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Project Team formed for FACS Prevention

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:49:03 +1200 | FACSNZ

Foetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome New Zealand are pleased to announce a FACS Project Team has been formed in collaboration with ACC Treatment Injury Prevention, Ministry of Health, Medsafe, PHARMAC, Pharmaceutical Society of NZ, HQSC, Te Awakairangi Health, ...More >>

Not the New Zealand we want

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:13:22 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG ) endorses the Government’s stated commitment to improve the lives of all vulnerable children. It has failed dismally with the 2016 Budget announcement.More >>

Budget 2016 not the game changer needed

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:10:04 +1200 | Every Child Counts

Every Child Counts welcomes initiatives in the budget aimed at improving child wellbeing, but is disappointed that it doesn't address one of the most critical issues facing the country - child poverty.More >>

Budget investment in vulnerable children welcome

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:35:23 +1200 | Save The Children

Budget 2016 aligns well with Save the Children’s ambition around three areas: to reduce the number of children who die from preventable causes; get more children into school; and help children achieve their rights.More >>

Budget 2016 insulting to early childhood education

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:16:45 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Budget 2016 is, as expected, the annual slap in the face for early childhood education (ECE) providers who received no increase to funding rates for the second year running. More >>

2016 Budget a missed opportunity

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:05:03 +1200 | Tick for Kids

The Tick for Kids* coalition is disappointed that the Budget delivered today will do little to address the crisis of child poverty and hardship. More >>

Barnardos welcomes Budget help for children, more needed

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:58:42 +1200 | Barnardos

Barnardos welcomes the Budget’s prioritised social investment and extra funding and support for children and young people. More >>

Early childhood education faces yet another funding squeeze

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:55:06 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Kindergartens and early childhood education centres will face an even bigger battle to maintain quality teaching and learning following the Budget announcement that there will be no increase in funding.More >>

Barnardos welcomes Budget help for children

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:51:35 +1200 | Barnardos

Barnardos welcomes the Budget’s prioritised social investment and extra funding and support for children and young people. More >>

Budget contemptuous of children with special learning needs

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:29:54 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Government’s 2016 Budget is contemptuous of the many thousands of struggling families who have preschoolers with special learning needs, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres.More >>

Budget delivers funding cut to early childhood education

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:28:28 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2016 delivers a punishing funding cut to the early childhood education sector, says Early Childhood Council More >>

Generation Zero responds to “Band-Aid Budget”

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:01:40 +1200 | Generation Zero

The 2016 Budget has been met with a muted response by youth lobby group Generation Zero, labeling the budget the “Band-Aid Budget” More >>

$347.8m for care and protection of young people

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:31:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 will invest $347.8 million of operating funding over this year and the next four years for the care and protection of vulnerable children and young people, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says.More >>

Budget 2016: $19m extra for Capital & Coast

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:19:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Capital & Coast DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

School bus incident - North Auckland

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:46:06 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Emergency services attended a school bus incident near Ahuroa School in Makarau, north Auckland around 9am this morning. More >>

Government challenged to prioritise support for young people

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:49:49 +1200 | Ara Taiohi

Ara Taiohi, peak body for youth development, is calling on the government to prioritise spending on all young people in the 2016 budget. “We think that investment in our young people in Aotearoa should take priority over tax cuts,” says Anya Satyanand, ...More >>

MP and Freemasons scholar presents 2016 scholarships

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:27:21 +1200 | Freemasons

On the eve of Budget Day, Labour List MP Jacinda Ardern—herself a scholarship recipient in 2001—presented $184,000 in Freemasons University Scholarships to 26 of the country’s top students.More >>

Veto On Parental Leave Fails To Value Parents

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:50 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ says that the government veto on paid parental leave is disrespectful to parents and the young families, and is also flawed because it fails to recognise the benefit of investing in hands-on parenting especially for middle- and low-income ...More >>

Kidscan And Flight Centre Partner

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:54:08 +1200 | Flight Centre

KidsCan has today announced that thanks to support from the Flight Centre Foundation, five orchards will be planted in schools around the country in 2016, and 625 pairs of shoes and socks will be distributed to children, as a part of KidsCan’s ‘Shoes ...More >>

Youth rates spur strike vote by Wellington Airport staff

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:08:55 +1200 | E Tu

Pay talks for workers stalled in December after their employer, US contracting company, Delaware North refused to negotiate unless it could introduce youth rates. More >>


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