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ANGOA Roundtable Newsletter

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									ANGOA Roundtable Newsletter
Next Roundtable: Thursday 11 August, 10am to 12.00

Venue: The Tui Room, Platform, Level 3, 147 Tory St, Te Aro, Wellington

Kia ora koutou katoa, nga mihi nui kia koe - All are Welcome. Feel free to forward this
invite, and the newsletter, to others who may be interested. ANGOA disseminates this information
as part of its work to strengthen the Tangata Whenua Community and Voluntary Sector in Aotearoa New
Zealand.

Any enquiries, to be added to the Roundtable mail list, or to be removed from it, please contact ANGOA
Coordinator: dave.henderson@angoa.org.nz .
Whakaarohia a Papatūānuku i mua i te tānga mai i tēnei īmera.
Please consider the environment before printing this newsletter


Contents: In this Newsletter:
1. QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
2. Agenda for the Roundtable 11 August 2011
3. Report on the Roundtable Session14 July
4. International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law
5. Northern Ireland—Guidance on Political Activities Published
6. An uneasy future for U.S. foreign aid
7. Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences in Wellington; Friday 5th August, 2011
8. Work is good for you!
9. URBAN HYMNS: Managing urban growth: Pacific Institute Briefing paper
10. Will Vanuatu join the WTC? Pacific Institute of Public Policy analyses the impact
11. CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
12. FLYING BLIND - How the NZ justice system perpetuates criminal offending
13. Development Officer Position in Taranaki
14. Workforce Planning Initiated for the NZ Sport and Recreation Sector
15. Workshops to Build Working Relationships between Unions and Community Groups
16. Transferring Good Policy Advice into Effective Operational Programmes
17. ENVISIONING A “LIVING CITY”: COMMUNITY VISIONING – 2001 to 2021
18. Time Bank originator reflects on lessons learnt
19. New Zealand Television is Going Digital – It may affect the people you work with!
20. Upcoming ANGOA Forums and Meetings


1. QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
The renowned American lawyer Cass Sunstein, in his splendid book Why Societies Need Dissent, explicated the
view long held amongst exponents of theoretical democracy that dissent is the leaven which propels societies to


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be productive, innovative, creative, attractive to human beings from diverse cultural backgrounds; that dissent
unleashes the regenerative capacities which enable societies to thrive and not atrophy.

In fact dissent, defined as the public expression of disagreement with majority-held views, is the essential
component of open democratic politics, as it underpins the operations of the various “freedoms” – the freedoms
of association, media, religion, speech – to protect which we have been repeatedly told by leaders of the world’s
major democracies since 1939 that we must go to war. This imperative itself has produced major eruptions of
dissent from those disagreeing with the prescription.

Dissent in all organizations, minor and major, whether the local book club or the highest organs of government,
is a forum for proposing alternate views, for bringing additional information to bear on decision-making
processes which could have far-reaching consequences for those responsible for the administration of
government. For example, had the late President John F. Kennedy not listened to dissenting voices, the
unimaginable catastrophe of nuclear war with the former Soviet Union could have occurred in 1962 at the time of
the Cuban missile crisis.

Helen James: Civil Society and the Duty to Dissent: International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law. See item 4 below.


2. Agenda for the Roundtable 11 August 2011

2.1      Green Paper for Vulnerable Children
Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development, recently launched the Green Paper for vulnerable children,
and is seeking feedback from sector organisations. The government wants to use the document to discuss ideas
before forming a Children’s Action Plan. Questions include:

   When should adults who care for vulnerable children be prioritised for services over others?
   How can the Government encourage communities to take more responsibility for the wellbeing of their
    children?
   How much monitoring of vulnerable children should the Government allow?

The NZ Council of Christian Social Services has a very good analysis of the various responses to the paper at
http://christiansocialservices.blogspot.com/
The paper can be found online at: http://www.childrensactionplan.govt.nz/ or see
www.facebook.com/greenpaperonchildren. The closing date for submissions is 28 February 2012.

