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Youth message on Zero Carbon Act: 'Don't mess this up'

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:25:15 +1200 | RNZ

The young New Zealanders credited with driving momentum for a Zero Carbon Act have implored MPs not to mess it up in the final stages. More >>

Children’s Commissioner lays down challenges to charity

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:12:40 +1200 | Life Education Trust

New Zealand’s Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft commended Life Education Trust on their work with children when he attended their national conference in Rotorua over the weekend.More >>

Bayer Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:36:12 +1200 | NZ Wine

Congratulations to Ben Richards from Indevin who became the Bayer Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018 on Friday 13th July. This is the second consecutive year Richards has competed in the National Final, however he was representing Hawke’s ...More >>

Innovative housing complex designed for Wellington

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:18:14 +1200 | Branz

Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing complex for all generations. More >>

Protest to HNZ Minister over sick home creating sick kids

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:56:10 +1200 | Dr Lance O'Sullivan

Dr O'Sullivan's protest to Minister of Housing NZ over sick homes creating sick kids More >>

Waitematā Te Pae Oranga / Iwi Community Panel launched

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:17:34 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The Waitematā Te Pae Oranga / Iwi Community Panel has been launched by Police in partnership with Hoani Waititi Marae, making it the 11th iwi panel nationwide. More >>

Auckland crowned 2018 Netball NZ U19 Champs

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:47:03 +1200 | Netball New Zealand

Auckland has won their first Netball NZ U19 Champs title in five years expelling the disappointments of just 12 months ago. More >>

City & Guilds Co-Sponsor National Secondary School Challenge

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:31:30 +1200 | City and Guilds

City & Guilds Pacific have been proud sponsors of the National Secondary School Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) run by the ‘Culinary Arts Development Trust’ since 2014. Each year the Regionals and National final showcases some very talented high ...More >>

iMOKO proof of concept due to launch in July

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:16:51 +1200 | HINZ

More than 15,000 children will be involved in a proof-of-concept trial of the iMOKO app that enables teachers at participating kohanga, day-care centres and schools to securely send health information about students to a digital health team, who ...More >>

Keep aerosols away from children says EPA

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:47:15 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

An explosive and destructive West Auckland house fire caused by a child who threw something into an open fire place shows how crucial it is for parents to keep watch over children around fire, and to keep aerosols out of reach, says the Environmental ...More >>

Regular teen drinking leads to problems in adulthood

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:25:56 +1200 | University of Otago

Adolescents who drink weekly before age 17 are up to three times more likely as adults to binge drink, drink drive, be alcohol-dependent, and use other drugs than their non-drinking peers, new Australasian research shows.More >>

Parental Alienation Under Scrutiny

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 09:42:09 +1200 | University of Otago

A University of Otago study calling for consideration of law reform in the complex field of parental alienation has been published this week in the New Zealand Family Law Journal. More >>

Children in police cells 'disaster waiting to happen'

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:44:01 +1200 | RNZ

A Nelson lawyer says it's only a matter of time before a child dies by suicide in a police cell. More >>

School kids to help stock food banks

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 09:07:24 +1200 | Cans for Good

Wattie’s Cans for Good is back; the national can ‘collection, creation, education and donation’ campaign run by The Salvation Army in partnership with Wattie’s for New Zealand schools.More >>

Reality of tertiary students’ mental health

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 08:25:09 +1200 | NZUSA

10 July 2018 New study exposes the reality of tertiary students’ mental health Adjusting to tertiary study, feelings of loneliness and academic anxiety have been identified as major triggering factors of depression, stress and anxiety amongst ...More >>

Community in shock over accusations against iwi leader

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 10:01:15 +1200 | RNZ

Friends and colleagues of the prominent Māori leader Te Awanuiārangi Black have spoken of their shock and grief over his widow's accusations that he was a paedophile. More >>

New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait

Sat, 7 Jul 2018 20:09:27 +1200 | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that his ministry will be kicking off New Zealand’s most extensive survey of child poverty this month "to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects ...More >>

The Nation: Minister for Children Tracey Martin

Sat, 7 Jul 2018 13:09:12 +1200 | The Nation

Lisa Owen: The National Party says it's "completely inappropriate" for New Zealand First MP Tracey Martin to be in charge of an inquiry into the appointment of a New Deputy Police Commissioner. Wally Haumaha's promotion is controversial; ...More >>

Rangi Ruru Student in IMG World Junior Golf Champs

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 17:16:50 +1200 | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Year 10 student Maddie May has left for the US where she will compete in the IMG World Junior Golf Championships in San Diego next week (9th-13th July). More >>

Auckland Grammar wins Monetary Policy Challenge

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 16:52:58 +1200 | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Auckland Grammar has been named the national winner of the 2018 Reserve Bank of New Zealand Monetary Policy Challenge. Mount Albert Grammar placed second and Macleans College came third.More >>


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