NZ – E-newsletter – Office for the Community & Voluntary Sector – Issue 27 ~ 24 September 2009

Up on Ration Shed – Egroup and BLOG – with thanks to; Minister TuriaGrant Aldridge – NZ – Wellington – OCVS and the Office for the Community & Voluntary Sector


For the original article GO –


A very impressive publication of people doing GOOD works in New Zealand and around the world.


I hope they will allow input from Ration Shed and the lessons learnt the hard way as we strive the **Equal Parent** our Kids in a world that seems hell bent on tearing the old fashioned FAMILY to pieces.


When we individually and as a Nation, seek Justice, love mercy and walk humbly before God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit efforts of this nature will improve the Human lot – Until then we flounder in the limited box of Humanism. Adapted from Micah 6:8


Come join FAMILY Orientated Authors.

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Onward – Jim



E-newsletter from the Office for the Community & Voluntary Sector
Issue 27 ~ 24 September 2009

This e-newsletter is now available online at the OCVS website

This e-newsletter is also provided in the attached Word file for those who prefer that option.


Section 1: OCVS News & Events

01: Payroll giving to be an option from January 2010

02: Cabinet documents reinforce Government’s commitment to building strong community relationships

03: Community-Government Forum to discuss development of a Relationship Agreement

04: Generosity Project working on 30 initiatives to encourage giving

05: Demand for stakeholder engagement seminar overwhelming

06: Community newsletters – a great way to reach wider audience


Section 2: Sector & Government News & Events.

07: Simpler funding model trial for social services

08: Charities Commission answers questions on fundraising and charities

09: Opportunity for formal recognition of in-house training programmes

10: 2011 Rugby World Cup looking for 5,000 volunteers

11: Survey on NGOs’ voice in political decision-making underway

12: Community-based providers needed to run new holiday programmes – Tenders open

13: Recent New Zealand resources/publications for communities and government

14: Overseas resources and publications for communities and government

15: Key dates, events and conferences



End notes.
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The Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector exists to inspire co-operation and superb relationships between the government and the community and voluntary sector. You can find out more about the OCVS on our website, by email at, phone: 04 918 9555, or by fax 04 913 3080.


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