Monday, 27 August 2012

Friendly reminder

Hope to see you this Friday!

     Time: Friday 31 August 2012 starting promptly at 8.45am, finishing around 11am
     Place: Mental Heath Education and Resource Centre, 403A Worcester St, Linwood (cnr Stanmore Rd)

   See you soon!

Monday, 6 August 2012

OPEN FORUM with Denise Kidd

Kia ora koutou,

OVTRK has organised another OPEN FORUM for NGOs.

Time: Friday 31 August 2012 starting promptly at 8.45am, finishing around 11am

Place: Mental Heath Education and Resource Centre, 403A Worcester St, Linwood (cnr Stanmore Rd)

What for?: There are two reasons.

  1. To hear from Denise Kidd CERA Community Resilience Team Leader who has been invited to come and talk with us about two particular opportunities she would like to explore further with OVTRK. These are OVTRK's contribution to a website that CERA is currently developing, as well as to engage in discussion and planning in relation to hubs for utilisation by organisations in our Sector. 

  2. To decide about next steps for OVTRK.
PLEASE put the date in your diary and take time to circulate this information widely to your networks so they know about this OPEN FORUM.

OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER with OVTRK is still available.  Also, any feedback is most welcome. Please send to ngovoices [at] gmail [dot] com
A poster setting out the OVTRK kaupapa is available in low resolution form at 
this link.
Please note a higher resolution one is available. The text of the poster is set out below:

One Voice Te Reo KotahiSpeaking from the NGO Sector
We are the waka on which the NGO sector with its many faces (nga matatini) carries community expectations and truths with integrity
He waka eke noa – a canoe on which we can all embark

Foundation: Tangata Whenua with Tangata TiritiMe Pehea
We embrace Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty Relationships Framework as reflected by our two caucuses of Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti.
Hei whakakahangia te kaupapa – Strengthen our purpose

Third Sector with Government and CommerceWho
We are independent and speak from the Non Government Organisation sector – the ‘Third Sector’ – allowing the voices of organisations that have not been formed by Government or Commerce to be heard.
Nga matatini, he reo kotahi – Many faces, one voice
Participation with Trust and Protection
Our goal is to build relationships of trust and partnership with Government and Commerce and within the NGO sector, to facilitate communication.
Ehara taku toa, he toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini – It is not for my success alone, but the success for us all.

Networks of Experience and Expertise
We do this by utilising our wealth of experience, our collective expertise and our established and ever-expanding networks from our work within the sector in Greater Christchurch over many years. To do this we have set up a register for NGOs who are interested – please register here:
Me tu me noho koe, ma te iwi e ue – whether we stand or sit, let the people decide.

May the deeds and endeavours of One Voice Te Reo Kotahi only serve to enhance, strengthen and enrich the futures of those who follow.