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  • Fair Way Kōrero - March 2023

    Nau mai haere mai, welcome to the first edition of Kōrero, our new quarterly newsletter, which is designed to keep you informed about what's going on in Fair Way's ACC service. As the whakataukī above emphasises, it is the people who are of the most importance to us, the people in our team, the people who we assist, and the people like yourselves that we work with closely every day.
  • International travel with children post-Covid

    Travel came back on the cards in 2022, with a phased border reopening starting with Australia in late February. The full re-opening of New Zealand’s border at 11.59pm on 31 July 2022 signalled the end of a two year long, unprecedented domestic lockdown. While a proportion of New Zealanders quite content to keep sheltered in the “hermit kingdom” remained, it was mostly a case of the opening of the flood gates on 1 August 2022.
  • When mediation is not suitable – cases which don’t fit the mold

    The question of whether a matter is suitable for mediation is often grappled with by those working in the family justice system. Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) mediation is mandatory for families seeking to air their parenting disputes in Court unless the matter is deemed “inappropriate” for mediation. What is deemed appropriate often depends on the judgment call of one individual.
  • Bullying in the workplace - lessons learnt so far

    As mediators and facilitators involved in addressing workplace bullying issues, Fair Way has developed a significant level of experience supporting people to resolve issues and helping organisations to foster meaningful change. So, based on our experience of the modern workplace, how can organisations support their staff and shift their workplace culture?
  • Let our workplaces be like the dawn chorus

    Each generation has its own culture formed from its period in history. This affects each generation’s values, beliefs, and identity. Our workplaces are made up of people of many generations. Millennials, born between roughly 1981 and 1996, comprise the largest group. Their managers are most likely to be Gen Xers, people born between 1965 and 1980.
  • Wellbeing is more than an aspiration

    Wellbeing is more than aspirational; it is a legal responsibility and commercial reality. We now know that telling someone who is struggling mentally or emotionally to ‘harden up’ does not help them. Some leaders still see wellbeing as an aspiration, viewing a wellbeing strategy as something nice to keep their staff feeling looked after and to show their stakeholders they are caring employers.  
  • Quiet quitting or loud living?

    Recently, much has been made of quiet quitting - a phenomenon that actually became viral on TikTok. So, what is quiet quitting and how is it relevant in the modern workplace? Quiet quitting has been defined as: “An informal term for the practice of reducing the amount of effort one devotes to one’s job, such as by stopping the completion of any tasks not explicitly stated in the job description.
  • Who do you want to be when you show up for work?

    The latest Human Rights Commission research exposes New Zealand’s sobering statistics on bullying and harassment in our places of work and learning. Bullying has a significant impact on those both directly and indirectly involved, and the complaints made often represent the tip of the iceberg, with only 24% of workers affected raising a formal complaint. 
  • Bullying in the workplace

    Recent government reports have sadly confirmed that New Zealand has a significant problem with bullying behaviour in our schools, and workplaces. In fact, in a school context: “New Zealand has one of the highest rates of bullying in the world.” This has been confirmed in the nationwide survey conducted by the Human Rights Commission.