2.2      ACC Futures Coalition
Glenn Barclay works at PSA and is also convenor of the ACC Futures Coalition, a group set up to oppose the
government's planned privatisation of ACC and to maintain and improve the services that ACC delivers. The
Coalition is composed of a range of groups including unions, health professional associations, consumer groups
and lawyers.
The Coalition website is http://issues.co.nz/accfutures and the NZ Nurses Organisation has information at
www.nzno.org.nz/home/campaigns/acc_futures_coalition
Glenn can be contacted at glenn.barclay@psa.org.nz

2.3      Other Current Issues:
This is an opportunity for ANGOA member organisations, and others present, to make announcements, raise
issues of government policy, discuss legislation out for submissions, find collaborators, or just have your say!


3. Report on the Roundtable Session; 14 July 2011

3.1 Review of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908
Geoff McLay, Commissioner, and Claire Browning, New Zealand Law Commission:
Currently much of the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand is governed by the century old Incorporated Societies
Act 1908 – an Act which the Law Commission argues is in need of major reform. In a press statement Professor


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McLay said preliminary consultation and research suggested there were a number of problems with the old Act
including the lack of adequate processes for dealing with conflicts of interests and resolving internal disputes.
Geoff’s presentation is at http://www.angoa.org.nz/angoa_docs/Reforming-Incorporated-Societies-Act-1908.pdf

“Getting basic governance structures right, understanding what is appropriate conduct for those who govern
societies, and providing for suitable mechanisms for resolving disputes is critical for all organisations, especially
those which seek government or other sponsorship. The 1908 Act, in our view, does not require societies to ask
the appropriate questions when they are being set up. Nor does it provide incentives for already existing
societies to improve.”

The Commission is seeking feedback on a range of issues and options for reform raised in the paper including:
 Whether all societies should, as a condition of incorporation, be subject to certain minimum governance
   rules that they cannot vary;
 Whether a new Act ought to provide a code that makes the obligations of committee members clearer;
 How the Act should provide for the resolution of disputes between members and their societies;
 What rules societies ought to be required to have in their constitution, and the nature of those rules.

The Commission also considers whether a new Incorporated Societies Act should also replace the ability to
incorporate under the Charitable Trusts Act.
Submissions close on 30 September 2011. Make a submission . Website: http://www.lawcom.govt.nz/.

3.2 Research and Evaluation within the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)
James Swindells, Manager of this section of DIA provided a brief overview of the research currently being
undertaken. Then Fran Cammock, a researcher from DIA, will present findings from a literature review
commissioned to define sustainability within the context of the community and voluntary sector and to explore
public sector interventions more or less effective in supporting sustainability.

The literature review aimed to increase DIA’s knowledge about how best to support community organisations to
be self-reliant and resilient. It also expected to build DIA’s capacity to better meet the changing needs and
interests of communities through a more in-depth understanding of what supports sustainability within
community organisations.

The literature review found that public sector agencies can best work with and support communities by:
•        Being culturally competent
•        Respecting the self-determination, values and diversity of communities
•        Applying a holistic approach to development (including economic development)
•        Nurturing innovation
•        Reducing barriers to access
•        Bringing a bi-partisan approach
•        Facilitating participation and empowerment, and
•        Working in an integrated way across government departments
Contact: Fran Cammock - Fran.Cammock@dia.govt.nz

3.3 Kia Tutahi Relationship Accord and the Ready Reference Engagement Guide
Diana Suggate and Judith le Harivel of the Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector updated the
Roundtable on the Kia Tutahi Standing Together Relationship Accord which has recently been endorsed by
Cabinet. The Accord was developed by a community-government steering group, in consultation with
communities and government agencies, and sets out principles about how government agencies and
communities can work better together.

The Prime Minister and the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector hosted a signing ceremony at
Parliament on 1 August 2011. This will be followed by events in a small number of regional centres hosted by
steering group members. The signed Accord will also be able to be signed online.

