EarthDiverse News:

20 January 2023: EarthDiverse seeks applicants for potential Board Membership

The EarthDiverse Trust invites applications from interested persons to fill the following Trustee positions on the EarthDiverse Board of Trustees:

  • Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Trustee

The roles of these positions are outlined on a PDF document available for download here.

The EarthDiverse Trust is a not-for profit Incorporated Charitable Trust based in Kirikiriroa Hamilton that provides diversity education and a platform for teaching about all forms of diversity. This includes, but is not limited to, cultural, environmental, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity subjects. EarthDiverse delivers programmes to suit the needs of social sectors from children to senior citizens. The Trust also collaborates with other NGOs on projects that align with our goals. EarthDiverse is registered with the New Zealand Charities Services (Registration Number CC58212), the the New Zealand Companies Office (Certificate of Incorporation Number 50085009) and has a New Zealand Business Number (9429050099306).

The EarthDiverse Trust’s mission is to grow diversity knowledge in local, regional, and ultimately, national levels in a non-competitive assessment-free environment that encourages discussion and the exchange of ideas and perspectives. From this diversity knowledge comes awareness and empathy, and from empathy comes positive social and environmental change.

More information on the current work and projects of EarthDiverse can be found on our website at <earthdiverse.org.nz>.

Successful candidates, through their CVs & Expressions of Interest, should be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics. Additional qualities may be expressed.

  • Personal integrity and an understanding of maintaining confidentiality 
  • Passion for social change
  • Believes that education is a critical tool to break down barriers of ignorance
  • Understands and is committed to the goals of Te Tiriti o Waitangi 
  • Is committed to working towards the principles of good citizenship
  • Is a strategic thinker
  • Understands the roles of governance
  • Is able to cooperate and dialogue with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Has sound judgement in decision making

Interested persons should submit their relevant Curriculum Vitae together with a cover letter describing the reasons why you should be appointed to the EarthDiverse Trust Board by 5:00pm Wednesday 15 February 2023. These should be submitted as PDF files and emailed to: <[email protected]>.

Applications close: 5:00pm, Wednesday 15 February 2023.

The EarthDiverse Trust is keen to establish a diverse and representative Board of Trustees. We are open to applicants of all genders, abilities, ethnicities and religions. Applicants must be either New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents. The New Zealand Trusts Acts (2019) sets the legal minimum age of 18 for Trustees.

Kind Regards,

Todd Nachowitz, PhD
Founder and Executive Director, EarthDiverse
on behalf of the EarthDiverse Trust

NEWS: 13 OCTOBER 2022, Hamilton, New Zealand:  EarthDiverse wins ‘Public Good’ Category: The Hamilton Central Business Association awarded EarthDiverse the Winner in it’s “Public Good” Category last night at its annual CBD Awards event held 12 October 2022 at the Meteor Theatre in Hamilton. Congrats to all on the EarthDiverse Team for its success!