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Tauiwi AGM

A big thank you to all who were able to call in for our AGM last Friday. 15 organisations were represented from across the country. Tauiwi staff and the executive appreciate your participation and support. Minutes and actions have now been sent out to members.

Reminder for Full members
If you have not yet completed the AGM survey monkey please follow this link
The survey will be open until Monday the 2nd of November

Member Request:

Hi everyone,
HELP’s Child and Family Team is currently working with a number of pre-pubescent children who were exposed to pornography during sexual abuse and who now regularly watch pornography  in secret. 

We would be really interested in talking with others with experience in this area of work, so please contact me if that is you, or could you send through contacts for anyone you know in the community who has this experience.
Kathryn McPhillips
Kathryn McPhillips
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Manager
P:  09 623 1700        
Research and Events and Training 

Interpersonal violence – results from the latest NZCASS Study
Superu, Friday, 23 October 2015
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wellington , New Zealand

From inclusion to influence: How should women’s organisations engage in policy? - Workshop 
Wednesday 25 November 2015
Where: Auckland Women's Centre, 4 Warnock Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Organised by Auckland Women's Centre
Free. All welcome. Please RSVP by email



Public submissions are now being invited on the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Register) Bill

The closing date for submissions is next Wednesday, 28 October 2015.

This bill establishes a Child Sex Offender Register that aims to reduce sexual re-offending against child victims, and the risk posed by serious child sex offenders by providing government agencies with the information needed to monitor child sex offenders in the community and providing up-to-date information that assists the Police to more rapidly resolve cases of child sex offending.

The Select Committee is due to report back to Parliament on 15 March 2016. The Bill comes into force on 1 July 2016 (Clause 2).


This could help you to determine specific recommendations that might improve your submission about the Bill.


Te Reo Rangatira

Tell select committees and Parliament what you think - Process Flow Chart

Gain skills to assist young people whose sexual understandings have been distorted by pornography

This Auckland workshop is suitable for teachers, youth workers, nurses, psychologists and others involved in education, health promotion, violence prevention, support or counselling with young people, or in policy development in related areas. The training will assist participants to develop their understanding of pornography and its influence, and the frameworks and confidence to address the issues with young people.

For more information about this, or any of Grow's workshops, contact Cris Sanders on 06 878 3456, email 
Members News and Updates
If you have news and updates you would like to share with other members please feel free to send information  through to National Office
Any feedback on newsletter most welcomed
Thanks for reading
The National Office Team, TOAH-NNEST
Te Ohaakii a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together
6 Kelvin Grove, Te Aro, Windy Wellington 6011

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