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Great Kiwi Kids recognised at 2015 Excellence Awards

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:45:13 +1300 | Foundation For Youth Development

Twenty-seven extraordinary young people received prestigious awards at the 2015 Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) Excellence Awards at Government House in Auckland last night.More >>

KidsCan a Decade of Making a Difference

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:07:26 +1300 | KidsCan

Welcomed into five hundred schools nationwide, the KidsCan Charitable Trust can look back on a decade of making a big difference in the lives of thousands of schoolchildren. More >>

White Ribbon Day puts spotlight on family violence

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:38:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

White Ribbon Day highlights the need for a continued focus on helping to reduce family and sexual violence, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More >>

Medical community supports ending violence against women

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:24:41 +1300 | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is one of 22 medical colleges and peak health bodies in Australia and New Zealand who have released a joint statement in support of the White Ribbon Day campaign.More >>

New direction and more opportunities for youth development

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:54:34 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced changes for the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) which will see significantly more youth development opportunities in New Zealand. More >>

Canterbury DHB sustains strong performance

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:27:16 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB sustains strong performance in health targets Q1, 2015-2016 The Canterbury Health System continues to perform strongly in the National Health Targets, release today. Mary Gordon, Acting Canterbury DHB chief executive, says the strong results ...More >>

Students jostling for top cyclist spot

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:22:36 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Students from around the Region are prepping their bikes and donning their helmets in the hopes of being crowned the Central District’s Young Cyclist of the Year on Thursday 26 November.More >>

New mobile investigation techniques to combat cyberbullying

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:09:17 +1300 | Computer Forensics NZ

New mobile investigation techniques promise to combat cyberbullying by giving parents the information they need to put a stop to it. More >>

Kelly Tarlton’s calling all young filmmakers

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:20:14 +1300 | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium has put the call out to budding young filmmakers across Auckland to produce their latest television advertisment. More >>

Coroner direction in relation to Rolleston fatality

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:38:40 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have received confirmation from the Coroner that the name of the three year old girl involved in an incident on 22 November 2015 will not be released. More >>

Cross-party agreement needed to improve the lot of children

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:52:50 +1300 | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) commends UNICEF for its bold initiative to get cross-party agreement to address the needs of all New Zealand’s children. More >>

Minister in denial over impact of poverty on learning

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:35:10 +1300 | Green Party

Comments made by the Minister of Education on Q and A today show she is in denial about the real impacts of poverty on children's learning, said the Green Party today. More >>

Teachers support new campaign for children’s rights

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:53:55 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing Unicef’s new campaign for children’s rights, Make My Future Fair- Meinga tōku āmua kia tika. More >>

Make My Future Fair - Meinga tōku āmua kia tika

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:50:50 +1300 | UNICEF

To mark the anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) entering into force on 20 November 1989 – and New Zealand’s ratification of the Convention 22 years ago - UNICEF New Zealand is launching a new child rights ...More >>

Over two decades later our kids deserve more

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:28:34 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour firmly supports the call by UNICEF today to uphold the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an agreement we signed 22 years ago, but are a long way from fulfilling, says Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern. “UNICEF ...More >>

Just 2 percent of kids cycle to school

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:34:44 +1300 | Green Party

The Government must make safe cycling around schools a priority, following new data that shows the number of children who cycle to school has dropped to just 2 percent, the Green Party said.More >>

25 years of children's rights but Government failing them

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:47:22 +1300 | Green Party

20 November 2015 25 years of the rights of children but Government failing to deliver More >>

Kiwi kids see danger in the ‘everyday’

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:39:01 +1300 | ChildFund

A staggering 80 per cent of Kiwi kids believe they are at risk of abuse or mistreatment online – one of the highest proportions in the developed world More >>

NZ Youth Delegation call parliament to #FutureproofNZ

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:59:42 +1300 | New Zealand Youth Delegation

The New Zealand Youth Delegation (NZYD) bought messages sent by young New Zealanders to Copenhagen/Cancun in 2009/10, woven into the shame of a fern to Parliament and asked New Zealand political leaders to #FutureProofNZ by taking strong action on ...More >>

Film Student Wins Pania Award

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:25:42 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

International student Jiangyan Chen has joined a select group of cinematic achievers honoured with a Pania statuette. More >>


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