A programme of work to give effect to the Accord will follow the signing of the Accord and is described in the
Cabinet paper and the steering group report - see www.ocvs.govt.nz.



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An OCVS Ready Reference Engagement Guide was also launched at the Parliament event on 1 August. This
Guide will support public servants when engaging with citizens and communities to develop policies and
services. It is available online at www.goodpracticeparticipate.govt.nz.
Contact: Diana Suggate - Diana.Suggate@dia.govt.nz Judith Le Harivel - Judith.LeHarivel@dia.govt.nz.


4. International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law
International Centre for Non-profit Law (ICNL) Announces the Release of Volume 13, Issues 3 of The
International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law

To view the complete current journal as well as past volumes, please visit http://www.ijnl.org.

Letter from the Editor

3.4 Democracy and Civil Society
        Civil Society and the Duty to Dissent Helen James
        The Abandonment of Democracy Promotion Tara McKelvey
        "When We Raise the Issue of the Corruption of Local Authorities, It's the Rebels Who Descend on Us"
 Frank van Lierde
        Interview: Civil Society Organizations Respond to Government Regulations in Ecuador Susan Appe

 3.5 Articles
        The Financial Crisis and the Nonprofit Sector: Can Philanthropic Foundations Support the Creation of a
Civic Watchdog of International Finance? Lorenzo Fioramonti and Ekkehard Thümler
        The NGO Law: Azerbaijan Loses Another Case in the European Court Mahammad Guluzade and Natalia
Bourjaily
        A Reflection on the Legal Framework for Civil Society in Nepal Uttam Uprety


5. Northern Ireland—Guidance on Political Activities Published
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) has launched new guidance for charitable organizations
engaged in political activities and campaigning. With the Assembly now in a new mandate, Deputy Chief
Commissioner, Ms Paddy Sloan and CCNI Chief Executive, Ms Frances McCandless met with the Assembly
Speaker, Mr William Hay MLA at Stormont (seat of the Assembly) to launch the advice. The guidance aims to
ensure that all charities are confident about what they can legitimately do if they decide to become involved in
political activity. For further information on the advice, see:
http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/RSS/News/Campaign_guidance_release.aspx.
The guidance itself is available at:
http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/Charity_requirements_guidance/Your_charitys_activities/Campaigning/de
fault.aspx
This item from IJCSL Newsletter, Volume 8 Issue 6’ June/July 2011. The International Journal of Civil Society
Law Newsletter is produced by the International Centre for Civil Society Law.
Read the full newsletter at http://www.iccsl.org/pubs/11-07_IJCSL-N.pdf


6. An uneasy future for U.S. foreign aid

Some nongovernmental organizations fear that U.S. foreign-aid programs will be a casualty of the partisan
budget talks already under way for 2012, which must usher in spending cuts slated to reach $2.4 trillion over the
next decade. Conservative lawmakers appear to have won the inclusion of foreign aid under the rubric of
defense spending, which could mean that programs like those run by the U.S. Agency for International
Development will be slashed under the guise of defense cuts. The Guardian (London)/Poverty Matters blog
(8/1), Devex.com/Obama's Foreign Aid Reform blog (8/1) (This item from United Nations news service)




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7. Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences in Wellington; Friday 5th August, 2011
As part of the NOW FUTURE dialogues with tomorrow 2011 Series Professor Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in
Economic Sciences, will speak on The Future of the Commons

Friday 5th August, 8:30am – 10:00am, Hunter Council Chamber, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade, Victoria
University of Wellington. Free Entry. NB: the timing of the event accommodates the time difference to USA.

In the face of a globalised “tragedy of the commons” – ecological crisis driven by exploitative use of the natural
world for short term economic gain – what are the most urgent individual and collective responses that need to
be made in order to avert full scale human tragedy and build resilience? Nobel Laureate Professor Elinor Ostrom
will address the future of the commons in the context of the 2011 Dialogues with Tomorrow discussion series.
Response to Professor Ostrom will be lead by Rod Oram and Aroha Mead.

