Latest Child and Youth Issues Headlines

Looking for Joshua Avant

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:00:26 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are appealing for information on 14 year old Joshua Avant who was last heard from on 28 July. Joshua has a learning disability that can affect his judgement and could lead him into unsafe situations. More >>

"Got a Trade? Got it Made!" caring for Youth Elite

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:51:19 +1200 | New Zealand Rugby League

Providing youngsters with a secure future is a goal that New Zealand Rugby League, The Skills Organisation and Competenz all share, so it’s logical that they join forces to deliver that message.More >>

"Got a Trade? Got it Made!" caring for Youth Elite

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:41:41 +1200 | New Zealand Rugby League

Providing youngsters with a secure future is a goal that New Zealand Rugby League, The Skills Organisation and Competenz all share, so it’s logical that they join forces to deliver that message.More >>

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal helps Kiwi kids’ dreams

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:20:30 +1200 | Countdown

Dreams are wonderful things. But despite what we are led to believe, dreams aren’t free and neither are they always easy to achieve. For three-year-old Wiremu le Comte, who dreams of one day becoming a race car driver, and 10-year-old Katie Reed, who ...More >>

Early Education Federation Election Forum

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:14:40 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Early Education Federation, an umbrella organisation for seventeen national organisations with an interest in early childhood education (ECE), is hosting a free election forum in Wellington on August 11th and invites interested community members in Wellington ...More >>

Mystery Film for Community Fundraising Event Revealed

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:45:41 +1200 | Auckland Women's Centre

The Auckland Women’s Centre is excited to reveal the mystery film to be screened at its upcoming fundraising event will be The Punk Singer! The Punk Singer is a documentary film that delves into the life and work of Kathleen Hanna, a woman best known for ...More >>

Close Whangaruru Charter School Now

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:27:02 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on Minister of Education Hekia Parata to keep her word and close the Whangaruru partnership school now for the sake of its students. More >>

Gaza crisis risks long-term health problems for children

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:24:29 +1200 | World Vision

As missiles rain down on Gaza, the war is exacting a huge psychological toll on children, which will plague the region for decades to come according to a World Vision mental health and psychosocial support specialist.More >>

Political heavyweights step up for kids

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:23:53 +1200 | Tick for Kids

Key political figures will debate the rights and interests of children at a forum to be held at Ponsonby Primary in Auckland next week. The event promises to be a lively one with Education Minister Hekia Parata facing off against a full complement ...More >>

Fuel crisis could force Gaza hospitals to close

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:13:08 +1200 | Save The Children

Families in Gaza are facing a complete collapse of essential services, as electricity and water supplies run out. Health facilities are particularly badly affected, with some hospitals warning that they only have enough fuel to run electricity generators ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the rise of ISIS, and Labour

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:19:41 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

While global attention got distracted by the fate of MH17 and the atrocities in Gaza, the world’s other mega ‘bad news’ story – the rise of ISIS-led fundamentalism in Iraq - has reached a tipping point.More >>

Orchestral experience for over 1000 Waikato school children

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:14:46 +1200 | Joint Press Release

School is going to be music to the ears of over 1000 school children from across the Waikato who will be attending the upcoming Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra annual school’s education concert.More >>

Pillay condemns continuing attacks on civilians in Gaza

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:09:21 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday strongly condemned the 30 July shelling by Israeli military forces of a UN school in Gaza sheltering people fleeing the violence, as well as other attacks on schools, hospitals, places ...More >>

GAZA: Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:03:26 +1200 | UNICEF

“Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace. “For 23 days, too many children in Gaza have lived with fear and desperation. Water taps have run dry and raw sewage ...More >>

Proposed changes restrict sunbeds, manage infectious disease

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:01:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed the introduction of the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill to Parliament, which will amend the Health Act to make sunbeds R18 and improve the management of serious infectious diseases.More >>

Is killing civilians part of Israel’s plan?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:32:07 +1200 | Jonathan Cook

Another day, another UN school hit by Israeli shelling in Gaza. Israel’s attack on the morning of 30 July killed at least 16 civilians sheltering at the school and wounded dozens. The casualties figures are expected to rise.More >>

ACC cover to extend to child victims of sexual grooming

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:07:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Judith Collins today announced an addition to the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill that would extend ACC sensitive claims cover to children or young people who are victims of sexual grooming or indecent communications. “There ...More >>

Four Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarship winners for 2014

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:03:43 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Protecting the environment and helping with Māori development are goals broadly shared by the four winners of this year’s Waikato Regional Council - Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships.More >>

Exciting lineup of Kiwi filmmakers as guest speakers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:06:09 +1200 | Uni Shorts

AUCKLAND, 31 July 2014: The Uni Shorts 2014 committee is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of Kiwi filmmakers as guest speakers for this year's festival on 12-14 September. More speakers will be confirmed in the coming weeks.More >>

Report on Education Regulations released

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:29:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A report looking at how improved legislation and regulation could free-up schools to focus more on raising student achievement has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.More >>


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