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Kōrero with Margaret Mutu

It was an evening of humour and song when broadcaster Moana Maniapoto (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Pikiao) warmly interviewed Professor Margaret Mutu (Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua) at the Samoa House in late March. If you missed out on our sold out event, the full video is below! The upbeat feeling was welcome and ...

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Gender Gap Facts 2024

Did you know that nearly half of all public service chief executives were women in 2022, twice the proportion in 2012? This is one of the 32 facts in our just-updated at-a-glance, quick-reference “Gender Gap Facts”. This brief guide offers a handful of illustrative snapshots (from the most recent research and statistics available) about gender ...

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Posted: January 23, 2024Categories: , , , ,

Things you can do right now to contain this cartoon villain government

(Including things inspired by the Auckland Women Centre’s wāhine Māori kōrero)   Alarmed about the new government? Good. Alarm is an appropriate response to these real-life cartoon villains, so contemptible, craven and dangerous. A friend stresses what the immediate anti-Tiriti, anti-reo, anti-human rights signals are doing: “Māori in public service are deeply concerned. There are ...

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Posted: December 13, 2023Categories: , ,

Kōrero with Ngahuia Te Awekotuku: Turning Worry into Action

The legendary activist and scholar Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Te Arawa, Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi and Waikato) offered deep concern about the new government – but also hope about collective opposition to their “rubbish” agenda – in her warm, candid online kōrero with Stacey Morrison. This kōrero video has been lightly edited for clarity. We live in interesting times. Last ...

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Posted: December 13, 2023Categories: , , , , , ,

A feminist critque of the Government’s latest budget

The Budget – how the government spends its money, and what commentators and opposition parties say about it in the following days – is an interesting reflection of the values of the country.  This year, the government allocated just under $74 million to prevent and respond to family violence.  This included $9 million to provide ...

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Posted: June 19, 2023Category:

Annual Report 2022

In 2022 we implemented our succession plan reducing Leonie’s hours and employing the amazing Kaitlin Henderson as our full time Programmes Manager. This increased the quality of our programmes and allowed us to undertake more feminist advocacy. Check out a re-cap of our year here.

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Posted: December 20, 2022Category:


Welcome to our International Women’s Day campaign. Over the next 10 days we will be showcasing 10 outstanding leaders in our communities. Please join us.   Oriini Kaipara In December, journalist and broadcaster Oriini Kaipara (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Rangitihi), became the first wahine with a moko kauae to present primetime news, increasing ...

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Posted: March 18, 2022Categories: , , ,

What are the political parties saying?

Auckland Women’s Centre is proud to be part of the new, awareness-raising Gender Justice Collective, along with researchers, practitioners and other organisations. This is our paraphrase of an article by The Workshop’s Jess Berentson-Shaw. Read the article here.

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Posted: January 21, 2021Category:

Procurement policy to support gender equity?

Last month, the Government announced a very interesting new rule: when procuring their annual $42 billion worth of goods and services, government departments and agencies would now have to “consider how they can create quality jobs, particularly for displaced workers and traditionally disadvantaged groups such as Māori, Pasifika, people with disabilities and women.” Given the ...

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Posted: October 22, 2020Category:

Add ‘sure to rise’ to ‘shovel ready’ for the best COVID recovery for women and the planet

Disappointingly, “shovel ready” projects fast-tracked by government to provide employment are drawn mostly from sexist and male-dominated industries – and we know employers are often actively hostile to employing women, and/or have family-unfriendly conditions (which are not good for men either). So women are faced with a COVID double whammy: more likely to be fired, ...

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Posted: October 22, 2020Category: