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Less Loving Correction Equals More Abuse

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:47:45 +1300 | Conservative Party

The Conservative Party is horrified at the latest statistics brought to light in the Family First report "Defying Human Nature: An Analysis of New Zealand’s 2007 Anti-Smacking Law”. Alarming findings such as Police stats which show there ...More >>

Abduction Heightens Call for Data Base

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:43:52 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

12 February 2016 “The abduction of an innocent 5 year old Palmerston North child highlights the importance for New Zealand to have a registered sex offender data base publicly available” More >>

Update to the Palmerston North Incident

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:37:35 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Firstly, Police would like to reiterate that Shekinah is now safe and with her family who are relieved to have her back. More >>

Fonterra Milk for Schools Celebrates Major Milestone

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:36:47 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra has delivered more than 50 million packs of milk to Kiwi kids since its Milk for Schools programme began – that’s more than 10 million litres of milk. 1,480 primary schools throughout New Zealand including the Chatham, Great Barrier ...More >>

Central Police locate Shekinah

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:28:11 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The male has dropped Shekinah off at an un-related address in the Palmerston North Area and she is now safe and well with her family who are relieved to have her back. More >>

800+ Families on IHC’s Waitlists for Funded Autism Support

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:06:27 +1300 | IHC

More than 800 Families Are on IHC’s Waiting Lists for Funded Autism Support – And They’re Desperate for Help. More >>

Helping weakest students essential for society and economy

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:55:55 +1300 | OECD

Most countries have made little progress helping their weakest students improve their performance in reading, mathematics and science over the past decade. This means too many young people are still leaving school without the basic skills needed in ...More >>

Speech to Open Selby House Dental Hub

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:28:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Speech to Open Selby House Dental Hub 175 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington 12.15pm Thursday 11th February 2016 Kia ora tātau, good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thank you Virginia and Bee Healthy Dental Service for inviting me to open the Selby ...More >>

‘Books for Babies’ Launches on 12 February

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:16:37 +1300 | Neonatal Trust

Publisher Book Island has partnered up with The Neonatal Trust, donating some of its online picture book sales to support New Zealand’s smallest and sickest babies and their families. More >>

Defying human nature with disastrous results

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:15:07 +1300 | Sensible Sentencing Trust

It is now official, more kids are commiting more crimes at a younger age than ever before. Why? As politicains and Justice sector officals struggle to find an answer the Sensible Sentencing Trust says the answer is not dificult to find. Garth McVicar, ...More >>

Worrying increase in children and pets locked in vehicles

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:48:46 +1300 | New Zealand Automobile Association

There is an alarming rise in children and pets locked inside vehicles this summer creating a spike in emergency AA Roadservice callouts. About 210 children and pets were rescued from vehicles by the AA from December 1 to January 31, an increase of ...More >>

Dads Can Help Boost Child Immunisation Rates

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:41:15 +1300 | University of Auckland

Auckland, 11 February 2016 – Aiming immunisation campaigns specifically at fathers-to-be could be a promising new approach to get more New Zealand children immunised on time suggests new research by the Growing Up in New Zealand study.More >>

Bacon Butty in Return for Biking

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:46:58 +1300 | Hastings District Council

It was all hands to the pump this morning, as many hundreds of school children biked in all the way from suburbs around Hastings, and were rewarded with a great breakfast. More >>

Bronchiectasis in NZ–the Growing Problem That Goes Unnoticed

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:15:59 +1300 | The Asthma Foundation

The Dominion Post’s recent cover story (9 February) pays tribute to the tragic passing of beautiful young toddler Ataahua, who died of bronchiectasis just shy of three years of age. More >>

ASA Children’s Codes Review Panel Announced

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:13:23 +1300 | Advertising Standards Authority

New Zealanders are being invited to offer their views on advertising to children, including food, in a major review of the codes of practice the advertising industry are required to follow. More >>

Minister marks Safer Internet Day

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 17:10:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The start of the school year is a good opportunity for parents to remind their children of the harmful effects of cyberbullying and staying safe online, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.More >>

More Evidence Disabled Children Get a Bad Deal in School

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:26:23 +1300 | IHC

IHC welcomes the survey conducted by NZEI TE Riu Roa of Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) that shows a lack of adequate support for disabled students at school. More >>

Encouraging Immunisation for Older Children

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:44:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new awareness campaign starts today to remind parents and caregivers of older children about the school based immunisation programme. “While infant immunisation rates have dramatically improved since 2008, immunisation ...More >>

Applications Open And Mentors Announced for Ignite 2016

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 13:21:50 +1300 | IGNITE

Ten music industry professionals will mentor the next generation of aspiring young event managers, and offer them insight to the inner workings of the industry through an exciting new training initiative - IGNITE. The mentors will provide one-on-one ...More >>

Understanding Addiction and Recovery

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:01:22 +1300 | Familial Trust

Find out how to help children from addicted families heal from one of the world's top specialists in addiction recovery. More >>

 

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