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Hot Off the Press – 2019 financial results

27 August 2019

Chief Financial Officer Murray Lapworth talks about Rātā’s annual result financial and some of the work being done in the finance and investment area.

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Crisis response – Lessons learnt

27 August 2019

Rātā Foundation chair Christine Korako looks at the role philanthropic organisations can play after a crisis.

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‘Good start’ to school life

27 August 2019

Over $1.3 million has been approved by Rātā Foundation, across two innovative and complementary education projects, which will see school entrants getting a ‘good start’ to their school years.

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Responsible investment brings the opportunity to affect change

27 August 2019

Rātā Foundation Chief Financial Officer Murray Lapworth has a passion for responsible investment. Rātā Foundation supports around 1,000 community and voluntary sector organisations in their work to provide community impact and social change.

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Sowing the seeds of success: Community mentors pilot to launch

30 July 2019

Rātā Foundation speaks to Business Trust Marlborough Manager Brian Dawson about the launch of a collaborative Community Mentors pilot to help strengthen governance and capacity-building for not-for-profit organisations and groups.

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Steering the way

30 July 2019

"Good governance enables an organisation to consider longer term goals and see the bigger picture around the relevance and direction of that organisation," says Marlborough Strengthening the Sector Steering Group member Ed Gilhooly.

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From dream to reality: Navigating capacity needs for Coastal Pathway

30 July 2019

The initial Christchurch Coastal Pathway project was bought about by a number of strong leaders who had the same vision in creating a lifelong asset.

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Scope Review tool strengthens youth sector

30 July 2019

Rātā Foundation speaks to John Harrington about his work in managing the Scope Review tool – a tool which works with youth organisations to identify their strengths and note areas for improvement in youth development.

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Vision and connection key to strengthening the sector

29 July 2019

Barrer & Co Director Sarah Barrer shares with Rātā Foundation her top five tips on strengthening the community sector.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters database means more time for the kids

29 July 2019

"Currently we are using basic excel spreadsheets, word documents and hand written notes to manage our matches, so we knew there was a need for change," says Big Brothers Big Sisters Programme Manager Chelsea Routhan.

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It’s okay to break down the facade

21 May 2019

The thing about boys, says Bros for Change founder Jaye Pukepuke, is they tend to ‘act like cool guys’ around their peers.

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Like, wish, wonder: Reflections on the Positive Education conference

06 May 2019

Following the success of the 2019 Positive Education conference, Rātā Foundation hosted a Hui with group of attendees to get their views on the event.

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Local solutions best meet local needs

02 May 2019

Grow Waitaha, initiated by the Ministry of Education, is a partnership between the Ministry, iwi, four providers, schools and their communities. It focuses on ensuring wellbeing strategies are embedded in schools.

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It takes a village to raise our children

24 April 2019

New Zealand Playcentre Federation regional manager Dalene Mactier talks about strategies Playcentre has in place to ensure children grow up happy and healthy.

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Making time for tamariki: The key to raising happy children

10 April 2019

We believe that positive community connections are so important for many reasons, not least of all parenting. Our Selwyn region boasts strong foundations and established roots, mixed with new fresh faces and young families that may be here for shorter periods of time.

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