Living Wage are holding an election forum on 20 August: 6:30pm – 8:00pm at St. Matthew in the City Auckland
Together with Te Ohu Whakawhanaunga they will also be facilitating a 2-day Community Organising Foundation Training on 26 & 27 March, 9:00-4:30pm, Manurewa Baptist Church, 9 Lopton Road, Manurewa. Refer www.livingwage.org.nz for more details
Want to be sure that your messages get across? The Workshop is offering appropriate training sessions in Wellington and Christchurch, with more to come this year! Given it is election year, the year ahead will be filled with public (and private) conversations about the big issues that affect New Zealanders and the world. Leading those conversations in ways that deepen people’s understanding of the problem and motivates them to support the most effective and inclusive solutions, is critical to ensuring your work brings about positive change in the world.
We are continuing to grow the evidence base of how to do this work with our unique research and integrate it into our training. Book your team into one of our strategic communication sessions to build your skills. Introductory sessions for the first timers, and Masterclasses for those who want to further their learning and practice. Or you can talk to us about in-house sessions.
The last in the Tax on Tuesdays series is on Tuesday 12 November: Where’s the Party At? NZ Herald journalist Hamish Rutherford chairs political party representatives David Seymour, James Shaw, Deborah Russell and Paul Goldsmith as they share their views about tax, present and future, as well its relationship to equality, climate and economic productivity.
12:00 – 1:30pm, Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington.
CPAG is holding a Summit in November and all are welcome. See. https://www.cpag.org.nz/cpag-summit-2019-november-18-whakamana-tangata/ for details.
There are two ways that you can help the campaign for PAY EQUITY
1. Sign the CTU’s petition calling on the government to fix problems with the Amendment Bill before it goes to its third reading.
2. Sign the Human Rights Commission’s petition calling for a Pay Transparency Office and additional requirements for 100+ employers (to review, report and take action on gender pay gaps).
Volunteering New Zealand has its annual conference ‘Pivot’ coming up from 15-17 October in Wellington. The Pivot Conference theme “Linking vision to action” challenges leaders and managers of volunteers to translate new ideas shared at Pivot into action within their organisation and practice. Learn more and book tickets here
Wellington Time Bank are hosting an annual film fundraiser on October the 9th, screening the very relevant film: 2040, with a speech from feminist and activist Lily Parkin, from the Climate Strike Movement, from 5pm. More details here
Tax on Tuesdays has been launched by Tax Justice Aotearoa, Victoria University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Studies and the PSA to encourage debate and discussion.
Tuesday 8 October: A Slice of the PIE: Creating a more productive, inclusive economy. Join Bernard Hickey, Geoff Bertram and Alison Pavlovich to consider what the ideal tax system looks like to support a productive, inclusive economy. 12:30-1.30pm, Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 4, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington.
Tuesday 12 November: Where’s the Party At? Political party representatives tell us NZ Herald journalist Hamish Rutherford chairs a panel of political party representatives as they share their views about tax, present and future, as well its relationship to equality, climate and economic productivity. 12:00 – 1:30pm, Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington.
Hui E! is currently having conversations with interested groups on how to follow up on the Voluntary National Report on the Sustainable Development Goals and the civil society Alternative Report. If you want to be involved or are interested in staying informed, sign up to the SDG Network List here
PHA is looking forward to three events: their AGM, Policy Forum and Public Health Champion Awards ceremony.
CPAG is holding a Summit in November. See here for more details.