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Speed Dating Event 

Speed Dating Event - POSTPONED

Hello everyone!
We wish to announce that our Speed dating Event has been postponed - we will now be holding it on Monday 5th November 2012. Details of time and location will be confirmed ASAP, however it will still be a lunchtime event so pop it in your diary!

If you wish to attend please feel free to register now, and we will ensure you are informed of the details as aoon as they are confirmed.
Remember this is an opportunity for you to meet other Volunteer Coordinators and Managers in our region!! AND now it is being held on International Volunteer Managers Day, so come and celebrate with us!!

In the mean time here is a reminder of the Community Forum On:
Provided by Palmerston North Community Services Council
With the support and assistance of Palmerston North City Council

Professor Jonathan Boston, co-chair of the Expert Advisory Group for Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand invites you to a presentation of the Issues and Options: Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand, in Palmerston North,  12noon – 2pm,  Wednesday 10 October, Sound & Vision Space, Palmerston North City Library.
You can access the Issues and Options Paper for Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand online here Issues and Options Paper for Solutions to Child Poverty.  A summary of the package can be found here
All the background papers that contributed to the Issues and Options Paper for Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand  can be viewed on the Children’s Commissioner’s website Solutions to Child Poverty
Your feedback on the Expert Advisory Group's proposals is important and welcomed. The Group want to know if the ideas in the paper will work in your community. They want to know what proposals you would prioritise and if they have missed any crucial ideas. They are keen to hear about what is happening in your community to reduce child poverty and mitigate its effects.
The Group is particularly interested to know your views on:
  • Which proposals will be effective in reducing child poverty?
  • Which proposals are less likely to be effective?
  • What are the most important proposals to reduce child poverty?
  • What needs to be done first and why?
  • What is missing from the package?
If you cannot make the above event. Your views and opinions on the package of solutions to child poverty are important to hear. You can provide feedback through an online Survery Monkey or email your feedback to
You are also welcome to post your feedback to:

Office of the Children's Commissioner
PO Box 5610
Lambton Quay
Wellington 6145

You can also follow Dr Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner on Facebook
Please RSVP to Sophie McCashin <>.
Please feel free pass this invitation to those in your working networks who would be interested in contributing to this very important issue for our children. 

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Manawatu & Districts

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