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German Student Helps Out Social Agencies

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 4:41 pm | Social Link

German university student Rebecca Barisch is looking forward to a summer in New Zealand - and some learning with SociaLink, interning with the organisation that supports social agencies and charities in the Western Bay. Rebecca, 20, is half way ... More >>

Talented Youngsters Off To Represent Their Region

Friday, 20 October 2023, 6:35 pm | Social Link

This week 180 talented youngsters from four primary and intermediate schools are packing their new costumes and travel uniforms to compete in the national schools kapa haka contest in Nelson. The children, aged between seven and 11, are from Matapihi ... More >>

Government Moving Away From Addressing Child Poverty

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 4:45 pm | Social Link

The Government’s Budget showed it was moving away from addressing the consequences of child poverty, a discussion in Tauranga heard this week. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and SociaLink, which supports the Western Bay of Plenty social and community ... More >>

‘No-frills’ Budget Needs To Cover Basic Living Costs

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 5:23 pm | Social Link

It’s good to see the budget is investing in early childhood education, free public transport for children, additional classrooms and schools, health workforce, family and sexual violence services, says General Manager SociaLink Liz Davies. But it does ... More >>

Mentoring Takes People Further

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 10:34 pm | Social Link

SociaLink, the umbrella organisation for the western Bay’s social agencies and charities, offers mentoring opportunities for not-for-profit organisations to help them grow their staff. SociaLink Mentoring Coordinator Jo Weise says she’d love ... More >>

Packed Crowd, Lively Discussion On Treaty

Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 9:40 am | Social Link

A packed theatre enjoyed a lively discussion last night at Baycourt on the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and how it influences today’s issues of co-governance, Three Waters and the redevelopment of Tauranga’s city centre . Te Kohinga, a Tauranga-based ... More >>

Volunteering Bay Of Plenty Hands Over Local Services To SociaLink

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 2:53 pm | Social Link

After 17 years of dedicated service to the volunteering sector and local communities, Volunteering Bay of Plenty (Volbop) has passed the baton to SociaLink, acting Chair Berenice Langson said. “I am pleased to announce that SociaLink, the umbrella organisation ... More >>

Three Voices At The Treaty Table: Understanding Co-governance, Three Waters And City Redevelopment

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 9:17 am | Social Link

How does Te Tiriti o Waitangi influence co-governance, Three Waters and the redevelopment of Tauranga’s city centre? Te Kohinga, a Tauranga-based reconciliation network is organising a free event at Baycourt next month to help improve public understanding ... More >>

TECT Funding Boost For Community Insights

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 1:22 pm | Social Link

TECT funding will allow SociaLink’s Community Insights to support Western Bay of Plenty community organisations with useful data for another two years. The website, , provides Western Bay of Plenty community organisations ... More >>

Call To Address Pay Equity For Community Social Workers Gathers Urgency On Social Workers’ Day

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 5:50 am | Social Link

Organisations representing community social services and social workers have joined forces to launch a collective call for pay equity and fair funding this Social Workers’ Day, September 22. Employers, union representatives and social worker advocates say ... More >>




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