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Trust Slams Tax Payer Funding of Wrestling on Maori TV

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:31:22 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust Manawatu spokesperson Scott Guthrie is calling for Maori television to withdraw the airing of WWE wrestling from its programme line up before its start date of the 24th of February.More >>

Camp caters for kids with arthritis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:54:48 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

Camp caters for kids with arthritis Around 25 children with arthritis and their families are looking forward to a camp designed especially for them at Totara Springs, Matamata next weekend (23-25 February). At the camp, run by Arthritis New Zealand, ...More >>

Wellington International Youth Match Racing Championship

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:22:20 +1300 | CentrePort

The CentrePort Wellington International Youth Match Racing Championship took place over the latter part of last week and the weekend with skippers from NZL, AUS, JPN and GBR representing teams from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Sydney ...More >>

Council launches Hutt Science initiative in Upper Hutt

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:31:34 +1300 | Upper Hutt City Council

The Hutt Science programme for primary and intermediate schools is now available in Upper Hutt, thanks to initial funding from Upper Hutt City Council. More >>

Mike King, advocates and artists join hands

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:57:15 +1300 | I am Hope

In a significant cross-industry collaboration spear headed by comedian and mental health educator Mike King, the I AM HOPE TOUR launches to promote addressing youth suicide by shedding the stigma associated with it, and empowering communities to ...More >>

Feminists Interrupt at Auckland Pride Parade

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:13:52 +1300 | Charlie Montague

Feminist activists Charlie Montague and Renée Gerlich dropped a banner at the front of the Auckland Pride Parade. The banner read: STOP GIVING KIDS SEX HORMONES – PROTECT LESBIAN YOUTH “ Organisations like RainbowYouth and InsideOut, as well ...More >>

International Children’s Peace Prize Nomination Form 2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:54:00 +1300 | KidsRights

Selection of the child • An individual boy or girl; (Groups of children will not be considered) • Above 12 years and under 18 years of age; (the child should not be older than 17 years by the time of the nomination deadline) • From all over ...More >>

Vodafone helps parents navigate My First Phone

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:55:53 +1300 | Vodafone

Vodafone helps parents navigate My First Phone Friday 16 February With another school year underway, Vodafone is offering advice to parents under pressure from their children asking for their first phone. Vodafone Head of Segment Marketing Delina Shields says ...More >>

Childcare a challenge for 1 in 6 working parents

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:55:50 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Not having care available when they needed it was the main childcare difficulty (38 percent) for parents who worked, or wanted to work, Stats NZ said today. Care being too expensive was their next main difficulty (19 percent).More >>

Developing future Māori leaders in land-based industries

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:29:42 +1300 | Ngai Tahu

Whenua Ora, an innovative new national engagement programme for young Māori was launched in Christchurch earlier this week. The programme aims to inspire young Māori to become agribusiness leaders by marketing and promoting land-based career options ...More >>

NCEA and the Digital Age

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:59:36 +1300 | Hayley Stevenson

Handwritten exams for NCEA are on the cusp of becoming a thing of the past More >>

Petition to further restrict psychoactive substances

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:18:09 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Simeon Brown MP for Pakuranga MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown has today launched a petition calling for tougher penalties for suppliers of psychoactive substances. “My petition calls for both tougher sentences for those who supply illegal synthetic ...More >>

Wearing Red This Valentine’s Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:40:53 +1300 | Heart Kids

While many people angst over what to get their loved ones today, others are ‘showing their love in a different way this Valentine’s Day’. More >>

NZ Kindy bans plastic bags

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:14:31 +1300 | Greenpeace New Zealand

At Laingholm in West Auckland they’ve banned plastic bags from their kindy. They might even be the first kindergarten in the country to do so. More >>

Salvation Army report paints picture of growing inequality

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:09:58 +1300 | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Salvation Army State of the Nation Report reveals that while the economy has consistently grown over the past ten years, only a small sector of the population has benefited from this growth. "The failures of the neoliberal policies by ...More >>

Families package is tip of iceberg for families in poverty

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:32:23 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

New media trust launches for Queenstown Lakes District

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:05:03 +1300 | Southern Community Media Trust

A new local news media trust has been launched in Queenstown. The Southern Community Media Trust addresses the withdrawal of mainstream media from Queenstown Lakes District – and staff reductions at local newspapers – while developing a new business ...More >>

Gearing up to welcome thousands of new bubs in 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:56:45 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

The old year is out and the new year is in – and midwives, nurses, medical teams and lead maternity carers (LMCs) across the Wellington region are gearing up for another busy 12 months.More >>

Latest ASH survey shows youth smoking is at an all time low

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:29:55 +1300 | Action On Smoking And Health

Results from the 2016 ASH year 10 survey released today show that only 2.2 percent of year ten students smoke daily. The lowest smoking rates recorded since 1999 when 15.2 percent of students smoked daily. More >>

Young coders to school Digital Nations Conference delegates

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:23:30 +1300 | Code Club Aotearoa

During their lunch break, tech leaders, social innovators, government officials, and future thinkers at the Digital Nations 2030 conference will get schooled. Twenty kids from Code Club Aotearoa will take delegates through a lesson in Scratch, a programming ...More >>


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