Society and Community


* Ageing
* Aid and Aid Agencies
* Animal Welfare
* Buses and Public Transport
* Children
* Community Directories
* Community Support and Social Agencies
* Consumer Issues
* Crime & Crime Prevention
* Family
* Funding
* Gambling
* Genetic modification
* Housing
* Human Rights
* Law and Legal Services
* Men
* New Migrants
* Parenting
* Peace & Social Justice
* Personal Finance
* Philosophy
* Psychology
* Refugees
* Religion and Spirituality
* Road Safety
* Sexuality & Gender
* Sociology
* Support Groups
* Sustainable Living
* Volunteering and Service Groups
* Women
* Youth


* Global Issues in Context
This resource ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of global issues - war, genocide, terrorism, poverty, globalization, world trade, and global warming.
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* Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Social issues research tool for investigating both sides of hotly-debated topics. Includes statistics and detailed research plus articles from magazines, journals and newspapers.
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* Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought: ideas that shaped the world
Published by Bloomsbury, 1993. Electronic Resource from Credo reference.
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* Dictionary of the social sciences
Published by Oxford University Press, 2002. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
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* Politics and Social Sciences @ Oxford Reference Online
A collection of reference books covering Politics and Social Sciences.
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* 100 Resilient Cities
One hundred cities from across the globe will be selected to receive technical support and resources for developing and implementing plans for urban resilience.
* ACTION: Advocacy to Control TB Internationally
Tuberculosis (TB), is a global disease that kills one person every 20 seconds. ACTION is an international partnership of advocates working to mobilize resources to treat and prevent the spread of TB and XDR-TB (Extremely Drug Resistant TB).
* Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand
* Association of Social Science Researchers
* Canine Friends
Canine Friends Pet Therapy is a New Zealand-wide network of people who share their friendly well behaved dogs with other people: patients in hospitals and residents in rest homes and hospices.
* Change My Address
Free service from NZ Post to send change of address information electronically to a wide variety of NZ business plus personal contacts
* Charities Commission
Responsible for approving and registering charities; monitoring; to educate, provide advice to and support the trustees and officers of charities; and provide advice to government.
* Community and Social Studies @ Te Puna Web Directory
Links to New Zealand organisations and information.
* Community Research
Community Research gathers research about New Zealand's tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector, shares it with a broader audience, creates a virtual hub for researchers, iwi and community organisations to share their ideas, and advocates good methods in community research.
* CommunityCentral
CommunityCentral helps us work together. It's an online space for people in tangata whenua, community and voluntary, public health and other organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand. Designed by the sector, for the sector, this website will grow in response to your feedback and suggestions.
* CommunityNet Aotearoa
Online hub of resources to strengthen communities.
* Computer Access New Zealand Trust (CANZ)
* Computers in Homes Rorohiko I roto nga kainga
* Do Good Jobs
An online jobs board linking passionate, talented, "do-gooders" with job vacancies at organisations working to create social and environmental change.
* Duffy Books in Homes
Books in Homes supports New Zealanders' literacy by providing free books.
* East-West Center
The East-West Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States.
* Fred Hollows Foundation
* Freemasons New Zealand
* Friends of Tibet New Zealand
* Funerals New Zealand
Funerals New Zealand is a site developed by the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ). Its intention is to assist people in the decisions required in organising a funeral. The site helps with aspects of grieving, and provides resources and contacts within the profession.
* GALA - Group Against Liquor Advertising
* Global Focus Aotearoa
Global Focus Aotearoa is a specialist provider of information and education on global and development issues. Provides access to a free lending library, magazines, teaching resources, email updates, training information and much more.
* Hearing dogs
To enhance the independence and well-being of deaf and severely hearing-impaired New Zealanders through the provision of specially-trained dogs.
* Heartland Services Ngā Ratonga ki te Manawa o te Whenua
Heartland Services is an across government initiative which improves access to Government services for people in provincial and rural New Zealand.
* Humanist Society of New Zealand
"Humanism is the use of human reason in the service of compassion".
* Institute for Liberal Values of New Zealand
The Insitute is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organisation promoting the values of classical liberalism, including individual rights, limited government, private property, free markets, tolerance, and reason.
* Keep Our Port Public (KOPP) Christchurch
Keep Our Port Public (KOPP) is the campaign to keep the Port of Lyttelton in public ownership and public control.
* Kiva
Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.
