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Shortland Street storyline reminder of support available

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:26:54 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

With this week’s depression and suicide storyline on Shortland Street, the Taranaki DHB would like to remind youth and their families and friends of the support available. More >>

Food, colours top calf names for 2014

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:32:26 +1300 | LIC

Food, colours top calf names for 2014 Jack and Olivia may be the most popular baby names in New Zealand - but when it comes to newborn calves, it seems food and colours are flavours of the month. Bluey, Violet, and Peanut are three of the calves entered ...More >>

Three first places at the national Young Designer Awards

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:01:38 +1300 | ACG Strathallan

1 October 2014, Karaka. ACG Strathallan is thrilled with the Young Designer Awards 2014 results. The design students have scooped three 1st placings and with seven of the ten ACG Strathallan entrants receiving a place the school is consistently ...More >>

1900 Hutt kids to have a ball with free Lions rugby tickets

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:00:49 +1300 | Hutt City Council

1 October 2014 1900 Hutt kids to have a ball with free Lions rugby tickets More >>

Mount Maunganui: Search underway for boy swept out to sea

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:38:22 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A major search and rescue operation is underway to find a 5-year-old boy missing in the water at Mount Maunganui. The alarm was raised at approximately 11.50am. A woman and three young children had been playing on the shoreline in an area known ...More >>

Rugby Star Dominic Bird steps up as new ambassador

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:24:16 +1300 | Foundation For Youth Development


Kirwan in Wellington for Author Talk

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:56:28 +1300 | Penguin Books

Blues rugby coach, and spokesperson for mental health awareness, Sir John Kirwan will be in Wellington for one night this October to talk about his new book, Stand By Me: Helping your teen through tough times. Wellington based clinical psychologists, ...More >>

Video: NZ Junior Freeski & Snowboard Nationals Day One

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:07:29 +1300 | Snow Sports New Zealand

The Cardrona NZ Junior Freeski and Snowboard National Championships got underway in Wanaka on Monday 29 September 2014 with over 200 competitors aged five to 18 years enjoying fantastic spring conditions for the first day of their four-day event schedule. ...More >>

National hiding numbers on effect of welfare penalty

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:09 +1300 | Green Party

The Government needs to start reporting the effects of welfare reforms on children, said the Green Party today. More >>

Not for profit professionals to unite for Leaders Symposium

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:24:28 +1300 | Australasian Society of Association Executives

The complex world of not-for-profit leadership will be the key topic of discussion at the premier event for Australasian sector leaders in Rotorua next month. More >>

Clear data needed on impact of benefit sanctions on children

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:25:34 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

A lack of data on benefit sanctions means there is no way of knowing whether welfare reform is helping or harming children, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Barnardos to develop 21st century childcare service

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:03:06 +1300 | Barnardos

Barnardos, through support from the Akina Foundation, is to develop a high quality flexible childcare service to assist parents to enter and stay in the workforce. More >>

Communities Still Count

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:42:59 +1300 | Comvoices

The efforts of many organisations to influence the electorate and the political parties they voted for in the lead up to the 2014 Election is over. The voting public has spoken and provided a strong endorsement to the centre-right National Government ...More >>

Colouring Competition winner gets awesome Go Bag

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:38:46 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Te Puru School student Istari Sta received a welcome surprise at her classroom when she was presented with an awesome Go Bag prize last week. More >>

New Zealand book scores major international design award

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:25:54 +1300 | Awa Press

A book passed over by the judges of the New Zealand book design awards has won a major international design award. More >>

Children can build their idea of ‘decent homes’ for Habitat

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:57:53 +1300 | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Invercargill is holding its second annual Build Challenge, on Tuesday 7 October. More >>

Cycle Safety Panel Draft Report Seeks Comments

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:52:02 +1300 | NZ School Speeds

The Cycle Safety Panel Draft Report and Recommendations was published on 25th September 2014 and the panel are inviting comments. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds, the organisation campaigning for consistent speed limits outside schools, is encouraged ...More >>

Teachers support PM’s call for solutions to child poverty

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:14:33 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is pleased to hear that the Prime Minister is calling for new ideas to address child poverty. More >>

Dr Paul Hutchison praised for work to reduce child poverty

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:01:32 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has thanked retiring National MP Dr Paul Hutchison for his work to reduce child poverty. More >>

Generous Youth Recognised through Award

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:51:35 +1200 | TrustPower

Ella Austin of Awatapu College has been named as the 2014 Trustpower Palmerston North Youth Community Spirit Award winner for her service to school and community. This award is jointly run by Trustpower and the Palmerston North City Council in conjunction ...More >>


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