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Health of Older People Community Meeting

Free Online Seminars for Young Adults & Parents

Free Webinars for Teens, Young Adults & Their Parents

A webinar is an online seminar, but instead of going to a conference room somewhere you can take part from the comfort of your home, office or local library – anywhere that there is a computer with internet access!

These sessions are brought to you by a company called MIOMO, which stands for ‘Making It On My Own’. MIOMO is all about empowering young New Zealanders with the skills they need to live flourishing, independent lives.

Webinar 1 – From Mistakes to Maturity!

Monday 17th October 7:30- 8:30pm

Mistakes can make us or break us. Learn how to turn bad decisions into great character. Understand the process for healing self-esteem, regaining confidence and restoring relationships.

Webinar 2 – Prepare your World for 2012

Tuesday 25th October 7:30- 8:30pm

Leaving school is an exciting but challenging time. Teens need new skills and the mindset to be competitive and successful in the adult world.

Learn what has to change and how to go about it so the whole family is happy!

Presented by:

Yvonne Godfrey – Young Adult expert & Founder of MIOMO

(10 Day Live-in course on independent living for 17 -24 year olds)

To register for these FREE webinars go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/346575465

For more info on Miomo or the Webinarswww.miomo.co.nz

Call Yvonne on 09 413 9777 or 027 249 5444

The Really Big Kinda Massive Meet Up

An epic networking event for young people, people with disabilities, family, whanau, service providers and generally cool people to connect with really big brands making a massive difference for people with disabilities.

With presentations from:

  • CCS Disability Action – accessible communities
  • Toyota – transport innovation
  • Vodafone Foundation – funding for the youth sector
  • Drake Diversity – employment for people with disabilities
  • Paralympics NZ – vision for disabled athletes
  • Alex Erasmus – Speaking about social / online media and how we could be utilizing this more fully
  • Carabiner Mentoring – Move, Touch Inspire

27th September, 10 – 12, Columbus Café, Smales Farm

RSVP to cam@yesdisability.org.nz

You & The Guerrilla Poets…something fun for a Saturday afternoon

Auckland Poets Get on Board with the Largest Poetry Event in History

– Are You In? 

600 events in 450 cities and 95 countries will take place on September 24 to promote environmental, social, and political change. Poetry demonstrations are being organized in political hotspots such as Cairo, Egypt. A poetry and peace gathering is planned in strife-torn Kabul and Jalalabad. In Mexico there are over 30 events. To date there are over 250 events in the United States. More examples of events can be found at the 100 Thousand Poets for Change website at www.100TPC.org. 

In New Zealand there are two events – both in Auckland. You & The Guerrilla Poets sees the Guerrilla Poets and The Literatti banding together to bring poetry to the central city streets with a poetry march that follows the footsteps of the 1969 demonstration that saw thousands of hippies take over Albert Park as a space for the people.

Everyone is invited to join the poets at midday at Meyers Park. Armed with chalk, poetry banners and their voices they’ll process along Queen Street, up Wellesley Street and into Albert Park, chalking, performing and handing out their poetic messages of change as they go. The event finishes up with a soap-box reading in Albert Park and an attempt to completely fill in the area around the fountain with poetry. Chalk is provided and it’s free to take part, people need only bring their outside voices or a spare hand to write with and something to say. Musicians and visual artists welcome.

The Literatti’s involvement also fitted perfectly, their current project reTHiNK Possible Worlds, seeks to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental ‘illness’, so that is one theme passers-by can expect to see transforming the cityscape on the 24th – though participants are encouraged to share whatever message they wish. Their last mission saw the Henry Atkinson statue and an entire block in Titirangi filled in during the night. For You & The Guerrilla Poets they are coming out in broad daylight in a true celebration of poetry, change, and the spirit of ‘What If…?’

For those looking for something a bit more traditional, Printable Reality is hosting a free poetry reading at Pah Homestead, which kicks off at 2 pm with some of the city’s best including the hilarious Brad McCormick (2011 Going West Slam Champion) and the esteemed Murray Edmond.

Immediately following September 24th all documentation on the 100TPC.org website will be preserved by Stanford University in California, which has recognized 100 Thousand Poets for Change as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history. The Guerrilla Poets will be uploading photos immediately following the event so our local messages of change will go down in history.

Facebook Event www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=226384740730007

Eventfinder www.eventfinder.co.nz/2011/you-the-guerrilla-poets-join-100-thousand-poets-for-change/auckland

The Literatti www.theliteratti.com

Printable Reality www.printablereality.co.nz

The Law Commission is seeking community views on the legal structure

The Law Commission is seeking community views on the legal structure and rules that should govern community organisations.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the way your community is run. Many of our mental health services are run by Charitable Trusts and will be impacted by any changes to legislation – for better or for worse. If you have a stake in these services – as a person using them or as a person working for them, we encourage you to get yourself along.


  • The century old Incorporated Societies Act 1908 is in need of major reform and updating.
  • It doesn’t relate to the needs of the thousands of existing Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts.
  • This important review affects Charitable Trusts also because the Commission is considering whether a new Incorporated Societies Act should also replace incorporation under the Charitable Trusts Act.
  • The Community Sector has an opportunity for input into the Law Commission’s review and to influence the recommendations it makes to the Government.

WHEN: Thursday 8th September, 10am – 12.30pm
WHERE: Waitakere Community Resource Centre, 8 Ratanui St, Henderson (up the service-lane behind National Bank)

Tea & Co ffee will be provided. No carparking available onsite
3hrs free parking on Henderson Valley Rd–next to the Railway Bridge. Paid parking in multilevel carpark, entrance on Trading Pl

For more info or to RSVP by 6th September contact Mandy on 09 838 7903 or mandy@communitywaitakere.org.nz.

If you are unable to attend, invite another person from your organisation to take your place.