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John’s A Star At Taking The Lead In Katikati

Friday, 14 June 2024, 7:14 pm | SociaLink

He’s just been named as a Volunteering Star by Volunteering Services Bay of Plenty, and received his award at a Katikati Community Breakfast this week. A former pharmacist, at 74 John hasn’t bothered to retire. More >>

Scotty’s Volunteer Star Shines Brightest On The Highway

Monday, 10 June 2024, 3:53 pm | SociaLink

Scotty has just been named one of three Star Volunteers by Volunteering Services Bay of Plenty. More >>

A Solution For Social Agencies Struggling With Administration

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 6:38 am | SociaLink

SociaLink, which supports the Western Bay of Plenty social and community sector, has come up with a solution for social agencies struggling to get to a lot of those administrative tasks on the bottom of many managers’ to-do lists done. General ... More >>

SociaLink Enlists Business Heroes For Social Sector

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 10:25 am | SociaLink

SociaLink, which supports the Western Bay of Plenty social and community sector, is encouraging “business heroes” to provide discounted services and products for local not-for-profit organisations. It’s launching a directory of businesses ... More >>

Bridging The Digital Gap For Families

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 2:01 pm | SociaLink

Families struggling to connect with the internet are being helped by a group of agencies keen to bridge the gap. Tu Mai Digital was set up after Covid lockdowns when it was realised that families with no internet access were falling behind in ... More >>

Mentoring Support For Not-for-profit Organisations

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 12:25 pm | SociaLink

SociaLink, which supports the Western Bay of Plenty social and community sector, is offering mentoring opportunities for managers and emerging leaders in not-for-profit organisations in the Western Bay to help them grow staff capabilities. SociaLink ... More >>

Alzheimer’s Tauranga Urgently Needing Volunteers

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 11:56 am | SociaLink

What have you got planned for 2024? Could you help by volunteering with Alzheimer’s Tauranga to make life more rewarding for the more than 600 families across the Western Bay of Plenty living with dementia? Alzheimers Tauranga is urgently looking for volunteers ... More >>

Volunteering Services Manager Wins Local Hero Medal

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 1:22 am | SociaLink

November 30 Tauranga Volunteering Services manager Angela Wallace is a finalist in the national Local Hero awards for her work founding Awhina House, a transitional housing residence for women. She says her nomination came as a complete surprise ... More >>

SociaLink Concerned At Aroha House Closure

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 4:16 pm | SociaLink

Western Bay social and community sector advocate SociaLink is concerned that a Tauranga emergency housing provider has been forced to close in the middle of the city’s homelessness crisis. Aroha House in Cameron Rd was set up by Memphis Robson-Frentz ... More >>

Candidates Front Up On Social Issues

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 10:28 am | SociaLink

Candidates representing some of the major political parties presented their ideas on social issues this week to an audience of about 50 people working in the social and charities sector. The meeting was organised by SociaLink and Volunteering Services ... More >>

Kat’s Volunteering For Others Saves Her Sanity

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 11:32 am | SociaLink

Kat Reihana’s efforts to help others in the Tauranga community have saved her mental health - and she says could help many more. Kat runs Kat’z Clothes on Wheels, a free clothing service for the homeless and those in need that she runs out of a ... More >>

Volunteers Hit The “baddies” So The Good Guys Can Survive

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6:31 am | SociaLink

It’s Conservation Week this week, and all over the Western Bay of Plenty volunteers are out in all weather laying traps and ensuring native birds and flora can survive. Conservation volunteer John Rowlandson spends hours each week trapping “the baddies” ... More >>

A Volunteering Challenge For Election Candidates

Friday, 21 July 2023, 11:30 am | SociaLink

SociaLink’s Volunteering Services is throwing down a challenge for election candidates in the Western Bay of Plenty - volunteer a couple of hours for social agencies and see what’s really going on in the city. Volunteering Services manager Angela Wallace ... More >>

How To Build Resilience In An Increasingly Uncertain Environment

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 10:21 am | SociaLink

By SociaLink General Manager Liz Davies It’s not been a great summer – more rain than you can poke a stick at, the poor whānau who have lost or been evacuated from their homes, flooded properties, hospitality and tourist businesses suffering ... More >>

Discussion On Child Poverty In Tauranga To Follow Budget

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 12:02 pm | SociaLink

Child Poverty Action Group Western Bay of Plenty is holding a post-Budget interactive discussion focusing on child poverty at the end of May. The free event will be held at the Village Hall, Historic Village at 5.30pm on May 31. National CPAG Chairman ... More >>

Hooray For Pay Equity For Social Workers Supporting Those Most Disadvantaged

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 3:33 pm | SociaLink

We seem to get a relentless stream of bad news, so it is heartening to finally hear good news. More >>

High Interest In Co-governance Discussion

Friday, 21 October 2022, 11:32 am | SociaLink

Interest is high in next week’s discussion at Baycourt on understanding co-governance, Three Waters and Tauranga city’s redevelopment. Te Kohinga, a Tauranga-based reconciliation network, has organised the free event at Baycourt - Three Voices at the Treaty Table ... More >>

SociaLink Meets With New Minister

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 6:20 pm | SociaLink

SociaLink Western Bay of Plenty met with the Minister of the Community and Voluntary Sector Priyancha Radhakrishnan, who was promoted to Cabinet this week. They also met with Minister of Women and Internal Affairs Jan Tinetti who is also Associate ... More >>

SociaLink Launches Website To Share Social Agencies’ Data

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 12:23 pm | SociaLink

SociaLink has launched a new website this week which makes evidence-based information available for community groups about the communities they serve and the social issues they are facing. SociaLink is the umbrella organisation for social agencies in the ... More >>

Budget Not Enough To Make A Difference To Poverty

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 4:01 pm | SociaLink

While the Government made some good changes in last week’s Budget, it’s just not enough to make a real difference to child poverty in New Zealand, Tauranga social agencies heard this week. The Western Bay of Plenty branch of the Child Poverty Action ... More >>





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