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Class sizes set to increase

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:17:06 +1200 | Green Party

Increases in class sizes look to be on the cards, after Education Minister Hekia Parata can't guarantee her proposed education funding model will result in no increase in class sizes, the Green Party said.More >>

Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil Addresses Human Rights Council

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:57:40 +1200 | UN Watch

Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil Addresses Human Rights Council In Response to New Report Finding Genocide More >>

Top Achieving High School Students Selected

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 20:52:39 +1200 | CEE

McLean, VA – June 16, 2016 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) announces 86 top achieving U.S. scholars and international scholars, are attending the 33rd annual Research Science Institute (RSI), jointly sponsored with the Massachusetts ...More >>

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Hekia Parata

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:53:05 +1200 | The Nation

Education Minister says new funding proposals would see public funding attached to pupils who go to private schools. More >>

Nomination period still open for youth representatives

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:02:58 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

The nomination period for the Youth Voice representatives has been extended until the end of June, extending the opportunity for youth to become involved in what happens in their community.More >>

CCDHB helps kids get energized

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:01:33 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Eating right and getting active is the name of the game at Rangikura School in Porirua, which has today become the latest school to enrol in Capital & Coast DHB’s new initiative to combat childhood obesity – Project Energize.More >>

New Study set to Investigate Impact of Poor Vision

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:54:54 +1200 | Essilor Vision Foundation

A new Massey University study is underway to investigate the impact of poor vision on the education potential of low decile primary school students. More >>

Auckland Students’ Association celebrates 125th birthday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:50:58 +1200 | Auckland University Students Association

June 24th 2016 is a special day for Auckland University Students’ Association – it’s the day it turns 125. More >>

Ruapehu Youth Council Recognised by Ministry

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:56:14 +1200 | Raupehu District Council

The Ruapehu Youth Council (RYC) continues to be recognized nationally for their activities with the awarding of a $5,000 grant from the Ministry of Youth Development. More >>

Neo Nazi uniform has no place in a march against child abuse

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:26:25 +1200 | Race Relations Commissioner

1.5 million reasons why a Neo Nazi uniform doesn’t belong in a march against child abuse – Race Relations Commissioner Susan DevoyMore >>

Top-down, Wellington-led services failing whānau

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:49:27 +1200 | Te Pou Matakana

Largest provider of services to Māori has called CYFs criticism a wake-up call for all government agencies – engage better with your communities or ‘devolve’ services to those who will. More >>

Theatre Company brings two School holiday performances

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:40:41 +1200 | Little Dog Barking

The internationally acclaimed Little Dog Barking Theatre will bring two productions, “Little Kowhai Tree” and “Guji Guji” during these July school holidays in Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt & Wellington.More >>

NCHIP will help make sure no child falls between the cracks

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:35:41 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

The health of children in the Taranaki region will be better off with the launch of the National Child Health Information Platform (NCHIP) and Child and Youth Coordination Service (CaY-C) this week. More >>

Research to help prevent child sex abuse

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:04:15 +1200 | Massey University

A researcher looking into how to help prevent people who are sexually attracted to children from acting on this attraction is surveying adults who feel the attraction but have never sexually abused a child.More >>

Ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is full

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:55:08 +1200 | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is gravely concerned that the depth and breadth of poverty currently in the spotlight is becoming seen as inevitable, normal and permanent. More >>

Government needs to step in to feed the kids

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:30:05 +1200 | Green Party

The Government needs to urgently reconsider its position to not provide funding for breakfasts and lunches for children who go to school hungry, the Green Party said today.More >>

Brick Man Experience

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:30:02 +1200 | Acumen Republic

There is only one LEGO® certified professional in the Southern Hemisphere, and his name is Ryan McNaught. Following four sell-out tours in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, Ryan is finally bringing his remarkable collection of 60 LEGO® works ...More >>

Stressed Families: Overstretched Services

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:20:36 +1200 | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress”, says Trevor McGlinchey, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Executive Officer. “The support demanded from ...More >>

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE movie characters experience winter

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:45:04 +1200 | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand and 20th Centry Fox NZ are collaborating to create a video series to help 5-12 year olds understand Antarctica and its relationship to climate change. This goes hand-in-hand with the New Zealand release of Ice Age: Collision ...More >>

Multiples NZ celebrates volunteers who give their time.

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:06:41 +1200 | Multiples NZ

When you have a family it can be hard to find time to give to others. Yet, regardless of numerous commitments, Multiples NZ has a strong, dedicated base of volunteers who freely give their time to support families with twins and triplets. More >>


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