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Art community unites to help refugee girls’ education

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:58:06 +1200 | Art for Education

Design student unites art community to help refugee girls’ education A 19-year old graphic design student has persuaded a wide mix of up-and-coming artists to donate their work to raising funds for girls’ education in places where this basic human ...More >>

Minister Kaye welcomed to portfolio

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:49:22 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

The announcement by Prime Minister Bill English that Minister Nikki Kaye would take the education portfolio was welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ).More >>

Nominations extended for YES Program

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:18:45 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Nominations extended for Youth in Emergency Services (YES) Programme We've extended nominations to our Youth in Emergency Services Programme (YES) as we don't quite have the numbers to get it up and running.More >>

Arts Excellence Awards to recognise young talent

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:05:13 +1200 | Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Young performing artists in the Wellington region can get a cash injection towards achieving their dreams thanks to Arts Excellence Awards being offered by The Dame Malvina Major Foundation. More >>

Hospitalisations linked to poverty must be reduced

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:52:51 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that high rates of childhood bronchiectasis evidenced in the latest report from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation , should provide the motivation for Government to prioritise spending with children’s health ...More >>

Police Homicide Report Fails To Identify Risk To Children

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:14:25 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ says that a Police report suggesting that almost one in ten homicide victims are killed by their parent or a parent's live-in partner fails to sufficiently analyse the data to determine the real risk to children because the definition of ...More >>

Government Locking Rural Kids Out of Universities

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:12:12 +1200 | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

Students with rural backgrounds are being prevented from attending university as a result of the current loan living costs scheme, especially from the only two institutes that offer medicine qualifications, says the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance.More >>

Teaching tech Marcel’s cup of tea

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:48:31 +1200 | Company-X

Writing software applications is all in a day’s work for this clever software developer. More >>

South Auckland students explore Health career options

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:47:03 +1200 | Massey University

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day.More >>

Working together to improve risk assessment

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:25:59 +1200 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) research is paving the way towards improved accuracy in risk assessment and better informed treatment approaches to ultimately contribute to reducing harmful sexual behaviour in the community.More >>

Why we need to talk to our teens about '13 Reasons Why'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:25:19 +1200 | The Parenting Place

It’s every parent’s absolute worst nightmare. Suicide. Which is why when I caught up with the news this week of the latest Netflix series doing the rounds with our teenagers, 13 Reasons Why , I had this instant sick feeling wash over me and a compelling ...More >>

Youthline launches free online app

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:44:00 +1200 | Youthline

New Zealand, 24 April, 2017: Today young New Zealanders will have access to a free interactive app, one of the first of its kind in the world, aimed at giving them the confidence and knowledge to reach their potential.More >>

Kapiti Run for Youth raises $12,257.50 for youth of Kapiti

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:50:24 +1200 | Kapiti Business Projects

The Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) is delighted to announce total fundraising for the 2017 charity event to be $12,257.50. “We are truly delighted with this effort by everyone involved,” said Richard Calkin of Web Genius. Richard goes on ...More >>

Pacific Youth MPs challenge Parliament

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:06:21 +1200 | PYP

Pacific Youth MPs challenge Parliament Saturday 22 April Young Pacific MPs have made a bold challenge to parliamentarians in election year at the PYP: Our Movement – Pacific Youth Parliament. The event, which is being hosted at St Bede’s College ...More >>

Conservative Party Youth Crime and BOOT Farm Policy

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:16:03 +1200 | The Corrective Party

The Conservative Party believes that our preoccupation with “rights”, with very little reference to “responsibilities”, has left us in a situation where some young people have realised that they can do whatever they like, with little or no ...More >>

What is the Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:42:30 +1200 | Simpson Grierson

The Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill ( Bill ) was introduced in March this year to offer greater protection in employment to victims of domestic violence. The Bill is a member's bill, put forward by Jan Logie of the Greens. It passed its ...More >>

Action Groups work jointly on Child Poverty

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:20:22 +1200 | UCAN

UCAN, United Community Action Network’s Health Charter has received endorsement from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

Hotel no place for children in care

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:18:26 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Revelations today that a young person under the care of the Ministry For Vulnerable Children was placed in a hotel is just plain wrong – and it isn’t a one-off, says Labour’s spokesperson for Children, Jacinda Ardern.More >>

Toyota Kiwi Guardians team up with Wild Dunedin

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:37:43 +1200 | Department of Conservation

The Wild Dunedin festival is set to take over the streets, beaches, wetlands, and reserves of Dunedin these school holidays from 21 to 25 April. More >>

Community change-makers create free waste wise resource

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:12:00 +1200 | Auckland Council

Funding from Auckland Council has supported waste education community group Tamaki WRAP to create and launch New Zealand’s first Waste Wise Kete. More >>

 

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