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SAS College Rugby League semi-finalists found

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:21:55 +1200 | Auckland Rugby League

25/7/2014 AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUE SAS College Rugby League review – July 23 For Immediate Release More >>

UN: Urgent Action to End Female Genital Mutilation

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:42:43 +1200 | UN News

New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage More >>

Cell phone evidence a first

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:41:10 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Cell phone evidence a first Evidence gathered solely from a cell phone has been used for the first time to convict a Hastings man for possessing child sexual abuse pictures. Michael Lawrence Worsnop, a 29-year-old orchard worker pleaded guilty to three charges ...More >>

Helping kids thrive with Extraordinary Care Grants

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:31:14 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says extra grants are being made available to help children who’re being raised by extended family to reach their full potential. More >>

Maths, computer science and statistics cups awarded

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:20:38 +1200 | Massey University

The three top students in mathematics, statistics and computer science at Albany were presented with trophies to celebrate their achievement recently. More >>

SKY to showcase rising stars

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:19:24 +1200 | New Zealand Rugby League

NZ Rugby League and SKY Television have confirmed a blockbuster doubleheader that will highlight the game’s best domestic talent, as well as the next wave of future Kiwis.More >>

Plunket celebrates Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:21:44 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is proud to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (21-27 July), with Plunket people across the country among several thousand New Zealanders taking part and increasing their kete of knowledge in te reo.More >>

Doing all we can to support healthy, happy babies

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:30:44 +1200 | The Baby Show

The Baby Show (ASB Showgrounds from 22 to 24 August 2014) has got your back when it comes to showcasing the latest products that support the health and wellbeing of your beautiful offspring.More >>

Gaza: Where Evacuation is No Game

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:07 +1200 | Save The Children

At the bottom of my apartment building in Gaza two girls about six years old sit on the ground, laughing as they hurriedly pack items into their backpacks. Intrigued, I ask them what game they are playing. They tell me it’s called ‘evacuation’.More >>

High cost of GP visits still a barrier for older children

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:20:20 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Free doctor's visits should be extended to all children under 18 as GP charges are a significant barrier for low income families, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Local government engaging with youth

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:17:08 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Generation Y (those born between 1984 and 2002) are a demographic that have big ideas and a ‘fresh’ perspective, but their representation and engagement with local government has not always reflected this. More >>

What are National Standards really being used for?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:54 +1200 | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay.More >>

Otaihanga Domain to host upcoming Buggy Walk

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:21:47 +1200 | Sport Wellington

Hundreds of buggies are set to stroll through Otaihanga Domain in Kapiti on Thursday 7th August for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk. More >>

ACT trying to have it both ways on zoning

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:26:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

ACT Party candidate David Seymour’s campaign against changes to school zones in the Epsom electorate looks hollow given his party’s commitment to the abolition of school zoning altogether, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

NZ schoolchildren not disadvantaged by part-time work

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:14:18 +1200 | University of Otago

Schoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any long-term disadvantage, University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Extraordinary Care Fund open for applications

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:13:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Extraordinary Care Fund grants to help children being raised by their grandparents or extended family open for application soon, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett confirmed today.More >>

Strong gains in student achievement

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:27:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system. Ms Parata says the Public Achievement Information released today is evidence that moves by the Government, ...More >>

Solar in Schools launch – Dr Russel Norman

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:34:21 +1200 | Green Party

Congratulations to all of you for Laingholm’s Green-Gold Enviro school status. No mean feat and clearly the result of a lot of hard work. And big congratulations to Oliver, William, Josh and the rest of the Year 6 kids who’ve been leading the ...More >>

Makeover for Both Sides of the Fence education website

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:19:24 +1200 | Walking Access Commission

School children around New Zealand will enjoy a more colourful, dynamic and fun experience when using the popular Both Sides of the Fence education website. The site, online at, has been recently upgraded with new and improved ...More >>

New parents deserve support - Labour will deliver

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:58:58 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will pass legislation delivering 26 weeks paid parental leave to New Zealand families in its first 100 days in Government, Labour List MP Sue Moroney says. More >>


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