Who we areWe are ‘One Voice Te Reo Kotahi’, speaking from the sector allowing the voices of organisations that have not been formed by Government or Commerce to be heard. We stand for all parts of the sector, as tangata whenua and tangata Tiriti, providing expertise and experience of and in the sector.
How we functionBy consulting with groups and collating responses from them, we provide two-way communication between the NGO sector and government, and commerce – a brokerage role. We support and promote the contribution of organisations in the sector.We advise and inform decision makers of the issues. We are working alongside CanCERN in its vital role with local residents’ groups, bringing in the specialist city-wide NGOs (many with national dimensions).
Interpretation of Te Reo KotahiOne Voice is simply the waka on which the NGO sector with its many faces (nga matatini) carries community expectations and truths with integrity.