Health and Disability NGO email update for August 2013

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Health and Disability NGO email update for
August

2013


1


Table of Contents

NGO COUNCIL INFORMATION

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3

NGO Council elections coming up

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3

MINISTRY OF HEALTH INFORMATION

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3

Infant formula recall

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3

Disability sector well
-
represented on Christchurch Advisory Group

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3

Ministry of Health media releases

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3

The Ministry’s structure and business units

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3

Other government health websites

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3

National Health
Board

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3

Health Workforce New Zealand

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4

IT Health Board

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4

National Screening Unit

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4

Health

Research Council of New Zealand

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4

Health Quality and Safety Commission

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4

District Health Board Information

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4

New Ministry of Health

publications (since the last update)

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4

MINISTERS’ INFORMATION AND MEDIA RELEASES

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5

Media Releases and speeches

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5

2013 House of Repres
entatives Sitting Programme

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5

OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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6

The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking applicants for the Community Internship
Programme until 11 September 2013.

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6

Making a Difference Fund
-

Round 4
-

now open
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6

Statistics New Zealand
-

General Social Survey: 2012

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7

2013/14 Young Core Leaders of Civil Society Groups Develop
ment Programme
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7

Office for Disability Issues Email Newsletter


August 2013

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7

NGO INFORMATION

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8

Awareness Weeks/Appeals/Events

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8

New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services Policy Watch newsletter for August

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9

Places to find NGO Information

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Health and Disability NGO email update for
August

2013


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TRAINING, EDUCATION, RESOURCES AND CONFERENCES
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9

Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand


Symposium

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9

The Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research, Victoria University Seminar:
Not
-
for
-
Profit structures, reporting and accountability

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.
9

ComVoices Parliamentary Breakfast

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9

Public Sector Conference

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10

Conference and AGM for Polio NZ Inc

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10

Just Action 2013
-

Salvation Army Conference
-

'Rebuilding Justice Together'

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10

The 75th Anniversary of New Zealand’s Health System: An Event to Celebrate, Review and Look
Forward

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.......

10

APAC Forum on quality improvement and innovation in healthcare

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10

Practical Evaluation Workshops
-

Grow

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10

Unitec
-

Graduate Diploma in Not
-
for
-
Profit Management

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11

2013 Disability Workforce Development grant funding available now!

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11

CommunityNet Aotearoa

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11

Development e
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newsletter (Te Pou):

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11

CONSULTATION

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12

Possible Tax
Changes for Deregistered Charities

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12

OTHER INFORMATION

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12

State of Caregiving Study
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12

Food Allergies: New Online Information

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12

70,000 Voters Removed From Electoral Roll

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12

Important notice

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Health and Disability NGO email update for
August

2013


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NGO
COUNCIL

INFORMATION


NGO Council elections coming up

The annual elections for NGO representatives on the NGO Health and Disability Council will
take place in October. If your NGO is funded by the Ministry of Health and/or a DHB then
you can register to vote in the elections


or even nominate a candidate.
Check the NGO
Network membership list at
http://ngo.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/registered
-
oct2012
-
v2.pdf

to see if
you are already a member,
and if not, you can join for free at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VOTENGO




More news on the elections will be available in September.


MINISTRY OF HEALTH INFORMATION

Ministry of Health website:
http://www.health.govt.nz/home


Infant formula recall

Nutricia has recalled two lines of infant formula that may have been contaminated with
Clostridium botulinum bacteria. As of midday Monday 12 August, the aff
ected products have
been narrowed down to:



Nutricia Karicare Stage 1 Infant Formula (0

6 months), produced between 21 May
2013 and 2 August 2013 (inclusive)



Nutricia Karicare Gold+ Stage 2 Follow
-
on Formula (from 6 months), produced
between 21 May 2013 and

2 August 2013 (inclusive).

http://www.health.govt.nz/your
-
health/healthy
-
living/babies
-
and
-
toddlers/breastfeedin
g
-
0/formula
-
feeding/infant
-
formula
-
recall



Disability sector well
-
represented on Christchurch Advisory Group

Disabled people, family members and other disability sector leaders are among those on a
Local Advisory Group set up to support the Enabling Good
Lives demonstration in
Christchurch.

http://www.health.govt.nz/news
-
media/news
-
items/disability
-
sector
-
well
-
represented
-
christchu
rch
-
advisory
-
group



Ministry of Health media releases

For the latest media releases from the Ministry of Health go

to our
Media Centre
.




