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Young Kiwis follow in Sir Peter’s footsteps

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:16:28 +1200 | Sir Peter Blake Trust

Six high-achieving young New Zealanders have been chosen for a range of amazing expeditions this summer, including two that will travel to Antarctica, as part of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Blake Ambassador programme.More >>

Country fair celebrates 85 years of Children’s Health Stamps

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:12:23 +1200 | Senate SHJ

A country fair with a focus on healthy eating marked 85 years for Children’s Health Stamps when the new issue was launched today by Stand Children's Services and NZ Post.More >>

Labour will make renting a better option

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:40:06 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will provide greater security of tenure for renters, and build more state and social housing, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Students Set to Impact on Election 2014

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:19:26 +1200 | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

In wake of the outrage that followed the publication of Dirty Politics some strong policy gains for tertiary students have been overshadowed. As the voting period for the General Election starts tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd September), the New Zealand Union ...More >>

NZRL Secondary Schools Nationals - MAGS toppled

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:15:33 +1200 | New Zealand Rugby League

Mt Albert Grammar - runners-up 12 months ago - have become the first major casualties on Day Two of the 2014 NZRL National Secondary Schools Tournament at Papakura. More >>

Adequate family incomes essential to reduce child poverty

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:14:03 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says making sure families have enough money to care for their children is a fundamental part of the solution to child poverty. More >>

More recognition needed for Homebased Early Education

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:59:54 +1200 | NZ Homebased ECE Assoc.

The New Zealand Homebased ECE Association says the great contribution that homebased educators and nannies make to homes and communities throughout New Zealand should be recognised and celebrated.More >>

Victoria students lead youth engagement publication

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:46:14 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

A group of Victoria University students are trying to reverse the trend of political disengagement by giving young people a voice. More >>

Political parties to be questioned on needs of children

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:08:25 +1200 | University of Otago

Political party representatives will be asked to outline their policies in three key areas relating to the needs of children at a public forum being hosted this Friday by the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW). The event has been co-organised by ...More >>

SWUG Apprentice of the Year 2014

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:01:23 +1200 | SWUG

APN Print Ellerslie’s Molisi Saulala is the 2014 SWUG Apprentice of the Year Molisi was chosen for the top award, with PMP Print’s Faanuualii Suafoa taking the runner-up position.More >>

Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:39:39 +1200 | Youth Horizons Trust

Marion Heeney has today been appointed Chief Executive for Youth Horizons Trust – a national provider of evidence-based services for children and young people. Marion brings a wealth of experience from across the non-profit and government sectors ...More >>

Police seek further information following Harter guilty plea

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:05:03 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police say there could be more victims of a child sex offender who taught in schools in Hawke's Bay and Wellington. More >>

Imake a Difference Funds Students Youth Rhino Summit

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:25:20 +1200 | Imake

The first ever International Youth Rhino Summit will begin this year on World Rhino Day (21-23 September, 2014) and charitable trust - Imake a Difference (est 2013), will fund the experience for three Kiwi students as well as financially supporting ...More >>

Lunch Box Day Returns for Hungry Kids

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:38:51 +1200 | Mediaworks

On Friday 5 September Campbell Live is bringing back its popular 'Lunch Box' day in support of the KidsCan Charitable Trust. A $3 donation can be made by texting LUNCH to 2448, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the charity.More >>

Top Toys for the Silly Season

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:24:29 +1200 | Holdson

New Zealand’s oldest puzzle makers and seasoned toy experts, Thos Holdsworth & Sons have announced their Top Ten Toy picks for Christmas 2014. More >>

Children’s Ward Receives Generous Donation

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:57:30 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Whangarei Hospital children’s ward resident Katie Reed has spent a fair amount of time in the ward’s playroom. This week she, along with staff members, was thrilled with the donation of a truck-load of new wooden playroom furniture, thanks to the ...More >>

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board addressing youth employment

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:44:40 +1200 | Auckland Council

Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board addressing youth employment issue More than 120 employers will attend a Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board business breakfast tomorrow morning to hear the results of a significant piece of research carried out by the ...More >>

ILT Kidzone Scoops Top Award i Invercargill

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:49:56 +1200 | TrustPower

ILT Kidzone has won the Supreme Award at the 201 Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards. The Awards were announced and presented tonight (Monday 1 September) at a function at the Invercargill Civic Theatre.More >>

Shopping Giveaway Harmless Fun For Kids

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:17:37 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ is rubbishing claims by critics including Gareth Morgan that the New World ‘Little Shop’ promotion is harmful for kids, and says that kids should be allowed to be kids. “Children love acting like their parents and pretending ...More >>

Youth health leaders encouraged to apply for fellowship

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:51:05 +1200 | Vodafone

Experienced youth sector practitioners with strong leadership qualities are being encouraged to apply for a fellowship in youth health and development offered by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation in association with SYHPANZ (Society of Youth Health ...More >>


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