Professor Ostrom is the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics. Her research on the commons “has
challenged the conventional wisdom that common property is poorly managed and should be either regulated by
central authorities or privatized” (The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences). She is based at Indiana University
Bloomington. Rod Oram is a business journalist and Trustee of The Hikurangi Foundation. Aroha Te Pareake
Mead is the global Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economics and Social Policy and a Senior
Lecturer in Maori Business, Victoria Management School, VUW.

Futures Thinking Aotearoa (NZ Futures Trust); E: info@futurestrust.org.nz Web: www.futurestrust.org.nz


8. Work is good for you!
Olderworkers.com.au reports the Australian Government is urging older workers to stay employed for longer to
ease skills shortages. An article on this topic also provides advice on how to make this work well for older people
and employers.
Research shows that continuing to work past the age of 60, through choice, can improve long-term health.
"People are starting to realise that doing nothing is pretty boring," says Council of the Ageing CEO Ian Day.
"When someone retires at 65 they are still likely to live for another generation. People like feeling productive;
they like to feel that they are contributing.”
There is also evidence of health benefits for those who continue to work. Older workers had lower rates of heart
disease, diabetes, obesity and arthritis than their non-working peers. Cardiovascular disease and arthritis each
affected about 25 per cent of all mature-age workers compared with about 50 per cent in non-workers.
Read the full article here         (Thanks to Heathrose for this item)


9. URBAN HYMNS: Managing urban growth: Pacific Institute Briefing paper
It may come as a surprise, but some towns and cities in the Pacific are more densely populated than Hong Kong
or New York.

The Pacific Institute of Public Policy has released a briefing paper looking at the need for Pacific nations to
better manage urbanisation. It suggests the need for political will and to start framing the discussion in a more
positive light. Urbanisation needs to be managed and viewed as a national priority. It requires governments to
give serious consideration to housing, health, education, land, investment and employment policies; it requires
people to think about how they want to live – to define what it means to be a Pacific islander in the 21st century.

According to Dr. Paul Jones of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Sydney:
“People move for a variety of reasons, such as health, education and the excitement of the bright lights of the
bigger towns and cities. People see urban areas as an alternative to rural life. Sadly, for many people, they are
moving from one situation of poverty to another – that is, to towns and cities. In other words, urban poverty is
seen as a better option than staying in rural poverty.”

Understanding the rural-urban relationship is vital as this means the social, cultural, economic and political
relationships between urban and rural areas will better inform policies to define how we want our towns and
cities to evolve, and how we can better serve remote outer island populations. Pacific governments generally



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seem to have been caught in a policy paralysis when it comes to urbanisation, perhaps hoping that the next
generation will deal with it. Well the next generation is here and its time to act.

PiPP is an independent think tank that exists to stimulate and support policy debate in the Pacific region.
For more information, please contact Talita Tu’ipulotu on ttuipulotu@pacificpolicy.org
The full discussion paper can be downloaded from the PiPP website - pacificpolicy.org


10. Will Vanuatu join the WTC? Pacific Institute of Public Policy analyses the impact
After 16 years of negotiations, Vanuatu is poised to join the World Trade Organisation. By taking a seat at what
is in effect the world's economic parliament, Vanuatu is staking a claim as a member of the world economy to
make decisions affecting itself and the rest of the world.

It is a controversial decision depending on your viewpoint: seen as surrender to powerful global interests by
critics and as a mature policy of engagement by its supporters. What is the reality? Did Vanuatu get the best
deal it possibly could have?

With politicians due to vote to ratify the accession package in parliament by November 2011, it's crucial that
people understand what the WTO is, based on accurate information. Only with proper knowledge of all the facts
will Vanuatu be able to make a good decision about whether or not to join. It is important also to analyse the deal
as it specifically relates to Vanuatu, not accept analysis that springs from deals done by other countries. Each
deal is tailor made for that country and much commentary seems based on more general concerns about the
WTO in general.

