TCV Weekly News: 20th August 2020

Kia ora koutou

Morning All!  Another week at Level 2 as passed. A strange week for me with the Election date being moved to 17th October and our work environment having to adjust to level 2 guidelines.

Please note that the scheduled Network meeting on the 14th September will be held in the GDC Chambers at 12.30pm. This will only go ahead if we are back to Level 1 restrictions. Otherwise it will be held on Zoom.

Please let us know if there is any information from your organisation you would like to share in next weeks newsletter. If we remain in Level 2 it would be great to know how you are functioning and any other relevant information.  Contact me by email -

I would like to say a huge thank you for all your kind and positive feedback I am receiving on the weekly newsletter. Each week we are getting a few more subscribers and I am pleased to continue in providing this helpful service to our member organisations and the wider community.

Have a great week, Stay Safe and well!

Alice - TCV Coordinator
Winter season on sale at the Hospice Tairawhiti shop on Peel Street at half price until 5th September.
Thank you for supporting Hospice Tairawhiti. Shopping and donating quality goods is a great way to help us raise the funds we need to provide the best support for individuals and their whanau living with a life-limiting illness.
If you are interested in being a Hospice Model, like Libby in this shot please talk to Brenda at the Hospice Tairawhiti Shop as we are holding a spring fashion show as soon as we return to level 1. We are also in search of male models!!!
This Spring Hospice Tairawhiti invite you to gather for a relaxing Long Lunch with friends at The Vines and take the time to focus on ourselves for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. The theme this year is to Live Every Moment!

Laugh - Relax - Nourish your body and soul

Living every moment is our motto at Hospice Tairawhiti and we achieve this by delivering a holistic approaching to our care. This year we offer the same level of care to our supporters as we hear from Local Holistic Health Expert Katie Jane Wellness.
You will also get the first chance to buy the very best of the Hospice Tairawhiti Spring Fashion Line, in our annual Spring Fashion Show.
We aim to educate and inspire you to enhance your health, happiness and build a positive foundation to live every moment all the while raising vital funds to help those in Tairawhiti living with a life-limiting illness.
Tickets include bubbles on arrival and three courses spread out over the entertainment of our speaker and our Spring Fashion Show.
Tickets sales are on hold until Level 1 is confirmed, please register your interest for a ticket at and we will contact you when level 1 is confirmed.
When i saw this quote it made me think of a conversation I had with a patient regarding the hospice volunteer who visited every week.

And I love the thought that a person can have such a positive impact on someone else just by being themselves

If your interested in becoming a hospice patient support person contact Jane - Volunteer Coordinator 
Picture Source: Gisborne Herald 18/10/2020
Taken by : Liam Clayton

Tackling waste reduction

by Matai O'Connor

As one of the participating Enviroschools, Te Karaka Area School visited the Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC) to learn about minimising waste through a series of Zero Waste Workshops.

Enviroschools is a nationwide programme supported by Toimata Foundation, founding partner Te Mauri Tau, and a large network of regional partners.

Tairawhiti Enviroschools is regionally co-ordinated through the Gisborne District Council.

Schools in Tairawhiti commit to a long-term sustainability journey, where tamariki connect with and explore the environment, then plan, design and take action in collaboration with their communities.

Read the full article

We are seeking volunteers with sewing skills to join us in making Sew Good Face Masks.

We will be sewing every Thursday 9:30-1:30 and Saturday the 29th of August 10:30-1:30. We will also have sewing machines set up in our Treble Court office for volunteers to sew masks at a time that suits them.

We are seeking donations of elastic, clean cotton and cotton polyester blend fabric and thread.

Masks will be distributed through Gizzy Kai Rescue to their recipients and out to those that need them in our community. WHO recommends four masks per person in the family.

Please message, phone 8684522 or visit our website if you can help. It’s important to let us know if you plan to come along so we can plan for safe distancing.
Visit the event page

Facebook Messenger & Chatbots workshop

Date: 10 Sep, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm NZST

Cost: $50 ex.GST

Messaging Facebook Pages via Facebook Messenger is the new normal. In the NFP world, relationships are everything and every relationship starts with a conversation. Today, people and businesses are increasingly connecting through a powerful, personal new medium: messaging.

Learn More

Strategic Grants Bootcamp: Seeking & applying for grants in 2020

Date: 2 - 9 Sep, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm NZST

Cost: $150 ex.GST (three webinars)

Grant funding can be a significant boost to your budget and is available for a range of activities to help your non-profit organisation achieve its mission. However, knowing where to start and how to construct the best grant application can seem like a daunting task! This bootcamp will give you the skills in both grant-seeking and grant-writing that you need to get started.

Learn More

The 2020 General Election will now be held on 17 October along with the End of Life Choice and Cannabis referendums.

If you’re in New Zealand, you’ll be able to vote from Saturday 3 October to 7pm on election day - Saturday 17 October. You can vote from overseas from Wednesday 30 September.

We’ll release preliminary election results from 7pm on 17 October at We’ll count referendum votes after election day, and release the preliminary referendum results on Friday 30 October.

We’ll release the official results for the general election and referendums on Friday 6 November.

Nan Evans Award 2020

We are now accepting nominations for this special award that is intended to acknowledge voluntary dedication, teamwork, inspirational leadership or those with persistent determination to see our community sector thrive.

The award will  be presented at the TCV Annual General Meeting on 9th November 2020.

*Please note terms and Conditions Apply*
*Only financial members of our network can make nominations*

Nominations Close 26th October 2020

Nominate Now
Ngā mihi nui
Alice Kibble (Coordinator)

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