Study reveals impact of disease, injury and risk factors on New
Zealanders


The Ministry’s structure and business units

For more information about the Ministry’s structure and business units go to
Ministry
business units
.


Other government

health websites

http://www.health.govt.nz/about
-
ministry/ministry
-
health
-
websites



National Health Board

http://www.
nationalhealthboard.govt.nz/



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BreastScreen Aotearoa programme closing in on 100% digital



New tool to improve service delivery for equipment and modifications for disabled
people


Health Workforce New Zealand


http://www.healthworkforce.govt.nz/





HWNZ Stakeholder Bulletin
-

August 2013
-

http://www.healthwork
force.govt.nz/news/2013/08/08/hwnz
-
stakeholder
-
bulletin
-
august
-
2013



IT Health Board

http://www.ithealthboard.health.nz/



National Screening Unit

http://www.nsu.govt.nz/



Health Research Council of New Zealand


http://www.hrc.govt.nz/



Health Quality and Safety Commission


http://www.hqsc.govt.nz/



District Health Bo
ard Information

Link to all DHB websites

My DHB

-

My DHB helps you find these services and tells you how well your DHB is
performing.


New Ministry of Health publications (since the last update)


Link to publications page


The Well Child/Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement Framework Tool

The 2007/08 review and the 2012 quality reviews of the Well Child/Tamariki Ora (WCTO)
programme identified varia
ble clinical practice, service quality and health outcomes, and
recommended an evidence
-
based quality framework be developed to ensure the WCTO
programme consistently achieves its aims.



The Ministry of Health, in partnership with sector expert advisors,
developed the WCTO
Quality Improvement Framework, drawing on New Zealand and international research. The
Framework has three high
-
level aims, focusing on family/whānau experience, population
health and best value for the health system resource. The Framewo
rk sets quality indicators
to audit health system performance.



The Framework and quality indicators provide a mechanism to drive improvement in the
delivery of WCTO services. Ultimately, they aim to support the WCTO programme to ensure
all children and t
heir families/whānau to achieve their health and wellbeing potential.



To download the Framework in full text, go to:
http://www.health.govt.nz/pub
lication/well
-
child
-
tamariki
-
ora
-
quality
-
improvement
-
framework





Building a Healthy New Zealand: Becoming a DHB board member

Health and Disability NGO email update for
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2013


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Ways and Means: A report on methodology from the New Zealand Burden of
Disease, Injury and Risk Study, 2006
-

2016



New Zealand Burden of Diseases Statistical Annexe



Health Loss in New Zealand: A report from the New Zealand Burden of Diseases,
Injuries and Risk Factors Study 2006

2016



Injury
-
related Health Loss: A report from the New Zealand Burden of Diseases,
Injurie
s and Risk Factors Study 2006

2016



Outcomes Framework for Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm
-

Baseline
Report



Report on the Performance of General Practices in Whānau Ora Collectives as at
March 2013


