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Governor-General’s speech at the State Farewell Luncheon

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:35:48 +1200 | Government House

At my swearing-in ceremony in 2011, I spoke about the extraordinary honour that had been bestowed upon us. At the same time, I acknowledged just a little trepidation about what the next five years might bring.More >>

Most homeless people working or studying

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:54:08 +1200 | University of Otago

Most homeless people working or studying More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing ...More >>

Kiwi Instagram Sensation Shares Story of Depression

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:29:34 +1200 | Zeal NZ

Teen Instagram Celebrity Liam Miscellaneous (19), whose impersonations of celebrities garnered him almost 2 million followers, today launches a campaign video calling for more open conversation about depression. More >>

Spending on under-fives with special learning needs welcomed

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:17:14 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds has welcomed government plans to increase spending on pre-schoolers with special learning needs, calling the current system ‘a disaster for under-fives’.More >>

National And Labour Block Public Child Sex Offender Register

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:05:35 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

National and Labour have blocked the opportunity for the child sex offender register to be made public, says New Zealand First. More >>

Celebrities Ask NZers to Brainstorm Ideas on Child Poverty

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:04:44 +1200 | Variety - The Children's Charity

Last night saw the launch of a significant child poverty awareness campaign titled #DearNewZealand by Variety – the Children’s Charity. Variety’s aim is to generate conversation about child poverty in New Zealand and encourage the sharing of ideas ...More >>

Student ingenuity on show at NIWA Wellington Science Fair

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:41:00 +1200 | NIWA

Science students from around the Wellington region are putting their ingenuity and analytical skills on the line at this week’s annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. More than 385 entries have been received from about 500 students ...More >>

Funding Doesn't Add Up

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:10:04 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'You can't fund a new intervention strategy if you don't add new funding!,' said Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation today. More >>

All in one mobile stage system set to stir up events

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:01:51 +1200 | Zeal NZ

All in one mobile stage system set to stir up the New Zealand events industry. More >>

Upsurge in whooping cough cases in Taranaki

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:21:47 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB confirmed today that two children aged less than 6 months old have developed whooping cough and a total of 37 people have been notified with the disease in Taranaki, so far this year. Most cases are in older people and the average age being 27 years ...More >>

Park up for homes: Parnell signifies time for a change

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:58:25 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

The #ParkUpForHomes protests will be drawing to a close over the next fortnight, with a final Auckland event happening this Thursday August 25, in the central suburb of Parnell.More >>

Breastfeeding Likely to Have Played Key Role

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:44:04 +1200 | NZ Breastfeeding Alliance

BREASTFEEDING LIKELY TO HAVE PLAYED KEY ROLE IN PROTECTING HAVELOCK NORTH BABIES Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to prevent illness in young children, and becomes even more critical in an emergency says New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) ...More >>

Counties Manukau: hit and run involving a toddler

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:34:08 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the owner of the vehicle pictured below which was involved in a hit and run of a toddler. More >>

Helping people with Tourette’s through Camp Twitch

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:06:32 +1200 | Harcourts

Most people’s knowledge of Tourette’s Syndrome is that it involves loud and involuntary swearing. More >>

Support for more early investment in disabled children

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00:41 +1200 | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action supports more investment in the early years of a disabled child’s life. Overseas evidence has shown that disabled children receive generally the same benefits, or even greater, from early childhood education as their non-disabled peers. ...More >>

Three innovative Chch charities at live crowdfunding event

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:37:25 +1200 | The Funding Network

The Funding Network NZ (TFN) is holding its debut Christchurch event on the 13th of September. The Funding Network runs impactful and high energy live crowd-funding events. This event is in support of three innovative grassroots charities and is ...More >>

Dinosaur Footprints exhibition to leave tracks in Lower Hutt

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:25:10 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Starting 5 September, Hutt City Libraries will be the Wellington region’s host for a national touring exhibition about the first dinosaur footprints found in New Zealand.More >>

Auckland hotel donates $450K to support child health

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:16:47 +1200 | Choice Hotels

Quality Hotel Parnell, part of Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, will support the health and wellbeing of future generations of New Zealanders through its generous donation of $450,000 to the Liggins Institute.More >>

Time to commit to learning support

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:29:11 +1200 | Green Party

Proposals to change special education funding to learning support needs to ensure access, equity, and sustained support, the Green Party said today. More >>

Lower Hutt Paedophile Tip of Iceberg

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:17:34 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The reaction of Lower Hutt residents over the recent release of a paedophile in their community shows how strong the public support is for a public child sex offender register, says New Zealand First.More >>


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