Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono | Update #05

Kia ora koutou, Greetings & As-Salaam-Alaikum,

Planning is now underway for how the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective (IAC) might take shape. The breadth of interest, skills and expertise of those attending the first Zoom meeting was impressive and the common desire to do what is ‘right’ will ensure that comprehensive and robust strategies evolve as the Collective progresses.

Next Zoom meeting/call – Tuesday 20 August, 4.30pm–6.30pm
Anyone wishing to attend the meeting in person is welcome – the location is:
Foundation North, 50 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011.

A major topic for the meeting will be developing a vision and mission for the IAC. This is your chance to have input into the initial stages of the project.

Questions you may like to consider beforehand.

1. How will NZ be different if the IAC is successful?

2. What is the difference the IAC can make?

3. Which three values are most important for the IAC to reflect?

If you unable to attend the meeting, feel free to send your thoughts on these questions to


Fabulous funding success
Grant approvals have been received from Foundation North, Trust Waikato, the Eastern and Central Community Trust and the Wellington Community Trust. Our most sincere thanks to Nicola Brehaut, Jade Tang-Taylor, Rongo Kirkwood and all the others who worked so hard to achieve this.

Staffer needed
A Job Description has been developed and advertised, you can download details at Please circulate widely across your networks to get it in front of as many people as possible.

We’d like to acknowledge the work of Stefan Doll, with assistance from Sripriya Somasekhar and Jade Tang-Taylor, in getting the Job Description and advertisement ready for us.

Communications team
We had a first meeting and it’s great to have Tracy Bridges, Kate Smith and Mark Servian working with Jade and Anjum to develop a strategy for IAC. Step 1 is the discussion topic for the 20 Aug Zoom meet.

An initial meeting is to be held soon with local researchers. An update will be provided in the next newsletter. If you would like to be involved with this group, please email

Other Bits & Pieces

Video of meeting
The communications team would like to record the Zoom meeting to assist with the strategy work that will follow. The video will not be made public, however if anyone has a problem with this please contact

Project host
Our thanks to Shama (Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Centre) who have put up their hand to be the temporary host for IAC. We could not have made it this far without assistance from them.

Thank you for all your ongoing support!
And look forward to connecting online (or off) very soon.

Ngā mihi nui,

Anjum Rahman