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78% of Kiwis think that they need to be more sun smart

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:01:47 +1300 | Nivea

78% of Kiwis think that they need to be more sun smart NIVEA and renowned artist show New Zealanders the reality of sun protection and launch the NIVEA Sun Summer Resolution 22 December, 2014 – Auckland – Almost all New Zealanders (78%) think ...More >>

Water Safety Leaders Call for Caution This Christmas

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:45:43 +1300 | Water Safety New Zealand

Eighty-four New Zealanders have drowned so far this year – including seven pre-school children, up on the 2013 total of five. More >>

“Students must never be targets of violence”

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:56:59 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (17 December 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, deplores and condemns in the strongest terms the acts of terror that claimed an immense number of innocent children’s lives in Peshawar, ...More >>

Public invited to have say on human rights record

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:20:41 +1300 | Ministry of Justice

A draft report on New Zealand’s performance under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has been released for public comment by the Ministry of Justice.More >>

Our Three Wishes for Christmas

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:05:11 +1300 | Rural Women New Zealand

This year Rural Women® ran a very successful awareness campaign, under the umbrella of ‘It’s OK to Ask for Help’, on how to stay safe in the home and where to go for help.More >>

“Prominent Auckland businessman” a depraved predator

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:50:24 +1300 | Stop Demand

The 15-year prison sentence imposed on a “prominent Auckland businessman” for shackling and sexually violating young drug-addicted girls in a dungeon, has been welcomed by sexual violence advocacy group, Stop Demand Foundation.More >>

Infant formula body applauds new export labelling standard

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:45:44 +1300 | Infant Nutrition Council

The Infant Nutrition Council applauds the implementation of a new standard for the labelling of infant formula exports from New Zealand, says Chief Executive Jan Carey. More >>

Is Your Family Ok This Christmas?

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:14:48 +1300 | Canterbury Family Violence Collaberation

For many people Christmas is a time for gift giving and eating until you fall asleep on your Grandparent’s sofa. Unfortunately, in New Zealand, many families do not experience Christmas this way. More >>

Pakistan school killings

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:04:34 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (16 December 2014) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday condemned what he described as “an utterly despicable and incomprehensibly vicious attack on defenceless children” at a co-educational school ...More >>

Consultation on NZ report on the Rights of the Child

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:10:50 +1300 | Ministry of Social Development

Sacha O’Dea, General Manager, Ageing, Disability and International of the Ministry of Social Development, announced the opening of public consultation on the Fifth Periodic Report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) ...More >>

Thunderbirds Are Go To Blast Back On To TV For Second Season

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:02:15 +1300 | ITV Studios

ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a second series of Thunderbirds Are Go, the major new reinvention of the iconic children’s show, ahead of the premiere of series one.More >>

Community and youth engagement strategy a winner

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:55:02 +1300 | Contact Energy

Going all out to connect with youth in Kaikohe has seen social enterprise ARCO recognised with a milestone award for ‘best community engagement’ by Contact Energy in the Ākina Foundation’s Launchpad accelerator programme. ARCO, which is a furniture ...More >>

Update on child struck by car in New Lynn

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:21:56 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The child injured in this morning's incident on Titirangi Road remains in a critical but stable condition in Auckland's Starship Hospital. The child was initially thought to have been 6 years old however enquiries since this morning's release of the early ...More >>

10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $100,000 in funding to expand the ‘Youth in Emergency Services’ programme to ten new communities around New Zealand. More >>

New labelling standard for infant formula

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:33:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard under the Animal Products Act that clarifies the labelling requirements for infant formula exports. More >>

Wellington’s Students are Absolutely Positively Awesome

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:01:13 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Wellington’s Students are Absolutely Positively Awesome Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has launched the Absolutely Positively Wellington Student awards, celebrating secondary school students’ contribution to their communities in October this year, ...More >>

Increased Abuse of Parents A Predicted Outcome

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:41:54 +1300 | Family First

Family First NZ says that the increasing level of parental abuse , especially towards mothers, is an unfortunate but expected outcome of the rise of children’s ‘rights’ and the undermining of parental authority.More >>

Kennards Celebrates Charity Success

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:27:07 +1300 | Kennards

Kennards Hire has wrapped up their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’ with an incredibly successful result. Over the course of the two month campaign Kennards Hire raised over $356,000 for various children’s charities around the country, ...More >>

Child struck by car at Titirangi Road, New Lynn

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:24:32 +1300 | New Zealand Police

A 6 year-old girl who was crossing the road to go to a dairy on the other side has been struck by a car. More >>

Alcohol forum recommendations: a step in the right direction

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:58:29 +1300 | Alcohol Action NZ

The Forum has stated clearly that that it accepts alcohol marketing plays a role in heavy alcohol consumption and subsequent harm, and that young people need to be protected from it by regulation. More >>


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