Shone and Shirley funeral directors have a lounge we are willing to lend out to groups to up 20 people from 5.30pm onwards for their meetings. Regular monthly meetings would be ideal however if we have a late funeral then we would advise the group of this.
Nelson Tasman Community Transport Trust (NTCTT) is setting up a Coastal Corridor Bus Service - a minibus link between Motueka and Richmond, via Tasman and Mãpua. The Trust is now looking for local volunteer drivers (no special licence required). Would you like to help your community? Would you like to boost your confidence & wellbeing? Contact Rachel Mason - [email protected] / 022 6822 373
Alzheimers Nelson invite you to attend the Wakefield Country Players' 'The Father', a deeply thought- and emotion-provoking production depicting one family’s journey with dementia. The play takes place at the Wakefield Community Hall from 19 March for 5 viewings. See Flyer for details
Want a few tips? Keen for a dabble? Our three Stoke-based facilitators are passionate about songwriting, up-cycling, and permaculture, and keen to inspire others.
We are looking for a part time (approximately 24 hours per week with potential to increase) to work alongside our current Case Managers in the Nelson office. This will be to provide support and advocacy for people who have been sexually harmed, and their whanau if necessary in the Nelson region. The support may be phone support or face to face and may occasionally include urgent support (but not out of hours work). The support will be emotional and practical. The role will involve working alongside people of all genders to access supports they need, and to make referrals to other agencies when necessary, including to ACC Sensitive Claims counsellors. This will include advocating for clients according to their need. The successful person will have an up to date knowledge of information regarding sexual harm, police procedures and court processes and would preferably have a background in either social work or counselling. A background in mental health would also be useful. They will easily develop relationships with clients and with other agencies including Police, Refuge, Schools, Court staff, Oranga Tamariki etc. They will have a proven record of maintaining confidentiality and will be happy working on their own and as part of a team in a client led, non-judgemental way. They will have a high level of written and spoken English and will have experience of writing and maintaining appropriate client records using a client management system. The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of the Treaty of Waitangi and how this applies and guides our behaviour and interventions. Applicants must hold a full driver's license and be entitled to work in New Zealand. They must have lived a violence free life for at least three years. The hours would preferably be worked over 3 days, but there is flexibility around this. If you believe you have the skills and passion to provide this support and be part of an amazing team which covers the West Coast, Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman, we would love to hear from you. Please contact mailto:[email protected] for further information or to receive a full job description and application form, or phone the SASH office on 03 548 2407. Application will be by submitting a completed application form, cover letter and CV Closing date for applications will be Sunday 14th March 2021
Information and presentations on funding and resourcing available to community organisations: • Motueka: Thursday 18 March, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. • Nelson (Stoke): Thursday 25 March, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Here is an update from the Ministry for Social Development
Tasman District Libraries are starting a new and nimble initiative – the Pop-Up Library! The Pop-Up Library is an interactive installation that will appear at various locations and events across the Tasman region. Essentially, it's role is to take the library to the people.
Dr Catherine Knight will be speaking on “Nature and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand - Exploring the Connection” which is also the name of her most recent book. The event is a combined Save the Maitai Valley, Nelson Science Society and Page and Blackmore event.
Kore Hiakai is hungry for an Aotearoa where everyone has dignified access to nutritionally appropriate kai. We encourage collaboration to strengthen collective efforts and generate structural change. Kore Hiakai has an interactive map via https://www.zerohunger.org.nz/ which community food distributors can be added to by clicking the ‘Add an organisation’ link.