The Pacific Institute of Public Policy has undertaken its own study of the deal and hopes the analysis can
provide a more reasonable discussion of what is at stake, leaving out the emotions, which have often run high,
and to demystify a process that ultimately is neither a catastrophe nor a God-send. The banal reality is that WTO
ascension is just not that big a deal: in short Vanuatu would appear to gain little and lose little, but will at least
have a seat at the table. Because the process has gone on for so long, Vanuatu has already had to become
WTO compliant on many fronts to participate in trade deals with many of its trading partners. In the end, joining
the WTO is formalising what has been happening incrementally anyway.

Download the analysis at http://pacificpolicy.org/index.php?option=com_rokdownloads&view=folder&Itemid=99


11. CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
CIVICUS Mission
CIVICUS is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the
world.
CIVICUS Vision
A worldwide community of informed, inspired, committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing
humanity.

CIVICUS joins leading civil society groups to launch Embattled NGO Assistance Fund
Johannesburg, July 2011. Civil society activists working around the globe face an increasing risk of suppression
and abuse by government authorities, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation said as it joined an
international consortium of civil society organisations (CSOs) to announce a new NGO emergency assistance
fund at a launch event today before the Community of Democracies Ministerial meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Despite activists around the globe fighting to defend citizens' rights and freedoms, in over 90 countries civil
society operates in restrictive environments due to harsh government legislation impeding freedom, according to
a report on trends in civil society produced by CIVICUS earlier this year. The new assistance fund is designed to
help civil society activists withstand these crackdowns by providing emergency financial support.

"Today we live in a world where there is a surge in widespread and systematic attacks on civil society space,
aimed at curbing the fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly. The methods indeed vary,
but the objective - and the threat posed to democracy - remains the same," said Netsanet Belay, CIVICUS
Director of Policy and Research, during the launch.

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Speaking to representatives of the 13 governments who supporting this initiative with US$4million in pledges, he
continued: "We hope you will agree with us that resolving this global challenge demands much more than just
your money. As members of the global community, and as bearers of collective and individual responsibilities to
promote a universal observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, we expect more from you in
balancing rights against interests, rules against politics, action against rhetoric."
Click here for more information about the Fund.


12. FLYING BLIND - How the NZ justice system perpetuates criminal offending
80% of crime in New Zealand occurs under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Flying Blind by Roger Brooking
describes how the justice system actually perpetuates criminal behaviour and the Corrections Department fails
to correct. In this critically acclaimed book, Brooking argues that by failing to mandate offenders into treatment,
the New Zealand justice system helps maintain a vicious cycle of addiction and substance abuse that inevitably
leads to re-offending and recidivism."

The website www.flyingblind.co.nz includes a testimonial from Sir Geoffrey Palmer, along with others from Prof
Doug Sellman, Dr. Ganesh Nana, Kim Workman, Prof Tony Taylor and others:
        "New Zealand has serious problems resulting from the abuse of alcohol and drugs. These problems end
        up in the criminal justice system. The problem is that the criminal justice system as it is configured at
        present fails to provide the treatment and rehabilitation that would ameliorate the impact of the abuse
        and prevent its re-occurrence. In consequence, these problems get worse and the level of offending
        goes up, not down.
         The evidence about the problem is overwhelming. What is lacking is the will to do what is necessary to
        make things better. Roger Brooking makes the case for change and there can be no doubt that he is
        correct."
Sir Geoffrey Palmer, SC, Former Prime Minister, Former Head of the Law Commission

FLYING BLIND - How the NZ justice system perpetuates criminal offending, by Roger Brooking
Roger’s email: adac@xtra.co.nz


13. Development Officer Position in Taranaki
Are you a strategic thinker with a track record of developing and growing organisations?
The Bishop of Taranaki is supported by two resource engines in the form of the Bishop’s Action Foundation and
the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary, with each engine offering a specific skill base and having a particular
focus. We are looking for a dynamic self-starter with strong interpersonal skills who is able to contribute as a
core member of this strategic team. The successful applicant will understand and be passionate about working
for the common good; will have a strategic and analytical mind; will have imagination, creativity, vision, and will
have a deep-rooted passion for the work of the Foundation and Cathedral.