MINISTERS’
INFORMATION AND
MEDIA RELEASES

Media R
eleases and speeches

Hon Tony Ryall
-

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/tony
-
ryall




Wairarapa doctors sharing info for better care



Healthy Families NZ: $680,000 healthy start for Taranaki fam
ilies



Faster emergency care for Kiwi families



Infant Formula Update 6



Bowel cancer pilot making a difference



Health services focused on colonoscopy waits



New Deputy Health & Disability Commissioner



New Zealand and Queensland to share health knowledge



S
outhern DHB crown monitor appointment


Hon Jo Goodhew
-

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/Jo
-
Goodhew




Healthy Families NZ: $680,000 healthy start for Taranaki families



Vitamin D project help
s prevent falls and saves health costs



Record numbers immunised against the flu



$7.9m to improve drinking
-
water in small communities



World Breastfeeding Week marked



$1.9 million for community development projects



SuperGold

card now covers 10,000 business outlets



$2.3M to help mums and families make good food choices for their children


Hon

Todd McClay

-

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/todd
-
mcclay




Minister
calls on local Councils to control further 'Legal Highs'



Minister Welcomes Animal Welfare Marches


Hon Tariana Turia
-

http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/tariana
-
turia



Cook Islands Health N
etwork Association Turama Health and Disability Conference
2013



Launch of NZ Convention Coalition Monitoring Group Report: Media


2013 House
of Representatives
Sitting Programme

The House sitting programme shows the agreed sitting days for the House of
Rep
resentatives in 2013. Normal sitting hours during the year are:



Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 2pm to 6pm and 7.30pm to 10pm



Thursdays: 2pm to 6pm.

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View the complete sitting programme at
http://www.parliament.nz/en
-
NZ/PB/Business/Programme/9/4/d/00CLOOCThisWkProgramme1
-
House
-
sitting
-
programme.htm



OTHER GOVERNMENT A
GENCIES


The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking applicants for the Community Internship
Programme until 11 September 2013.

This programme is a three
-
way partnership designed to strengthen community
organisations, increase understanding, and encou
rage co
-
operation between the
government, local authority, iwi, corporate, business and community sectors. Interns from
corporate organisations have the chance to spend time working in NGOs on a defined piece
of work.


Key information:



Applications for f
ull
-
time internships of three or six months are preferred, but part
-
time
internships of up to 12 months may be considered.



The start date should be between 1 January 2014 and 1 June 2014.



DIA covers the secondees salary only (not Kiwisaver, superannuatio
n or supervision
costs) for the duration of the secondment.



The host organisation needs to identify its area for development and be clear about what
it wants the intern to do during the internship. For instance, an internship may focus on
developing poli
cies and procedures, planning, or developing systems that build the host
organisation's capacity and capability to operate more effectively.


Go to the DIA website to find out more about the programme
-

http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Funding
-
and
-
grants
---
Crown
-
Funds
---
Community
-
Internship
-
Programme



Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Jo Goodhew’s media release gives
examp
les of interns currently on the programme
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/community
-
internship
-
programme
-
applications
-
open
-
0

.
The Community Matters w
ebsite also has stories about the programme.
http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Success
-
stories
---
Crown
-
funding
-
success
-
stori
es
---
Spreading
-
the
-
skills
-
around



If you are interested in finding out more about this, please contact Caroline Speight, NGO
Relationship Manager (
Caroline_Speight@moh.govt.nz

). Caroline is working acr
oss the
Ministry of Health to find possible interns for this year's programme.


You can also contact staff at the Department of Internal Affairs if you have questions about
the programme. The best point of contact would be the closest DIA regional office

to your
NGO. Contact details can be found here:
http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Contact
-
us



Making a Difference Fund
-

Round 4
-

now open

The fourth round of the Making a Difference Fund is now open.
Applications close at 4pm,
Friday 20 September.


Through the Making a Difference Fund, individuals, organisations and businesses have
been supported to make their communities more inclusive of d
isabled people. Thousands of
New Zealanders have attended concerts and workshops, seen posters and exhibitions, or
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explored accessibility in their workplace or social environment. All organised by people who
just thought that attitudes and behaviours towa
rds disabled people needed to change.


Trish Green in the Ministry of Social Development is looking for projects that:



actively challenge negative views about disabled people



changes professional practice



develops inclusive environments



build

the capacity of both disabled and non
-
disabled people to lead change.

