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Early Support the Key for “Troubled” Teens

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:59:53 +1300 | Speld

“Troubled” teen behaviour in the classroom could be significantly reduced by early, specialised, academic support, according to SPELD NZ. More >>

New decile ratings show more kiwi kids living in poverty

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:58:57 +1300 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A shift of 8000 more children into lower decile schools is an indication that more New Zealand families are becoming poorer and that more children are likely to live in low income households.More >>

Australian Guild Competition opens to NZ pharmacy students

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:28:37 +1300 | Pharmacy Guild

For the first time the Australian Guild’s National Student Business Plan Competition is open to pharmacy students studying in New Zealand. More >>

Open Letter: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whangaroa

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:01:28 +1300 | Gary Bramley

Your correspondents Terry Smith and Moana Tuwhare are mistaken in their belief that the whanau who left Te Kura Kaupapa Maori early in 2014 were doing so in protest at the firing of the former principal and that our agenda is to get her back. I support ...More >>

Hard road ahead for thousands more Kiwi kids

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:08:03 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

News that there will be 8000 more students in low decile schools next year reinforces the absolute failure of the National Government’s economic approach, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

The Warehouse removes R18 games and DVDs from its shelves

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:33:26 +1300 | The Parenting Place

“This is a very positive gesture. Parents do their best to instil values in children and it is great when they are supported in that task by such a significant retailer within the community. It helps to reset the cultural thermostat.More >>

Primary School Regional Athletics event at Newtown Park

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:29:27 +1300 | Sport Wellington

Hundreds of primary school students are set to take part in the Primary School Regional Athletics event in December at Newtown Park. Now in its fifth year, the event has grown to over 700 children in the Wellington region participating in 2013.More >>

Northland Scores Top of Country for Exclusive Breastfeeding

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:17:57 +1300 | Northland DHB

Northland has, once again, come out on top with the highest rates in the country for exclusive breastfeeding on discharge from maternity facilities. With an overall rating of 94.7 per cent, it exceeds other regions with Whanganui at 90.6 per cent ...More >>

Employment Opportunity at RainbowYOUTH

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:57:27 +1300 | Rainbow Youth

RainbowYOUTH is excited to announce a new employment opportunity with the expansion of the existing role of Fundraising Coordinator into the full time role of National Fundraising Manager.More >>

Coding Kids Making the World a Better Place

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:12:45 +1300 | Orion Health

From reducing driveway accidents to helping the blind and making your supermarket shopping easier – coding secondary school students across New Zealand have come up with some innovative solutions to make the world a better place in the 2014 Orion ...More >>

Goodies And Baddies of Kids Food Industry 2014

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:45:07 +1300 | Munch Awards

Weetbix TRYalthlon wins the new Supreme Award decided by our panel of judges and voted by the people as the winner in the Best Kids Food Marketing Campaign. More >>

Trafficking in children on the increase, according to UNODC

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:41:26 +1300 | UNODC

More than 2 billion people are not protected from human trafficking by their national legislation, says report; raising concern about very low conviction rates More >>

$5.1 Million Donations Highest on Record

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:22:08 +1300 | Canterbury Community Trust

Today (Monday 24) at 5.00pm the Canterbury Community Trust will announce $5.1 million in donations approvals for Nelson/Tasman region for the year ending 31 March 2014. This is the highest level of approved donations in its 26 year history.More >>

Americans Stole Human Body Parts to Smuggle to Las Vegas

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:40:29 +1300 | Richard S. Ehrlich

Authorities want to arrest two Americans for allegedly stealing a dead baby's head and foot, an adult's heart, and some tattooed flesh from Bangkok's Medical Museum and attempting to smuggle the body parts to Las Vegas.More >>

Trafficking in children on the rise, says new UN report

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:21:33 +1300 | UN News

24 November 2014 – One in three known victims of human trafficking is a child, and girls and women are particularly targeted and forced into “modern slavery,” according to the 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, released today by ...More >>

White Ribbon Campaign well-supported

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:43:13 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Whangarei police attend around 60 call-outs a week due to domestic violence in the area and that number is expected to rise around Christmas time. More >>

New Hastings City Growers Market boasts ‘Kids Grow’ tent

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:32:40 +1300 | Hastings City Business Association

The new Hastings City Growers Market has secured a really fun and interesting mix of growers ready for the launch this Saturday 29th November. This vibrant new urban market will bring together an eclectic mix of local food producers in the middle ...More >>

Free Dental Story Books for our Tamariki

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:25:15 +1300 | Northland DHB

Over 60 per cent of Northland pre-schoolers have experienced tooth decay and, in a bid to address this, dental health promoters from across Northland have produced free story books. The books, written in both Maori and English, will be used as a ...More >>

E Tu Whānau Supports Glenn Report’s call

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:06:23 +1300 | E Tu Whanau

E Tu Whānau Supports Glenn Report’s call for Māori Tikanga to Battle Domestic Violence More >>

On White Ribbon Day, and every day, Plunket is here to help

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:55:27 +1300 | New Zealand Plunket Society

On White Ribbon Day, Plunket says the impact family violence has on children is not OK, but it is OK to ask for help, and is encouraging parents in violent or abusive relationships to seek help for themselves and their children.More >>


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