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Startup Teaches Children Strategies for Resisting Ads

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:45:03 +1300 | AdzJab

MARCH 27, 2015 - Since digital marketing took off like a wildfire, online ads and in-app purchases have caused parents headaches. Children are able to make in-app purchases and opt-in to marketing campaigns without their parents’ knowledge or ...More >>

The Warehouse Wellington ZooFari welcomes Windley School

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:38:23 +1300 | Wellington Zoo

335 students from Windley School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo next week as part of The Warehouse Wellington Zoo fari programme, on Monday 30 March, Wednesday 1 April and Thursday 2 April.More >>

Education more important than ever in the wake of Cyclone

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:11 +1300 | UNICEF

Children in Vanuatu have this week started to return to school, following the devastating impact of Cyclone Pam a fortnight ago today. More >>

Christchurch Celebrates Safer Young Drivers

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:15:41 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Ten young Christchurch drivers today (26 March) graduated from the Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP) aimed at helping them to gain their restricted licence and become safer on our roads.More >>

38th National Youth Jazz Competitions

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:28:47 +1300 | National Jazz Festival

As the premier youth jazz event for talented young musicians the National Youth Jazz Competition aims to foster excellence in jazz performance and provide a place for emerging musicians to meet, learn from, and work with other performers and leading ...More >>

Kidicorp's rejection of corporate profit-making good news

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:43:57 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes that Kidicorp’s decision to convert their early childhood education business into a non-profit charity is a positive development.More >>

$25,000 awarded to WelTec Engineering students

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:26:09 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Nine WelTec engineering students were this morning awarded a combined $25,000 in scholarship money from Hutt City Council. Other local and national companies added to that with their own scholarship money.More >>

Children assaulted at Nabi Saleh demonstration

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:26:24 +1300 | International Solidarity Movement

Israeli forces arrested three women in Nabi Saleh and injured several protesters, one with live ammunition, during the village’s weekly Friday protest on March 13. More >>

Midwives fight Cyclone Pam fear for gift of life

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:42 +1300 | UNFPA

Anne Kalo is a delightful lover of life, punctuating her description of birthing four babies including twins and one by emergency cesarean as Cyclone Pam bore down on the flooded Maternity Ward of the Port Vila Central Hospital in the Pacific island ...More >>

Kiwi philanthropist awards full scholarship to Cambridge

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:57:08 +1300 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

A scholarship funded by businessman Sir Douglas Myers for a future New Zealand leader to study at Cambridge University has been awarded to exceptional 18 year-old Ethan Sorrell from Waterview, Auckland.More >>

Bilingual infants have different assumptions about word use

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:58:44 +1300 | University of Auckland

Infants as young as 13 months of age who are exposed to more than one language don’t generalise word meanings in the same way as their monolingual counterparts, a new study shows. More >>

Increased Childhood Illnesses Linked to Herbicide Exposure

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:03:57 +1300 | GE Free NZ

An increase in chronic illness in children is being linked to the increased sub lethal exposure to herbicides in food. [1] More >>

More Wellington kids riding bikes

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:07:26 +1300 | Wellington City Council

In 1990, New Zealand primary school children were biking an average of 28 minutes per week. Today, it is less than 5 minutes per week - with many children not getting to ride a bike at all.More >>

Gallipoli story for children through donkey’s eyes

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:02:02 +1300 | Massey University

War is a difficult topic. But Roly the Anzac donkey (Penguin NZ) shows how storytelling based on an animal character can powerfully yet sensitively convey the horrors, hardships and heroism of war to younger readers, says children’s author Professor Glyn Harper.More >>

LIANZA Children’s Book Awards 2015 Finalists

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:30:10 +1300 | LIANZA

LIANZA is thrilled to announce the finalists in the five categories of its long-running Children’s and Young Adults Book Awards this year. Out of more than 100 entries, the four judges managed to whittle their list down to five outstanding finalists ...More >>

15-year-old Wellbands Inventor launches Crowdfund campaign

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:03:38 +1300 | Wellbands

What do you do when you have an idea and it just won’t go away? More >>

“Champion for Children” Awarded Honorary Fellowship

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:21:43 +1300 | Child Matters

Child Matters founder and chief executive Anthea Simcock was awarded an honorary degree from Wintec today in recognition of a lifetime dedicated to preventing child abuse in New Zealand.More >>

SST Congratulates Black Caps

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:49:00 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The Black Caps not only achieved an amazing victory tonight they set a magnificent example for youth the width and breadth of New Zealand.” SST Founder Garth McVicar More >>

Water and sanitation services in Melanesia

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:38:05 +1300 | CLGF Pacific

The first workshop associated with the Pacific Urban Forum, organized by the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank with UNICEF, UN-Habitat and the Asian Development Bank was held from 23-24 March 2015.More >>

A glass of milk for every child – Asia

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:13:58 +1300 | FAO

A glass of milk for every child – Asia’s dairy farmers aim to boost production, livelihoods and nutrition More >>

 

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