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Onboard newsletter – End of year message 2022

From the Chair of the Board Shannon Pakura: As we look back on the year, I recognise that once again our social worker profession, and the communities we serve have faced tough, challenging times. However, it is heartening that we have had some highlights for the profession to celebrate in recent weeks. There was a… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – October 2022

He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā wata As the days lengthen and the sun holds more warmth, and Christmas decorations start to appear in shops I am reminded that the end of the year is fast approaching. With this, we know that many students will be completing their final year of studies… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – September 2022

Kia pai te rā Tauwhiro When I reflect on the past two years, I think of the significant contribution that social workers have made in communities, to different groups, supporting whānau and vulnerable members of our society. The collectivism effort of social workers made a positive difference to the day to day lives of whānau.  From… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – August 2022

He ara pūkenga, he ara tauwhiro, hei whakamana mātā wata Tēnā koutou katoa, Greetings to you all, Looking back a year ago, we had gone back into a COVID-19 lockdown. I am not sure if at that time we would have anticipated quite how many of us would go on to have first-hand, personal experience… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – July 2022

Hei mokimoki, hei piripiri, kei ngā manu tukutuku, kei ngā tauwhiro o te whakaaro nui,Huri, huri noa, tēnā koutou katoa! I greet our social workers who do such amazing work and to the many voices in our sector! As the country experiences all that a wet New Zealand winter month can offer, we hope that… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – June 2022

Matariki hunga nui, Matariki ahunga nui, Matariki manako nui At the SWRB, it has given us an opportunity to reflect on the mahi we have done, acknowledge the great work social workers are doing in their communities, learn together and share time (and kai!). We were also fortunate to be able to share some of… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – May 2022

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, i te tī, i te tā, tēnā koutou katoa As we slowly enter the wintery months and cold grey days become more frequent, I would like to emphasise the importance of looking after yourself in these times while also acknowledging the mahi and support of everyone in the sector…. Read more »

Onboard newsletter – April 2022

Ka huri te kei o te waka ki te pae tawhitiKia hoe ngātahi ki te pae tata Turn the waka towards your distant horizonLet us make headway by paddling together as one We begin this edition of OnBoard with celebration – last week our social work team was together in person in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, including… Read more »

Onboard newsletter – March 2022

He tauwhiro ara rau o te whakaaro nui, tēnā koutou katoa! On World Social Work Day, we celebrated the contribution that all social workers make across the globe to social justice, human rights, and collective responsibility. With pride, we acknowledged our profession’s resilience, and unbending pursuit for social change, fairness and equality for all peoples…. Read more »

Onboard newsletter – February 2022

Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, i te tī, i te tā, tēnā koutou katoa As we welcome 2022 and continue to navigate these uncertain times, we at the SWRB wanted to say ‘kia kaha’ to our social work sector. We know that for many it’s a difficult time, but hope people were able to… Read more »