Mandatory Registration Celebration 2021 – Kia Utoka Kia Tauwhiro

Sharyn Roberts, ANZASW President: “Now Social Work stands in its own mana, with social workers being recognised as the professional workforce that we are. Located within an ethical and specialised profession, now our years of tertiary study and sacrifice have meaning and our mahi, which is a difficult mahi, with people who are at the most vulnerable and desperate times [...] » Read more

ANZASW Statement on the Benefit Increases

Yesterday (Sunday 28 February 2021), Carmel Sepuloni, Minister of Social Development and Employment announced that benefits will increase by 3.1 percent as of April 1, 2021. These increases are in line with the rise in average wage. This follows an earlier announcement (made on February 16, 2021) that those receiving benefit support will be able to earn more through work […]

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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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