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Urgent action needed on family and sexual violence

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:08:17 +1200 | Green Party

The Government’s stocktake of family and sexual violence spending must now be followed up by a commitment to spending the money needed to prevent the violence in the first place the Green Party said. “I’m relieved that the Government are ...More >>

Moves on family and sexual violence response welcomed

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:06:33 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s launch of a significant new work programme to ensure agencies respond better to family and sexual violence. More >>

Adult Vaccinations: WHO Cares…. does New Zealand?

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:58 +1200 | Medicines New Zealand

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions known. More >>

Getting Dunedin’s International Students Job Ready

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:43:15 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

A new Job Ready Programme is being launched to link up Dunedin’s international students with local businesses and employers to retain skilled workers in the city. More >>

Women’s Refuge raise funds for youth development programme

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:57:47 +1200 | Wellington Womens Refuge

Lens cloths sold over the counters at The Warehouse will help to make a huge contribution to the Women’s Refuge this year. More >>

Road patrollers recognised for role in road safety

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:24:09 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Every school day students give up their time to help more than 30,000 children successfully travel to and from Wellington’s primary schools. Wellington City Council and NZ Police have organised an Orange Day celebration on Friday 7 August 2015 to thank ...More >>

Tony Douglas Robertson v The Queen - Leave Declined

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:09:02 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

The application for leave to appeal is dismissed. REASONS [1] The applicant was convicted of the murder and rape of Mrs Blesilda Gotingco after a jury trial at the High Court in Auckland. He has yet to be sentenced.More >>

Giving student scoops top award

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:37:02 +1200 | TrustPower

A Springbank student was recognised last night at the Trustpower Far North Community Awards, for his commitment to service. Logan Alexander was named the winner of the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award for his efforts to volunteer in the school ...More >>

Breastfeeding Celebrated Nationwide at The Big Latch On

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:03:34 +1200 | Big Latch On

From en-masse marae sit-ins and mum ‘n bub coffee groups in city malls, to a mammillary gathering on a pig farm and a maternal meeting at a cheese factory, Big Latch On events celebrate the all-important role breast feeding plays in babies’ lives, ...More >>

2015 Smokefreerockquest - Top 30 Announced

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:24:34 +1200 | Smokefreerockquest

Hopes of Kiwi music industry success are closer for 30 Smokefreerockquest entrants who have made it through to the top 30 acts for 2015. More >>

'No justification' for Government delay on benefit increases

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:56:59 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the Minister of Social Development Minister should give a full explanation of why benefit levels were not raised immediately following the 2015 Budget.More >>

In Focus: 28 July 2015

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:31:48 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

In my last newsletter I talked about one particularly busy day spent in the electorate during Parliament’s two week recess. More >>

Term Time for Toddlers at Capital E

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:57:23 +1200 | Capital E

Children aged 3-5 years will be keeping busy at Capital E Central on 4 Queens Wharf during term time in a flurry of fun activities. From dance workshops, to craft workshops and to special shows, there’s something on every single week to keep tiny toddlers ...More >>

Kiwi businesses value returning mothers

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:10:07 +1200 | Regus Group

New Zealand businesses are world leaders at recognising the value of mothers returning to the workforce, according to a new global survey by Regus . More >>

Applications to AMP Scholarships Open for 2015

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:03:19 +1200 | AMP

New Zealanders are well known for their Kiwi can-do approach to life and even with a population of just 4.4 million people, the likes of Lorde, Lydia Ko and Peter Jackson go to show what amazing accomplishments can be achieved. More >>

Need to end violence against children in conflict

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:59:37 +1200 | UN News

‘We should be outraged’ more not being done to end violence against children in conflict – UNICEF chief More >>

Buzz and inspiration for children to read

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:20:25 +1200 | Adroite Communications

Buzz and inspiration for children to read is the focus for the Finalist Authors' Tour More >>

Hauora - well-being from an early childhood perspective

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:57:20 +1200 | Cyrus Taraporvala

This short reflection is an attempt to unpack the essence of hauora, or well-being, from an early childhood perspective. More >>

Kidnapping claims cancelled

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:29:33 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Auckland City CIB staff are no longer pursuing the investigation into the reported kidnapping of two young women from the city centre early this morning. More >>

WHO Commission on Obesity consultation in Auckland

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:17:28 +1200 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity to hold regional consultation in Auckland July 27-28 More >>


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