Media Release: New Chief Executive for NCWNZ

Friday 28 March 2014 New Chief Executive for NCWNZ The National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ) has appointed Sue McCabe as its new Chief Executive. NCWNZ President Barbara Arnold said Sue McCabe had a varied background which includes public sector leadership, senior public relations and governance positions.  Sue also holds a number of voluntary […]

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Media Release: A century worth celebrating

Media Release: Saturday 8 March 2014 It is 100 years this year since the 8th March was chosen as the global date to celebrate International Women’s day. This year’s world wide theme of ‘Inspiring Change’ calls for challenging the status quo and focusing attention on areas requiring further action said Barbara Arnold, the President of the National Council […]

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Media Release: Equal pay for work of equal value – Pay Equity Court of Appeal Challenge

Media Release: Tuesday 4 February 2014 Equal pay for work of equal value – Pay Equity Court of Appeal Challenge NCWNZ congratulates the Service and Food Workers’ Union (SFWU) for bringing to the Court of Appeal the case of Kristine Barlett vs. Terra Nova and wishes them well for success in this landmark case. Barbara […]

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Media Release: National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) Files High Court Challenge to Charitable Status Decisions

Media Release: 31 January 2014 National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) Files High Court Challenge to Charitable Status Decisions NCWNZ has today filed a challenge in the High Court with a Notice of Appeal against the DIA- Charities’ (previously the Charities Commission) decision not to back date the Council’s re-registration as a charity. […]

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Media Release: Action is needed NOW! (Sexual Violence and Violence Against Women

Press release 29 November 2013 Action is needed NOW! The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) has been waiting impatiently to see an appropriate response to the Roast Buster scandal from the authorities. The response of the authorities has been too little and lacking in focus. The New Zealand Government is a signatory […]

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Women & Work No Barriers – YouTube Link

This is the video link of the video that Megan Blenkarne showed at National Executive in September last year.  Megan warns it may not work for all members as it it relies on specific software.  We found that you need to have patience for it to download. www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdVsrVBE8z8&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL14CA9F9DC8783298

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Positive Feedback at PSA’s 100th birthday celebration

Judy Whitcombe attended the PSA’s 100th birthday celebration.  This is an excerpt from an email she sent to Barbara Arnold following this event: In the course of the evening I spoke with Maryan Street, and later Sue Moroney. When I mentioned NCW submissions Maryan said that she had been most impressed by all the submissions that NCW […]

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Some interesting links to read

A couple of interesting articles for your reading pleasure: It’s time for an end to ‘women’s stories’ – Salon At every age and every stage – Diane Revoluta And a new infographic from the World Health Organisation, highlighting some staggering statistics around violence against women.  

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YWCA body image campaign

A group of young women are taking grim body image statistics into their own hands with a campaign encouraging their peers to see themselves in a more positive way. The YWCA launched Love Notes – a social media campaign – in a bid to get young women viewing their bodies for what they can do, […]

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Kiwi Connection with East Timor

Kiwis are no strangers to East Timor (Timor-Leste). You’ll find them contributing to all sorts of initiatives including to develop community, law and order, business and infrastructure to name just a few. Wellingtonian Tracey Wemyss shares some insights into the situation for women in Timor-Leste, and the work one innovative Timorese organisation is doing to […]

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