NZ Boat Sales has just expanded across the Tasman Sea

Nelson based NZ Boat Sales has just expanded across the Tasman Sea, joining forces with Multihull Central, Sydney to cooperatively promote and service customers with a true alternative to buying and selling multihulls in the region and extensive range of world class sailing and power catamarans and trimarans. Continue reading NZ Boat Sales has just expanded across the Tasman Sea

New BA5 Sponsor

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Business After Five Sponsor

“On 30 September it is the end of an era” Dot Kettle, Chief Executive of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce said today.

“After 10 years as sponsor of the Chamber’s monthly free networking event, the last BNZ Partners BA5 will be held on 30 September at the Mudcastle, in the Moutere.    Continue reading New BA5 Sponsor

TPP risks overstated

A new report on the Trans Pacific Partnership concludes that it would not allow foreign control over New Zealand’s law-making ability.

ExportNZ commissioned ISDS and sovereignty<>, a report on investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership and other free trade agreements. Continue reading TPP risks overstated

Effective Evaluation Training

Date: Friday 26 February 2016
Time: 9am – 4.30pm
Venue: Room T301 NMIT Nelson Campus

Everything you need to know to get started in Evaluation

This training course is intended to provide participants with the information and skills they need to use evaluation in their organisations. The training will provide an overview of what evaluative activities are (such as monitoring, review, self-assessments and formal evaluations) and the steps involved in setting up an evaluative activity. This includes how to begin planning an evaluation and engaging with stakeholders.

The Facilitator – Angele Toomey
Angele started her working life as a community development worker and since then she has worked in the public sector for over 15 years in Australia and NZ, with the last 6 years focused on evaluation. In 2012 Angele graduated from Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Evaluation with a Distinction. Angele has worked with the National Collective of Women’s Refuges to develop a national Outcomes Framework and currently splits her time between providing technical advice on evaluation and developing evaluation capability, systems and processes. Angele has a specific interest in helping non-evaluators understand how they can benefit from making evaluation an everyday part of their work.

Cost: $140 pp and $100 pp for charities/NFPs

All profits will go to Nelson Women’s and Children’s Refuge.
Morning tea, afternoon tea and training notes/handouts provided.

Lunch is not included, there will be a lunch break when participants can go into town to pick up lunch.

Please register by 16 February to

Natalie Gousmett
Funding and Finance Coordinator