More information:
http://www.thinkdifferently.org.nz/round
-
4



Statistics
New Zealand
-

General Social Survey: 2012

Results f
rom the New Zealand General Social Survey, which provides information on the
well
-
being of New Zealanders aged 15 years and over,
was

released on Tuesday 13
August.


The survey covers a wide range of social and economic outcomes and shows how people
are fa
ring. In particular, the survey provides a view of how well
-
being outcomes are
distributed across different groups within the New Zealand population.

http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/people_and_communities/Well
-
being/nzgss
-
info
-
releases.aspx



Use of Statistics NZ information and graphics

Statistics

encourage
s

reuse of
their

information.
All

published statistics, tables, and
infographics are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand
Licence. See Copyright and terms of use for more information.

http://www.stats.go
vt.nz/about_us/about
-
this
-
site/copyright
-
terms
-
of
-
use.aspx
.
You are free
to copy, distribute, and adapt any of our work, as long as it is attributed to
Statistics NZ
.


2013/14 Young Core Leaders of Civil Society Groups Development Programme

The Cabinet Of
fice in Japan, invites young leaders in non
-
government organisations
(NGOs) aged between 23 and 40 years to participate in the 2013/14 Young Core Leaders of
Civil Society Groups Development Programme.


The programme is a professional exchange for young lea
ders from Japan with young
leaders from New Zealand, Denmark, and the United Kingdom, who are active in the areas
of older people, youth, or disability. Young leaders from NGOs in these countries are invited
to Japan to develop skills and establish network
s between Japan and their countries.


Thirteen young leaders will be selected from New Zealand to visit Japan for fifteen days in
February 2014.The Ministry of Social Development is seeking expressions of interest from
people who would like to participate
in the programme and who have a minimum of three
years working in the areas of older people, disability, or youth and are aged between 23 and
40 years.


Expressions of interest are to be received by
9 September 2013
. For more information
about this progr
amme, and application forms, email
japan_invitationprogramme@msd.govt.nz

.


Office for Disability Issues

Email Newsletter


August 2013

Part one: Government news

01: Message from the Minister for Disability Issues

02: Making a Difference funding applications invited

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03: 2013 International Initiative for Mental Health and Disability Leadership Exchange

04: 2014 IIMHL/IIDL Leadership Exchange

05: 2013 Disability Survey now underway

06: New Exhibition. More stories of disabled women wanted

07: Nominations invited for UNESCO prize to promote quality education for people with
intellectual disabilities

08: Government’s policy d
ecisions on managing earthquake
-
prone buildings


Part two: Sector news

09: Report on the New Zealand media’s portrayal of disabled people

10: Call for disabled youth to participate in monitoring project

11: Forum
on ending abuse of disabled adults

12: Call for Contributions: Understanding our Impact forum

www.odi.govt.nz/resources/publications/e
-
mail
-
update.html




NGO INFORM
ATION

Awareness Weeks/Appeals/Events

August 2013

1

NZ Riding for the Disabled Awareness Day

1
-
7

World Breastfeeding Week

3
-
10

@Heart Awareness

9

International Day of Indigenous People

10

Amnesty International Aotearoa

12
-
18

Parent to Parent NZ National Appeal

12

International Youth Day

15

VSA Appeal

23

Red Nose Day to Cure Kids

30

Daffodil Day

31
-
7 Sep

MS Awareness Week


September 2013

1
-
30

Cervical Screening Awareness Month

1
-
30

Leukemia and Lymphoma Month

1
-
30

B
lue September for Prostate Awareness

1
-
30

Starship Foundation Spring Clean Month

1

Gamble Free Day

1

Random Act
o
f Kindness Day

6
-
7

MS Appeal

9

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Awareness Day

9
-
15

Stroke Awareness Week

10

World Suicide Prevention Day


12

World Oral Health Day

13

Camp Quality Odd Shoe Day

13
-
29

Canteen National Bandanna Challenge

14

Maori Language Day

15

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

15
-
21

Keep New Zealand Beautiful

20

Loud Shirt Day

21

Brain Injury Global Picnic Day

21

World Alzheimers Day

23
-
29

Deaf Awareness Week

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28
-
6 Oct Older Persons Awareness Week

