The Future of Work- David Haigh

A new word has been introduced into the English language: “The precariat”, an emerging social class with job insecurity. Included are immigrants, young newly educated with high student loans to repay and people who have been made redundant from industry.

Health and Safety at Work Act

The new Health and Safety at Work Act came into force on 4 April. The Southland Community Law Centre has developed a series of useful templates in response to the changes in order to assist NGOs. These templates include a Health and Safety Policy, Governance Health and Safety Policy, Hazard Register and Hazard Notification. The […]

Towards a Living Wage

Towards a Living Wage – What will it take? Where are we at? Anne-Marie Coury Economists continue to talk up the value of the Living Wage as an effective intervention that will ease the pressure of rising inequalities on families and communities. Thomas Piketty and Max Rushbrooke have both written books providing the analysis of […]

Housing Issues in Auckland

Recently, I went to hear Alan Johnson (Salvation Army Policy Analyst) speak on the topic of housing, and how Auckland got itself into this mess. Here are some of my thoughts on the speech.

Towards an Age-friendly Auckland / Tãmaki Makaurau: The missing links

Towards an Age-friendly Auckland / Tãmaki Makaurau: The missing links Thank you to everyone who came to this event. Here are the presentations from the day. 17 March 2016 ADCOSS Age friendly cities FORUM programme Finding the Positive- Ageing and Age-Friendly Communities, Sarah Clark, Director of MSD’s Office for Seniors Demographic Transformation: The Ageing of […]

Salvation Army “State of the Nation” report David Haigh

The Salvation Army “State of the Nation” report suggests a number of contradictory indicators at work in New Zealand’s wellbeing. This report publishes in 2016 provides information and some rationale for the selected indicators. In particular, while average weekly wages have increased inequality is also rising. This demonstrates the dangers of using averages without acknowledging […]

Governance Essentials for Volunteers

Governance Essentials for Board and Committee Members is an on-line governance training course developed by Governance Strategies and Xperts for people in governance positions to understand the key aspects of the role. Real-world learning is spread across four weeks (up to 3 hours per week) with interesting weekly research and reflection assignments. Governance Essentials for […]

How new health and safety laws affect volunteers and charities

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 comes into force on April 4, 2016.  The new legislation does provide exemptions for volunteer organisations, associations and charities. If you are running a charity or a volunteer organisation it is important to know where you fit under the new workplace health and safety law. Read an […]

Housing Issues in Auckland

David Haigh’s summary and impressions of Alan Johnson (Salvation Army Policy Analyst) talk on the topic of housing. Housing Issues in Auckland

ADCOSS Publication: Community Development and Social Change

ADCOSS Publication: Community Development and Social Change.  By Ewen Derrick   ADCOSS has recently published the forth edition of this popular community development book.  The publication contains all the original material from Ewen plus four new papers written by experienced social practitioners.  Earlier editions were read by many people including community workers, students, policy analysts, […]