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 Midland Perinatal and Infant Workshop - Lakes Area

The Midland Mental Health and Addiction Regional Network are undertaking projects to improve access to service for mothers and infants who experience mental illness during the perinatal period. The Network has already completed the first phase of the project which focused on specialist secondary mental health and addiction services; please click here for a copy of the report.

This workshop is for maternity service providers in primary care and includes primary maternal mental health as well as maternity professionals. It aims to: 

If you work in this area and would like to attend please click here for the invite letter and agenda.  Please complete the registration and return to akatu.marsters "at"



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COGS 2014/2015 Funding Round open
Please click here for the newsletter 2013 Rotorua COGS LDC Newsletter.pdf 

COGS 2014/15 funding round opens today

The 2014/15 Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) funding round opens on Wednesday 26 March 2014 and closes on Wednesday 14 May 2014.

Please apply as soon as possible and well before the closing date by logging onto:

If you need assistance please call 0800 824 824 between 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, or by emailing grantsonline "at"
Alternatively, you can call this office on (07) 343 1680 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday or via my details below.

Attached is the 2013/14 Rotorua COGS LDC Newsletter which includes details of the upcoming Public Meeting next month. The LDC will present a report and information on COGS will be available. The meeting will also be an opportunity for each group present to share one organisational highlight or new initiative, and to meet many of the Rotorua LDC election candidates.

Wednesday 30 April 2014 commencing at 5.00pm
Refreshments will be available from 4.30pm
St Chads Community Centre Corner Fenton & Devon Streets, Rotorua

Please can you RSVP if you wish to attend.

Safety Workshop 29th April RDC Council Regulatory room.

Click here for the invite Workshop invite 29th April 2014 .pdf 

Treasure Roorua are fortunate to have the support of Safe Communities Foundation NZ to host a free workshop facilitated by Trish Lui a leading coach and facilitator from Catalyst Pacific.

Treasure Rotorua would like to extend this invitation to members of those groups and agencies from the not for profit sector that work in areas of injury and crime prevention in our community.

To be held in the Council Regulatory room ground floor of Council on 29th April this workshop will assist in determining future direction and priorities for locally driven safety initiatives and support the development of successful collaborative partnerships which lead to achieving desired organisational and community outcomes.

We look forward to seeing you at our workshop.

Rotorua Careers Expo
Start Date: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Finish Date: Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Venue Energy Event Centre, Rotorua
Cost Free entry
Contact Lynn Gillespie

This is your best opportunity to find out what skills are required now, and in the future to have a thriving business or career. Talk directly with leading local businesses and training providers.

2014 Careers and Open Days at Waiariki

There will be five Careers Days in May and June, following on from the Rotorua Careers Expo in term 2. 

These events are designed to suit seniors who have some idea of what career area they would like to pursue. The sessions are longer, mostly workshop format, giving the students an opportunity to try a hands-on activity and get a greater understanding of the subject. We have also incorporated presentations from industry employers into these days to give a wider view of the prospects available, rather than purely looking at educational opportunities. 

As some of these sessions have limited availability, registration is required for these events. 

Art, Fashion, Music, Interior Design, Hair & Beauty Open Day
9am-1pm, Friday, 23 May 2014

Nursing, Teaching, Health, Social Sciences & Sport Open Day
9am-1pm, Friday, 30 May 2014 

Trades & Technical, Forestry & Primary Industries Open Day
9am-1pm,s Friday, 06 June 2014 

Business, Computing & Communications Open Day
9am-1pm, Friday, 13 June 2014 

Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Open Day
9am-1pm, Friday, 27 June 2014 

The annual Waiariki Open Day will once again happen on August 15, suited more to younger students with shorter sessions and tours and an opportunity to find out about a number of different areas. Transport will be available for this event. More details to follow. 

Life Skills for Young People - A toolkit for Youth and Social Workers

Click here for the  MSD Workshop Flyer.docx flyer
Click here for the Invitation to participate in Life Skills Workshop.docx

'Life Skills for Young People - A toolkit for youth and social workers' is a three day workshop for staff who currently work with young people. 

It will be held in Rotorua on 14 - 16 April 2014 Each day will run from 9.30 - 4.30 

If you would like to discuss this further or have any questions please contact Emily Reid: Emily.reid "at" or my direct line is 04 802 1334. 
04 802 1334 To register, see attached flyer.

