Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development is a bi-annual digital journal for practitioners and academics who love community development. This issue acknowledges the loss of two important and much-loved figures in the field, Dr Ian Shirley and Dr Wendy Craig. Articles cover the topics of Social Policy Units for community organisations, development in the Auckland suburb of Glen Eden, and an environmental social enterprise dealing with waste on Waiheke Island. David Haigh has contibuted two articles, one analysing the language used to talk about poverty in the Victorian era, the 1930s, and the period of neoliberalism from the 1980s to the present. The other reflects on the beginnings of social welfare in New Zealand, in the small South Island town of Kurow.
Strategies to establish Social Policy Units (SPUs) within community organisations
Hoa Thi Nguyen and Charlie Moore
Change and development in Glen Eden 2017: Report to Waitakere Ranges Local Board
David Haigh, David Kenkel and Kate Doswell
The rise and fall and rise again of an environmental social enterprise. (With apologies to the makers of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, one of my favourite British television series)
Early welfare in Kurow, New Zealand