Applicants will need:
 Strong communication and interpersonal skills
 Ambassadorial and leadership qualities
 An entrepreneurial spirit
 To be a strategic thinker with a track record of developing organisations
 A solid understanding of, and experience with, communities and the community sector
 To be capable of responding to community needs within a framework of changing government policy
 Experience in service delivery through partnership and collaboration
 Knowledge of financial management
 Experience of developing successful and large scale strategic fundraising approaches
 To be supportive of the values and mission of the Anglican Church
 Relevant qualifications and professional experience

If you have the necessary skills and passion please contact us for an application pack at:
Development Officer Application, Bishop’s Action Foundation, P.O. Box 547, New Plymouth 4340.
pa@bishopsactionfoundation.org.nz         Applications close Friday 12 August

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14. Workforce Planning Initiated for the NZ Sport and Recreation Sector
SPARC, along with Skills Active and the NZ Recreation Association (NZRA), is initiating a workforce planning
project for the sport and recreation sector in New Zealand. The first stage is a research project to identify the
influences on the workforce over the next 10 to 15 years and the scope and best approach for workforce
planning for the sport and recreation sector.

The sport and recreation sector in New Zealand, broadly defined, employs an estimated 48,363 people (based
on employment in sport and recreation industries and occupations reported in the 2006 Census). Occupations
include: sportspeople and officials, sports coaches and instructors, recreation guides and teachers,
administration and facilities management, and support services, as well as the small number of people employed
as professional sports people. Industries range from boatbuilding and repair to turf growing. People are
employed by national and regional sport and recreation organisations, regional sports trusts, central and local
government, and the education and private sectors. Developing and maintaining the sectors’ workforce is key to
meeting the future sport and recreation needs of New Zealanders.

The initial work will focus on the workforce employed by national and regional sport and recreation
organisations, regional sports trusts, and central and local government, although interactions with the education
and private sectors, as well as the relative roles of the public and private sector over time, will need to be
considered. The role of independent providers in the outdoor recreation sector, in particular, will need to be
considered. Volunteers also play a pivotal role in delivering sport and recreation, but this part of the sector is
being considered by other work being undertaken by SPARC.

We anticipate that the work will cover issues such as:
 key factors (demographic, social, economic, technological, global, market trends, sector capacity and
      capability) likely to impact on the size and shape of the sector and workforce over the next 10 to 15 years
 what the current workforce looks like – the roles, the skills, the knowledge, the competencies
 what the workforce needs to look like in 10-15 years
 what, in general terms, will be needed to achieve the workforce of the future and what this means in terms of
      aspects such as training (retraining), career and professional development, recruitment and retention
      strategies to attract and keep staff with the right mix of skills and knowledge. The second stage of the project
      will address this component in more detail.
If you would like to be kept informed of the progress of this research please contact info@nzrecreation.org.nz to
list your name.


15. Workshops to Build Working Relationships between Unions and Community Groups
Auckland:      Friday 26th of August - PSA Training Room, Trades Hall, 149 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn
Hamilton:      Monday 29th of August - Anglican Action Conference RoomTe Ara Hou, 100 Morrinsville Rd
Dunedin:       Thursday 1st of September, NZNO office, 10th Floor, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princes St
Wellington:    Monday 5th of September - NZNO National office, Level 3, Willbank House, 57 Willis Street

Unions and community groups often have mutual interests. Increasing levels of poverty, inequality and
decreasing access to services are all issues we need to combine forces on. We often support each other on
these issues. Imagine how much more impact we could have if we could further strengthen the ties between us.

