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Charity auction raises $40,000 to provide mentors

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:55:32 +1300 | PILLARS

Fourteen children with a parent in prison will get a mentor following a charity auction that raised more than $40,000 in Auckland this week. More >>

Educating grandparents in the community

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:29:07 +1300 | Parents Centre

Who would have thought grandparents could attend antenatal classes tailored to them? More >>

High unemployment drives teen to transform his district

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:17:58 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

The hard work and dedication of an emerging young leader in Horowhenua has paid off after his project was supported by the Provincial Growth Fund today. More >>

Tamariki Ora review welcomed by Children’s Commissioner

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:59:17 +1300 | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children’s Commissioner hopes the review of Well Child/Tamariki Ora announced this week will make the programme one of the best things we do for kiwi kids. More >>

Bernardos celebrates efforts towards better NZ for children

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:47:22 +1300 | Barnardos

Barnardos New Zealand today hosted its 2018 Annual General Meeting at Rongamaraeroa, Te Papa Marae, commencing at 1pm. Barnardos’ AGM was a celebration of the organisation’s work over the past year supporting tamariki, rangatahi and their families and whānau. ...More >>

Children’s Picnic Celebrates 25 Years of Child Rights

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:28:06 +1300 | Save The Children

Popular children’s television character Peppa Pig will join around 50 pre-school children in Auckland on Tuesday 20 November to celebrate 25 years of children’s rights in New Zealand.More >>

Taking Opotiki to Parliament

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:31:54 +1300 | Te Kura

Opotiki’s Tame Cole (TC) Koroheke Satele has been selected by MP David Parker to be a representative at next year’s Youth Parliament. TC is a student at Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura), New Zealand’s state distance education provider.More >>

One-Stop-Shop for Vulnerable Canterbury Youth

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:06:08 +1300 | Dr Sue Bagshaw

The time has come to start turning a long-held dream into reality to support Canterbury Youth in need. More >>

10,000 period products for NZ high schools

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:15:25 +1300 | Dignity

The Dignity NZ team, from left: co-founder Miranda Hitchings, Hester Reich, co-founder Jacinta Gulasekharam, and Sophie MacDonald. More >>

Dunedin ramps up study destination appeal in Shanghai

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:25:34 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday 13, November 2018) – Dunedin’s appeal as a top-class international study destination took another stride under a new agreement signed in Shanghai last week.More >>

Results of a Child Restraint Checking Clinic

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:15:04 +1300 | Cheeks in Seats

Many children have benefitted from safer car seat installs, seats and advice during a free event in Whangarei on 3 November. The event, in the Whangarei Bunnings Car Park saw expert child restraint technicians offer free installations, anchor bolts ...More >>

Student Volunteer Army to reconnect with Parkland students

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:22:37 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Twelve youth leaders from the University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army (SVA) are reconnecting with students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in the United States, this month from 26 November to 8 December.More >>

NZ Counsellors Association support early intervention

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:56:56 +1300 | NZ Counsellors Association

Working with kids earlier around anxiety and stress is crucial, and each community needs to have their own catered approach, urges the NZ Counsellors Association (NZAC). Miriama Tolo is an Executive member of the association who also works with children ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Royal Commission into child abuse

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:18:37 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. In effect, there will now be two closely related reports. ...More >>

Abuse survivors encouraged to speak as inquiry scope widens

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:27:30 +1300 | RNZ

A victim of abuse by a Marist Brother says the expanded Royal Commission is the chance for him and many other Catholic old boys to speak up. More >>

Maori Council welcomes Dr Erueti’s appointment

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:36:55 +1300 | Maori Council

Maori Council welcomes Dr Erueti’s appointment to the Royal Commission into Child and Institutional Abuse … “throw open the doors and let the stories and healing begin”More >>

PM's Post-Cab 12/11/18: Abuse And Neglect Inquiry Expanded

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:44:20 +1300 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister's Beehive press conference this afternoon focussed on announcements around the royal commission of inquiry into abuse and neglect. The inquiry will now extend to religious as well as state institutions. It will now be know as the Royal ...More >>

Terms of Reference set for Inquiry into Abuse in Care

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:21:03 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Chair of the Royal Commission Sir Anand Satyanand has welcomed the Government’s delivery of the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry into Abuse in Care. More >>

Anglicans welcome a broader inquiry

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:45:18 +1300 | Anglican Church in Aotearoa

Anglican Archbishop Philip Richardson says he's pleased the Government has responded positively to calls, including from the churches, to broaden the scope of the Commission of Inquiry into the abuse of children.More >>

Royal Commission of Inquiry scope expanded

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:00:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Cabinet has today agreed to expand the scope of a proposed inquiry into the abuse of children in state care, to include the abuse of children in the care of faith-based institutions.More >>


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