21 pm | COMVOICES

The Government’s Better Public Services results targets released today will be unsuccessful if communities and the organisations that serve them are not involved in developing the action plans that underpin them, according to ComVoices, an independent ... More >>

Does Budget 2012 deliver?

Thursday, 24 May 2012, 4:51 pm | COMVOICES

ComVoices members, a network of community and voluntary sector organisations, were hoping to see a much greater emphasis on policies that focused on closing the gap between the wealthiest in New Zealand and the numerous families living in poverty ... More >>

Welfare Working Group recommendations flawed without investm

Monday, 7 March 2011, 2:14 pm | COMVOICES

The Government will need to drastically increase funding for support services if it adopts the recommendations from the recently-released Welfare Working Group report. More >>

Volunteer Time is Worth More than Money

Friday, 3 December 2010, 3:12 pm | COMVOICES

International Volunteer Day (5 December) is an opportunity for all New Zealand to acknowledge the role volunteers make to our communities, according to Members of ComVoices, an independent network of more than 20 community and voluntary sector ... More >>

Survey on public trust in the Community sector

Monday, 15 November 2010, 3:58 pm | COMVOICES

Survey on public trust shows how fundraising impacts on confidence in the Community and Voluntary Sector More >>

Decision to deregister charity short-sighted

Wednesday, 7 July 2010, 11:46 am | COMVOICES

The intention of the Charities Commission office to deregister the National Council of Women is short-sighted says ComVoices, an independent network of Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary groups. More >>

Whanau Ora to be commended says ComVoices

Thursday, 6 May 2010, 2:33 pm | COMVOICES

Today’s announcement of $134.3 million funding for Whanau Ora over four years is a good start to the Government working more collaboratively with Sector organisations, says ComVoices. More >>

More volunteers needed during economic downturn

Friday, 5 December 2008, 9:02 am | COMVOICES

Volunteers and giving have a huge part to play in the community during times of economic hardship, according to Tangata Whenua, and Community and Voluntary Sector organisations. More >>

NZ needs measurable changes to reduce poverty

Friday, 17 October 2008, 9:30 am | COMVOICES

New Zealand political parties need to set measurable targets for how they will work to eradicate poverty in New Zealand, according to Tangata Whenua, community and voluntary sector organisations. More >>




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