Thursday, 24 May 2018

OVTRK Matariki 2018 Forum

 
Monday June 18 5-7pm
at Environment Canterbury - car park access off St Asaph St
light refreshments provided by koha from CCC


Our Third Sector Minister Hon. Peeni Henare
joins our kōrero

Big    New    Ideas


For us our children after us
Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei

Ngāi Tahu whakataukī
Apart from hearing from Minister Henare:
Bridget Frame will demystify the challenges we face with Grant Funding of our mahi, sharing her work looking at where grant funding comes from, where it goes to, and how it gets there.
Dr Suzanne Vallance will update us on her research which can help us measure what we treasure, not only treasure what we measure.
The main part of the time will be to hear and celebrate the Voices in the Third Sector
You are encouraged to publicise the forum. Here is a flyer for your convenience.

Monday, 5 March 2018

OVTRK Update March 2018

Welcome to March 2018 – where have January and February gone?!
Since the last update we have continued to focus on promoting recognition and respect of the broad range of Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) in the development of strategy and policy for Greater Christchurch.
We have continued to collate resources on Valuing TSOs which highlight activities that rely on generosity as well as those that are not driven by a market approach. These resources are gathered to assist in increasing understanding of the imperative for a broad, Treaty-based ecological approach where the indigenous status of tangata whenua is understood. Many activities in our Sector are necessarily driven by government or commercial contracts, and broader contributions often need greater visibility in order to address difficulties around satisfactory measurement and justification. This is particularly the case when it comes to obtaining funding and other resources. The interface with Social Enterprise has provided much food for thought. In our previous Update we referred to our conversations with Dr Suzanne Vallance, whose research (described earlier) now has Ethics Committee approval to formally begin. We can remind ourselves to make a case for thinking about what would happen if our mahi was NOT done!
On 9 February we made a submission to Regenerate Christchurch on the Avon Otakaro River Corridor. This follows up previous communication with them where we highlighted their statutory responsibility to uphold environmental, social, cultural and economic wellbeing. We submitted that for them to give equal weight to 44 criteria in an assessment may risk generating confusion, energy overload and greater cost. By addressing those criteria that are of greatest importance, those involved with the assessment can then make a judgement. This then becomes an iterative process which, we suggest, can provide a greater sense of satisfaction and enhance the value of collaboration of those involved.
A few days ago we forwarded some papers to the Greater Christchurch Partnership in line with our OVTRK Working Agreement with them. These were sent in response to their proposal about Our SPACE – Settlement Pattern Review (SPR) and Greater Christchurch Outcomes. For your information our contribution was in addition to those we know are being considered – the CPH Wellbeing Monitoring Tool, Statistics NZ General Survey, Regenerate Christchurch Integrated Assessment Criteria and ECan’s Environmental Indicators.
One of the four current One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) priorities is to promote the need for independent and affordable shared spaces for Third Sector organisations around Greater Christchurch – including in the central city. Recently we learned Waimakariri District Council is considering a Community House and an update on the EnviroHub is available in the Sector Report and Actions update – see below. The Christchurch Co-Working Collective, has been established as a peer support for Managers and Coordinators of Co-Working Spaces (which includes organisations in the Third Sector). These Co-Working spaces include Christchurch Community House, Phillipstown Hub, Ministry of Awesome, BNZ Community 101, BiZ Dojo, Xchange Christchurch…. A contact is Camia Young 021 1125 087. The FB link if you want to join is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162324744413204/.
Our Sector Report & Actions has been updated today!
Let’s encourage TSOs large and small to make us all visible on the Registry and let’s embrace interdependence and maximum autonomy for each of our organisations and those involved in them.
Please do help shine light on the broad Third Sector - making connections for us and our children after us!
Finally, YOUR FEEDBACK IS MOST WELCOME!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

OVTRK Update December 2017

HAPPY HOLYDAYS everyone!
Following the election the OVTRK Organising Group and the Greater Christchurch Partnership (GCP) committee have now finalised our Working Agreement.
This is part of the OVTRK commitment to creating meaningful communication conduits for Third Sector voices so that they shall be heard in deliberations on Strategy and Policy in Greater Christchurch.
The recent OVTRK Matariki Forum presentations from Helen Leahy on Whanau Ora framework and from people in TSOs on environmental, social, cultural and economic well-beings, and links between them, have been most useful.
Commitment to an ecological Tiriti o Waitangi-based multicultural future remains our guiding framework.
During the next two weeks we hope to have more to share - watch this space!
Collating resources on Valuing TSOs is continuing - particularly in conversation with Dr Suzanne Vallance, whose generosity we really appreciate.
Sue's proposed research draws upon literature from systems thinking, social capital, community development and collaborative governance to identify, evaluate and facilitate the development of 'soft infrastructure' that enables different ways of ‘working together’. Innovative examples of working together include brokers, working groups, charters, MoUs, programmes and bespoke governance bodies.
Feedback from TSOs about the interface between Social Enterprise and the Third Sector as well as about citizenship and Treaty-based development all raises further points for discussion!
We continue to promote the need for independent and affordable shared spaces for Third Sector organisations around Greater Christchurch – including in the central city. The EnviroHub has almost completed its scoping report
     - see the Sector Report & Actions
which has been updated today!
Do remember we love your feedback to help shine light on the broad Third Sector - making connections for us and our children after us! Do encourage TSOs large and small to make us all visible on the Registry embracing interdependence and maximum autonomy for each of our organisations and those involved in them.
NOTE: We have been asked to pass on to you that the Long Term Plans for ECan and for the CCC are open for submission and that the feedback received on the draft concept for Cathedral Square and surrounding areas can now be viewed at : engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz .

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

OVTRK Update August 2017

To keep you in the loop at this (nearly) Spring, busy time in the lead up to the election the OVTRK Organising Group has been following up from the:
Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector
and
making connections for us and our children after us
We have updated the <onevoicetereokotahi.blogspot.> with a "new"
and
We have also followed up with the Greater Christchurch Partnership (GCP) Group
and are
working to build the GCP/OVTRK relationship. We should have a document for circulation later in September.....
Finally, for your consideration, the Sector Report & Actions has been updated today.
Do remember to send any contributions.... and we love your feedback!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29

Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector

and
making connections for us and our children after us
In spite of several apologies, due to several major events coinciding with the Forum, 66 people gathered to reflect together on our Third Sector combined successes and challenges, and in the achieving of links between the four well-beings (economic, social, environmental and cultural).
After sharing kai, we heard four wonderful presentations from each of these four well-beings presenters, summarising themes emerging from the Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) involved in OVTRK.
Here, with an introduction of the presenters, are the links to those: