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State housing sell-off will harm vulnerable children

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:49:10 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“The government’s planned sell-off of state housing will cause serious harm to the education of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children”, says QPEC Spokesperson John Minto.More >>

Some 280 children handed over to UNICEF today

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:54:20 +1300 | UNICEF

UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan - one of the largest ever demobilisations of children. The first group of 280 children were released today, at the village of Gumuruk in ...More >>

Keep New Zealand smiling

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:34:15 +1300 | Acumen Republic

From the time their first teeth cut through, young children around the country are at risk of early childhood caries; a common oral health disease. This February, Colgate, Plunket and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are working together again ...More >>

Parental engagement is key to student success

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:17:47 +1300 | NZEI

Auckland parents who want the best education for their children would be better investing in time and support for their child’s learning instead of fretting over real estate, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Louise Green.More >>

Fruit and vegetables help kids thrive

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:59:19 +1300 | Bloom PR

As parents gear up for a new year of school lunches, research has found children who regularly eat fresh fruit and vegetables at school are better behaved, more alert and healthier.More >>

Extra care urged on roads as kids begin returning to school

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:39:54 +1300 | New Zealand Police

As some schools and pre-schools begin reopening this week after the holidays, Police are reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads. More >>

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens: New Name, new organisation

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:45:17 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

The new kindergarten association covering much of the lower North Island has been officially launched under a new name, He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association Inc, or Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens for short.More >>

Chance to Impress for Netball Central Zone’s Youngsters

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:59:23 +1300 | Netball Central

The journey to being a New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) player continued this weekend at a Talent Development Camp held at Te Wananga-O-Raukawa in Otaki for 29 talented young players from Netball Central Zone.More >>

Children head back to school

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:48:38 +1300 | Ministry of Education

More than 10,000 five-year-olds head off to class for the first time as New Zealand schools open for the New Year from today. Schools will be reopening this week and next week.More >>

Auckland Council serving up Youth Employment Pledge partners

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:03:24 +1300 | Auckland Council

Three of Auckland’s leading hospitality businesses and Auckland Council itself have signed pledges to further advance the council’s targeted effort to help the city’s 23,000 unemployed young Aucklanders.More >>

Contributors to NZ Fluoride Review shown to be toothless

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:12:21 +1300 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Contributors to the New Zealand Fluoride Review shown to be toothless. Monday, 26 January 2015, Press Release: Fluoride Free NZ Fluoride Free NZ calls for an open transparent public discussion of fluoridation where both sides of the argument can ...More >>

Focus On Fluoridation Wrong: Kids Suffering

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:29:20 +1300 | FIND

Around one in 15 kids under the age of 14 are having teeth extracted, according to recently released health department figures. More >>

South Auckland residents' health concerns about motorway

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:59:51 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Many South Auckland residents have expressed concern regarding the long-term health implications of living close to New Zealand’s busiest motorway, University of Canterbury researchers have found.More >>

Finalists for New Zealander of the Year 2015

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:13:11 +1300 | New Zealander Of The Year Awards

The New Zealander of the Year 2015 Awards Office is pleased to announce the three people being considered for 2015’s Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. They are: • Julie Chapman: CEO and founder, KidsCan (Auckland) • Sir John Kirwan: Rugby ...More >>

Media update re missing swimmer in Waikato river

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:06:02 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Yesterday police and the Fire Service conducted land searches of the East and West banks of the Waikato River after a young man went missing in the river. He is presumed drowned after family saw him slip below the surface while another man was attempting ...More >>

Minister welcomes beginning of school year

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:40:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished Kiwi kids well as they begin heading back to school on Monday. More >>

Government cuts driving increased education costs

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:54:14 +1300 | Green Party

Government cuts to education are forcing more of the burden on to parents and damaging the education of poorer kids, as the cost of primary and secondary education increases by five times the cost of inflation, the Green Party says.More >>

Sports help young people with psychosis get back on track

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:39:55 +1300 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Weekly sport sessions are helping young Wellingtonians who access mental health support to connect with each other and reduce their risk of preventable illness. More >>

Whanganui baby named

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:01:25 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police can now release the name of the baby, who died at the Whanganui Hospital on 16 January, 2015. More >>

Applications open for contestable funding grants

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:01:34 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council welcomes applications from community organisations for funding from the Contestable Grants Fund. More >>

 

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