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Martin Doyle cartoon: Truly Wicked vans

Fri, 6 May 2016 17:07:06 +1200 | Martin Doyle

There is a deep-seated Puritanism within New Zealand society. It reared its ugly head recently during the discussion round Wicked Campervans. If only the same venom could be channelled towards our real problems...More >>

Council Response to Raetihi Issues

Fri, 6 May 2016 15:58:43 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) has committed to accelerating plans for free town wide WIFI within Raetihi as part of resolving the issues caused by young people gathering around the library WIFI after dark.More >>

Tobacco sold to under-aged customers

Fri, 6 May 2016 14:01:48 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Two tobacco retailers were caught selling cigarettes to an underage customer during an operation by the Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service last week. More >>

More women in the labour force, fewer stay-at-home parents

Fri, 6 May 2016 12:13:28 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

More women in the labour force, fewer stay-at-home parents than 1986 – Media release More >>

Corrections to acknowledge Mother’s Day on Sunday

Fri, 6 May 2016 10:43:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Children visiting their mothers in prison on Mother’s Day this Sunday can look forward to a special day, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says. More >>

Attempt To Exclude Parents From Medical Decisions Slammed

Fri, 6 May 2016 09:03:40 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ is slamming statements by the Ministry of Justice that a parent should not be informed about a medical issue affecting their child because it might breach the child’s rights.More >>

Queenstown Artist Raises Over $7000 for NZ Charity

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:33:18 +1200 | Orphans Aid International

A Queenstown artist’s innovative fundraiser has resulted in a generous $7,140 donation to New Zealand charity Orphans Aid International. More >>

Mangere's youth speak up against negative stereotyping

Thu, 5 May 2016 13:05:51 +1200 | 275 Times

When Paul Lesoa decided to write a message to his favorite community news page, Mangere’s 275 Times, he never thought it’d get to this. The 15-year-old Mangere College student had been hearing a lot of negative stuff in the news about recent events in Mangere ...More >>

Seven million KickStart breakfasts served

Thu, 5 May 2016 12:35:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that more than seven million breakfasts have been served in schools around the country since the Government expanded the KickStart Breakfast programme in 2013.More >>

Save the Children welcomes Judge Becroft’s appointment

Thu, 5 May 2016 10:36:08 +1200 | Save the Children New Zealand

Judge Becroft is well known in communities across New Zealand for his focus on what is important: the best interest of the child. His approach to child protection and restorative juvenile justice is an inspiration locally as well as internationally.More >>

Youth Missing Out on Jobs under National

Thu, 5 May 2016 09:17:40 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The rate of young people not in work, education or training is now at its highest since 2013, says New Zealand First. More >>

Healthy Homes Bill passes first reading

Thu, 5 May 2016 08:45:58 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children and families are on their way towards safer living conditions with the passing of the first reading of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in Parliament last night, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says.More >>

National playing politics with children’s lives

Wed, 4 May 2016 11:43:12 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s Government is playing political games with the lives of children by refusing to support a bill which will ensure every home in the country is warm and dry, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says.More >>

CPAG urges support for Labour's Healthy Homes Bill

Wed, 4 May 2016 10:05:29 +1200 | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that Labour party leader Andrew Little's Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2) should be supported when it is debated in Parliament today because it will be a big step forward for the health and well-being of hundreds ...More >>

Mother’s Day cards for the Prime Minister

Wed, 4 May 2016 09:58:33 +1200 | 26 for Babies

The Government has an opportunity this Mother’s Day to show genuine support for those looking after our littlest citizens by making a small but significant step to increase paid parental leave to 26 weeks. “Community groups, parents and their ...More >>

Children’s lives should not be bargained over in Court

Tue, 3 May 2016 22:44:35 +1200 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is concerned children’s lives are not being valued appropriately in the Justice system. More >>

Event reveals the challenges of inner-city parenting

Tue, 3 May 2016 15:09:40 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Auckland City Library is this week hosting a display that showcases the findings from a study of parents raising young children in the CBD. More >>

Congratulations to new Children’s Commissioner

Tue, 3 May 2016 13:34:13 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party congratulates Andrew Becroft for his appointment as the new Children’s Commissioner for New Zealand. “Andrew Becroft has been a brave champion for children, young people and for their right to justice and it’s exciting to hear he has accepted ...More >>

New Children’s Commissioner appointed

Tue, 3 May 2016 12:52:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that Judge Andrew Becroft has been appointed as the new Children’s Commissioner. More >>

Leading In Home Childcare Provider Leads the Way

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:26:00 +1200 | PORSE

New Zealand’s leading in home childcare provider is leading the way when it comes to workplace safety. More >>


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