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An open letter to all students: Students Matter

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:40:56 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Students have a critical role to play in the outcome of the General Election. There are 417,516 students in New Zealand and we make up 14% of the total number of voters. We have the collective power to decide who is leading the next Government. Every ...More >>

Wanaka Community Pool reopening

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:37:12 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Wanaka Community Pool will reopen next Saturday, 27 September, with free entry and fun activities for the day. More >>

Golf sets youngsters on the right path

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:26:22 +1200 | Jonathan Ratcliffe

Twenty-one year old PGA Golf Apprentice, Jonathan Ratcliffe believes schools should encourage more students to take up golf. More >>

Pop-up Mini Golf Course Heading to Silo Park

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:18:27 +1200 | scribbleAKL

Mini-golf is on its way to Silo Park in Wynyard Quarter! Take a mini golf adventure through a landscape made of borrowed and up-cycled objects, from the very little to the very experienced this is an exciting new playground for everyone this September.More >>

State Officials Answerable to Preventable Child Mortality

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:13:48 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (18 September 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Thursday that the State has a moral and legal responsibility to take measures to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, preventable mortality and morbidity ...More >>

Election fails to address youth financial wellbeing

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:25:24 +1200 | Massey University

Young people don’t feel included in New Zealand’s financial success and believe inequality is a problem, according to a new survey conducted by Westpac’s Fin-Ed Centre at Massey University. More >>

New Tool for Kiwi Parents - Time for an Adventure!

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:55:44 +1200 | All Right

New Tool for Kiwi Parents - Time for an Adventure! A new tool developed in the aftermath of the earthquakes will help parents around New Zealand spend more quality time with their children. Tiny Adventures is a new app for smartphones that has been developed ...More >>

Whither Future Development Goals?

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:47:02 +1200 | Shobha Shukla

Abused by her own family in childhood, Bela (name changed) was sold by a relative and trafficked to India. She eventually came out of her harrowing ordeal, turned her life around and became a peer counsellor and educator with Family Planning Association ...More >>

Kaitaia man remanded in custody

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:29:00 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A 56-year-old Kaitaia man has been remanded in custody in relation to sexual offence charges. Michael Harris appeared in the Kaitaia District Court this afternoon on a number of charges including: • Aggravated Wounding (drugging of a victim to facilitate ...More >>

Kapiti Run for Youth right behind Youth Quest

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:20:29 +1200 | Kapiti Business Projects

Youth Quest! Who are they? They are a mentoring programme that works with passion to help young Kapiti boys get on the right track and stay there. “80% of our funding comes from private sources so we are constantly working with groups and individuals ...More >>

Public Hearing into Australian Christian Churches

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:11:32 +1200 | Child Abuse Royal Commission

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from 7 October 2014 at 10.30am. More >>

Will Ferguson Be a Tipping Point for Black Youth Voters?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:28:35 +1200 | Khalil Abdullah

Michael Brown, Killed August 9, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. (New America Media) - A week before National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, September 23, civil rights leaders hope to increase African American youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting ...More >>

The Big Az ROTAZ Race too amazing to miss!

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:50:33 +1200 | Rotorua District Council

Hundreds of dollars are up for grabs in next month’s ‘The Big Az ROTAZ Race’ for local teenagers. The race, organised by Rotorua District Youth Council in partnership with Te Waiariki Purea Trust’s Ira Matatau rangitahi leaders, takes place on Saturday ...More >>

BMW Group joins AUT InterNZ Programme

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:27:38 +1200 | AUT University

Eleven lucky AUT graduates will be winging their way to the United States early in 2015 to take up paid internships as part of the expanded AUT interNZ programme. Launched in 2013, the programme gives AUT graduates an opportunity to experience the changing ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on first time voting (Greens)

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:45:52 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping ...More >>

Pregnancy Help Welcomes Green Party Packs for Newborn Babies

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:43:13 +1200 | Pregnancy Help

Pregnancy Help applauds Metiria Turei acknowledging that “for many parents the birth of a new child is a highly stressful and financially straining time” and the desire for every child to thrive. More >>

Wahakura Package would provide warm welcome for babies

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:08:55 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

The Greens Wahakura Welcome package announced yesterday is a wonderful example of child-centred policy which would help all children get a fair and equal start in life, says Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG health spokesperson Innes Asher says, ...More >>

Celebrity Baby Bumps Found to Affect Pre-Natal Attachment

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:48:12 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Obsessing over celebrity baby bumps can have a negative impact on women’s attachment to their babies during pregnancy and after birth, Victoria University of Wellington research has found.More >>

The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari Enters Second Year

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:25:24 +1200 | Wellington Zoo

In-store fundraising at The Warehouse to enable children from local low decile schools to visit Wellington Zoo through The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari begins in stores throughout Wellington and Tasman on 27 September. With over $25,000 raised in 2013, ...More >>

Sell-out tournament huge success

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:04:49 +1200 | Ignite Sport

Almost 450 people of various sporting abilities participated in Wellington’s only indoor sports competition on Sunday (14 September) at the ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie. More >>


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