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Solution for parents stressed by school holiday cabin fever

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 14:36:49 +1300 | Mango Communications

Have your kids been driving your blood pressure through the roof these school holidays? Recent research suggests that, in addition to providing a welcome distraction for the kids, aquariums have the power to reduce stress, according to scientists at England’s ...More >>

Auckland Council Fails to put Children First

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 10:00:37 +1300 | Manurewa Local Board

Manurewa Local Board Deputy Chair Simeon Brown says Auckland Council is failing to deliver on the Auckland Plan's number one priority to 'put children and young people first' with the new "Empowering Communities Approach" introduced last week.More >>

Latest research shows that we are bubble wrapping our kids

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:52:35 +1300 | Persil

Latest research shows that we are bubble wrapping our kids with significant consequences for their development More >>

Māori Women’s Welfare League Deserves Government Engagement

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:20:30 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First believes the Māori Women’s Welfare League’s (MWWL) deserves the opportunity to take a central role in addressing the needs of Māori children in state care.More >>

HRC support Maori Women's Welfare League

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:36:53 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has congratulated the Maori Women’s Welfare League as they open their 2015 national conference in Whangarei. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Govt’s favourite crony Serco, and the TPP

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:24:52 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Serco’s emerging role as the government’s favourite corporate crony, and the TPP fallout More >>

“Sexual violence” march ahead of Boobs on Bikes

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 15:08:54 +1300 | Stop Demand

Tomorrow’s controversial Boobs on Bikes march, led by pornographer Steve Crow and featuring international porn stars, will be preceded by a sexual violence and harms of pornography march organised by advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More >>

Maori Women's Welfare League

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:26:29 +1300 | Maori Women's Welfare League

The Maori Women’s Welfare League says Māori women must play a central role in helping address the significant needs of Māori children and their families. More >>

New animated TV series for young viewers

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:44:14 +1300 | NZ On Air

A new animated pre-school series encouraging kids to explore simple science ideas is the first co-production funded by NZ On Air that is hoping to access the revamped NZ Screen Production Grant scheme.More >>

Dukie proves confidence is more than skin deep

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:03:07 +1300 | Attitude Awards

Dukie King looks a bit different to other six-year-olds, but he’s not letting it faze him. More >>

Digital projects expand range of local content

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:10:04 +1300 | NZ On Air

Digital projects expand range of local content to engage diverse audiences Four innovative new digital projects have been selected from a very competitive field of applicants, along with three flourishing previously funded online projects for ...More >>

Binoy Kampmark - The Killings in Oregon: Business as Usual

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:32:02 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Normalised mass violence has become the unmentioned subject of US school syllabi. Teacher’s meetings and academic retreats must be getting longer and more perturbed: How do those in a university setting cope with an armed assailant who will take a ...More >>

Peters: Circus or Soap Opera and Foreseen Circumstances

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:11:29 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The performance of the National led government resembles a unique blend of circus and soap opera. When there are major social and economic issues to be resolved – our future as a trading nation is at stake – the leadership is obsessed with pandas ...More >>

Dr Harry Shier to visit New Zealand

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 08:07:20 +1300 | Ara Taiohi

Ara Taiohi, national peak body for the youth sector in New Zealand, is delighted to announce that Dr Harry Shier will provide the keynote address. His presence at Ara Taiohi's biennial national wānanga, Building Pathways, will add a wealth of ...More >>

Student power smashes Abbott fees proposal – for now

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 17:13:49 +1300 | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The national student union congratulates our comrades in the Australian National Union of Students on their impressive campaign to defeat higher education fee deregulation as proposed by the former Abbott Government.More >>

Medical Provider, Police join on Domestic Violence

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:53:10 +1300 | Nirvana Health Group

Medical Provider Network And Police Join Forces to Improve Early Intervention to Reduce Domestic Violence More >>

Principals Reject Parata’s Funding Plans

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:36:32 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Minister Parata’s announcement to scrap the decile system of funding and link future school funding to student achievement has been roundly rejected by school principals. More >>

Improv: The Next Step - Workshop for High School Students

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:54:43 +1300 | PlayShop

After a promising and challenging first workshop with students from across Wellington, PlayShop will lead the second of its improv for students workshops on Sunday 11 October at BATS Theatre, following a week of national and international professional improv ...More >>

Creative Community Funding opens today

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:41:37 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Our Creative Communities Funding round opens today and we've got $11,500 to distribute to local art groups and creative projects across the Coromandel. More >>

Falcons, Stingrays Sweep into Semis

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:18:48 +1300 | New Zealand Rugby League

On moving day at the Got A Trade? Got It Made! Youth Nationals, the favourites all progressed unbeaten to semi-finals and Akarana Falcons issued a warning in the 17s grade.More >>


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