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Playspaces conference to secure the future of fun

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:07:37 +1200 | NZ Recreation

Is the development of Kiwi children being hindered by risk-averse play areas that don’t allow them to explore their own limits, and are overly sanitised playspaces leading to a disconnect with nature?More >>

Nearly two million children affected by Nepal earthquake

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:39 +1200 | Save The Children

With nearly two million children affected by Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal – which has claimed more 3,500 lives to date – Save the Children has begun the distribution of much-needed aid in Kathmandu Valley. More >>

Watt a clever bunch

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:10:44 +1200 | Ideas Shop

Twelve bright sparks from across the country have reached the finals of the Master Electricians Challenge, the country’s toughest contest for apprentice electricians. More >>

Saving Palestine’s Children under The Arms Trade Treaty

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:05:55 +1200 | Vacy Vlazna

Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) released this month a comprehensive and heartbreaking report, OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE: A WAR WAGED ON GAZA’S CHILDREN . detailing: More >>

From the South to the Sky Tower

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:29:24 +1200 | South2Sky

In May 2015 firefighters from the Bay Of Plenty and Canterbury will be running through Wellington and the Hutt Valley to raise funds for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC). Local runners and supporters are invited to help run a leg of the ...More >>

Landlords say support tenants to make choices

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:25:56 +1200 | NZPIF

Tenants should not be living in rentals such as the five selected for a visit last week by a Member of Parliament, “says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). “The Tenancy Tribunal requires houses ...More >>

Gloriavale Christian Community School: What does it teach?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:24:00 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Registered by the state; inspected by the Education Review Office, and partially funded by taxpayers – but what is taught there? More >>

Kawakawa-Moerewa’s turn for Youth in Emergency Services

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:11:54 +1200 | Northland Emergency Management

Fifteen nominated young people from the Kawakawa and Moerewa communities are about to get a hands-on insight into the work of emergency services. Northland last year became one of the first regions to roll out Youth in Emergency Services (YES). This ...More >>

Social Worker registration won't solve problem of outcomes

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:10:07 +1200 | Steve Taylor

"Registration, or even belonging to a Professional Association, is not the answer to fixing the fact that over half of the New Zealand Social Worker workforce are unqualified, and Ministry of Social Development Minister Anne Tolley would be fool-hardy ...More >>

Weekes Family Thanks John Key for Qatari Representations

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:48:12 +1200 | Jane And Martin Weekes

Jane and Martin Weekes, the parents of the two-year-old triplets, New Zealand citizens, who were killed in the Villaggio mall fire in Doha, Qatar, on 28 May 2012, have thanked New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for representations he made to HH the Emir of ...More >>

Resolution passed on School-Related Gender Based Violence

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:44:46 +1200 | UNESCO

Paris – For immediate Release - Fifty-eight countries have signed up to the first ever UN resolution on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), “ Learning without fear ”, during UNESCO’s Executive Board meeting on 16 April.More >>

Police investigating toddler's death in Greymouth

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:50:58 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating the death of a 15 month old Greymouth boy on 23 April 2015. The boy was taken to Greymouth Hospital emergency clinic in the early hours of 21 April 2015 and was flown to Starship Hospital later that day for specialist treatment.More >>

Bill Targets Registration of Social Workers

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:41:57 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

“We should demand the highest of standards when it comes to the care of our children,” says Spokesperson for Social Development Darroch Ball. More >>

Changes on Plunket Foundation Board

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:29:26 +1200 | Plunket Foundation

Plunket President Andree Talbot has announced the resignation of Plunket Foundation Chair, Sir Ray Avery. Sir Ray was appointed Chair in June 2013, and was instrumental in the appointment of a new set of Trustees followed by the official launch of the ...More >>

Playcentre: Nurture not profit

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:44:03 +1200 | New Zealand Playcentre Federation

Playcentre provides New Zealand parents with an early childhood option that addresses many of the concerns that have been raised in the media in recent weeks. Playcentre is a uniquely Kiwi, not for profit organisation, that provides parents with support ...More >>

Plunket lends its support to World Immunisation Week

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:32:08 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket says World Immunisation Week, which kicks off today (24 April), is a wonderful opportunity to promote the importance of immunisation to communities throughout New Zealand.More >>

More Council funding for community initiatives

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:51:06 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council’s Community Sport and Recreation Committee has approved funding from its Social and Recreation Fund for 28 community groups. More >>

The Importance of Dads

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:53:10 +1200 | The Parenting Place

A study of 1398 Pacific children over many years shows the impact of fathers on behaviour. More >>

ANZ and Netball New Zealand launch junior Netball programme

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:21:55 +1200 | ANZ Championship Netball

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) is thrilled to partner with ANZ to launch ANZ futureFERNS , the new nationally recognised junior Netball programme which is enjoying unprecedented growth throughout the country. A nationwide increase of playing numbers in the junior ...More >>

Drive to Enrol More Children Puts Quality at Risk

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:27:11 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader Tracey Martin says the government continues to promote early childhood education for increasing numbers of preschool children to meet National’s artificial Better Public Service Target.More >>


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