St John Youth NZ National Youth Festival in Rotorua

In April we are holding our annual National Youth Festival in Rotorua, this attracts around 300 people each year to gather and compete to be the best in the country. This year on the 25th of April (ANZAC day) at the festival we are holding a 'Festival expo' from approx 12.30pm - 4.30pm. This expo will show case a range of things including career opportunities for our youth, a look at new opportunities in our programme, as well as information on local businesses and organisations. 

We would love to hear any information you can provide us with about other youth organisations. If you know of anyone who would like to attend this event please let me know, or if you would like to attend this event and run a stall on possible career options within youth agencies and the work you do, that would be fantastic! Please don't hesitate to ask me any further questions, I look forward to hearing from you and whether you are able to attend or not.  Contact: Narika Hunter, narika.hunter "at" or Phone: 07 8872956, Mobile 027 7582 891.

Vacancy: Youth Worker - Attendance and Engagement
Click here for the JOB DESCRIPTION youth worker attendance and engagement - v2.docx 

Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust has a vacancy for a Youth Worker to work on a pilot project which will target 10-13 year olds who are: 
* At risk of disengaging from education 
* Have poor attendance at school 

The Youth Worker will work with young people and whanau to: 
- Improve retention, engagement and achievement within the education system; 

- Ensure their educational pathway contributes to their educational success in school; 

- Strengthen their identity, language, culture, and connections with their community, support the building of skills that support resiliency and have a network of support and resources; 

- Empower the caregiver / whanau if possible, to engage and support the young person through education and on to independence, including through increasing their confidence and ability to negotiate and navigate within the education system. 

See attached Job Description for more information. 

Closing Date: Monday 28 April 2014 

Laurie Durand 
Rotorua Youth Centre 
ryc "at"

Culturally Responsive Practice when Engaging Youth and Communities
Click here for the poster  Indigi-Talks Taumarunui 2014 (Official Poster).pdf 

INDIGI-TALKS is a full day of professional development and its aimed at anyone and everyone who works with youth and whanau. It's free to attend as it is funded by the Social Sector Trials.

2 May 2014
10.30 am - 3.00pm

NB: Registrations are required - details on the attached poster.

Topics covered include:
- Deflecting bullying and curbing youth suicide
- Cultural identity
- The art of encouragement
- Reflective Practice
- Whanau transformation and much much more!

Contact person:
Jade Hohaia
Taumarunui Youth Services Manager
Mobile: 0275777706

Child Protection Studies Programme: Rotorua, Gisborne & Hamilton

Child Matters will be running their Child Protection Studies Programme in:

The Child Protection Studies Programme is the only specialised, NZQA accredited (level 3) child protection training on offer in NZ. It provides students with a broad base of skills, and just as importantly the confidence to act effectively when children have been abused and to intervene early when a child is at risk.?

For more details about course content, qualifications and student fees - click here or to enrol online click here

The content covered in the programme is comprehensive and practical, and is designed to enhance the skills of those who have a responsibility or role in the safety of children.?

Topics covered include:?

Child Protection training is relevant and important for anyone who works with, is exposed to, or cares about children, including:?

Literacy Tutors Available
Literacy Rotorua has tutors available to assist adults improve their literacy including reading, writing, spelling and maths.   If you have any clients to refer, we are based in Community House and can be contacted on 07 3502286 or text 021 2043904.   There is no cost for this service.

Community Development Scheme Projects Announced: Includes Rotorua Community Youth Centre project
Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has announced support for eight new community development projects around the country through the Community Development Scheme, including a project at the Rotorua Community Youth Centre that aims to connect young people with older members of the community, to encourage learning by younger people and help older people remain connected and engaged with the community.

Grandparents raising Grandchildren Parenting Course
Build a great family and have fun on the way! If you, or someone you know, would benefit from this free course please contact: Dee Horne, Rotorua "at"; 0276130967 or 07 345 5447

Student Seeking Volunteer Opportunity
A student from the Graduate Diploma in Mentoring and Professional Leadership at Waiariki Institute of Technology is looking for an opportunity to volunteer with young people over summer. Please contact Nimfa at 021 121 5733.

Vodafone Opportunity for Young Maori graduates
Vodafone is looking for Maori graduates with an interest in technology, particularly wahine Maori. They don't need to have a technology orientated degree but need to be prepared to work within Networks, IT or Enterprise Services area. This doesn't necessarily mean working as an engineer and it could be in project management, business analysis etc. Graduates in business, marketing, science and engineering would fit in particularly well but HR is open to talking to anyone who is interested. Click here for more.