24
-
30

Arthritis New Zealand Annual Appeal Week

29

World Heart Day


For more information and to get an event listed:
http://www.webhealth.co.nz/articles/view/article/739/webhealth
-
awareness
-
events
-
and
-
appeals
-
calendar
-
20112012/



New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services Policy Watc
h newsletter for
August

http://christiansocialservices.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/policy
-
watch
-
5th
-
august
-
2013_5.html



Places to find NGO Information

Com
munity Research
http://www.communityresearch.org.nz/


Consumers Voice
http://consumersvoicenz.com/about/


New Zealand Council of Christian Social Servic
es

Policy Watch
http://christiansocialservices.blogspot.co.nz/


Volunteering NZ

www.volunteernow.org.nz



TRAINING, EDUCATION, RESOURCES AND
CONFERENCES

Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand


Symposium

10am



3:45pm, 23 August
,
St John in the City, Corner of Willis and Dixon streets,
Wellington

http://pgfnz.org.nz/eve
nts/2013
-
wellington
-
symposium/



The Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research
, Victoria University

Seminar:

Not
-
for
-
Profit structures, reporting and accountability

8am
-

12
pm

2

September, Government Buildings, Lecture Theatres 1 &

2, 15 Lambton
Quay, Wellington.


Recent reports (including the Law Commission’s report on Incorporated Societies and the
DIA report on structures for Social Enterprises) raise questions about organisational
structure. Choices made affect operational struc
tures, organisational reporting and
governance. In this seminar/workshop you will be challenged to consider:



What changes are occurring in the structure and regulation of not
-
for
-
profit entities?



Is your organisational

structure the right one for your operations?



How does the choice of structure affect your reporting obligations?



What reporting choices allow your organisation to respond to demands for local and
national accountability?

Fee:

$60 (excluding GST)

For mor
e information:
http://ped.victoria.ac.nz/courses/300
-
seminar
-
1
-
notforprofit
-
structures
-
reporting
-
and
-
accountability



ComVoices Parliamenta
ry Breakfast

5 September
,
The Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Guest speaker Liz Weaver is Vice President at Tamarack


An Institute

for Community Engagement

in
Canada
.
Liz' topic is “Moving the Needle on Community
Change Through Collective
Impact: Education, Health, Housing and Poverty”

http://www.socialdevelopment.org.nz/whats
-
on/



Health and Disability NGO email update for
August

2013


10


Public Sector Conference

5

-

6 September,
Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington

http://www.thepublicsectorconference.org.nz/index.html




Conference and AGM for Polio NZ Inc

11
-

12 Sept
ember

Kingsgate Hotel
, Hamilton
.

T
heme "The Changing Challenges of Polio" conta
ct
jbmunro@xtra.co.nz


or
edith@polio.org.nz

for registration and details.


Just Action 2013
-

Salvation Army Conference
-

'Rebuilding Justice Together'

18

-

19 September
,
Vodafone Events Centre, Manakau, New Zealand

http://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/our
-
community/calendar/just
-
action
-
2013



The 75th Anniversary of New Zealand’s Health
System: An Event to Celebrate, Review
and Look Forward

Ko Awatea (Middlemore Hospital
)
Auckland 23
-

24 September

The Centre for Health Systems at the University of Otago and the Health Services Research
Centre in the School of Government at Victoria Univ
ersity of Wellington are hosting a 75th
Anniversary Event at Ko Awatea (Middlemore Hospital) in Auckland on 23
-

24 September
2013


the event includes a day and a half of interactional sessions where we’ll celebrate
the past, review our current status and

look forward to the future. There will also be a
networking function celebration the evening of 23 September with special guest speaker Sir
Muir Gray. Please refer to the Preliminary Agenda for more information on the event


this
agenda will be updated o
n
-
line as speakers for the event are confirmed.



