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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 >>

New Organisational Advisor For SociaLink

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 11:15 am | SociaLink

Christa George is the new Organisational Advisor for SociaLink. SociaLink is the umbrella organisation for social agencies and charities in the Bay of Plenty. Christa has more than 25 years’ experience working in executive management teams across ... More >>

Commissioners Talk To Social Agencies

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10:26 am | SociaLink

Tauranga city commissioners met with social agencies this week to discuss the Long Term Plan and Annual Plan for the city. The meeting was organised by SociaLink, the umbrella agency for social agencies in the Western Bay, and was focused on community ... More >>

Do Labels Create Blaming Of People Using Social Services?

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 10:53 am | SociaLink

The power of language came to my attention when I attended an excellent presentation by Debbie Hager from the University of Auckland, who unpacked common terminology used in the social sector – ‘the hard to reach’ and ‘vulnerable’ people. ... More >>

Families Still Locked In Poverty After Benefit Rise

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 6:14 pm | SociaLink

Increases to benefits on April 1 will still leave families locked in poverty, a study released today by the Fairer Future collaboration says. Liz Davies, general manager of SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay’s social agencies ... More >>

Inflation Hitting Community Organisations Hard

Monday, 28 March 2022, 5:59 pm | SociaLink

Inflation and the effects of Covid are hitting community organisations and charities hard, according to research by SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay’s social agencies. SociaLink surveyed organisations about the impact of increasing ... More >>

Waipu Hauora Makes Use Of Data Insights

Monday, 14 March 2022, 5:07 pm | SociaLink

SociaLink’s Community Insights service is helping Waipu Hauora’s health and wellness service do more with the information it collects on the people it serves. The Hauora, based at Hungahungatoroa Marae, is the main health and social service ... More >>

Families Struggle To Find Covid Help

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 4:30 pm | SociaLink

Western Bay families are struggling to find help as they are forced to isolate with Covid. Some families are also avoiding getting tested and returning to work early as they can’t afford to lose income. SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for Western ... More >>

Mentors Needed For Social Agency Managers

Friday, 11 February 2022, 11:23 am | SociaLink

SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for Western Bay of Plenty social agencies and charities, is looking for experienced local leaders to mentor up-and-coming managers in the not-for-profit sector. SociaLink has appointed a Mentoring Programme Coordinator ... More >>

Social Agencies, Priority One Meet On Employment Issues

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 1:44 pm | SociaLink

Young people and those with disabilities face many difficulties in gaining employment, a meeting of social agencies, Priority One and other agencies heard in Tauranga last week. The meeting, organised by social agency umbrella group SociaLink, Priority ... More >>

Growing Divide Between Vaccinated And Unvaccinated

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 9:15 am | SociaLink

People need to fight the Covid virus, not each other, the general manager of SociaLink, the Western Bay’s umbrella social agency says. Liz Davies says there’s a growing divide between those who have had their Covid-19 vaccination and those who haven’t. ... More >>

SociaLink moves to bi-cultural governance

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 9:31 am | SociaLink

SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the Western Bay of Plenty's social agencies and charities, is moving to a bicultural governance model. More >>

Social issues appearing in lockdown

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 10:17 am | SociaLink

People around the western Bay are more in need of food during this lockdown, according to the region's social agencies. More >>

The Kollective Thrives In Post-Covid Climate

Monday, 5 July 2021, 4:51 pm | SociaLink

TK building. Tauranga's co-working space for non-profit organisations The Kollective says it is thriving after Covid lockdowns. In its just-released second annual report it says The Kollective is well placed to suit organisations that have staff working ... More >>

Living Wage For All At SociaLink

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 11:42 am | SociaLink

Western Bay of Plenty's SociaLink and The Kollective have been awarded Living Wage accreditation. SociaLink is the umbrella organisation for the western Bay's social agencies and charities, and manages the purpose-built The Kollective building in ... More >>





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