Latest Child and Youth Issues Headlines

Children’s ministry, but only for some

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:18:04 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is stigmatising a whole cohort of young New Zealanders while leaving others behind with its creation of a Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.More >>

‘The Foodbank Project’ targets the most vulnerable

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:10:26 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) and Tertiary Women New Zealand (TWNZ) congratulate the forward thinking move of a number of groups who are working to provide free sanitary products to secondary and tertiary students.More >>

Govt Killing Off Successful Youth Course

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:07:33 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The government plans to completely shut down the highly successful Limited Service Volunteers (LSV) youth programme in Christchurch and the entire South Island, says New Zealand First.More >>

Poland hosts the World Youth Day

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:33:06 +1200 | Embassy of the Republic of Poland

From 26 to 31 July pilgrims from around the world meet in Krakow, Poland to celebrate together a nearly week-long festival of faith, which bears the name World Youth Day. It will end with Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis.More >>

MATES making connections across barriers

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:31:00 +1200 | University of Auckland

A scheme that connects young people in low decile schools with university student mentors is looking at a bright future, thanks to recent funding boosts. More >>

Heart Kids delivers initiatives to save babies’ lives

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:32:47 +1200 | Heart Kids

27 July, 2016 – Heart Kids, the only charity supporting children suffering from congenital heart defects, is teaming up with dairy company Yashili to help the lives of many of the 12 babies born each week with a heart condition.More >>

Dedicated careers advice for students welcome

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:15:52 +1200 | PPTA

Dedicated careers guidance for all secondary school students would have a big impact on New Zealand’s future, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. The association welcomes plans by the Labour Party to ensure all high schools have access to professional ...More >>

Finalists in prestigious ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef Award

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:20 +1200 | ServiceIQ

The heat is on for six talented young Kiwi chefs who will go head-to-head to win the coveted title of ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef of the Year 2016, this week. More >>

Labour's plan to boost skills development refreshing

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:43:01 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The future of work needs to be one where working people have good, satisfying jobs with decent incomes, and Labour's announcements today on boosting skills are welcome, the CTU said today.More >>

Andrew Little's speech to the Industry Training Federation

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:13:48 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Thank you Jenny for the introduction. Jenny is one of our newest MPs, but she is already emerging as a star performer. We are very proud to have her in caucus. More >>

Future of Work: Major reform of careers and apprenticeships

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:09:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. “Today I am announcing the next Labour Government will commit to a major ...More >>

How Kiwi parents keep calm and carry on

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:59:41 +1200 |

From the highs of family holiday fun, to the lows of an unpredictable toddler meltdown, new research by reveals Kiwi families are well versed on travelling tantrums, with one in three (32%)* Kiwi parents admitting their toddler has had a meltdown ...More >>

Beam Me up Maggie!!!!!

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:34:01 +1200 | NZ Seniors Party

Minister of Conservation Maggie Barry announced yesterday that the Government has set a target to make New Zealand ‘predator free’ by 2050. In her statement she went on to say that this was going to be achieved by using technology that had not ...More >>

Inspiring Kiwi Children to Start Creative Writing

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:23:25 +1200 | New Zealand Book Awards

Kiwi schoolchildren will be inspired to read, draw and develop their creative writing skills by 25 passionate and entertaining authors and illustrators in this year’s Finalist Authors’ Tour for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.More >>

Minister can take big step to save babies’ lives

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:11:12 +1200 | Green Party

Minister can take big step to save babies’ lives Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman needs to save babies’ lives by directly funding pepi-pods for at-risk families across the country, the Green Party said today. Professor Ed Mitchell, a world-renowned ...More >>

What About the Predators Killing Our Kids

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:39:42 +1200 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“It is ironic that the same day the Government announces a plan to eradicate predators to protect our natural heritage an even more despicable predator has appealed his sentence for killing a defenceless and vulnerable child.” McVicarMore >>

Skills Training to Keep Mothers and Babies Safe

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:11:15 +1200 | Pacific Society for Reproductive Health

Thirty-five doctors and midwives from eleven Pacific Island countries are arriving in Auckland this weekend for five days to undergo training in how to train other health workers in their countries to keep mothers and babies safe in pregnancy and ...More >>

Thousands of Families Worse Off

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:41:16 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Darroch Ball MP Spokesperson for Social Development 25 JULY 2016 Thousands of Families Worse Off through Child Hardship Package Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley has failed to collect any data on the number of working Kiwi families who are actually ...More >>

Hutt City Youth Awards open for 2016 nominations

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:08:13 +1200 | Hutt City Council

The Hutt City Youth Awards opened for nominations on Monday 25th July with the start of the new school term, Chris Bishop MP (Chair of the Organising Committee) announced today. “The Hutt City Youth Awards are all about shining a light on the fantastic ...More >>

“LinkedIn for Youth” Launches

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:05:39 +1200 | YouthHub

A new social platform is going live tomorrow to help New Zealand youth make the best possible start to life after study. More >>


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