That’s why the Kotare Trust is organising these workshops – as a space for building strong, ongoing
relationships between unions and community groups working for social change – and to look at how we can
campaign alongside one another for mutual benefit. The workshops will include discussing our different ways of
working; campaign goals, objectives, strategy and tactics; and shared courses of action in the lead-up to the
election and beyond.

Cost: We are offering this workshop at the lowest possible cost. The fee is $185 per union attendee and $85
per community organisation attendee. In effect, union colleagues will be subsidising $50 per place for community
organisations. If the fee is a real barrier to attending, please contact us and we will see whether we can further
subsidise your place.


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Registration: Please register as soon as possible and no later than Friday the 19th of August. Spaces are
limited so get in quick!

Facilitation team: Tanya Newman (Kotare) and Liz Robinson (Kotare and NZNO)
Kotare's vision is of a future with economic, social and environmental justice in Aotearoa based on Te tiriti o
Waitangi. With that vision in mind, our purpose is to support community action for a more just world through
participatory education and research. - www.kotare.org.nz
For more information or to register please contact Tanya Newman at education@kotare.org.nz or 09 5517765.


16. Transferring Good Policy Advice into Effective Operational Programmes
Conference 29 - 30 September, Amora Hotel, Wellington

Designed for senior policy advisers and policy managers, this conference looks at some of the current key
issues around policy advice – collaboration with relevant stakeholders, cross-agency work, the interaction
between policy makers and operations staff, the risks and benefits of contracting out policy advice and
understanding the costings in policy advice. By showcasing examples of good policy advice, its implementation
and evaluation, we examine ways to bridge some of the gaps in policy development. Hear from Statistics New
Zealand, the Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee, the Education Review Office and more.

To view the full agenda and register visit: http://www.conferenz-brightstar.com
P.S. Don’t forget our 2 for 1 Special: see the webpage for more details.


17. ENVISIONING A “LIVING CITY”: COMMUNITY VISIONING – 2001 to 2021
A Case Study in Community Visioning and Living City Design from Oregon USA, presented by:
New Zealand Planning Institute; Futures Thinking Aotearoa (NZ Futures Trust); Development Action

A one-day Workshop for New Zealand Communities on the Future of Visioning, with international consultant
Steven Ames: 8.30am – 4.30pm. Venues to be advised
 Auckland 23 August 2011
 Christchurch 25 August 2011
 Wellington 29 August 2011

The Workshop
The series of workshops Steven Ames delivered in 2001 have been credited with making a difference to the way
communities are engaged in planning processes within New Zealand. Ten years on, this new, fully revised and
updated 2011 interactive workshop takes both a retrospective view over the last 10 years, asking what has
changed in community engagement with planning practice in New Zealand, and also looks forward, introducing
new tools, concepts and ideas gleaned from Steven’s extensive practical experience. The need for community
visioning is arguably greater now than in 2001 given recent events, and we anticipate that Steven’s visit will be
of interest to local councils, government planners, community groups and academics, as well as local
consultants and participants from the original 2001 workshops.

Specifically, each workshop will:
 Revisit and update the community-based visioning theory and practice first presented in 2001;
 Highlight a “best practice” international community visioning case study from the last decade;
 Discuss the evolution of the local planning environment in New Zealand over the last 10 years;
 Highlight a “best practice” New Zealand community visioning case study from the last decade;
 Engage participants in an “environmental scan” of emerging trends and issues for local planning;
 Discuss potential challenges and opportunities for the use of visioning in the coming decade; and,
 Describe emerging approaches and tools for community visioning moving forward.

Enrolment Fees




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Standard: $360 + GST = $414. Includes teas, lunch, and workshop handbook: Concessionary: $240 + GST =
$276. Includes teas, lunch, and workshop handbook. Concessionary rates apply to not-for-profit community
groups /NGOs. If unsure of your status please inquire first to the number below.

