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Pacific youth encouraged to get involved in Youth Parliament

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:38:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples 26 September 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Pacific youth encouraged to get involved in Youth Parliament 2019 “I want to see more Pacific youth raise their hands to apply to be part of the Youth Parliament ...More >>

Youth Parliament 2019 Selection Process Underway

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:53:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The nationwide participant selection process for Youth Parliament 2019 is underway, Youth Minister Peeni Henare announced today. All Members of Parliament are on the search for a young person to represent them and their community as a Youth Member ...More >>

PM's daughter makes global headlines with UN appearance

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:25:33 +1200 | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's daughter Neve has made international headlines with an appearance in the General Assembly at the United Nations today [25/9 NZ time]. More >>

Happy Aotearoa New Zealand Social Workers Day

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:20:04 +1200 | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) celebrates national Social Workers Day 2018. Today we pay tribute to all our social work colleagues. You are the super heroes, who make a difference in communities across the country. ...More >>

Missing Auckland teenager located

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:12:58 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police can advise that the missing 13-year-old Auckland boy reported missing earlier this afternoon has recently been located safe and well. More >>

Women’s Refuge congratulates Oranga Tamariki

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:02:31 +1200 | Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge congratulates Oranga Tamariki for their milestone pay equity deal for social workers, however voice concerns about the extension of this deal to social workers contracted by Oranga Tamariki.More >>

Wine Gummy Bears Raise Concern For Children

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:57:06 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ is concerned about reports that a Marlborough candy company is marketing wine gummy bears, and is warning that alcohol edibles will be attractive to children, and could normalise the taste and consumption of alcohol to underage children.More >>

Unisys' new portal allows children to easily communicate

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:32:15 +1200 | Unisys

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the global availability of the FamilyNow™ Child Portal, a tool for children at risk that enables child welfare workers to better address their needs by more easily communicating and building relationships with ...More >>

New Zealand children’s medicine prescriptions examined

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:09:16 +1200 | University of Otago

A study into the pharmaceutical use of 1.4 million New Zealand children has revealed some significant increases in the use of certain prescription medicines, as well as the positive impact of practitioner education. In a New Zealand-first, researchers ...More >>

UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people to lead

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:01:19 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations Secretary-General launched a new partnership strategy with the world’s 1.8 billion young people on Monday, to help put “their ideas into action”. More >>

Young investors attracted to NZ’s 100% fee-free KiwiSaver

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:51:19 +1200 | Juno Kiwisaver

The JUNO KiwiSaver Scheme is only seven weeks old but already one third of its investors are kids. More >>

Ardern focuses on child poverty in first US speech

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:26:01 +1200 | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has used her first speech in the US to recommit the government to making New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child. More >>

Students walk out of school over truancy comments

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:37:28 +1200 | RNZ

More than 100 students walked out of a Hamilton high school this morning in protest after the principal said truants are more likely to wind up being a rape victim. More >>

Spike in child exploitation cases spark calls for action

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:57:18 +1200 | ECPAT Child ALERT

The last month has seen an increase in media reports of cases featuring commercial sexual exploitation, where girls and young women have been sexually exploited for money by people close to them. More >>

Jacinda Ardern - Speech to 9th Annual Social Good Summit

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:48:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The importance of family-friendly policies around the world More >>

Nominations for International Children’s Peace Prize 2018

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:38:42 +1200 | Kids Rights

Today KidsRights proudly announces that 121 nominees are in contention for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2018. The prestigious prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously to promote the rights of the child. More >>

Here’s something to wag your tail for!

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:28:27 +1200 | Animates Pet Store

Animates stores across the country are offering free school holiday sessions on how to best interact with dogs More >>

Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:58:12 +1200 | University of Otago

New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>

Pita Pit NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs teams announced

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:47:36 +1200 | Netball NZ

Netball New Zealand is proud to announce the following teams will take part in the 2018 Pita Pit NZ Secondary Schools Netball Champs. More >>

David Seymour’s twerking raises over $50K for Kidsline

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:40:03 +1200 | Kidsline

REMUERA, AUCKLAND, September 20, 2018 – ACT Party Leader, David Seymour has generated over $50,000 for Kidsline, following Mr Seymour’s appearance on TVNZ’s Dancing with the Stars earlier this year. The donation was specifically generated from the ...More >>


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