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The Government's Unsafe Approach to Safe Systems

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:23:36 +1300 | NZ Schools Speed

"No one wants to kill a child, but our current Government certainly doesn't seem to be too concerned about the safety of children on our roads", says Lucinda Rees NZ School Speeds. The road safety organisation campaigns for consistent slow ...More >>

The Maclean Park Experience

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:48:40 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

Looking for a fun day out with entertainment, food and activities – come along to next week’s Maclean Park Experience.   More >>

Wairarapa Police focusing on cycle safety

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:48:56 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Bike helmets, and ensuring they’re worn, will be the target of Wairarapa Police in an upcoming operation focusing on cycle safety in the region. More >>

Award Honours Pioneering Judge Behind Rangatahi Courts

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:27:58 +1300 | Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue

The District Court judge who led the development of ngā Kōti Rangatahi o Aotearoa, the Rangatahi Courts, has received an international award honouring his pioneering work. Judge Heemi Taumaunu is the latest recipient of the prestigious Veillard-Cybulski ...More >>

100 More Schools Supported By KidsCan

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:14:33 +1300 | KidsCan

With a new school year about to begin 17 schools (1,490 children) from Northland to Nelson are waiting to benefit from its KidsCan’s programmes. Food, raincoats, shoes, and basic health and hygiene items are currently available to children in ...More >>

ECE technology expertise shared with support of NZTC

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:45:23 +1300 | New Zealand Tertiary College

American early childhood education expert Chip Donohue is set to visit New Zealand to share his knowledge and launch his new book Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors.More >>

Warning of back-to-school spike in asthma

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:03:35 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A spike in asthma hospitalisations when children return to school has prompted a warning for parents, caregivers and schools to be prepared. More >>

NZL Sailing Team aims to defend Red Bull Youth America's Cup

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:46:32 +1300 | Yachting New Zealand

The next crop of potential America’s Cup sailors has been identified with the naming of the NZL Sailing Team for this year’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. More >>

How is food used to foster social relationships at school?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:30:20 +1300 | Massey University

A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to a study by a Massey University academic. More >>

Missing 15-year-old Taranaki

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:30:10 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Hawera Police are looking to locate Williams Sayles who has been missing since January 6th 2017. More >>

Parents’ guide to NCEA results

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:01:31 +1300 | Careers New Zealand

Wellington, 17 January 2017 - About 160,000 students are anxiously awaiting the online release of their NCEA results. More >>

Springburn School joins War on Weeds

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:06:44 +1300 | Weedbusters

Armed with saws, secateurs and Subway sandwiches, Springburn School students were a formidable force at Staveley Camp for a pre-Xmas weeding bee. More >>

New year, new chance to turn the inequality tide

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:33:35 +1300 | Green Party

This year is our chance to turn the tide on growing inequality in New Zealand with a change of government, the Green Party said today. More >>

Inequality has Kiwi families living in garages

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:32:16 +1300 | Salvation Army

Inequality is damaging New Zealand society, leaving families without access to affordable safe housing and with an inability to provide basic food and utilities, The Salvation Army says.More >>

Documentary will reveal harsh realities for homeless youth

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:59:19 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

More than half of the 41,000 homeless in New Zealand are under 25 - and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the causes of homelessness must be addressed urgently, or a cycle of poverty and crime will perpetuate, and rates of youth suicide - already ...More >>

Appeal for witnesses to Edendale fatal crash

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:53:00 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are keen to speak with anyone who may information which can help in their investigation into a fatal crash on SH1 between Moore and St Ronan’s Roads, Edendale early this morning.More >>

Science Deadline: Alcohol ads, record year for climate

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:18:05 +1300 | Science Media Centre

TV sport prime time for booze New research adds to a call to ban alcohol marketing and sponsorship from sports. More >>

Back to School Safety Tips

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:51:56 +1300 | Safekids

Thousands of students are marching back to school next month. Safekids Aotearoa has valuable safety tips to keep children safe. For children More >>

Parents Want Control Of Sex Education - Poll

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:19:52 +1300 | Family First

Almost 4 out of 5 parents are confident of their ability to teach their own children about sex and sexuality issues, and 2/3’rds believe that parents should be dictating any school-based teaching, not the government or groups such as Family Planning and ...More >>

Alan Langdon and daughter located in Australia

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:45:03 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Missing yachtsman Alan Langdon and his six-year-old daughter have been located in Ulladulla, New South Wales. More >>


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