ANZASW Important Announcement: Chief Executive Resignation

The Board of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) reluctantly announces the resignation of our long serving Chief Executive, Lucy Sandford-Reed. Lucy has served the association as CE for 11 years. During her time with the association, Lucy has absolutely invested herself to increasing the recognition and enhancement of the social work profession, and for this the Board […]

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ANZASW Response:  Government appointment of Advisory Board to oversee Oranga Tamariki overhaul

A new four-person advisory board will oversee the structural overhaul of Oranga Tamariki. The Advisory Board is made up of high-profile Māori leaders. Mathew Tukaki will chair the board and will be joined by Shannon Pakura, Sir Mark Solomon and Dame Naida Glavish. The Board will report to Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis. Davis has previously explained that the Government is […]

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker: Liam Cunnah

The first “Day in the Life of a Social Worker” for 2021 features Liam Cunnah. Liam was recently nominated and selected as the 2020 New Zealand Defence Force Civilian of the Year. His nomination recognised his work in the introduction, development and permanency of social work in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). The award also recognised Liam’s ongoing studies […]

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New Years Honours

ANZASW would like to offer our congratulations to those recognised on the 2021 New Year’s Honours list that was announced last week (31 December 2020). Of particular note to ANZASW are the achievements of Brenda Pilott, Sir Mason Durie and Professor Cindy Kiro. Their incredible work in areas that affect both our members and the individuals and communities in which […]

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ANZASW’s Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Whakaari Volcanic Eruption

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Whakaari volcanic eruption that took place on 9 December 2019. Tragically killing 22 and critically injuring many others. ANZASW extends our sympathies and thoughts to the victims’ family and whānau as well as the survivors who continue to live with the trauma and ongoing consequences of the eruption. We would like to also […]

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ANZASW Response to Cabinet Announcement

ANZASW is pleased to respond to Monday’s (2 November 2020) Cabinet announcement and offers our congratulations to the Prime Minister on the appointments made. ANZASW is delighted at the diversity represented across the new Cabinet and strongly believes that the cabinet selected represents the diversity of the New Zealand that elected it. Of special interest to us are the appointments […]

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