Registrations are open for the Auckland Permaculture Workshop (APW) 2020 Permaculture Design Certificate programme and also taking applications for our youth scholarship scheme. We are inviting young and motivated people interested in ecological design, sustainability, resilience, social justice and activism to apply for a scholarship to participate in this year long training programme. More >>
Inland Revenue is becoming increasingly digital in the way they work. Soon this will include a move away from cheques.
From 1 March 2020, the IRD will no longer accept cheques. This includes post-dated cheques (cheques dated after 1 March 2020). IRD are encouraging cheque-paying customers to get a head start on finding other convenient and secure payment options that work for them. More >>
The Henderson store will close on October 5 and a new supermarket 2.5 times bigger and underground parking will reopen in early 2021.
Pak 'n Save Henderson owner Rayner Bonnington said about 100 staff would be affected by the decision to close the store for two years. Pak 'n Save staff in Auckland are taking redundancy after the supermarket's decision to close and rebuild its second oldest store.
SSPA has today released an independent study into the gap between what the social service sector is funded to deliver and what it in fact delivers. The study by MartinJenkins found the government is underfunding social service providers by an estimated $630 million a year. The government funds social service providers for less than two thirds of the actual costs of delivering the services they are contracted to provide. Read the report
Check out some of the work carried out by Community Waitakere. One of our most recent projects, ‘Wild about Te Atatu’ is an effort to strengthen residents connection with their local area and show how actions can have a direct impact on their natural world >>
The Ministry for Women has launched a new online tool to assist policy developers include gender analysis in their work.
The tool, Bringing Gender In, asks key questions to assist people to explore the gender impacts of a policy as people move through the policy process.
The questions explore seven different steps in the process of developing policy >>