AGMs, celebrations and steps toward emerging networks in Porirua and South Auckland give you a chance to get involved!

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Celebrations and conversations will follow our AGMs at the end of this month and we invite you to participate.  Member groups will have the chance to vote on a new Governance Committee for 2014-15 so if you would like to send in a nomination please contact us at  In Auckland a flier will be out soon for a party, post AGM, so look out and join in!

The Porirua team start planning for a new Living Wage Network.  Training is coming up (see advertisement below)

Accreditation Licence Fees
The public education sector has been aligned with the community sector for the assessment of licence fees.   Check out information on how to apply to become an accredited Living Wage employer here:

One of the newest accredited Living Wage Employers, the Common Unity Project, would appreciate donations of old bikes. Their newly appointed bike librarian, based at Epuni School in Lower Hutt, mends the bikes which are made available for members of the community to use. Check out where to take them and how else you can help at:

Living Wage Survey 


Massey University People, Organisation, Work and Employment Research (MPOWER) team is running a national, online Living Wage survey. 
The survey will seek to find out how people feel about the Living Wage in NZ and what they perceive that it means for employees' income level, well-being, engagement at work, workplace productivity and capacity to have a decent standard of living. If you are an employee, manager or employer in New Zealand, please take part - it will only take you five minutes to complete the survey and gives you an opportunity to have your say about an important societal issue. You can access the survey at:
The survey which closes at midnight on 31 October.

Bake for a Living Wage!

Can you help our Auckland fundraising by baking a cake for any one of 3 events starting next week.  Your support will make a difference. Let us know at