* Lifeline
* Maxim Institute
Aims to promote the principles of a free, just and compassionate society through policy and public debate.
* Migration Heritage Centre
The Migration Heritage Centre at the Powerhouse Museum is a NSW Government initiative supported by the Community Relations Commission.
* National Appeals Calender
from the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand
* National Network of Stopping Violence Services Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga
The National Network of Stopping Violence Services (NZ) Inc works to enable all people in Aotearoa/New Zealand to live free of all forms of violence, abuse and oppression.
* Neighbourhood Support New Zealand
Provides support for all neighbourhood and rural support groups throughout New Zealand.
* New Zealand China Friendship Society
Aim to foster interest in China and promote the study of its history, culture and political and social structure, past and present, to seek to improve mutual understanding and goodwill, to promote friendship between the peoples of China and New Zealand
* New Zealand Community Development Trust
* New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women
* New Zealand Honours
The Honours Secretariat administers the New Year and Queen's Birthday Honours Lists.
* New Zealand Institute
The New Zealand Institute is a privately funded think-tank that is committed to generating new and creative debate, ideas, and solutions that contribute to building a better and more prosperous New Zealand for all New Zealanders.
* The Noam Chomsky Archive
Has an enormous amount about the man - his works - with lots of primary material and some of his talks.
* Not for
This site is intended to stimulate debate about the New Zealand Flag.
* nzObits
Obituary notices from around New Zealand
* Pew Internet & American Life Project
Explore the impact of the Internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. Includes reports and some raw data.
* Population Association of New Zealand
Disaster preparedness resource from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (USA).
* Richmond Fellowship New Zealand
Richmond New Zealand Incorporated (Richmond) is a major national provider of community mental health and support services.
* Right to Life New Zealand
* Ronald McDonald House Charities
* Rotaract
Rotaract is a worldwide organisation of clubs consisting of young people between the ages of 18 and 30, who have a spirit for community service and helping others.
* Royal New Zealand Returned Services' Association
* Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand (SCFNZ)
Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand (SCFNZ), established in 2004, is a not-for- profit national organisation with charitable trust status, a visible national champion for the promotion of World Health Organisation (WHO) Safe Communities Model
* Sister Cities
Sister Cities New Zealand brings together kindred organisations, voluntary, local-body and governmental groups, cultural, sport, educational and trade groups involved in people-to-people contact between countries and cultures.
* Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is dedicated to the collaborative research, presentation, conservation, and continuity of traditional knowledge and artistry with diverse contemporary cultural communities in the United States and around the world.
* Social Policy Evaluation and Research Committee
An interagency committee of New Zealand government agencies with a focus on social policy research and evaluation. SPEaR's key role is to oversee the government's social policy research and evaluation purchase. It is a coordination hub for government agencies and the social research and evaluation sector to improve capability, capacity and outcomes.
* Social Report
Indicators of social wellbeing in New Zealand. Social Report provides information on the social health and well-being of New Zealand society. Indicators are used to measure levels of well-being, to monitor trends over time, and to make comparisons with other countries. From the Ministry of Social Development
* Social Work Now Te Puna Whakaaro
Social Work Now is the professional practice journal of Child, Youth and Family and is published three times a year (April, August and December). Its focus is on articles about social work practice and theory as they relate to children, young people, families and whanau.
* State of World Population
Sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund, the State of World Population contains a number of important resources for persons interested in long-range and current trends regarding the world's population.
* Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand (SPINZ)
New Zealand wide information service which aims to assist communities and services to prevent youth suicide by providing them with high quality information.
* Te Kaiawhina Ahumahi The Industry Training Organisation for the Social Services
* The Tindall Foundation
* Transition Towns
Transition Towns initiatives are part of a vibrant, international grassroots movement that brings people together to explore how we, as communities, can respond to the environmental, economic and social challenges arising from climate change, resource depletion and an economy based on growth.
* Venuehire : New Zealand venues
Directory of NZ venues for hire
* Voice for Life
Formerly the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC)
* Voluntary Euthanasia Society
* VOTE : Viewers for Television Excellence Inc
* World Disasters Report
Annual report which analyses the humanitarian crises of the past, present and future and provides comprehensive analysis of the world's humanitarian crises, for disaster professionals and donors, politicians and planners, scientists and academics, journalists and community aid workers.
* Worldmapper
A large collection of maps that detail various subjects that are presented in a cartogram form with accompaning text information.