There is a fee of $100 NZ + GST for the event. This includes the entire two day schedule,
with Sir Muir Gray talk, networking drinks and nibbles.

http://koawatea.co.nz/events/the
-
75th
-
anniversary
-
of
-
new
-
zealands
-
health
-
system
-
an
-
event
-
to
-
celebrate
-
review
-
and
-
look
-
forward/



APAC Forum

on quality improvement and inn
ovation in healthcare

25
-
27 September
,

Sky City Convention Centre
,

Auckland

2013 Asia Pacific (APAC) Forum hosted by Ko Awatea and the Institute of Healthcare
Improvement (IHI)
.
Be inspired and be informed by world leaders and specialists in the
arena of

innovation and health care improvement who will share
what they have

learn
t

and
their
successes, showcase new ideas and stimulate discussions on innovation in health
care.

http://apac
-
forum.com/



Practical
Evaluation Workshops

-

Grow

26
-

27 September: Christchurch,

3
-

4 October: Wellington,

14
-

15 October: New Plymouth,

16
-

17 October: Palmerston North,

29
-

30 October: Auckland,

4
-

5 November: Christchurch



Grow

ha
s

developed
a

two day workshop s
pecifically to assist organsiations develop the
capability for conducting unbiased evaluations of their own program
me
s and services.

The workshop will cover basic concepts in evaluation and how these can be applied.
Example plans and measures will be devel
oped. Participants will learn more about how to
design and implement practical evaluation plans in their environment. This knowledge will
help overcome 'evaluation freeze'. This low
-
cost, high involvement workshop will support
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participants to develop a pra
ctical capability for unbiased program evaluation across the
NFP/ NGO sector.


Th
e

two day intensive workshop will cost $350(+ GST) per person

For more information:
http://grow.co.nz/events/



Unitec

-

Graduate Diploma in
Not
-
for
-
Profit Management

Two more opportunities to start
the course
in 2013
-

Values Based Management and
Leadership in the Not for Profit Sector

Dunedin 23


25

September and 23



25

October

Auckland 9


11 October

and 13


15

November


A
nyone wanting to join
the

Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management programme, this
is the best place to start.
There are

scholarship
s

available to subsidise fees!

E
nrol as a new student
http://www.unitec.ac.nz/future
-
students/enrolment/enrolment_home.cfm

or
check out this page to
download the
scholarship application details (PDF)

http://www.unitec.ac.nz/social
-
health
-
sciences/community
-
health
-
services/programmes_healthservices/not
-
for
-
profit
-
management/graduate
-
diploma
-
i
n
-
not
-
for
-
profit
-
management.cfm

.

Contact Cathie Peters, the Programme Leader on
cpeters@unitec.ac.nz


for further
information.


When considering your study options, keep in mind that you can apply for an exempti
on
from a course, if you consider you already have those competencies. You may be eligible to
cross
-
credit previous equivalent study on that topic. Or you can apply for assessment of
prior learning (APL) to demonstrate how you already meet the course learn
ing outcomes. Or
you can undertake a Special Project course where you design what you want to learn,
through implementing a relevant work
-
based project with tutor support.

If you want to discuss how this works, contact Hilary Star Foged on
hstarfoged@unitec.ac.nz


or Margy
-
Jean Malcolm on
mmalcolm@unitec.ac.nz

.


2013 Disability Workforce Development grant funding available now!

Disability Workforce Development withi
n Te Pou is calling for all organisations funded by the
Ministry of Health Disability Support Services to submit their applications for training and
leadership development grants.

There are grants available to assist organisations with
costs arising from
training and leadership development and consumer leadership
development opportunities.



