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Welfare Reforms Discussion at Auckland Women’s Centre 18 Sep 2013

Welfare Reforms – a discussion hosted by Auckland Women’s Centre


A community discussion on the July benefit reforms and the obligation that people on a benefit now need to meet.

Presented by Work and Income staff James Bell, Community Liaison Advisor and Mary Underwood, Family Violence Response Coordinator.  Be a part of the discussion.

Wednesday 18th September, 1pm – 2.45pm

Auckland Women’s Centre, 4 Warnock Street, Grey Lynn

Please RSVP to Rochelle by Tuesday 17th September for catering purposes

skip@womenz.org.nz | 376 3227 x 203


Public Meeting: Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: 10 April 2013

The New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice and Auckland Disability Law presents...

Public Meeting with Magdolna Birtha, NUI Galway

Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • Date and Time: 3 April 2013, 3-4pm
  • Venue: Algie Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, Building 801, University of Auckland Law School, 9-17 Eden Crescent, Auckland

Ms Birtha is a researcher at the NUI Galway; she is exploring the framework for implementing and monitoring the CRPD. Under Article 33, this is supposed to involve the government, civil society and an appropriate independent mechanism or mechanisms. Ms Birtha is exploring good practice in this regard. She will report on her research to date and outline her ongoing programme. This is an opportunity to share ideas on this important question.

RSVP and Contact info:


Step free access is via 9 Eden Crescent (which is Building 801), taking the lift from the ground floor; alternatively, via 17 Eden Crescent, using the ramp and then proceeding to Building 801 via the front of the Law Library building.

NZSL interpreters have been booked: please let us know by 27 March if you require them, or have any other access requirements not met by the step free access.

Participating in international research:

If you would like to participate in Magdolna’s research project about implementation and monitoring of UNCRPD, please contact nicola.owen@adl.org.nz for more information or to arrange an interview time.  Magdolna will be in Auckland 3-5 and 9 April and in Wellington 8 April.

Auckland Disability Law
Phone 09 257 5140
Fax 09 275 4693
Mobile 0274575140
email info@adl.org.nz

Funding policies to be announced at Public Meetings in Auckland and Kaitaia

Funding polices to be launched at public meetings

This year’s ASB Community Trust annual public meetings will be important events for not-for-profit community groups, because they will be launching their new strategic plan and funding policies.

This will be the first opportunity to give the community details of the Trust’s funding priorities for the next five years.

Auckland public meeting

The Auckland public meeting will be held on Monday, 13 August at 2pm in the Mangere Arts Centre. ASB Trustees and staff will present results from the past year and explain what will be happening in the next 12 months.

A funding fair will be held immediately after the meeting. ASB Community Trust Grants Advisors will be on hand to distribute new funding guidelines. These will explain what the Trust will fund, application requirements and closing dates.

A number of other funders and support organisations will be represented at the funding fair too:

  • Auckland Communities Foundation
  • DIA, Lottery Grants
  • The Lion Foundation
  • Auckland Council
  • The Funding Information Service
  • Volunteering Auckland
  • IRD
  • The Trusts Community Foundation (TTCF)
  • Social Development Partners with Tech Soup
  • The Charities Commission
  • North Shore Community and Social Services
  • The Fundraising Institute of New Zealand.

Kaitaia public meeting

The Northland public meeting will this year be held in Kaitaia’s Te Ahu centre on Saturday, 1 September, starting at 1pm.

Trustees and staff will again present the strategic plan and funding policies. After the meeting the funding guidelines will be available and our grants advisors will run information tables and talk with community group representatives about funding proposals.

Please RSVP

To attend one of the public meetings, please RSVP to info@ASBCommunityTrust.org.nz, letting us know which meeting you will attend and how many people will be with you.

We want our communities to be fully informed about these changes, so all the funding information will also be on our website. Those unable to attend the meetings will be able to download the funding guidelines from our website.

We will also use our newsletter to keep you informed.

  • Subscribe here
  • Or telephone (09) 360 0291, freephone 0800 272878, and tell us whether you prefer to subscribe to an email or hard-copy edition.

Save Disability Law Public Meeting Monday 30 July 2012

Don’t forget to come to the “Save Disability Law” public meeting

1pm – 3pm on Monday 30th July 2012

Western Springs Community Garden Hall, 956 Great North Road

RSVP by phone: 09 257 5140 or email info@adl.org.nz

Venue is wheelchair accessible and NZ Sign Language interpreters have been booked.  Please tell us if you have any other access or dietary requirements.

Please tell your whanau, friends and workmates to come along too, all welcome.