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New immunisation videos for older children

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:22:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children. “These new immunisation videos produced by the Ministry of Health give students and their parents the information they need to best protect their health,” ...More >>

Students have say on sex education messages

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:37:56 +1300 | University of Auckland

Sex education research evaluated by a group of young people was aimed at giving them a voice in the best ways to get key messages to them and their peers. More >>

First to win Shears titles in both shearing and wollhandling

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:11:56 +1300 | Golden Shears

A Lincoln University graduate who took up shearing to go and see the World created a piece of shearing sports history when she won the Novice shearing final at the end of the opening day of the 55th Golden Shears in Masterton today.More >>

IEAG calls for action on ERO Report

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:27:25 +1300 | Inclusive Education Action Group

The Inclusive Education Action Group (IEAG) calls for action in response to the latest Education Review Office (ERO) report Inclusive Practices for Students with Special Needs in Schools. More >>

Closing the Gap on Inclusiveness

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:26:07 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

A report released by the Education Review Office today indicates that schools are close to hitting the Government’s target of 80% of schools practising inclusive behaviour towards special needs students by the end of 2014. The report states that ...More >>

Positive report on special education schooling

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:14:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a new ERO report showing schools have become significantly more inclusive towards children with special educational needs. More >>

Greg Fleming appointed as CEO of The Parenting Place

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:28:21 +1300 | The Parenting Place

“It’s true. Family really is everything”, says newly appointed CEO of The Parenting Place, Greg Fleming, echoing the organisation’s motto. “I was the General Manager of The Parenting Place from 1997 until 2001. I had intended to spend just one year ...More >>

$3.6 million to extend Home Safety Service nationwide

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:07:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today launched the expansion of the National Home Safety Service to better protect up to 1000 victims of family violence each year. More >>

Nominations for 2015 Youth Awards open today

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:43:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Youth Awards, which celebrate young people who’ve achieved outstanding results, or people who’ve made a significant contribution to support and champion young people, says Youth Minister Nikki Kaye. “The 2015 ...More >>

Iconic Children’s Show Pukana Debuts Three New Presenters

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:20:01 +1300 | PUKANA

Aotearoa’s award-winning children’s television show Pukana begins its 16th year with three new presenters and a new plan to reach a broader audience. Pukana is a dynamic, colourful, hip and funny mix of up-to-the-minute music, cheeky send-ups, ...More >>

Palmy local raising funds for Kiwi kids

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:07:19 +1300 | Variety - The Children's Charity

David Leishman will run straight from the finish line of the Palmerston North Relay for Life on March 8 and into the Variety Trillian Bash road rally raising funds for Kiwi kids via Variety – The Children’s Charity.More >>

Kids Go Free at Kelly Tarlton’s this Sunday!

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:06:30 +1300 | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Kids go free this Sunday [8th March] in celebration of Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium’s 30thAnniversary! Come and explore the iconic Auckland waterfront attraction with the whole family and say hi to all of your favourite creatures.More >>

Safe Zone attracting record numbers

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:50:29 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland’s Safe Zone is back – providing haven for late night revellers needing a helping hand. More >>

Tasman Young Farmers to be put to the test

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:51:45 +1300 | ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Tasman Young Farmers to be put to the test in ANZ Young Farmer Contest Regional Final FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04-03-15 More >>

Huntington’s disease researcher recognised as finalist

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:45:22 +1300 | University of Auckland

Huntington’s disease researcher recognised as finalist Media Release - University of Auckland - 4 March 2015 More >>

Neighbours Day turning Auckland streets into neighbourhoods

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:49:21 +1300 | Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Imagine a connected neighbourhood, where everyone knew each other, felt a sense of place and was proud to be part of the community. This year, Neighbours Day Aotearoa is bringing people together and turning streets into neighbourhoods on Neighbours ...More >>

Futuristic Smeg Design Auctioned for Children’s Charity

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:34:37 +1300 | SMEG New Zealand

Aleisha Station’s captivating DIRECTION OF THE FUTURE makeover of a Smeg FAB28 retro refrigerator is the final one of four contemporary works up for auction through Trade Me – raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand. More >>

Infant formula marketing decision welcomed

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:11:46 +1300 | Infant Nutrition Council

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) is pleased that the Commerce Commission has come to a preliminary decision to authorise the INC's Code of Practice for marketing infant formula. More >>

Minister applauds national kapa haka festival

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:05:00 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes the best of luck to everyone involved in this week’s national kapa haka festival, Te Matatini, in Christchurch. “Te Matatini showcases the very best of Māori performing arts talent. It’s a celebration of ...More >>

Kidicorp Gets Behind Disadvantaged Kids

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:22:44 +1300 | Variety Club

When the Variety Trillian Bash rolls into its annual eight-day road rally from March 7, calling in at towns from New Plymouth to Napier, and Wellington to Auckland, it will be joined by the bright blue Kidicorp fire truck, carrying a young team committed ...More >>


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