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Young Kiwi to Represent New Zealand at Premier Youth Forum

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:11:19 +1200 | Commonwealth Youth Programme

Young Kiwi to Represent New Zealand at Premier Youth Forum FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commonwealth Youth New Zealand Executive Director, Aaron Hape, has been selected to represent New Zealand at 33Fifty, the Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme, ...More >>

Committee response on inquiry into improving child health

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:25:19 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Dr Paul Hutchison, Chairperson of the Health Committee, would like to inform you that the Select Committee has taken the unusual step of responding to the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s report above because it considers the ...More >>

Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:14:47 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney's Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members' ballot. More >>

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Easter

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:44 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads over the long Easter and holidays. “Have a great Easter and holidays, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be ...More >>

Save The Children Welcomes Strengthening Children’s Rights

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:58:45 +1200 | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand welcomes a new treaty which allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights. More >>

Unicef Calls For Release Of Abducted Nigerian School Girls

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:57:28 +1200 | UN News

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has strongly condemned the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday, and called for their immediate and unconditional ...More >>

Northland College: huge improvements in NCEA achievement

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:25:30 +1200 | Youth Horizons Trust

The last day of term 1 is worth celebrating for Northland College as success in NCEA levels one and two increased in 2013. On Thursday April 17, the Police sound stage truck will entertain and help students celebrate their success during their lunch ...More >>

Scholarships secured for Whanganui youth

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:42 +1200 | Universal College Of Learning

At a ceremony on campus with staff and whānau, 31 Rangatahi (youth) were awarded Youth Guarantee scholarship certificates for fee free study at Whanganui UCOL. More >>

Northland Controlled Purchase Operation

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:13:44 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police and the Northland District Health Board are very disappointed with the results of an alcohol controlled purchase operation conducted in licensed premises in the Mid North last Friday (April 11).More >>

Students Welcome Engagement with StudyLink

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:16 +1200 | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the improved performance from StudyLink in 2014. There is no doubt that getting their loans and allowances processed on time makes it easier for students to concentrate on being ...More >>

Fifa U-20 World Cup NZ 2015 Kick Off Times Announced

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:36:02 +1200 | FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015

An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. More >>

Smartphone satellite wins NASA Space Apps Challenge

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:31 +1200 | AUT University

Figuring out how to convert a smartphone into a micro satellite in just 48 hours has won a team of four students top honours at New Zealand’s only International NASA Space Apps Challenge, hosted by AUT University and the US Embassy.More >>

Overseas student loans collection hits $100m

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:50 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Over $100 million of additional taxpayer money has now been collected from overseas-based borrowers in an initiative that will help keep the scheme sustainable for future students and taxpayers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven ...More >>

Midlands Marae to Receive Safe Sleep Devices

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:32:29 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

The sad tale of the death of a five-month Wellington baby of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) reported this morning is the exact reason iwi in the Midland Region are being issued safe sleep devices.More >>

Christchurch Multiple Birth Club Members meet Royalty

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:58:02 +1200 | NZ Multiple Birth Association

“Wow this looks daunting, please do not ask me to babysit” stated Prince William when he meet five of our wonderful members and their fraternal twins this week in Christchurch. William also asked if the sets where identical, which was quite funny ...More >>

Minister pleased with successful StudyLink peak season

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:04:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister pleased with successful StudyLink peak season Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has today congratulated StudyLink staff on a highly successful Student Allowance and Loan peak season. “StudyLink faces an incredibly challenging ...More >>

Paul Potts promotes Pink Shirt Day

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:01:12 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

Opera singer Paul Potts has taken time out of his busy NZ tour schedule to show his support for bullying awareness campaign, Pink Shirt Day. More >>

Flavoured methamphetamine (Strawberry Quick/Meth) a hoax

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:48:36 +1200 | New Zealand Police

A viral message alerting parents to be aware of flavoured methamphetamine in schools is a re-occurring hoax say Police. The message, spread by both e-mail and social media, suggests flavoured methamphetamine known as “strawberry meth” or “strawberry ...More >>

Smokefreerockquest & Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:58:51 +1200 | Smokefreerockquest

Out of the classroom and onto the stage – it’s the big motivational promise that Smokefreerockquest has been offering to young Kiwi musos for the last 26 years, matched for the last decade by its ‘sister’ event Smokefree Pacifica Beats.More >>

“Wish House” Underway at Fairway Bay

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:47:52 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

The foundations for the Fairway Bay Wish House have been poured, and building work is underway in Pinecrest Drive, Gulf Harbour. More >>


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