Regional Facilitators
are
available to help organisations throughout the process,
so
applying
for grants is straightforward and easy. Eligible organisations are invited to apply at any time
of the year. The grants are administered by Disability Workforce Development on behalf of
the
Ministry of Health and Health Workforce New Zealand. To
find out more about the
grants or to contact your Regional Facilitator visit
www.tepou.co.nz/disability



CommunityNet Aotearoa

CommunityNet Aotearoa has a useful website outlining
training opportunities
. It also has
"how to"

guides for setting up and running community organisations and projects.


Development e
-
newsletter (Te Pou
):

To read the monthly e
-
newsletter and see what training and training grants are available go
to
http://www.tepou.co.nz/supporting
-
workforce/DWD



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August

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C
ONSULTATION

Possible Tax Changes for Dereg
istered Charities

A recent tax policy officials’ consultation paper seeks feedback on proposals to clarify the
tax rules that apply when a

charity is removed from the Department of Internal Affairs’
Charities Register. When a charity is deregistered it can

face

significant and complex tax
consequences, depending on the reason for deregistration.


P
roposed changes to the tax rules include:



clarifying how the general tax rules
-

including the company, trust or other entity
-
specific
systems
-

apply to deregist
ered charities;



establishing rules around the value of any depreciable property held by a deregistered
charity when it becomes a taxpaying entity; and



putting in place specific timing rules for when the tax provisions apply.

IRD also want to know if furthe
r measures could help ensure that affected charities are
aware of their tax obligations

following deregistration.


Submissions close on 23 August 2013
. Submissions can be emailed to
policy.webmaster@ird.g
ovt.nz


with “Deregistered charities” in the subject line. Written
submissions should be posted to “Deregistered

charities”, C/
-

Deputy Commissioner, Policy
and Strategy, Inland Revenue Department, P O Box 2198, Wellington 6140. The officials’
issues paper
, “Clarifying the tax consequences for deregistered charities” is

available at
www.taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz



OTHER INFORMATION

State of Caregiving Study

The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Healt
h Sciences is seeking family carers
to participate in a significant new study. If you support an ill, disabled, or frail friend or family
member, please share your experiences in this study, which will give carers a stronger voice
and greater visibility. P
lease follow the link to complete the online State of Caregiving
Survey, which will be repeated annually for three years.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7L3N9Q2



Food Allergies: New Online Information

Food allergies can be life threatening. For people who have a food allergy the only way to
manage the allergy is to avoid the food allergen. For this reason there are laws in place, for
example mandatory labelling requirements to help people who have a fo
od allergy avoid
food allergens.


There is a new online portal with links to lots of information about food allergens that has
been started up courtesy of Food Standards Australia NZ (FSANZ). Different parts of the
portal are targeted to different groups
: the food industry, consumers, childcare centres and
schools, health professionals, and government organisations.

More is at
http://www.food
standards.gov.au/consumer/foodallergies/food%20allergen%20portal/Pages
/default.aspx



70,000 Voters Removed From Electoral Roll

About 70,000 local election enrolment packs have bounced back to Registrars of Electors
marked “gone no address”. The Electoral
Commission mailed update packs to the 3.1
million people on the electoral roll at the start of July, to make sure everyone who’s eligible
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August

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is correctly enrolled to vote in this year’s local elections. If you are one of the 70,000 or so
voters whose pack ha
s come back to the Commission because you’ve moved house and
not updated your enrolment details, you have been removed from the electoral roll, and
won’t be able to vote unless you re
-
enrol. Local elections are held by postal vote, so it’s
really important

that people are enrolled at the correct address and ready to have their say.

Getting back on the roll is easy
-

go online at
www.elections.org.nz

, freetext

your name and
address to 3676, call 0800 36 76 56 or go to any PostShop.


Important notice

The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of
the Ministry of Health.


While every effort has been made to ensure
the accuracy of the information contained in
this newsletter, the Ministry of Health is not responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies or
changes that may have taken place after publication.

Some items in this newsletter have been taken from the Bulletin
Aotearoa.

http://www.ruralwomen.org.nz/publications/index.html#bulletinaotearoa


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-
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