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Govt axes funding to important kids charity

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:24:58 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Govt axes funding to important kids charity The Coalition government needs to front up and explain its decision to cut funding for one of New Zealand’s leading children’s charities, National’s Spokesperson for Children, Paula Bennett says. “This evening ...More >>

Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:33:25 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government is irresponsibly and recklessly scrapping National Standards without having a detailed nationwide system of progression to replace it with, leaving parents in the dark about their children’s achievement, National Party Education Spokesperson ...More >>

Whangarei Schools win Torpedo7 Get2Go Finals

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:47:49 +1300 | Hillary Outdoors

Ninety six adventurous secondary school students were excited to take part in the Torpedo7 Get2Go Final on Great Barrier Island last week - organised and hosted by outdoor education specialists, Hillary Outdoors. An eight-strong mixed gender team ...More >>

Children in Poverty Deserve Christmas Presents Too

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:05:04 +1300 | Auckland City Mission

8,000 children living in poverty would not receive Christmas presents this year if not for the Auckland City Mission. More >>

Youthline Wellington Needs Your Help

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:52:04 +1300 | Youthline

Youthline Wellington has been running for 46 years, and now we desperately need your help. More >>

Increase Access & Make Digital World Safer for Children

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:31:16 +1300 | United Nations

11 December 2017 – Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, ...More >>

PM's Press Conference 11/12/17: From RBNZ to RNZB

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:00:44 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern attended the press conference today with Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the ...More >>

Bell Gully welcomes inaugural school trips udner new fund

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:48:53 +1300 | Bell Gully

Bell Gully welcomes inaugural school trips to award-winning He Tohu exhibition under new travel fund More >>

Government name calling doesn’t help vulnerable kids

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:34:25 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Government name calling doesn’t help vulnerable kids 11 DECEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

$418,000 - the Cost of Denial

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:37:29 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

"Children who come before the Ministry of Vulnerable Children are vulnerable," says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Talented New Zealand students awarded PM’s Scholarships

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:19:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Nearly 200 young New Zealanders are about to deepen New Zealand’s connections with Asia and Latin America. More >>

Govt Ignoring Student Screentime Health Concerns

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 13:12:54 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that Government plans to add digital technology to the school curriculum are ignoring the growing concerns with excessive screentime for young people, accompanied by a lack of guidelines by education and health ministries. “Although ...More >>

The Nation: Judge Andrew Becroft

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 10:50:34 +1300 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judge Andrew Becroft Headlines: The Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says he’s recommended to the new government that they index benefits to average wages or inflation for any household including children. ...More >>

'Empty Nesters' a Growing Part of the Flock

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:51:22 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

8 December 2017 - Couples living without children will make up more than half the 433,000 extra families projected to be in New Zealand by 2038, Stats NZ said today. This family type, which includes couples without or yet to have children, and those ...More >>

Children Not a ‘Bargaining Chip’ in Syrian Tug of War

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:34:38 +1300 | United Nations

7 December 2017 – The United Nations advisor for Syria said Thursday that obstacles stopping humanitarians from delivering aid and carrying out medical evacuations in besieged parts of the war-ravaged country are not being lifted, and “children are ...More >>

Inspiring the next generation of Kiwi inventors

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:14:31 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

A special partnership is bringing the interactive world of Mind Lab Kids to more children around New Zealand, just in time for the holidays. The Mind Lab by Unitec, the education provider behind Mind Lab Kids, has partnered with Spark’s online ...More >>

No hat, no play? Not always: Otago research

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:39:44 +1300 | University of Otago

Many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks, research from the University of Otago, Wellington, reveals. More >>

Government Must Set Targets to Reduce Child Poverty

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 11:01:17 +1300 | College of Public Health Medicine

New Zealand needs a cross-party, whole of government strategy, supported by robust monitoring and evaluation, to address child poverty levels, which despite some recent improvement, are still unacceptable, the NZ College of Public Health Medicine says.More >>

Millions of Babies Risk Brain Damage From Toxic Air

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:56:08 +1300 | United Nations

Millions of Babies, Mostly in South Asia, Risk Brain Damage From Breathing Toxic Air, UNICEF Warns More >>

Confirmation National’s changes halt child poverty

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:44:27 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Confirmation from the Children’s Commissioner that the growth in child poverty has been halted is largely due to initiatives introduced by National, the Party’s spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says. “Judge Andrew Beacroft has today ...More >>


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