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Someday Champions Make Winning Films

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:44:18 +1200 | The Outlook for Someday

MEDIA RELEASE: 2 JULY 2017 THE OUTLOOK FOR SOMEDAY = Young People + Film + Sustainability More >>

Geneva Supports Client’s Change Day Pledge

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:38:23 +1200 | Geneva Health

As part of Change Day 2017, Geneva Elevator’s client, Eilish Wilkes, encourages all Kiwis to join her #ChangeDayNZ pledge to support children in need of care by gifting her book, Hospital Happenings, to a child in hospital or a child they know ...More >>

UnitedFuture Launches Youth Engagement Policy - Light

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:16:30 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

Damian Light, UnitedFuture’s Botany Candidate has today launched the party’s youth engagement policy. More >>

Students Against Sexual Violence - a call to action

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:27:25 +1200 | Students Against Sexual Violence

Students Against Sexual Violence—Otago Uni is releasing a booklet about sexual violence in the student community, distributed throughout the Otago University Dunedin campus. It is also available through group’s Facebook page: Students Against Sexual ...More >>

IHC New Zealand pays tribute to Colin Meads

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:57:14 +1200 | IHC

Colin Meads - A man who made a difference Media release 20 August 2017 IHC New Zealand wishes to pay tribute to Colin Meads. More >>

Eliminating Child Poverty in Northland

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:45:42 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group in Whangarei are hosting a political forum next Wednesday 23 August, to hear from local candidates standing in the Whangarei General Electorate, Northland General Electorate and Tai Tokerau Maori Electorate, about their vision ...More >>

Start Planning for Seaweek 2018

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:45:01 +1200 | NZAEE

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) is delighted to announce the dates and theme for its flagship event Seaweek for 2018. More >>

National Day of Silence Against Homophobia & Transphobia

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:07:12 +1200 | InsideOUT

Today thousands of students across New Zealand will take a vow of silence, to draw attention to the silence surrounding homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in their schools and communities.More >>

UBI could increase human well-being and help save the planet

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:45:48 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

Anthropologist Jason Hickel believes basic income could be part of the solution to this problem of the pervasiveness of the growth mentality. He presents UBI as forming part of a strategy of "planned de-growth," which he believes will "increase ...More >>

Kindy Sunflower Project back to spark passion for gardening

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:46:40 +1200 | Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens

An amazing 11,612 kindy kids around New Zealand will be cultivating their gardening skills whilst competing with other kindergartens in their region to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower head.More >>

Community Letter Demands Inquiry into Family Courts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:43:17 +1200 | Community In Action

A letter calling for an Inquiry into the NZ Family Courts goes to Parliament on Thursday 17 August at 12.30pm. More >>

1089 pupils needing urgent psychological help identified

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:32:48 +1200 | Te Tai Tokerau Principals Association

110 Te Tai Tokerau Principals this week identified 1089 pupils in their schools who need clinical psychological help to recover from often horrific childhood experiences – and there’s little available! More >>

Canterbury kids get more support for mental health

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:15:47 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Children in Canterbury and Kaikoura will get dedicated mental health support to help them overcome the trauma of the earthquakes, says the Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.More >>

Call for inquiry into state abuse reaches the United Nations

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:08:19 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions.More >>

Purpose, Skills & Jobs Needed for Pasefika and Māori Youth

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:06:43 +1200 | The Maori Party

‘When our Pasefika and Māori youth lose their purpose focus in life because they failed in school, lack marketable skills, and find no job opportunities…they end up as our wayward children. It is not an excuse but it is the ‘why’ our younger ...More >>

Multiple National MPs Criticise ‘Bootcamp’ Programmes

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:18:10 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

“Just three months ago National MP’s made some damning comments in Parliament stating their lack of confidence and their concerns with Army run, long-term, residential training programmes – now they have made a total flip-flop,” says New Zealand ...More >>

Listen Up: A Youth Voice on Youth Offending

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:48:48 +1200 | The Maori Party

“This is why we, as Maori Party, need to be in parliament because our voice needs to be heard on youth offending, especially when it significantly affects our people.” Hohaia states following the National Party’s policy on boot camps for young offenders ...More >>

Call for scrapping National Standards

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:15:32 +1200 | NZEI

Teachers say that increased rates of anxiety in children linked to National Standards shows that National Standards should be scrapped. More >>

Prevent youth crime by ending poverty, says CPAG

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:33:17 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government must focus its efforts on the causes of youth offending, as a bootcamp programme is an unwelcome and unhelpful ambulance at the bottom of the cliff .More >>

Prevent youth crime by ending poverty, says CPAG

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:31:12 +1200 | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government must focus its efforts on the causes of youth offending, as a bootcamp programme is an unwelcome and unhelpful ambulance at the bottom of the cliff .More >>


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