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Promoting physically active children in car-dependent NZ

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:45:17 +1200 | Massey University

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world and cities that are purpose-built for car travel. One of the consequences of our car dependency has been declining rates of physical activity, despite compelling evidence of its ...More >>

Awards Draw Out the Best in the Bay

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:35:57 +1200 | Alexander Communications

Innovation, creativity and ‘pure genius’ is once again being asked of the youth and yo-pros living in the Bay. With serious prizes on the table, there’s no better time for young innovators of the region to seek inspiration, roll up their sleeves ...More >>

Dark horse takes the win in Aorangi

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:20:34 +1200 | Young Farmers

James Davidson is the last Grand Finalist to be named in the ANZ Young Farmer Contest after earning top spot at the Aorangi Regional Final Monday 21 April in Fairlie. More >>

UN: Surging Violence, Worsened Malnutrition in South Sudan

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:58:48 +1200 | UN News

Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the surging violence is exacerbating ...More >>

UNICEF: Myanmar Children Face Growing Threats

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:52:26 +1200 | UN News

Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the ...More >>

Taika Waititi lends support to #BeefWithBullies campaign

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:16:19 +1200 | Pead PR

Even if Chardonnay doesn’t like your Michael Jackson dance moves, that’s no reason for you to be made fun of. Renowned Kiwi director, Taika Waititi has pledged his support to the Mad Butcher’s anti-bullying campaign #BeefWithBullies. With ...More >>

Competition for Unique Investec Super Rugby Jerseys Red Hot

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:58:16 +1200 | Colenso BBDO

New Zealand rugby fans are signing up by the thousands for a chance to see the name of a Kiwi kid they know on the front of their favourite Investec Super Rugby player. In just five days, BNZ Future Stars has received over 2,000 entries for the online ...More >>

Great turnout for last Regional Final

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:43:56 +1200 | ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Crowds gathered at the Mackenzie Showgrounds in Fairlie Monday 21 April for the final stop of the AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg competition series. More >>

The Wiggles Apples and Bananas tour - tickets now on sale

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:22:08 +1200 | The Wiggles

This is just to let you know that Tickets for The Wiggles’ NZ Apples and Bananas tour are now on sale to the public. More >>

Director begins search for Kiwi kids to play the Von Trapps

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:32:14 +1200 | Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

The international director of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has arrived in the country to begin his search for New Zealand children to play the Von Trapps in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster stage production opening in September. More >>

Young Kiwi to Represent New Zealand at Premier Youth Forum

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:11:19 +1200 | Commonwealth Youth Programme

Young Kiwi to Represent New Zealand at Premier Youth Forum FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Youth New Zealand Executive Director, Aaron Hape, has been selected to represent New Zealand at 33Fifty, the Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme, ...More >>

Committee response on inquiry into improving child health

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:25:19 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Dr Paul Hutchison, Chairperson of the Health Committee, would like to inform you that the Select Committee has taken the unusual step of responding to the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s report above because it considers the ...More >>

Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:14:47 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney's Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members' ballot. More >>

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Easter

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:44 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads over the long Easter and holidays. “Have a great Easter and holidays, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be ...More >>

Save The Children Welcomes Strengthening Children’s Rights

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:58:45 +1200 | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand welcomes a new treaty which allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights. More >>

Unicef Calls For Release Of Abducted Nigerian School Girls

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:57:28 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has strongly condemned the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday, and called for their immediate and unconditional ...More >>

Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:25:30 +1200 | Youth Horizons Trust

The last day of term 1 is worth celebrating for Northland College as success in NCEA levels one and two increased in 2013. On Thursday April 17, the Police sound stage truck will entertain and help students celebrate their success during their lunch ...More >>

Scholarships secured for Whanganui youth

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:42 +1200 | Universal College Of Learning

At a ceremony on campus with staff and whānau, 31 Rangatahi (youth) were awarded Youth Guarantee scholarship certificates for fee free study at Whanganui UCOL. More >>

Northland Controlled Purchase Operation

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:13:44 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police and the Northland District Health Board are very disappointed with the results of an alcohol controlled purchase operation conducted in licensed premises in the Mid North last Friday (April 11).More >>

Students Welcome Engagement with StudyLink

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:16 +1200 | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the improved performance from StudyLink in 2014. There is no doubt that getting their loans and allowances processed on time makes it easier for students to concentrate on being ...More >>


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