Enrolment forms
Enrolment Inquiries: Contact Aaron Beckett, New Zealand Planning Institute, Ph 09 520 6277
aaron.beckett@planning.org.nz


18. Time Bank originator reflects on lessons learnt
NO MORE THROW-AWAY PEOPLE (Essential Books, 2004). Edgar S. Cahn analyses time banking.
“It takes a brave iconoclast to defy the priesthood of mainstream economics and declare that valuable work can
actually occur outside of the marketplace. It takes an even more daring activist to dream up a practical
demonstration of this insight, and to spread the innovation around the world.

“Now that Time Dollars has matured, Cahn wants to reflect upon the lessons learned. In a second, updated
edition of No More Throw-Away People, Cahn reviews the history of Time Dollars and explains how it evolved
and what it reveals about the importance of the “non-market economy.” (To reflect its international appeal, Time
Dollars is now part of a larger movement known as “Time Banking.”) More than a history of the program, No
More Throw-Away People is a provocative analysis of the non-market economy and an inspirational tract for the
social service community. Cahn argues for a new framework to bridge the market and non-market realms
through “co-production”—a way to humanize the marketplace while elevating the non-market universe of
families, community and service.

To order the book in New Zealand: http://le.org.nz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage-
ask.tpl&product_id=78&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=28


19. New Zealand Television is Going Digital – It may affect the people you work with!
Changes are occurring to the television broadcasting signal and herald an end to the old analogue television
signal that New Zealanders have experienced since 1960—the analogue cut-off date is phased over four regions
from September 2012 to November 2013. Over seven out of ten households in NZ have gone digital—if you use
Freeview, Sky or TelstraClear Cable, you are already watching digital television. Benefits of the digital signal
include crystal-clear picture, more channels, great sound, and an on-screen-TV guide.

You don’t need a new television set to watch digital TV—but you will need a set-top box (most new televisions
have a UHF one built-in) and UHF aerial, or; a satellite set-top-box and satellite dish. Community Advisors are
available talk about the changes—and answer questions people may have. Further information and Regional
Advisors’ contacts can be found at www.goingdigital.co.nz or by phoning 0800 838 800

Also here is a link to our electronic brochures: http://www.goingdigital.co.nz/download
and Website: www.goingdigital.co.nz



20. Upcoming ANGOA Forums and Meetings
Coordinating Committee
 2 Thursday every 2 month: 11 August, 13 October, 8 December.
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Offers, suggestions or recommendations of presentations are welcome for any or all of the following events;
please contact the Coordinator dave.henderson@angoa.org.nz

3.6 Sector Roundtable
   Second THURSDAY each month;
   11 August, 10am to midday;
   8 September, 10am to midday;
   October will shift to a full-day event on 5 October

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   10 November, ANGOA AGM beginning at 7.30am with a light breakfast
   8 December, 10am to midday;
   Venue: The Tui Room, Platform, Level 3, 147 Tory St, Te Aro, Wellington.

3.7 Wellington Research Forum:
   Quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month; 23 August, 22 November
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    1pm to 3pm, at the Families Commission, 6 Floor, Public Trust Building, 117-125 Lambton Quay

3.8 Auckland Research Forum:
   In the week of 14 November, to be confirmed.

3.9 Christchurch Research Forum:
   20 September, 1pm to 3pm
   Christchurch City Council's Beckenham Service Centre, Colombo St.

Dunedin Research Forums:
 Wednesday 14 September 12-3pm
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 Venue: Alexander McMillan Room, DCOSS

3.10    Other important dates, events & conferences: View the events calendar on CommunityNet Aotearoa

Disclaimer
This newsletter is produced by ANGOA, the Association of NGOs of Aotearoa. All the information is intended to
assist readers to pursue in a non-partisan way an interest in matters relating to the tangata whenua, community
and voluntary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. An effort is made within available resources to ensure accuracy
but no guarantee is given or implied. If you have contributions, comments or suggestions, please forward them
to dave.henderson@angoa.org.nz . We thank you warmly for your support, and hope to see you at these
forums!




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