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Students staying engaged at Maungakiekie schools

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:08:55 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

MP for Maungakiekie Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says there has been a significant drop in the number of students being suspended, stood-down, excluded and expelled from schools in the electorate.More >>

Student accommodation heats up

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 16:11:33 +1200 | Wellington City Council

Victoria University joined forces with Wellington City Council to make their student accommodation warmer, drier, and more energy efficient for Victoria University Wellington (VUW) standalone houses. More >>

Zero GP and Prescription Fees for Under 13s

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:14:48 +1200 | West Coast District Health

If your child is under 13 years and enrolled with a general practice team then getting medical care from today could be a whole lot cheaper. More >>

Comment on suspended student Anela Pritchard

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:00:17 +1200 | The Parenting Place

Napier student Anela Pritchard has been stood down by her school for a speech criticising her school. She has received both support and criticism in the media and on Facebook. More >>

Give Road Users Protection Before Mindless Road Building

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:20:52 +1200 | NZ School Speeds

NZ School Speeds welcomes further Government funding of urban cycleways, but spokesperson Lucinda Rees has reservations for vulnerable road user safety, unless there is an enforced change of culture with laws that protect them. More >>

Māori Party celebrates free doctors visits for under 13's

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:34:34 +1200 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is proud that from tomorrow, all whānau will be able to take their babies and children under 13 to the doctors for free and get free prescription medicines. More >>

Better protections for victims of cyberbullying

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:09:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A Bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims passed its third and final reading in Parliament today with overwhelming cross-party support. The Harmful Digital Communications Bill introduces a range of measures to address damaging electronic ...More >>

Free Contraception For Teens Flawed & Harmful

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:26:39 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ says that calls for free contraceptives to be made available to teens is flawed, morally bankrupt, and will actually do more harm than good. It will also undermine the important and protective role of parents and ignore their valid concerns. ...More >>

Organisations ‘unaware’ of new rules on child protection

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:20:27 +1200 | Safeguarding Children Initiative

Thousands of organisations ‘unaware’ that new rules on child protection apply to them from July 1st More >>

Zero GP and Prescription Fees for Under 13s in Taranaki

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:35:15 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

From tomorrow, Tuesday 1 July 2015, all Midland Health Network general practices (GP’s) in Taranaki will offer zero-fee visits for children under 13. Parents and caregivers of children under 13 will no longer need to pay the $5 charge for each ...More >>

Helping Kiwi families get ahead

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:53:32 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

A number of important policies come into effect tomorrow that will help families get ahead and put more money back in your pocket. Watch my video on these changes here. More >>

UN commit to scaling up nutrition and food sustainability

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:40:17 +1200 | FAO

Regional UN meeting, hosted by FAO, commits to coordinated action on scaling up nutrition and sustainable food systems in Asia and the Pacific More >>

Afghanistan: Report reveals children bear brunt of conflict

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:52:37 +1200 | UN News

Last year saw more children killed or maimed in Afghanistan since monitoring of those statistics began in 2007, reflecting that “children are bearing the brunt of the conflict,” according to United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest ...More >>

Long-acting reversible contraceptives for youths advocated

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:55:20 +1200 | University of Otago

Tuesday 30 June 2015 Long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents advocated Senior lecturers in bioethics, and obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Otago have called for a free, universal LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptive) ...More >>

Why family violence investigations continue to rise

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:02:56 +1200 | shine

Why family violence investigations continue to rise & the solution The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse (NZFVC) data summaries released today report statistics from government and non-government agencies. According to the data, police conducted ...More >>

PM Press Conference on the UN Security Council

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:36:10 +1200 | Francis Cook

PM Press Conference on the UN Security Council, State Housing, Milk, and Sugar. By Francis CookMore >>

Free Press 29/6/15: The Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:54:30 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill David Seymour fears this will be another case study in bad law-making and outlines why he opposes this Bill here . You have some dramatic event, to which people rightfully feel something should be done. Politicians ...More >>

New Zealand team to World University Games

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:43:59 +1200 | NZ Olympic Committee

Sixty-six athletes from seven sports will be competing for New Zealand at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea as the action gets under way later this week.More >>

Child Cancer Foundation Opens Christchurch Family Place

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:46:33 +1200 | Child Cancer Foundation

Four years after it was demolished, the doors to the Child Cancer Foundation’s new Family Place are open to children, and their families, receiving treatment at Christchurch Hospital as well as local families on the cancer journey.More >>

Legislation Needed to Tackle Obesity

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:16:16 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Legislation Needed to Tackle Obesity Health Minister Jonathan Coleman needs to go back to the doctors if he believes that voluntary measures around marketing and sugar reduction from the food industry will lower New Zealand’s obesity rate, says New ...More >>


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