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Growing Great Families in Wellington

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:40:07 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Parenting is a hot topic. There is widespread agreement that we need to parent our children well. Andrew Becroft, the Children's Commissioner , states that "all children need loving families, to have their basic needs met, safe homes, supportive ...More >>

Meaningful careers in healthcare focus of Big Day Out

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:33:19 +1200 | Careers New Zealand

Encouraging South Auckland secondary school students to consider a career option helping those with disabilities to live meaningful lives is the focus of the Careers New Zealand Health and Disability Sector Big Day Out today.More >>

Last week for local board plan feedback

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:16:11 +1200 | Auckland Council

Feedback on Auckland Council’s 21 draft local board plans 2017 closes on Friday 30 June – so don’t miss the chance to have your say on the future of your community. More >>

Statement from Matt McCarten, Campaign for Change

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:37:29 +1200 | Matt McCarten

In May this year my contract with the Labour Party ended and I left to run a programme called the Campaign for Change. The programme was supported by the Labour Party in Auckland, however I led and managed it. More >>

All newborns deserve access to safe sleeping devices

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:29:41 +1200 | Green Party

The Government needs to ensure that all new babies have access to a wahakura safe sleeping device, the Green Party said today. The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) special report on sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) shows ...More >>

Committee Says More Needs to be Done to Prevent Infant Death

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:58 +1200 | CYMRC

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) is calling for the Government’s SUDI Prevention Programme to better serve whānau and families to prevent babies dying from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).More >>

OP ED on youth unemployment

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:04:55 +1200 | Lynley Tulloch

NEETS (not in employment, education or training) is a new term that is being bandied around a lot at the moment. Labour MP Grant Robertson raised the issue of NEETS with Stephen Joyce in parliament last month. He stated that since this time last year ...More >>

Young people are future for key construction player

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:03:30 +1200 | Careers New Zealand

Supported by Careers New Zealand, students will get a hands-on look at a real-world construction project and get a chance to meet with people working in the industry. More >>

Plunket celebrates National Volunteer Week

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:49:30 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

This National Volunteer Week (18-24 June) Plunket is celebrating its volunteers across the country and the diverse ways in which they support whānau with young tamariki. “Volunteers founded Plunket in 1907 to ‘help the mothers and save the ...More >>

William Wallace Awards nominations open

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:13:09 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Children Anne Tolley says nominations are open for the 2017 William Wallace Awards which recognises outstanding achievements by young people in care. More >>

Sustain Voices of Pacific Youth & Nurture Leadership

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:39:28 +1200 | PIANGO

Investments by the Pacific Youth Council (PYC) in civil society leadership is one way that it can sustain the voices of youth in the Pacific development discourse, a roundtable meeting in Suva has been advised. More >>

$6m for more youth enterprise initiatives

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:02:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye tonight announced details of the $6 million investment over four years under Budget 2017 to fund more youth enterprise initiatives. Ms Kaye made the announcement at Victoria University’s Rutherford Building in Wellington, ...More >>

Shine on the Family Violence Death Review Committee findings

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:58:11 +1200 | Shine

Shine’s on the ground experience is echoed in the Family Violence Death Review Committee findings More >>

Award-winning game makers confirmed for Games for Learning

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:50:51 +1200 | NZCER

The key players in the development of BAFTA award winning game, Never Alone, will be speaking at Games for Learning, a conference hosted by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) in August. More >>

Tuivasa-Sheck Returns to Former Primary School

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:43:48 +1200 | Rugby League World Cup

20 June 2017 Tuivasa-Sheck Returns to Former Primary School to Support RLWC2017 Student Competition New Zealand representative Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is supporting Rugby League World Cup 2017’s call for teachers to put their students in the draw for a once ...More >>

Latest Controlled Purchase Operations brings shocking result

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:26:27 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Two recent Controlled Purchase Operations conducted at licensed premises throughout Northland by Northland DHB and NZ Police staff are shocked at the result. More >>

Legendary Boxer David Tua to Inspire Hundreds of Pacific Men

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:49:55 +1200 | Gathering of the 3000

Boxing legend David Tua will inspire hundreds of Pacific men with his personal story of anger, depression and suicidal thoughts at the historic Gathering of the 3000 event.More >>

A New Resource Teaching Gisborne Kids Skills For Life

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:31:56 +1200 | InnerFit

Kaiti School is one of the first primary schools to trial Crackerjack Kids, as part of a pilot happening in Gisborne. More >>

Changes to addressing family violence must continue

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:51:49 +1200 | Family Violence Death Review Committee

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) [1] says the recent focus and momentum to reduce the unacceptable number of people dying as a result of family violence must continue.More >>

Working together to do more for kiwi kids

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:27:54 +1200 | Barnardos

Working together to do more for kiwi kids ”Creating a bright future for all children in Aotearoa New Zealand is achievable, and we must all work together to make it happen’, says Barnardos, the leading children’s charity. More >>

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