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Wairarapa Police get behind a knock-out initiative

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:42:13 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The Wairarapa Boxing Academy (WBA) was formally opened last night by Billy Graham the Founder of the Naenae Boxing Academy along with Frazer Mailman from Masterton District Council and Laurence Titter, local business owner, turned boxing coach who ...More >>

The Nation: Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:32:11 +1200 | The Nation

Lisa Owen: When Judge Andrew Becroft first stepped into the role of children's commissioner in 2016, he admitted he was shocked at the level of child poverty in New Zealand. So with a couple of years under his belt, does he see things improving? And how does ...More >>

Kids and quads a lethal combination

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:49:42 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

A young boy had a lucky escape after he fell from a quad bike and was run over by the equipment being towed behind it. WorkSafe says it is a reminder for farmers and families to ensure they are keeping kids off adult sized quad bikes, as riders or ...More >>

New Zealand featured in new report on child soldiers

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:16:57 +1200 | Peace Movement Aotearoa

“In many countries the popular myth of the army as a benevolent institution which “saves” disadvantaged and vulnerable young people from an uncertain future remains pervasive. This report deconstructs that myth, the research clearly shows that military ...More >>

Youth Week Celebrated With Launch Of Youth Strategy

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:12:45 +1200 | Hurunui District Council

Youth Week has been in full swing in the Hurunui District with the council’s Community Team facilitating a number of events since Saturday 19 May. More >>

First recipients of 2018 Prime Minister’s Scholarships

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:04:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister for Sport and Recreation 24 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Minister congratulates first recipients of 2018 Prime Minister’s Scholarships More >>

'Eventually decile system will go' - Education Minister

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:12:54 +1200 | RNZ

The flawed decile system will eventually go but not before finding a system that doesn't further stigmatise children, says the Minister of Education. More >>

Bringing young people’s bright ideas to life

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:07:48 +1200 | Porirua City Council

Are you a young person with a great idea? Porirua City Council has Making It Happen grants available to help bring these bright ideas to life. More >>

Groups help develop Child Wellbeing Strategy

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:25:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government has today begun discussions with groups who work with, and support, children and their families as the first step in developing a Child Wellbeing Strategy to improve children’s lives.More >>

Host Families Needed in New Zealand

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:09:28 +1200 | Student Exchange Australia New Zealand

New Zealand is a magnificent country, why not join the Student Exchange family and expose an exchange student to the beauty of our country. The benefits are amazing. More >>

Hastings District Youth Council gets down to business.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:31:39 +1200 | Hastings District Council

A full calendar of events and projects has been put together by the Hastings District Youth Council – and these young motivated councillors will be motoring to get through it.More >>

#YouthToo - High school students speak out for Youth Week

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:59:08 +1200 | Shakti Ethnic Women's Support Group

Shakti Youth is hosting a new generation of youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds who will come together for Youth Week 2018 to share fresh perspectives on the #MeToo movement and feminism on the 26th of May. Young people are at the highest risk of ...More >>

Cellphones’ deadly side highlighted by students

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:44:09 +1200 | Students Against Dangerous Driving

Persistent use of cellphones by drivers prompt students to take a stand on distracted driving, urging New Zealand to Drive Phone Free More >>

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:18:14 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

Six of Central Otago’s young fruit growers will face off in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition in Cromwell on Friday, 25 May. More >>

New evidence supports traditional Māori birthing practices

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:24:00 +1200 | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora says "ground-breaking" new research on umbilical cord clamping simply reflects traditional Māori birthing practices. The research, reported this week by Newshub, champions the benefits of waiting for at least a minute to ...More >>

Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:40:42 +1200 | RNZ

Children as young as 7 or 8 are telling social workers they have thought of killing themselves because of the violence at home. More >>

Actor breaks down labels in powerful solo show ‘Big J Stylez

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:35:09 +1200 | Auckland Live

Fresh from an award-winning season at the NZ Fringe Festival, Auckland Live is proud to announce Jacob Dombroski’s (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou) debut solo work, Big J Stylez will play in Auckland for the first time at the Herald Theatre 4-7 July ...More >>

More than 5000 young Kiwis discover their “inner awesome"

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:27:24 +1200 | Youthline

Youthline and Coca-Cola celebrate the first anniversary of a free programme helping Kiwi teens and young adults change their lives and communities More >>

World Play Day - Monday 28th May

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:05:14 +1200 | Toy Library Federation NZ

The theme for World Play Day is Free Play - encouraging people to slow down for simple unstructured play with their children. More >>

Youthline Wellington Annual Street Appeal - 24 May

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:59:35 +1200 | Youthline

The Annual Street Appeal Collection is one of Youthline Wellington’s biggest events of the year. It is essential for promoting our services to young people and raising much needed funds to keep the organisation running. More >>


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