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Community Networks Aotearoa Update

Seasons greetings!
Looking back it’s been a big year, with many significant reforms underway.


Next year will be critical as many of the reforms begin to take shape and we start seeing concrete proposals, and CNA will be in there pushing the interests of community and needs of community organisations. Fittingly, towards the end of December I, along with Brenda Pilott, Social Service Providers Aotearoa and Trevor McGlinchey NZ Council of Christian Social Services, will be meeting with Grant Robertson to talk about the role of community in improving wellbeing and the needs of the sector. I’ll report back in my next update in February.

As well as responding to what’s going on politically, we run projects to support the community sector, and one of these is on governance. We’ve teamed up with a group of other organisations and interested people to explore how we can better support good governance in the community sector.

As no doubt you’ll know, the community sector is hugely important to Aotearoa. So it’s important community organisations are well supported, and good governance is a key part of this. However we know many community organisations struggle to find governance support that’s accessible, affordable and relevant to the community sector. So, we’ve become part of a team of people and organisations with experience in community sector governance exploring how practical support can be given to boards and committees, and how we can promote the value of good governance. I’ll keep you updated as things progress.

Before I sign off, make sure you save the date for our 2019 conference – CNA and the NZ Council of Christian Social Services will be holding our joint conference on the 27th and 28th August 2019 in Wellington. This conference is open to everyone and will be a great opportunity to meet others working in the community and learn about key issues. Registrations will open in the new year.

But in the meantime, as we wrap up 2018, I hope you all have a safe and happy festive season.

 

 

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Contact Name: Lisa
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