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FairWay welcomes more flexiblity on childcare disputes

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:20:01 +1300 | FairWay Resolution

FairWay Resolution has welcomed changes to the way family dispute resolution services are provided in New Zealand, providing more flexibility for families. More >>

Inspiring The Next Generation Of Avocado Lovers

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:19:03 +1300 | New Zealand Avocado

TAURANGA, 2nd December 2016: Leading nutritionist Claire Turnbull is encouraging Kiwi parents to introduce avocado into their children’s diets as soon as possible and has invented an amazing new range of recipes to tempt young taste buds these ...More >>

Gift buying tips: 6 safety questions to ask

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:36:24 +1300 | Safekids

Safekids Aotearoa and Retail NZ are reminding parents and grandparents to think about safety when shopping for Christmas gifts. More >>

Collective action needed to further reduce SUDI

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:23:00 +1300 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Around 3000 lives have been saved in the past 20 years because of efforts to prevent sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI). More >>

Praise for progressive move by Hawke's Bay DHB

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:20:20 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Congratulations to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the visionary step taken by this district to direct funding to extending free general health visits for all children until they turn 18.More >>

Providing NZ Mums with tools and knowledge

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:13:40 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora celebrate Safe Sleep Day - Te Rā Mokopuna Ora on Friday 02 December in recognition of the urgent need to address safe sleep for NZ babies. Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) can be a terrifying topic for new parents to think about. ...More >>

Pixie Town: Childhood favourite back for Christmas

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:20:38 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

A well-known Dunedin Christmas tradition is coming back to bring Christmas joy. A childhood favourite for many Dunedin residents, Pixie Town opens at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on Friday 9 December. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Anne Tolley’s callous folly

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:29:32 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More >>

Holder rallies behind friend for once in a lifetime trip

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:50:17 +1300 | Make Mykal's Miracle

David Holder with Mykal Mayne New Zealand Rally Champion David Holder is throwing his weight behind a campaign to see a special friend of his take on the trip of a life time. When he is not tearing up back roads around New Zealand, Holder keeps ...More >>

Variety Bash passes torch to Trillian Trek

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:20:15 +1300 | Trillian Trek

Trillian Trust and the police-partnered youth charity Blue Light have announced they will get behind the annual road-trek non-competitive car rallies that raise funds for disabled and disadvantaged Kiwi kids, and bring fun and entertainment to back-blocks ...More >>

Torbay Apprentice is Grateful for ATT Scholarship

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:28:05 +1300 | ATT

“Outward Bound has really helped me build confidence in myself,” says Torbay apprentice plumber/ gasfitter Callum Seales. Earlier this year Callum won one of two ATT/Skills Outward Bound Scholarships that paid the fees and travel to undertake ...More >>

Temuka Apprentice is Grateful for ATT Scholarship

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:24:16 +1300 | ATT

“Outward Bound taught me the value of team-work. I’m going to find those skills very useful in my career,” says Temuka apprentice plumber/drainlayer Daylen Garton. Earlier this year Daylen won one of two ATT/Skills Outward Bound Scholarships that ...More >>

Commission supports call for state-care abuse inquiry

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:10:41 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission supports call for independent inquiry into the abuse of New Zealanders under state care More >>

An Epic ride for the Kids of New Zealand

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:05:04 +1300 | Ride to Raise to Feed the Kids

Leticia Crampton from Christchurch is giving up 20 hours of her working week to train for the epic race and is raising money for Starship Hospital NZ. 100% of the funds she raises will go directly to Starship hospitals NZ, thanks to Casa Herbalife.More >>

Online schools will create more disparity

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:57:22 +1300 | IHC

IHC is calling for the Government to guarantee rights for children to attend their local school over online schools. More >>

Enviroschools students to learn about climate change at hui

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:56:52 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 1 December 2016) – Dunedin school kids will spend a day walking and bussing around South Dunedin to learn about climate change at the annual Enviroschools Primary Hui.More >>

Submissions: Education (Update) Amendment Bill SOP

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:53:54 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

The Education and Science Committee is calling for submissions on Supplementary Order Paper No. 250. The proposed Supplementary Order Paper would amend the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. It would prohibit seclusion in schools and early childhood education ...More >>

CYF reforms ignoring whānau based solution

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:46:14 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

When approximately 60 per cent of children in state care are Māori processes need to change in favour of whānau, hapū and iwi solutions, said Labour’s Whānau Ora spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.More >>

Parata’s spin can’t hide cuts to early childhood education

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:40:58 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

No amount of spin from Hekia Parata can hide the fact that per-child funding for early childhood education has been steadily decreasing under the National government, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

UC student wins PM’s Pacific Youth leadership award

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:37:56 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) student has been recognised for his inspiring leadership at the 2016 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards held at Parliament yesterday. More >>


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