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Spooky fun back for Halloween

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:11:01 +1300 | Mainstreet Wanganui

Preparations are once again underway for Mainstreet’s annual Halloween celebration. Last year the event was a hit with young and old when organisers took over the Wakefield Chambers building on Ridgway Street and turned it into a Haunted house for the evening. ...More >>

Artists, celebrities use creativity to help keep kids safe

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:59:44 +1300 | Child Matters

Some household Kiwi names are getting their creative on in the name of protecting New Zealand children. And the public has the chance to do their bit by bidding on and buying the famous creations.More >>

Young Wellingtonians celebrated

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:55:58 +1300 | Pride Awards Trust

On Sunday 19 October the Pride Awards Trust hosted the fifth annual Pride Awards at Paramount Theatre in Wellington. The 2014 Pride Awards ceremony celebrated the achievements and contributions of twelve inspirational young people between the ages ...More >>

Waikato entrepreneurs grateful for internship programme

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:53:52 +1300 | University of Waikato

One brings the no nonsense approach, the other provides the voice of reason; together they balance each other out. It’s this great working relationship that has helped Timoti Daymond and Geoff Davies successfully create and drive forward their Waikato ...More >>

LynnMall's newest Teen Ambassadors named

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:51:36 +1300 | LynnMall Shopping Centre

After making it through to the top 35, taking part in an afternoon of sandwiches and selfies with local rest home residents and then qualifying for the top 20, two of LynnMall’s most avid fans have made it to ambassador status: Amaya Lodge-Osborn ...More >>

Funny guy Jeremy Corbett supports Buddy Day’s message

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:46:47 +1300 | Buddy Day

Kiwi comedian Jeremy Corbett says since having children, he finds it increasingly hard to read about child abuse cases. “I can’t bear the thought of innocent children suffering,” he says.More >>

Tauranga law firm leads the anti-child abuse charge

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:03:07 +1300 | Child Matters

Tauranga law firm Cooney Lees Morgan has again partnered with national child advocacy organisation Child Matters to participate in the fourth annual ‘Buddy Day’ - New Zealand’s only child abuse prevention awareness day. More >>

DIA undercover investigation leads to jailing

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:21 +1300 | Department Of Internal Affairs

An undercover Internal Affairs investigation has led to a Hastings man being jailed for three and half years. More >>

‘Buddies’ gets adults talking about child abuse prevention

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:20:02 +1300 | Child Matters

School children at Mount Maunganui Intermediate School are donning their creative hats in support of New Zealand’s annual child abuse prevention awareness day, Buddy Day, which is happening in the Tauranga on Friday, 14 November 2014.More >>

Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Labour weekend

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:09:38 +1300 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads this holiday weekend. More >>

Sport Wellington Buggy Walk heads to Whitby

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:39 +1300 | Sport Wellington

Hundreds of buggies are set to stroll through Whitby on Thursday 6th November for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk. More >>

Students Call on Minister to be truthful in his calculations

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:09 +1300 | VUWSA

Students are calling on the Minister of Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, to go back to class and check his maths after he suggested that the government subsidises 80% of tuition costs.More >>

Metiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry children

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:15:38 +1300 | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. Mrs Turei, who leads the Green Party’s work on child poverty, will pick up Mr Harawira’s ...More >>

Are you at risk of running over your kids?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:55:13 +1300 | Safekids

Spring is an exciting time for Kiwi families. With the cold winter months a fading memory, parents are eager to get the kids out of the house to enjoy the warmer days. Spring however brings with it a number of injury risks—one of the most serious ...More >>

Combating bullying in New Zealand

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:41:24 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Accent Learning is rolling out a new bullying prevention programme for schools—a first for the Southern Hemisphere. The programme originated in Finland and is called KiVa, which means ‘kiusaamista vastaan’ or ...More >>

Teen Ambassadors treat elderly to sandwiches and selfies

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:34:22 +1300 | LynnMall Shopping Centre

There’s something to be said for intergenerational socialisation…while selfies are everyday practice for teenagers, much of the older generation is illiterate in cell phone use. Those of the older generation can talk about life in the forties/fifties/sixties ...More >>

Former Waikato Uni student receives top rugby award

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:15:50 +1300 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato alumnus and Waikato Rugby Union player Whetu Douglas received high recognition recently for his outstanding role in rugby. More >>

Speech from the Throne brings welcome focus on children

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26:17 +1300 | UNICEF NZ

Today’s speech from the Throne confirms the Government’s focus on children, youth and their families in the areas of health, education, youth employment, poverty alleviation and Whānau Ora; now the challenge is to ensure every child in New Zealand ...More >>

Note to National: Must deliver on child poverty

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:24:52 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key and his Government will be held to its promise to make child poverty a priority, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. More >>

On Killing Trayvons

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:21:33 +1300 | David Swanson

This Wednesday is a day of action that some are calling a national day of action against police brutality, with others adding "and mass incarceration," and I'd like to add "and war" and make it global rather than national.More >>


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