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Motherhood penalty unacceptable

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:38:07 +1300 | National Council of Women of NZ More >>

Waikato students off to Asia on PM's scholarships

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:14:44 +1300 | University of Waikato

Caption: Mark Will is one of four University of Waikato to be awarded a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia. More >>

New employment resource for young people

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:31:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have today announced the release of a new online resource designed to help young people enter the workforce.More >>

It’s good to realise you’re not alone in this

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:16:07 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

These are the heartfelt words of Ralph. His daughter Zara was diagnosed with arthritis when she was two years old. She is now 12. More >>

Nominations open for 2017 NZ Youth Awards

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:53:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Nominations are now open for the 2017 New Zealand Youth Awards, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Kiwis pedal length of New Zealand to raise funds for Plunket

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:07:35 +1300 | New Zealand Plunket Society

More than 120 team members from The Warehouse and Plunket will embark on a cycle relay the length of New Zealand in March to raise funds for Plunket community services. More >>

Minister Must Act to Prevent Further CYF Attacks

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:31:00 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley can no longer stand idly by after yet another attack at a CYF justice facility where at least two youth ran away, says New Zealand First.More >>

How much pocket money do Kiwi kids get?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:07:15 +1300 | CensusAtSchool

Six in 10 schoolchildren taking part in the national CensusAtSchool TataurangaKiTeKura reported that they received pocket money, an allowance or a cash gift the week before participating, getting a median of $15.More >>

Press Conference 27/02/17: Kiwi workers failing drug tests

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:33:20 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minster Bill English began today’s press conference with an announcement to extend support for earthquake effected Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough. The State Highway coastal route is progressing and expected to be open by the end of ...More >>

It’s Not Too Late to Get Kids Moving in March

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:51:23 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Students from Wellington area schools still have time to sign up for Movin’March, a celebration to encourage students and parents to get active on the way to school without travelling in a car.More >>

New CPAG Report: Children and the Living Wage

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:49 +1300 | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that care must be taken not to undermine the needs of families by promoting a Living Wage (LW) as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution.More >>

Tolley Twisting Truth on ‘Youth Service’

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:50:37 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley is trying to sell the government’s ‘Youth Service’ when recently released Treasury reports throw some real serious doubt on the Youth Service in its entirety, says New Zealand First.More >>

Well Child Week highlights crucial early months

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:19:53 +1300 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Today marks the start of Well Child Week (27 February-4 March 2017), something close to the heart of Plunket and the Kiwi families we serve. More >>

$1.6m for new classrooms at Waikato kura

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:05:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Around $1.6 million will be invested to build four new classrooms at Te Wharekura o TeRau Aroha in the Waikato region, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.More >>

Kids Encouraged to Get Moving in March

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:35:31 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

In March this year students from over 65 schools will be taking part in Movin’March, a month long (1-31 March) celebration of active travel to school organised by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. More >>

Dairies agree not to sell sugary drinks before school

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:15 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB’s Public Health Unit is praising the efforts of South Taranaki retailers who have chosen not to sell sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) to children on their way to school in the morning.More >>

Reduce traffic and get your kids road smart

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:07:10 +1300 | Auckland Transport

Next week is Walking School Bus Week, a chance to celebrate kids and volunteers helping keep traffic volumes down and learning about road safety on their way to school. The week will be action packed, including AMI Be Bright Be Seen Monday, Funky Feet ...More >>

Incident in Silverdale

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:17:19 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A one-year-old child has sustained moderate injuries after being hit by a car at a residential property in Makarau, Rodney District just after 7am this morning. More >>

Historical abuse a major human rights & race relations issue

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:50:30 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says the Prime Minister’s refusal to meet commissioners to discuss the abuse of New Zealanders held in state run institutions is deeply disappointing. Last week the Commission wrote to the Prime Minister inviting him to meet to discuss ...More >>

Student awarded internship with MX3D

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:29:50 +1300 | University of Auckland

Using robots to build a bridge over a canal in Europe might sound like a scene from a science fiction story, but it will soon be reality for one young architectural graduate from the University of Auckland. More >>


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