Message from the Manager NSTP - March 2014 

Kia ora koutou

The sun is shining and National Services Te Paerangi is busy checking what we have achieved mid-way through the financial year and making plans for the months ahead.

One thing that has emerged is the importance and success of the numerous partnerships we have formed to date. A few new partnerships that have had great outcomes are worth mentioning and signal new things to look forward to.

Our partnership with Creative New Zealand in the delivery of six sustainable fundraising workshops around the country is a great example or how two organisations with similar objectives can help each other out. Creative New Zealand has very generously lent us one of their expert team so we can share their knowledge with you. You can read more about the partnership here. We will look for other opportunities like this in next financial year.

Next month we begin an exciting partnership with Archives New Zealand. Over a four-month period, a member of its Record Keeping and Capability team will be embedded with National Services Te Paerangi for one day a week, assisting us with the creation of a resource giving guidance and support for those managing archival collections in a museum setting. In return, a team member from National Services Te Paerangi will be going to Archives New Zealand to help them build better web resources for community archives to use.

We have also recently met with Sport New Zealand and will be sharing the comprehensive governance resources and expertise they have made available to us via our website very soon.

In addition, the British Columbia Museum Association has given us permission to share five video clips it is producing on collection care topics. In exchange, we have given them access to some of the resources National Services Te Paerangi has produced over the years. We live in a connected age.

Swapping and sharing information is not new to us or any of you – and forming partnerships that help both organisations meet common goals is just good sense. National Services Te Paerangi will be focusing on creating more opportunities and developing mechanisms for sharing and reciprocal support that hopefully some of you can contribute to as well as benefit from.

Enjoy the last of the summer sun and see some of you in Napier at the Museums Aotearoa conference in April.

Ngā mihi mahana