Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Social Workers Day Celebration 2017

Social Workers Day Celebration 2017

Social Workers across the country gather today, 27th September, to celebrate New Zealand Social Workers Day. It is a time to acknowledge and honor the contribution social workers make to enhancing the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

The important contribution of social workers goes unnoticed however the impact this profession has on the lives of New Zealand families and communities is significant and long lasting.

On Social Workers Day, we say Congratulations to ANZASW Member Nicki Weld who has been awarded the Supreme Quality and Innovation Award 2017 for Innovate Social Work Practice for her handbook entitled ‘E ko te Matakahi Maire’. This innovative piece of work provides an ‘encyclopaedia’ of therapeutic interventions. A resource that may be used by the 6000 social workers in this country and a valuable resource for Social Work Schools and the students.

Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, the largest Maori health, social and education provider in Hawke’s Bay, and lead partner for Whānau Ora was also awarded the Certificate of Achievement, Innovative Practice and Indigenous Knowledge for Te Wairatahi which provides easy access to holistic services at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga. Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga recognise that there is a vital indigenous knowledge perspective that forms part of their service vision and is key to engagement with Maori and Pakeha alike. The values in practice were described as whanaungatanga, kotahitanga, kaitiakitanga and whakamana underpin the holistic way of working to support the kaimahi, clients and their families. This is a fantastic example of social work practice, policy and organisational transformation in action.

Social Workers make a difference in the lives of people, families and communities.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


OECD On NZ: NZ's Living Standards Framework Positive But Has Gaps

Treasury’s living standards framework reflects good practice internationally but has some data gaps, including in areas where New Zealand fares poorly, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development says. More>>


RBNZ Act Review: Govt Plans Deposit Guarantee Scheme

The Coalition Government today announced moves to make New Zealand’s banking system safer for customers through a new deposit protection regime, and work to strengthen accountability for banks’ actions. More>>


Conduct Review Response: Banks Commit To Removing Sales Incentives

The FMA and Reserve Bank of New Zealand said today that all banks had committed to remove sales incentives from frontline staff and their managers. More>>

Consumer Report: Insurance Market Complaints And Uncertainty

Consumers are paying more than ever for insurance but they’re not getting a fair deal, Consumer NZ’s latest report on the industry shows. More>>


Workers “Blind-Sided”: Sanford Processing Restructure Plan

Up to 30 jobs – almost half Sanford’s Bluff workforce - could be lost if the proposal to move white-fish processing to Timaru goes ahead. More>>